Call For Speakers NOW OPEN! 

The 2020 Annual Forum of the National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions will take place in Washington DC, November 9 - 11, 2020.  The Forum brings together over 300 business coalitions, employers, and healthcare system stakeholders to discuss best practices and emerging trends in management of employee health and health benefits.


We invite you to apply to be a speaker at this year’s event.  To do so, we ask that you complete our online Call for Speakers application in its entirety. 

The sections of the application include:

  • Speaker contact information and affiliation
  • Topic(s) of interest
  • Brief description of content of presentation
  • Experience as a speaker
  • Willingness to serve as a keynote, plenary, panel, and/or breakout session speaker
  • Suggestions of other potential speakers on topic [if willing to be a panelist]

Submission deadline: Friday, June 26, 2020

If you have any questions regarding the "Call for Speakers", please contact Margaret Rehayem. 

Topics of Interest

Health, Wellbeing and Benefits Strategy

  • Strategies for CEO engagement in light of COVID-19
  • The Value of direct contracting and healthcare planning
  • How COVID-19 is impacting your new normal
  • Employer Case Studies (including Evidence-based benefit design, successful population health strategies, engagement beyond participation, mental & behavioral health, etc.)
  • Scaling virtual health options (for example, telehealth, remote monitoring, etc.)
  • Evidence-based design: Designing with discipline, data and dashboards
  • Health equity and social determinants of health

Healthcare Value

  • Mobilizing Collective Action -
  • Effective strategies for eliminating waste in healthcare
  • Hospital pricing: achieving transparency, equity & fair pricing
  • Managing high cost claimants and stop loss in the future
  • Action to Regain Control of Rx management: (consistent with “Employer Rx Value Framework”) 
  • Advanced Primary Care: Going mainstream
  • The value of the patient perspective in healthcare, in light of COVID-19
  • Rebuilding trust to drive engagement
  • Enabling self-efficacy through care navigation and advocacy

Health Policy

  • Employer as ERISA fiduciary: managing health plans and fiduciary responsibility in times of conflict
  • Election Year 2020: The impact to employers of healthcare legislation
  • Leveraging health policy across the spectrum
  • Healthcare consolidation with a COVID-19 correction: implications for a purchaser strategy


  • Emerging trends that will disrupt the future of healthcare
  • Innovation in behavioral health integration
  • Engaging benefits executives and other health leaders to advance transformation

Other topics that are relevant to the National Alliance, its members, and their employer members also will be considered.

Review Process

A Program Advisory Committee consisting of members of the National Alliance, will review speaker proposals for criteria including topic relevance and importance, innovation/uniqueness, speaker expertise, and ability for audience members to learn and act on presented information. 

National Alliance staff will review Advisory Committee recommendations and have sole responsibility for determining final agenda content.  All potential speakers who submit a speaking proposal will be contacted to obtain additional information or communicate the final determination. 

We will let you know the status of your submission by August 28, 2020. 

Important Notice for Service Providers & Vendors

  • If you are a service provider or vendor, you will be required to provide financial support as a sponsor for the event. There are different levels of sponsorship available. This helps to support the industry as a whole and due to our non-profit status, allows us to provide quality education and in-demand speakers to our event.
  • Note that  preference is given to submissions that include the employer/buyer perspective and/or successful case studies. 
  • At times it may be necessary for a presenter to refer to his or her business by name, but promotional efforts of any kind are considered a serious breach of the spirit of the conference. Speakers, presenters, and panelists are to refrain from promoting themselves and their businesses during presentations.