top of page

Presenter Call for Proposals

Presenter call for proposal registration will open on May 3, 2023.


The National Association for Rural Mental Health invites you to submit a proposal for the 2023 NARMH Annual Conference!

  • This year’s conference theme is “Building Your Bridge: Linking Voices to Promote Rural Mental Health” and will highlight speakers and workshops focused on rural policy, clinical practice, and effective leadership.

  • The NARMH Conference 2023 programming proposals can include, but are not limited to, any of the following suggested interdisciplinary themes related to the conference theme, "Building Your Bridge: Linking Voices to Promote Rural Mental Health”:

    • Access to Care

    • Crisis Services 988 Updates

    • Employment

    • Homelessness and housing

    • Integrated Care

    • Law Enforcement

    • Racial Equity and Social Justice

    • Suicide Prevention

    • Trauma and Healing

    • Veterans

    • Workforce challenges

    • Youth/School Mental Health

  • Below you will find the call for proposal options, proposal details, and selection criteria.

  • ​To submit a proposal for the conference, click the "Submit Proposal" button at the top of the page.

  • Deadline to submit is August 1, 2023 or until the agenda is filled.

Presenter Call for Proposal Options

Allotted Time
Contributed Papers
30 Minutes
60 Minutes
Panel/Roundtable Discussions
60 Minutes
Poster Sessions

Presenter Call for Proposal Details

All chosen NARMH proposals receive exposure in the printed conference brochure and on the conference website.

Contributed Papers: 30 Minutes

Session is formed around a general theme and comprises several presentations by different authors. Depending on the number of authors (usually 2 to 3), the time allotted for presentations will vary from 10 to 15 minutes for each presenter which includes time with the audience.


Workshops: 60 Minutes

One or more presenters/commentators share perspectives on a single topic or several elements of a research project (Includes audience time).


Panel/Roundtable Discussions: 60 Minutes

Two or three presenters/commentators work together to develop a panel presentation in which papers are coordinated and focus in-depth on a particular topic (Includes audience participation time).


Poster Sessions:

Poster sessions are reports on applied research or practice summarized in graphic format: tables, graphs, pictures, and text. Authors are present during the assigned poster session time to discuss their work. Attendees visit the author(s) individually. The purpose of the poster presentation is to share with others the work you are doing in your community or program, to present new research results, to showcase new innovative approaches., and to meet and network with colleagues.

Presenter Call for Proposal Selection Criteria

Proposals should draw upon current research, promising practices and/or model programs or systems solutions that offer application for rural communities. Proposals should indicate how consumer input, diversity and cross-cultural issues are represented and appreciated. Program presentations should contain explicit details regarding the target population(s) served, the context in which services are delivered, and demonstrate effective outcomes.


Audience involvement during the session enlivens the session and ensures that it is relevant to participants; thus, strategies to involve the audience in the session should also be described regardless of the type of presentation being proposed. This way, we can intentionally build connections within our own NARMH Conference community.

bottom of page