Workshop and Poster Proposal

NLLEA 2017 Workshop & Poster Guidelines and Proposal Submission:

The 2017 Conference Committee is looking for presentations and/or posters that encapsulate the theme Alcohol, Tobacco, Cannabis & More: Meeting the Evolving Expectations of Regulation and Enforcement.  The Committee is interested in seeing workshops and posters that highlight, but are not limited to:

  • Approaches taken to changing expectations or added responsibilities of Alcohol Law Enforcement agencies and the outcomes of those changed policies and approaches;
  • Policy changes and expectations surrounding cannabis enforcement and regulation – how the changing conversation is influencing the allocation of resources, staffing, and data collection;
  • The use of data to identify problem areas and/or recurring topics when prioritizing the use of law enforcement resources;
  • Local and state law enforcement partnerships and outcomes, especially when addressing changing priorities and expectations;
  • Innovative training provided to alcohol and cannabis law enforcement agents and the positive outcomes and benefits derived from the training;
  • Success stories of alcohol and cannabis  law enforcement initiatives that include non-traditional partners, such as public health departments, community coalitions, etc.; and
  • Innovative law enforcement strategies that have shown promise for reducing crime and improving public safety.

All workshop and/or poster proposals must be submitted online and received no later than Friday, February 17, 2017.

Guidelines for Workshop Proposals

  • Presenters should plan to present a workshop of 60 – 75 minutes in duration.
  • There should be no more than three presenters for each workshop.
  • Workshops should be engaging, interactive and focused.
  • Workshop presenters should allow approximately 15 minutes for questions and answers.

Proposals must contain the following information to be considered for inclusion in the 2017 conference:

  • Workshop title
  • Names and titles of all presenters
  • Full contact information (mailing address, phone/fax numbers, and e-mail address) for all presenters
  • Short biography of no more than 75 words for each presenter
  • Abstract of the proposed workshop’s content (no more than 150 words)
  • Any audio/visual equipment needs
Proposals may be submitted online at www.nllea.org/conferences/workshop.htm.  Notification regarding proposal acceptance will be sent in April.  For those workshops that are approved, presenters will pay half of the registration fee. 

NLLEA 2017 Poster Session Guidelines and Proposal Submission:

All poster proposals must be submitted online and received no later than Friday, February 17, 2017.

A Poster Session is a graphic presentation of research or information that your agency would like to share on a program or initiative. Posters help illustrate enforcement strategies, research findings or program information by displaying graphs, photos, diagrams and a small amount of text on poster boards.

Guidelines for Poster Sessions

  • The poster board should be 4 feet tall by 6 feet wide, able to be mounted on a stand.
  • There should be no more than two presenters per poster.
  • Posters should be informative, engaging, and thought-provoking.
  • The material should be well labeled and legible from a distance of 10 to 15 feet away. Lettering should be a large font size (24 point font or larger) and bold. The poster should be on white, non-glossy paper with 1-inch margins.
  • Workshop presenters are expected to stay with their posters for the duration of the poster sessions, typically two hours in length.
  • If providing handouts, please provide enough for 120 participants.

Proposals must contain the following information to be considered for inclusion in the 2017 conference:

  • Poster title
  • Names and titles of all presenters
  • Full contact information (mailing address, phone/fax numbers, and e-mail address) for all presenters
  • Short biography of no more than 75 words for each presenter
  • Abstract of the proposed poster’s content (no more than 150 words)

Proposals may be submitted online at www.nllea.org/conferences/workshop.htm.  Notification regarding proposal acceptance will be sent in April.  For those posters that are approved, presenters will pay two-thirds of the registration fee.