June 6-9, 2022, Boston Convention Center, Boston, MA This year marks NFPA’s 125th anniversary, with the celebrations culminating in the return of the NFPA Conference & Expo in Boston!
To help us make this Conference & Expo the best yet, we are looking for speakers who are passionate about fire, electrical, and life safety and interested in delivering a dynamic and engaging presentation. If the following details describe you, we would love to see your proposal!
You are an engaging and interactive speaker, both in person and virtually.
Your presentation appeals to all attendees regardless of their level of experience.
You include case studies, relevant examples, or real-life experiences in your presentation to detail or highlight a specific topic.
You encourage audience participation, open dialogue, and facilitated discussion.
Your presentation demonstrates how different perspectives impact and influence outcomes using specific examples.
Your motivation for presenting is to educate, not sell.
You are an expert in your field or topic.
You have no problem meeting deadlines.
Submission deadline is September 24, 2021, 5 p.m. ET
What we're looking for
We want everyone attending next year to learn from your experiences using the Ecosystem model around the world to enhance the understanding, knowledge, and skills of those who promote, plan, apply, operate, and maintain fire, electrical, and life safety systems to protect people and property.
We are particularly interested in sessions that address the following topics.
Preparedness and Emergency Response—Includes firefighter health and safety, use of drones in emergency response, response to hazardous incidents, active shooter and hostile events, wildland urban interface (WUI) fires, and community risk reduction (CRR).
Emerging Issues—Includes sustainable and renewable energy, energy storage systems, photovoltaic systems, alternate fuel/electric vehicles, and challenges with cybersecurity.
Challenges Faced During Covid-19—Includes case studies on challenges faced during Covid-19 for emergency response, fire protection and life safety, and code compliance.
Building Life Safety and Construction—Includes construction fire safety, 3D-printed construction design and inspection considerations, fire door and opening protectives, fire and life safety considerations for health care facilities, and considerations during cannabis cultivation and processing.
Fire Protection Systems—Includes best practices and responsibilities for fire protection system inspection, testing, and maintenance, fire protection system design, fire protection installation, new fire protection technologies, and challenges faced with cybersecurity.
Code Compliance—Includes case studies on inspections, remote inspections, and inspections of cannabis facilities.
Informed Public—Includes cases showing innovative digital/virtual public education efforts, assuring inclusion across cultures and abilities, addressing high-risk/high-burden populations, and using NFPA materials and messages to deliver data-driven public education efforts.
Electrical—Includes electrical safety case studies and research, application of the National Electrical Code® to new technologies and emerging issues, and best practices for electrical inspections.
The Review and Selection Committee will evaluate all proposals based on such factors as topic relevance, value offered to attendees, and the submitter’s experience and credentials. We are looking for educational sessions that go above and beyond the average podium presentation.
At NFPA, diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) is a valued initiative. We encourage proposals to reflect or address diversity, equity, and inclusion (including subject matter, individuals of all identities, including those that are underrepresented, and demographic characteristics)
Applications must be received by Monday, September 24, 2021 at 5 p.m. ET. For assistance regarding the content of your session, please email 2022CFP@nfpa.org.
To enter a proposal on the submission site, you must first create a new account. Use your email address as your username and create a password. NOTE: Your NFPA.org name and password will not work; you need to create a new account.