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PAVRO is excited to announce LiVE! 2024 
Moving Mountains | Connecting Communities

The Professional Association of Volunteer Leaders in Ontario, in its pursuit of excellence, builds individual, organizational and community capacity to effectively engage volunteers through the professional management of volunteer resources and is officially announcing a call for conference presenters. 

Join us for two in-person conference dates: Thursday May 16th and Friday May 17that Blue Mountain in Collingwood, ON. 

Speaker Recognition

Invited speakers will be recognized through promotion of the LiVE Conference by allowing accessibility to selected content for our attendees via the PAVRO website for members only.

Speaker Fee

An honorarium of $300 will be offered to presenters. Those selected are welcome to attend conference at no cost the day of their presentation; presenter passes for the alternative date is available at a discounted rate.

Please note: 

  • PAVRO will require a written invoice containing your name, mailing address etc. in order to provide payment.  

  • The conference seeks to educate its audience and not promote any specific products.  

  • Presentation selection will be made based upon relevance of topics, flow of content, educational value and understanding of the content.

Presentation Topics

PAVRO LiVE seeks to offer a professional development program relevant to managing and leading volunteers and volunteer programs. Case studies and interactive presentations are very popular. Please ensure that the material you present and examples you use are relevant and applicable to leaders of volunteers and the management of volunteers and volunteer programs.  

Please indicate which topic you feel your presentation would fall under (select all that apply):

  • State of the Sector

  • Volunteer Engagement Fundamentals

  • Volunteer Engagement - 25 Years from now

  • Advocacy

  • Belonging and Inclusivity

Presentation Requirements

  • Speakers are required to provide an electronic copy of their PowerPoint presentation which will be available to conference participants after the conference for a limited time.  Speaker may be required to provide presentations ahead of time to meet accessibility needs.

  • Presenters are required to provide, at minimum, a one-page handout summarizing their presentation with at least one take-away tool or action for members (hard copy or digital)

Next Steps:

Please complete the form below outlining the following:

  • Brief bio on the speaker(s), including websites and social media if applicable. This should be no longer than 50-75 words and be suitable for printing in the conference program to promote the event and your session.

  • Identify key messages that will be delivered and/or learning objectives

  • List your desired day (May 16th or 17th) 

  • A description of the person who would most benefit from your presentation (i.e. years in the field, skill set, previous experience, or stream, etc.)

EXTENDED! Deadline for Proposals:  March 12th 2024   

Presenters who have been selected will be contacted March 15th 2024

If you have any question regarding submitting an RFP, please email Johanne Deschamps at

Please indicate PAVRO LiVE 2024 Conference speaker proposals in the subject line of the e-mail. 

Thank you for your time, consideration, and interest.

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