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The CACFP Roundtable announces its Call for Presentations for the 2021 Virtual Annual CACFP Conference. You are invited to submit a presentation proposal for a workshop session that addresses important issues facing today’s CACFP community. 

Conference Tracks


We are seeking presentations that align with this year's conference tracks:

Why Present

  • Be part of a dynamic community that is advancing new ideas, policies, and programs in CACFP.

  • Collaborate with experts in the field.

  • Presenters receive a discounted registration.

  • Amazing professional development opportunity.

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

  • Have a seat at the table!



July 2021

Registration Opens

July 31, 2021

Deadline to submit workshop proposals

August 2021
Presenters notified about workshop proposal selections 

October 18-20, 2021

Annual CACFP Conference

Submission Guidelines

Your presentation should provide the following:

  • Comfort with Virtual Presentation: The Annual CACFP Conference will be virtual in 2021. Presenters will be supported in their virtual presentations, but will be expected to have the technology necessary to conduct a virtual presentation.

  • Relevance and Clarity: The content is aligned with our 2021 conference tracks (i.e., Policy & Advocacy, Leadership, Pandemic Recovery, and Racial & Social Justice), plus interesting and useful to a significant number of expected attendees. Learning objectives should be clearly stated and describe how the presentation will support attendees' learning and growth.

  • 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. ​​​

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.  Lead presenters + up to 2 co-presenters will be offered a discounted registration of $175.00. Additional presenters (beyond initial 3) will be extended the member rate for registration.

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

  • Presenter Responsibilities: The vast majority of presentations will be pre-recorded, with a virtual live Q&A session scheduled on October 19th or 20th. We strongly encourage pre-recorded presentations. Handouts and all presentation materials are required to be shared digitally. 

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