Call for Proposals

2025 Breakout Session Presentations

Thank you for your submissions. Our team is reviewing your proposals. 

Breakout acceptance letters will be sent between July 10-19, 2024. 
Poster acceptance letters will be sent between August 1-9, 2024. 

The submission form will reopen in the Spring 2025 for the February 2026 Symposium.



Breakout Submission Deadline: June 15th. Submissions for the 2025 Symposium will be accepted until Jun 17 at 8:00 a.m. Central Daylight Savings Time, as June 15th falls on a weekend. 

Event: 43rd Annual Midwest Symposium for Leadership in Behavior Disorders

Dates: Breakout sessions will be held on Friday, February 21, 2025. (Conference dates February 20, 21, 22, 2025)

Location: Sheraton Kansas City at Crown Center, 2345 McGee Street, Kansas City, Missouri, 64108

Information for Presenters

We encourage breakout and poster presentation proposals on a wide array of topics related to children and youth with behavioral or mental health needs. Proposals should:

  • Demonstrate how the proposed session is based on research-based practices, preferably beyond the basic/introductory level;
  • Identify the target audience;
  • Identify the level of content- beginner, intermediate or advanced;
  • List outcomes for participants with an emphasis on practical application.

Sessions for BCBA CEUs

If you or a co-presenter is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), please consider offering your breakout session for BCBA CEUs. Sessions that offer BCBA CEUs must provide content that goes beyond what is required under the current BCBA Task List and be consistent with the BCBA Guidelines for Responsible Conduct. The session can address any aspect of the behavior-analytic practice, science, methodology, and theory. Offering your session for BCBA CEUs does not require additional responsibilities and provides a needed service to BCBAs wishing to maintain certification.

Reminders for All Presenters

  • Only the individual submitting the proposal will be informed about the acceptance status of the presentation.
  • One complimentary registration will be provided per presentation when the first presenter (or a designated co-presenter) registers on or before the Early Registration deadline. After the early registration deadline, the fee will be 50% of the attendee registration fee. (Registration details)
  • Co-presenters attending the Symposium register at the appropriate registration rate based on the date registration is completed. 
  • No travel reimbursement or honorarium will be provided.
  • BREAKOUT Submission Deadline: June 15; Notification Date: July 10-21
  • Breakout presentations run for 60 minutes at various times on Friday of the Symposium
  • Breakout Sessions are provided an LCD projector, screen, power cart, podium, cable for audio to sound system from a computer, and microphone. Any additional presentation equipment needed is the presenter's responsibility (e.g. computer, HDMI adaptor, slide advanced, easel, chart paper, markers, etc.) Please be sure your computer has a port for HDMI cable or bring the appropriate adaptor for your computer to connect. MSLBD does not provide slide advancers for breakout sessions, please bring your own.  
  • MSLBD provides a basic group wifi connection for access to the internet during sessions. We encourage you to download and run all audio and video files from your laptop and not from the internet to ensure your presentation goes smoothly.
  • Sessions selected for the program are not to be used for marketing commercial or individually produced materials for sale.