​​​​​​Interested in making a positive impact on student health and academic success in New Mexico?

You are invited to share your expertise at Head to Toe: a conference for people working to improve student health and academic success.

WHEN:  November 12, 13, and 14, 2024

WHERE:  Albuquerque Convention Center

Our presenters have a long tradition of commitment to educate others who strive every day to maintain the highest level of professionalism so that they can improve the health and well-being of our nation’s children. Will you join the ranks of these esteemed individuals?



Sponsored by the New Mexico Department of Health, Office of School and Adolescent Health and the New Mexico Public Education Department, School and Family Support Bureau, this sell-out conference attracts more than 500 school health and behavioral health professionals, including school nurses, counselors, social workers and administrators, as well as school-based health center staff and advisory team members working for student health and academic success.  Head to Toe is a unique opportunity for you to share your experience and knowledge about school health and behavioral health while networking with peers from throughout New Mexico.

Why Present?

  • Amazing professional development opportunity.
  • Collaborate with experts in the field.
    Presenters receive a conference registration discount.
  • Receive recognition for and feedback about your practice or program.
  • Expand your professional portfolio.
  • Be part of a dynamic community committed to student success.
  • Qualifying presenters who submit all required materials by July 20, 2024 will receive a full, complimentary Conference registration.

We are seeking sessions that include practical, hands-on solutions as well as timely, researched-based presentations.

What's Next?

​​​​​​​Familiarize yourself with the call components.  A list can be found below in the Call for Presenter Components below.


This link will launch a Google Form that you will need to login to an already existing Gmail account, or create a new account if prompted. If you need additional information, please email us at info@constellationnm.com.

Key Deadline Dates

Updated Dates!

Application closes: May 31, 2024

Application deadline has been extended to June 20, 2024
Status notification: June 30, 2024
Confirmation of Acceptance Date: July 15, 2024
Materials due: July 20, 2024

When developing your session, it is essential to engage the audience. These sessions are intended to be workshops, not lectures, and therefore must be interactive either through specific activities or other forms of audience engagement (e.g., group discussion/open discussion).

You can submit multiple applications.
Only complete session proposals will be considered.

Call for Presenter Components

1. Contact Information

Provide an email address you check often, as this will be the primary method of communication. Be prepared to provide contact information for any co-presenters as well.

2. Session Summary

Describe the content of your presentation and the types of learning activities in which participants will be engaged. Include tools, ideas, or strategies participants will take away to help them in their work, opportunities for interaction and reflection, and hands-on activities. This is for the review committee to clearly understand and review your session, so be comprehensive.

3. Session Title & Description

If your proposal is selected, this description will be included in marketing materials. Your description should be appealing while simultaneously giving readers a clear understanding of your presentation's focus. This description may be edited for style and consistency.

4. Biography

We request a brief description of presenter's background as it relates to the topic being presented.

5. CV/Resume

You will be expected to upload a resume or CV.  We are required to have this on file to offer continuing education credits.

6. Session Objectives

We need three (3) learning objectives stated in measurable, operational and behavioral terms that clearly define the expected learner outcomes. Each outline should show the associated content presented to achieve the objective and teaching strategies utilized. NOTE: Attendees will evaluate your session on whether you have achieved these objectives, therefore it is important your objectives accurately reflect the session you provide.

7. Knowledge Checks

Please include five (5) true/false questions that can used to assess participant learning.  (These are required for certain CEUs). The questions should be simple and straight forward; no trick questions.

8. Logistical Information

We ask questions about the appropriate audience for your presentation and if you have any special logistical needs. You will have the opportunity to update this information as the conference draws closer.

Selection Process

Session proposals will be selected based on their relevance to the field and target audience, engaging format, interactive design, and originality. Final selection decisions will be made by the conference planning committee and sent to the Primary Contact Person via email.


Honorarium Policy: Session speakers are asked to serve on a voluntary basis. Speakers who submit all of their session materials by July 20, 2024 receive a free conference registration.

Conference Attendance: Confirmed presenters who submit all required materials by July 20, 2024 will receive one full, complimentary Conference registration. All other confirmed presenters are offered a 50% discount off conference registration. There is no fee if you are just attending your session.


Automobile Mileage: Speakers traveling 60 miles or more are eligible for mileage reimbursement at the current federal government per mile rate (not to exceed the cost of the most economical coach air fare).

Airfare: We will reimburse for coach round-trip airfare; must be purchased at least 21 days in advance.

Lodging: Lodging is provided for speakers traveling 90 miles or more to Albuquerque.

Parking: We will reimburse for self-parking at the Albuquerque Convention Center.


Room Setup: Audience size is anticipated to range from 20 to 150 participants per session, depending on attendee interest. Caps on sessions will be considered, but may impact acceptance status. Rooms will be set either classroom style or rounds. If you have a preference or special floor plan request, please include this in your application.

Audio Visual Equipment: The following equipment will be provided:

  • Screen
  • Projector
  • Handheld microphone
  • Laptop (These will NOT be Macs; if you must do your presentation on a Mac, be prepared with the appropriate cables (dongles).

As a presenter, you agree to uphold certain sensitivities and social consciousness to topics such as gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religion, politics, socio-economics and other issues that may be construed as offensive, divisive or polarizing. Sessions that address these social and cultural issues as they relate to service coordination and housing should be done respectfully and without personal agenda.