Frequently Asked Questions

On behalf of our Board of Directors, Education Committee, and staff, we wish to thank you for taking part in HomeCareCon, HCAF's 31st Annual Conference & Trade Show!


We are grateful for your participation and support and hope you will find this to be fun and well worthwhile experience! Please review the frequently asked questions below. If you have additional questions, contact Monica Smith via email at or call (850) 566-6999.

Once I have been confirmed as a speaker, what else do I need to submit? HCAF will provide a list of important dates and deadlines that speakers must comply with to help publicize your sessions, secure your hotel room, confirm your final presentation, and much more. Stay tuned.

How many people attend HomeCareCon? Each year our Annual Conference & Trade Show keeps getting better! Last year we hosted 700 attendees. You can expect the audience to represent a wide array of organizational sizes and structures, such as large, vertically-integrated systems, hospital-based agencies, chain, and freestanding organizations. These organizations are for-profit and not-for-profit, urban and rural, and are reimbursed by a variety of sources, including Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance, and consumer-paid. Attendees typically have degrees in nursing, therapy, business, health services administration, or other related areas.


What is the conference theme? 20/20 Vision: Don’t Fear the Future!

What are best practices for success in my presentation?

  • Please do not spend major time on overviews. Assume the audience has been engaged in your specific topic already.

  • Present in optimistic light and attitude, but realistic as well.

  • Impart new information on the latest trends and changes in the industry.

  • Share promising practical strategies, tools, resources, and best practices for success and growth.

  • Depict creative programs and services and demonstrate innovative ideas and solutions that the audience can start implementing or improving today.

  • Use home care examples whenever possible. Resist using the word hospice unless absolutely necessary.

  • Please include benchmarking data whenever possible. 

  • Incorporate our theme.​

Will I be compensated for speaking? As a not-for-profit organization, HCAF is unable to pay honorarium, travel, separate meal, lodging, or per diem costs to speakers. However, HCAF is pleased to offer presenters a complimentary conference registration that includes a number of food and beverage breaks and daytime meals. This complimentary registration covers both pre-conference (August 10) and main conference (August 11-13) workshops and sessions. Substitutions for complimentary registrations are not permitted.

How do I register for the conference? Please register using the hyperlink to the VIP online registration form provided within your deadline spreadsheet.

What audio and visual resources will be available for my presentation? Presentation rooms will have a laptop computer, LCD projector, screen, lavalier microphone, high top table (to be used as a podium), a bar stool, and remote control to advance your slides. If you need anything else, please let us know. If you plan not to use this equipment, please let us know.


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