Call for Papers

Educate and Engage

In 2019, Empower hosted its inaugural conference at the Disney Coronado Resort. The one of-a-kind, two-day event combined the latest in hearing health education, marketing, clinical developments, and product technology all designed to boost the businesses of independent practice owners.

Empower aspires to be the premiere hearing health conference in the nation, and it is because of professionals like you that Empower 2019 was so successful. Last year we put out the call for assistance in creating innovative and relevant sessions to generate informative and thought-provoking content that brought value to our attendees.

Moving forward…

Once again, we are asking for your participation to help raise the bar for 2021. We need your expertise to craft state-of-the art sessions with compelling, up-to-date content.

The Program Committee is looking for submissions that will offer inspiring information delivered as a learning session during the professional program for October 2021 in Phoenix, AZ. Submissions should focus on one of these three content areas: clinical/research information, device and technology information, or business development information.

The professional program cannot be used by presenters to promote, take orders for, or sell products or materials.
Selections will be awarded based on content quality, subject matter, timeliness, substance, popular demand, program balance, and attendee interest. All submissions should interest professionals in an independent practice, contain innovative and meaningful information, and include interactive presentation techniques designed to engage the learner.


Submission Process

  • Review the submission guidelines & speaker agreement.
  • Review the types of submissions and the deadlines.
  • Click on the apply now button on this page now!


Review Process

  • The program committee will review the applications.
  • Edits will be requested, if any, at the committee’s discretion.
  • Submitters will be notified via email of acceptance or declined.


If Selected:

  • Review our guidelines for producing an inspiring presentation.
  • Create your presentation in a timely manner.
  • Email any questions to:


Submission Requirements

You will need to submit the following:

  • Abstract – Limit 200 words
  • Learning Outcomes (three required)
  • Email address (for each Presenter)
  • Bio (for each Presenter)
  • Speaker Disclosure (for each Presenter)
  • Product Disclosure

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes are behavioral statements reflecting the knowledge/skills participants are expected to demonstrate following participation in the session. Learning Outcomes are written in the following format: “The participant will be able to” (e.g.: “list three considerations in selecting candidates for cochlear implants.”) Information on developing learning outcomes can be found at: ASHA or AAA.

Submission Process

  • Review the Submission Guidelines and Speaker Agreement.
  • Review the Deadlines.
  • Submit your session via email starting on April 15, 2021.

Review Process

Following the submission deadline, the Program Committee will complete the review process and record comments. Proposals that are incomplete or do not follow the guidelines may be returned to the primary presenter for completion or correction at the Committee’s discretion. Once the review process is complete, submitters will be notified via email of acceptance or decline along with required adjustments (if any).

If your session is selected, you agree to:

  • Review our guidelines for producing an inspired presentation including posted information on adult learning.
  • Manage your presentation in a timely manner.

Any questions on the submission process [email address link].

Speaker Agreement

All presenters must agree to the terms of the Speaker Agreement prior to entering a proposal. On behalf of myself and any co-presenters, should this presentation be selected, I/we agree that this presentation is offered voluntarily and understand and agree to the following terms related to the presentation:

  • Agree to pay for all travel expenses to attend The Empower Conference including the registration fee, unless otherwise signed and agreed upon in advance.
  • Agree to present this course on the assigned date, time, and place during The Empower Conference.
  • Warrant that my presentation is my own original work, that I have the full authority to enter into an Agreement, and that I am the copyright holder or that I have obtained all necessary permissions or licenses from any individuals or organizations whose material is included or used in my presentation.
  • To the best of my knowledge, my presentation does not/will not violate any proprietary or personal rights of others (including any copyright, trademark and privacy rights), is/will be factually accurate, and contains nothing defamatory or otherwise unlawful. I have the full authority to enter into this agreement and have (or will have by the time of presentation) obtained all necessary permissions or licenses from any individuals or organizations whose material is included or used in my presentation.
  • During my presentation, I will not engage in any type of promotional marketing or selling of any product or service, except as outlined in session overview and/or disclosures.
  • I give consent for The Empower Conference to record my presentation in audio and/or visual form and agree to allow publication and marketing of the material recorded for Empower Conference review or promotion.
  • I agree to participate in the creation of an article or be interviewed by an Empower representative if requested.

If you have any questions about the terms of the agreement, please email us at
Submissions will not be considered final without a signed agreement.

Call for Papers – Professional Session Submission

Contact Information (contact person for notification of proposal and session details.)
  • Presentations About Products or Services

    Courses providing information about a product or service are to use the following guidelines:

    Must provide information in a scholarly manner related to the product or service and/or the details of operation. Must disclose there will be limited, or no information provided about similar products or services.



  • Disclosures

    Financial Disclosure

    Relevant financial relationships are those relationships in which the individual benefits by receiving a salary, royalty, intellectual property rights, gift, speaking fee, consulting fee, honoraria, ownership interest (e.g. stocks, stock options, or other ownership interest, excluding diversified mutual funds), or other financial benefit. Financial relationships can also include “contracted research” where the institution gets the grant and manages the funds and the individual is the principal or named investigator on the grant. For all financial relationships, indicate the institution providing the funding for salary, royalties, grants, etc. E.g. Author for ABC AuD Publishers and receives royalty payments.

    Non-Financial Disclosure

    Relevant non-financial relationships are those relationships that might bias an individual including any personal, professional, political, institutional, religious or other relationship. May also include personal interest or cultural bias.

    E.g. Board of directors: Association for Hearing Loss. Receives no compensation as member of board of directors.

  • I accept terms

Submission DeadlinesNow that we are virtual, Call for Papers will be extended until August 31, 2021!

Submission Deadlines
  • Submission Type
  • Submission Deadline
  • Decision Notification
  • Professional Sessions
  • July 23, 2021
  • Week of July 30, 2021
  • Sponsor Sessions
  • July 23, 2021
  • Week of July 30, 2021
  • Exhibitor Sessions
  • July 23, 2021
  • Week of July 30, 2021
  • Submission Type
  • Submission Deadline
  • Decision Notification
  • Professional Sessions
  • August 31, 2021
  • Week of September 6, 2021
  • Submission Type
  • Professional Sessions
  • Submission Deadline
  • August 31, 2021
  • Decision Notification
  • Week of September 6, 2021

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