Speak at the 2024 Catalyst Annual Summit

Apply to present during a breakout session at the
Virginia Health Catalyst Annual Summit on October 18, in Richmond, VA

This year's theme is "It's All Connected." Share your public health and advocacy work with health care changemakers, partners, and providers across the Commonwealth.

The Catalyst Annual Summit is a unique event that brings together clinical and community-level health advocates to learn from one another and share ideas that can improve the oral and overall health of Virginians. Participants include:

  • Health care providers
  • Individuals who provide social support services (like home visiting, health education, and vital connections) to community members
  • Health care funders
  • Researchers and academics
  • Public health representatives from the state and local government

In addition to being an excellent networking opportunity, one of the best things about the Summit is learning from YOU—the leaders and changemakers from across the Commonwealth. Afternoon breakout sessions offer an opportunity to highlight what you're doing in Virginia to improve the health of your community through innovative programs, policies, research, or other initiatives.


What can I present at a breakout session?
During the Summit, we will cover the following topics. If you have another relevant topic, please let us know. Topics:

  • Community Engagement
  • Drinking Water Equity
  • Health Equity
  • Health Care Integration
  • Health Care Workforce
  • Policy Initiatives
  • Public Health Initiatives
  • Telehealth


How do I apply to present during a breakout session?
Below this section is the application to complete to be considered for a breakout session at the Summit. You can apply as a panel with other co-presenters to present your shared work or as an individual presenter. Either way, please be prepared to use the full 60-minute session.

Applications are due by 11:59 pm on Wednesday, May 29, 2024.


What are the benefits of being a breakout session presenter?
All accepted speakers will receive:

  • One ticket for each presenter to attend the Summit
  • Invitation to Catalyst's pre-Summit dinner on October 17 with speakers, staff, and Board members.
  • Reimbursement for travel and hotel stay on October 17 for non-local speakers.
  • Share ideas with Virginia changemakers, funders, and health advocates.
  • Assistance in creating their presentation if needed
  • Inclusion of their speaker bio in the Summit program book


Have questions?
Feel free to contact Daniel Hillard (dhillard@vahealthcatalyst.org) for more information.