Workshop Presenter Application

Complete the online form below or download the pdf and mail in.

The deadline for applications is March 1, 2019.


  • Workshop presenters will be notified of acceptance by April 1, 2019. The Gathering Committee will try to accommodate all session requests. However, the actual day and time that a particular workshop is scheduled may not be available at that time. If you need your presentation to be scheduled on a certain day or time, please provide details of the circumstances and we will do our best to accommodate your request.
  • Please be aware that we may need to edit the information you provide in the interest of brevity or clarity.
  • Workshop presenters must register for the Gathering. Bereaved Parents of the USA does not provide speaker fees for workshop presenters.
  • If you are the author of a book for sale, please contact Janet at Centering Corporation to inquire about having your book made available in the gathering bookstore. You can reach Janet at 402-553-1200.
  • If you have a book, we ask that you don’t make repeated references to it or read from it during your workshop. Past attendee evaluations have indicated a negative reaction when authors refer repeatedly to their books in the workshop setting. Instead, please mention it at the beginning of the workshop, and let the group know if it is available at the gathering book store.
  • Attendees of past gatherings have asked for more specific information on certain workshop topics. Please indicate below in the additional information field if your workshop will contain references to: ADC’s (After Death Communications) or Religion

Please fill in all categories that apply to you, not just the one you would speak about:

In the spaces below, provide information for up to three children/siblings/grandchildren. If there are more, please include in the additional information section.

I will be available to present my workshop and/or repeat my workshop at any of the following sessions (please check all that apply):

The gathering committee will try to accommodate all session requests, but we may need to change the schedule due to cancellations and other unexpected disruptions.

Are you willing to facilitate a Sharing Session?

This section is to give the workshop committee an idea of what your workshop is about and the information you will be presenting to the attendees. The structure including Q & A.

Handouts - Attendees appreciate handouts. Plan for a minimum of 30 handouts per workshop.

Important A/V note: Please bring your own computer and any A/V equipment that your workshop requires. BP/USA cannot guarantee equipment for all presenters because there are so many workshops going on at the same time. However, if you are unable to furnish equipment that you need, BP/USA will try to accommodate requests. Please clearly indicate your needs by checking any of the following statements that apply to you.

**If you have a computer but need a projector please note that you will need to bring a VGA or HDMI converter.

Please print form for your records before submitting.

BPUSA will not be responsible to provide A/V equipment to workshop presenters. If A/V equipment is needed please make your own arrangements.

Bereaved Parents of the USA does not provide speaker fees for workshop presenters. Workshop presenters must pay the registration fee to participate in the Gathering.

For questions regarding the application process, contact Melanie E. Groves


Or call: 304-612-1341