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The theme for the 2019 ‘Poverty Matters!’ conference is Securing Opportunity in Wisconsin. The planning committee welcomes all workshop proposals and presentations that address issues of poverty and solutions. However, they especially invite proposals that address the following:

• Community Action & Everyday Forms of Assistance
• Housing Stability
•Job & Income Supports
•Transportation Services
•Access to Health Care
• Research

Workshop Proposal Guidelines
All proposals should be submitted by close-of-business April 19, 2019. Incomplete proposals will not be considered. Notification regarding the selection of proposals will be completed at the end of April. Workshop sessions are 75 minutes long. Plan your time to allow for the presentation, Q&A, and completing the workshop evaluation form.

Please incorporate the provision of handouts for workshop participants into your presentation. While audience sizes can vary, you should anticipate an audience of up to 25 individuals. Speakers utilizing PowerPoint presentations will be asked to provide their own laptop. Please note that speakers are required to submit electronic copies of workshop materials including handouts and PowerPoint presentations for inclusion on the website within two weeks after the conference. Presenters are welcome to stay at the conference for the remainder of the day they present, but are expected to pay a ‘presenter’s fee’ of $50 if they decide to attend the entire conference.

You can fill out the Request-for-Proposal one of two ways:


You can fill out the Request-for-Proposal for this by clicking here or copying and pasting the following link:

You can also fill out the PDF version of the Poverty Matters Workshop RFP and email it Kassidy Berens at kberens@wiscap.org.