Call for Presentations 2020

This is the official “call for presentations” for the First Responder Virginia Conference September 23-26, 2020 at the Virginia Beach Pavillon Hampton Roads Convention Center. This is a joint conference of the Virginia State Firefighters Association (VSFA) and the Virginia Association of Volunteer Rescue Squads (VAVRS)

Presentation subject matter can include but is not limited to: strategy and tactics; EMS, ICS, leadership; management; safety and health; new initiatives/concepts/trends; case studies; etc.

Anyone interested in presenting at the Conference/Expo should submit the following information:

Deadline for submissions is Decebmber 15th, 2019.

Call for Presentations 2020

  • Presenter Information

  • No more than 1000 words including credentials to teach subject matter, and any prior instructional experience
  • Presentation Information

  • Typically, we will cover lodging and travel if necessary; and provide a full conference registration to chosen presenters. Except for special circumstances, reimbursement is for a maximum of one presenter for 1 to 1.5 hour sessions; and a maximum of two presenters for all other sessions.

    Since the Conference/Expo is for the benefit of 1st responders, any expenses related to your presentation that can be absorbed by you or your organization would be greatly appreciated.

    As a member of the VSFA, VAVRS and Virginia’s Emergency Services, this is a great opportunity to pass along your knowledge and expertise to the current and future leaders of the fire & EMS service.

    If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit this form or send your information to VSFA at by December 15th, 2019 as a WORD document. If you need more information or have questions, please contact us at 757-810-8335. Thanks in advance for your interest and willingness to present at the 2020 First Responder Virginia Conference/Expo. We look forward to hearing from you. Thanks in advance for your consideration in presenting at our event.

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