2020 AHEPPP Conference Chair Application and Information

The AHEPPP 2020 Conference will take place in Orlando, Florida November 16-18.  Having a strong and dedicated Conference Chair is essential to the success of our conference. The Board of Directors invites AHEPPP members to apply for this position. Applications are due by July 30, 2019. 


The Conference Chair will serve a 17-month term (late September 2019 - February 2021). Preference for Conference Chair will be given to an individual who has previously served on an AHEPPP Conference Committee. The Conference Chair position requires an average of 3-5 hours per week. As the conference approaches, time commitments may increase to 8-10 hours per week. The AHEPPP 2019 Conference Chair is required to attend AHEPPP Portland November 4-6, 2019 and AHEPPP Orlando November 16-18, 2020.

All applicants must submit a signed letter from their supervisor certifying institutional support to attend the 2020 national conference. Institutional support includes travel costs (airfare, hotel, ground transportation, meals and lodging).

Description & Responsibilities

The AHEPPP Conference Committee Chair:

  • is a primary role on the conference committee leadership team that includes the AHEPPP Director of Membership and Operations, Lindsay McKinney and Board of Director Conference Liaison, Kerri Fowler; and reports directly to the AHEPPP Board of Directors.

  • will participate and observe in the AHEPPP 2019 Conference to gather information in preparation for planning the AHEPPP 2020 national conference.

  • partners with the Board of Directors to establish a conference theme and design; including the technical, operational and digital footprint for the conference.

    • conduct a spring 2020 site visit (dates TBD) with the conference leadership team (expenses paid by AHEPPP);

    • develop general conference schedule and identify timing for signature events (i.e. opening even(s), keynote/welcome, awards dinner, number of sessions per time block, etc.)

  • oversees the administrative and logistical management of the conference by

    • collaborating to develop a master conference timeline integrating detailed timelines submitted by area chairs/co-chairs;

    • preparing agendas, task lists and facilitating all conference planning meetings;

    • working collaboratively with conference planning committee to refine and implement conference vision and goals, and ensure area chairs/co-chairs adhere to the conference budget and timelines.

    • in partnership with the Board of Directors, organize the process to search for and select the conference keynote speaker.
  • actively supports sub-committees and co-chairs for maximized engagement and participation.

  • will act as the Master of Ceremonies for the AHEPPP 2020 Conference.

  • will prepare and submit a conference final report (executive summary) as directed to document decisions, activities, results of new programs and recommendations of importance to the incoming Conference Chairs and the Board of Directors.

Please click here to apply. 

If you have any questions before applying, please contact Kerri Fowler, AHEPPP Board of Directors Conference Liaison, at [email protected].