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Open call for workshop presenters

Let us Build Better Breaks Together as the conference motto states! The workshops are the very heart of each ISBA conference. This is where we learn how unique, complex and diverse short break programs might be globally. By showcasing a selected number of workshop presentations ISBA helps to develop better respite support and inspires to launch new services on the local, regional or national lever.

The Steering Committee invites everyone who designs, provides, uses, or needs respite/short break services to submit an application, including policy makers and program administrators, family caregivers, individuals who receive respite care, researchers, and caregiving professionals.

We are looking for 32 presentations related to the following topics:

  • Technology and software in care services
  • Inclusive tourism, activity- and adventure-based support
  • Community based support programs
  • Center-based and day care services
  • Respite innovations
  • Immigrants support
Open Call For Workshop Presenters
We are extending the call for workshop applications until February 20th, 2023.
Application Form

What benefits do you gain from presenting at the conference

  • You will learn and grow in a friendly, caring, fun, and inclusive environment and come away personally and professionally revitalized,
  • You gain visibility and recognition as an international leader in respite care,
  • You will receive a 50 % discount off the total registration cost and will be granted a free entrance ticket to all conference social and cultural activities.

Conference audience

The audience will include family caregivers, persons with disabilities, older adults, parents, grandparents, guardians, respite providers, social workers, case managers, program managers, nurses, researchers, advocates, direct support staff, teachers, leaders of faith-based organizations, policy makers, NGOs, public administration of all levels, and other community/business leaders who influence and shape the role of respite in the support network.

Our aim is to host 250 – 300 conference guests coming e.g. from Europe, North America, Asia and Australia.

Technical information

The conference will offer 45-minute time slots for oral presentations (including time for questionsand polish – english consecutive translation). Please think of creative ways to inform, engage, and energize the workshop audience. Presenters are welcomed and encouraged to develop interactive sessions that engage participants in discussion, networking, and an open exchange of ideas. You are encouraged to develop a proposal alone or with one or two other speakers on a related topic. The conference review committee retains the right to combine presentations with others under similar topics. Presenters will be notified in advance if this occurs. We will provide you with a workshop host and technical support. The host will introduce the presenters and manage time.

Each presenter will receive a 50 % discount off the total registration cost and will be granted a free entrance ticket to all conference social activities. An approved presenter’s registration must be completed and paid for by March 15, 2023 for the presenter’s session to be included in the conference.

Workshop topics

Technology and software in care services

  • Inclusive tourism, activity- and adventure-based support
  • Community based support programs
  • Center-based services and day care services
  • Respite innovations
  • Immigrants support

Each presenter should choose one topic to demonstrate. Presentations should demonstrate and/or discuss the potential for developing new opportunities. We would be particularly interested in contributions which demonstrate the following principles and ideas in practice: Inclusion, coproduction, collaboration, building and developing social capital, community development, widening opportunities, prevention and choice.

What makes a great workshop?

  • Contributors that have a knowledge and passion for their project,
  • Good storytelling to illustrate the impact of their work or experience,
  • Contributors that help audience to make connections – can provoke questions, thinking, conversations,
  • Right balance of listening and talking for the audience – time for questions – not too many messages,
  • Clear summary and link to further information, ideally on a handout,
  • Clearly presented on at the right pace (working the available time carefully, not being too ambitious).

Application Form

  1. Presenters are asked to deliver a 45 minutes presentation (including questions and answers session
    and polish – english consecutive translation),
  2. Presenters will be asked to describe their presentation in an abstract of no more than 500 words. Presenters are encouraged to incorporate the Building Better Breaks Together theme, targeting one of the six topic areas mentioned above,
  3. Each presentation should include at least three learning objectives,
  4. Presenter bios should be no more than 100 words and must describe their relevant qualifications and experience,
  5. To be considered, all proposals must be submitted online in WORD file at email address isba.shortbreak@gmail.com by February 20th, 2023 deadline and include all information requested on the Presenter’s Application Form,
  6. We will make every effort to respond to all applications no later than February 28, 2023.

    Application Form
Open Call For Workshop Presenters
Submission closes on 
February 20th, 2023
Application Form

Propossal review process

All completed proposals will be reviewed by the Conference Planning Committee using the following

  • Practical applicability to the conference theme Building Better Breaks Together
  • Usefulness of the information, skills, and/or ideas for the intended audience
  • Contributions to new or innovative practices
  • Intent to stimulate active engagement of participants
  • Presenter’s qualifications and experience
  • Use of instructional aids

We reserve the right to request modifications to a proposal before a final decision is made. We also reserve the right to combine presentations with similar topics in one session. Presenters will be notified in advance if this should occur.

Dates to Remember

  • Call for Presentations Deadline – February 20th, 2023
  • Presenter Notification – February 28, 2023
  • Presenter Registration Payment Due - March 15, 2023
  • Conference Registration – 01 April, 2023
  • ISBA 2023 Conference – September 12-14, 2023


Please contact conference team in case of any questions isba.shortbreak@gmail.com or find our Facebook profile www.facebook.com/isba2023

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Conference organizer

Imago Foundation
Address: Fundacja Imago,
ul. Hallera 123, 53-201 Wroclaw

Conference Management

Piotr Kuźniak
E-mail: isba.shortbreak@gmail.com
Call: +48 691 270 754

Magdalena Stempska
Email: isba2023@fundacjaimago.pl
Call: +48 665 552 887

Magda Mielczarek
+48 516 718 109

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