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The CCFP Roundtable announces its Call for Presentations for the 2020 CACFP Champions Conference. You are invited to submit a presentation proposal for one or more workshop sessions that addresses important issues facing today’s CACFP community.

Why Present

  • Amazing professional development opportunity.

  • Collaborate with experts in the field.

  • Presenters receive a discounted registration.

  • Receive recognition for and feedback about your practice or program.

  • Expand your professional portfolio.

  • Be part of a dynamic community that has made the Roundtable CACFP Conference the “must-attend” event for 29 years.


August 12, 2020

Registration Opens

August 31, 2020

Deadline to submit workshop proposals

September 30, 2020
Presenters notified about workshop proposal selections

November 15, 2020
Last Day for Registration 

November 17-18, 2020

2020 CACFP Champions Conference

Presentation Topics

As we navigate new challenges and opportunities such as changing waivers, closing child care facilities, socially distanced meal service and supporting staff remotely, the CCFP Roundtable continues to evolve to support the CACFP community with our timely conference and professional development opportunity.  Each year we offer leading-edge tracks that set a standard for policy, practice, and research solutions. The conference workshops honor the success and impact of CACFP, while setting a clear vision to shape the future of the program. Proposed presentations may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Surviving COVID-19/Disasters

  • Meal Service during COVID-19

  • Non-congregate Feeding/Bulk Meal Service

  • Supporting staff and/or providers remotely

  • Equity and anti-racism in the CACFP

  • Financial Relief for Nonprofits and/or Child Care

  • Nutrition Education & Training

  • Program Administration & Operations

  • Leadership & Management

  • Innovative Practices

  • Outreach & Participation

  • Policy & Advocacy

  • Research: The what, who, how and why of it all

  • At-Risk / Afterschool

  • Head Start / Early Head Start

  • Adult Day Care

  • Meal Planning / Recipes

  • Nutrition & feeding practices for individuals with special needs 

  • Integrated, comprehensive, & community approaches

  • Cultural Diversity

Do you have an innovative practice or cutting-edge research you want to share?Don’t hesitate: submit your presentation proposal today!

Submission Guidelines

Your presentation should provide the following:

  • Comfort with Virtual Presentation: Due to COVID-19 circumstances this conference will be virtual.  Presenter will have to have the technology necessary to do a virtual presentation.

  • Relevance and Clarity: The content is interesting and useful to a significant number of expected attendees. Learning objectives are clearly stated and describe how the presentation will help attendees.

  • Engaging Format: Involves the audience, stimulates dialogue, and is consistent with the principles of effective adult learning.

  • ­Practical Application or Thought-Provoking: Presentations should provide take-away knowledge that can be used by participants in their day-to-day work, describe how ideas and methods can be transferred for use by others, offer how-to skills to improve performance; or reflects research and/or practical experience that is innovative and well-grounded. 

  • ­Leading-Edge: Presentations should address critical issues, emerging trends, and/or innovative practices and ideas.​​​

Additional Information

  • Audience: Attendees typically include professional child care, adult care, and afterschool CACFP operators; local, State and Federal level policy-makers, administrators, and leaders; advocates, researchers, trainers and others who support the CACFP.

  • Presenter Registration: Presenters are encouraged to register and participate in the entire conference but are not required to register.  Presenters that choose to register will be offered a discounted registration of $75.00.

  • Honorarium: CCFP Roundtable does not award workshop presenters an honorarium. 

  • Presenter Responsibilities: You have the choice of live or pre-recorded presentations. We ask that all presenters make themselves available for live discussion and Q&A during a scheduled time on November 17th or 18th. Handouts and all presentation materials are required to be shared electronically. 

  • CCFP Roundtable reserves the right to make changes to proposed presentation titles and descriptions, to place sessions in alternative topic areas, and to encourage joint presentations if multiple proposals are submitted on similar topics.​