Call for Proposals

Deadline: Friday, August 1st, 2024

The planning committee invites you to submit a proposal on this year’s conference theme – Anchored in What Works: Coming together to highlight the best of what we’re doing in this different, but not new, educational landscape. 

  • Have you implemented a transformative service or event?

  • Have you learned strategies or lessons in your journey that could help others overcome similar challenges?

  • Have you developed leadership skills or strategies that new or seasoned professionals could adopt?

If you identify with any of the aforementioned qualities, please consider sharing your knowledge with colleagues by submitting a proposal request. 

The committee’s goal for the conference is for attendees to develop new skills and foster deeper connections with other professionals. Conference presenters help to achieve this objective by intentionally creating a meaningful experience for each attendee. Proposals should highlight strategies and best practices that produce results and support successful outcomes. Proposals must also include learning outcomes/goals and a clear plan to engage the audience.

This year’s conference will have two overarching strands – Leadership and Best Practices. Examples of session topics could include:

  1. Leadership

    1. Leading with intention (how to lead to produce desired outcomes)

    2. Staff Recruitment and Retention

    3. Supervisory and management skills

    4. Developing and maximizing partnerships

    5. Obtaining and managing supplemental funding to enhance programming

    6. Trends in higher education (planning for the future)

    7. Trends in secondary education (planning for the future)

  2. Best Practices

    1. student recruitment and retention efforts

    2. STEAM programming

    3. Developing high-quality, high-impact student workshops 

    4. Successful student engagement

    5. The future of AI in education

    6. Social and Emotional Learning / Emotional Intelligence

    7. Incorporating technology in programs

    8. Advising models and strategies

The committee encourages proposals from professionals working in all levels of higher education and in diverse areas/backgrounds. There are two presentation options: 60 minutes and 75 minutes; please note on your submission which one you would prefer.  

Selected presentations will be notified by Friday, August 16th. Proposals that are incomplete or received after the deadline will not be considered. Early submission is encouraged.

How To Submit

You must submit your proposal using the online submission form. Proposals sent by email will not be considered. To help with the submission process, please have the following ready:

  • Brief bio for each presenter – 150 word max
  • Professional photo of each presenter
  • Session Title
  • Session description – 150 word max

Click the link below to begin.

Submit Proposal


If you are a vendor looking to present at the conference, please submit your request at this link.

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