Join us for a learning celebration of person-directed living!

The 17th annual VOICE Accord will occur Monday, May 24, 2021

The Central Hotel and Conference Center
800 East Park Drive
Harrisburg, PA 17111

For those who can’t attend in person, we are planning to offer a virtual event as an option.

Join senior living leaders, and elders from Across PA at the state’s premier Person-Directed Living Accord May 24, 2021.  Join us as we celebrate Person Directed Living and all who passionately pursue honoring our elders’ voices!   Our working theme is “Caregiver self-care”, a focus that is more important now than ever. Mark your calendars and stay tuned for additional information.

Request for Proposal – Presenters

2021 Annual ACCORD by VOICE PA 

“Nourish to Flourish”

Voice PA is currently seeking presenters for its 17th annual state conference, “The ACCORD” to be held on Monday, May 24, 2021 at The Central Hotel and Conference Center in Harrisburg, PA.  The event will also include a virtual option for those who may not be able to attend an in-person event.

VOICE is a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering older adults and their care partners throughout Pennsylvania to make informed choices wherever they call home—whether that be in the home they’ve lived in for 40 years, a retirement/life plan community, an affordable housing community, an assisted living or personal care community, or a nursing home.

As a non-profit, volunteer-run organization, VOICE does not offer honorariums to presenters other than a modest stipend to key-note speakers.  We are seeking presenters who are passionate about Person-directed Living and willing to share their experience and / or knowledge with others to advance Person-directed Living in any setting.

The theme of our 2021 ACCORD is “Nourish to Flourish” and seeks to provide ideas and resources to individuals and organizations in meeting the physical, mental and spiritual needs of elders, care partners and providers in responding with resiliency during challenging times.  Successful proposals will reflect both the mission of VOICE and also our annual theme.  To learn more about VOICE, please visit our webpage at

If you would like to apply to be a presenter, please complete the attached application and return it along with your resume to Michelle Morton  at or at Kirkland Village, One Kirkland Center Drive, Bethlehem, PA  18017 by Jan.1, 2021.  You may also contact Michelle at 610-691-4596 if you have any questions about your application or The ACCORD.

You will receive a response from our ACCORD Education Committee by Feb. 1, 2021.

Finally, if you know a potential presenter whom  you feel would be a good fit for the mission of VOICE and our annual theme, “Nourish to Flourish”,  please feel free to pass this letter and application on to them.

Thank you,

The ACCORD Speaker Committee

Emily Messner, VOICE Board Member and VOICE ACCORD Speaker Committee

Michelle Morton, VOICE ACCORD Speaker  Committee

Brad Norris, VOICE ACCORD Speaker Committee

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