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The Call for Proposals for the CEC 2022 Convention & Expo is now open! 

Submissions for sessions are due May 20th, and submissions for workshops or research-to-practice deep dives are due May 13th.

Submit a Proposal for a Session

Submit a Proposal for a Workshop or Deep Dive

We encourage you to prepare to submit with the following steps:

  1. Read about types of programming to determine which type of session is right for your submission.
  2. Review the Call for Proposals Overview for the relevant submission type:
    1. Concurrent Session, Multi-Presentation Session, Poster Session, or Data Blitz Session Call for Proposals Overview
    2. Workshop or Research-to-Practice Deep Dive Call for Proposals Overview
  3. Download the relevant submission guide to prepare your materials for submitting:
    1. Submission Guide: Concurrent Session, Multi-Presentation Session, Poster Session, or Data Blitz Session (Word document)
    2. Submission Guide: Workshop (Word document)
    3. Submission Guide: Research-to-Practice Deep Dive (Word document)
  4. Find answers to our most frequently asked questions about the submission process.
  5. Submit your proposal
    1. Submit a proposal for a Concurrent Session, Multi-Presentation Session, Poster Session, or Data Blitz Session (submission deadline: May 20th)
    2. Submit a proposal for a Workshop or Research-to-Practice Deep Dive session (submission deadline: May 13th)

Please note: While all proposals will open for submission on April 20th, Workshop and Deep Dive proposals are due by May 13th. All other session type proposals are due May 20th.

Questions? For questions about concurrent, multi-presentation, poster, or data blitz sessions, email convproposals@exceptionalchildren.org. For questions about workshops or research-to-practice deep dives, email PD@exceptionalchildren.org.

 

Programming Types/Descriptions

  • What these sessions are: A half- or full-day deep dive into a particular topic, strategy, or idea. 

  • What these sessions should focus on: Strategies and concepts participants can take away and use in their classroom, school, or university on Monday. An intentional focus on opportunities for attendee engagement is encouraged.  

  • Who should submit this type of session: Anyone with information to share!

  • How long are these sessions: 3 hours (half-day) or 6 hours (full-day) 

  • Where/when sessions will be presented: Both in-person in Orlando (half- and full-day) or presented live during the virtual portion of convention (3-hour workshops only)

Download the Workshop or Research-to-Practice Deep Dive Call for Proposals Overview. Download the Workshop Submission Guide.

  • What these sessions are: A new experience for 2022’s hybrid format, allowing all attendees to receive content expertise and allowing in-person attendees to engage with each other and the presenters for an interactive learning experience. Half of the session should focus on presentation of research and resulting implementable strategies, and in Orlando, the other half of the session will bring together facilitators and fellow attendees for discussions, roundtables, role-playing and other types of practice or experiential learning opportunities focused on enacting the research. These sessions will not require an additional registration fee but will require attendees to sign up if they would like to attend a specific session.  

  • What these sessions should focus on: A deep-dive on a particular topic or strategy, intent on making research content used and useful, with an emphasis on interactivity. 

  • Who should submit this type of session: Anyone, although this format lends itself naturally to multiple presenters, some of whom may be researchers and some of whom may be current practitioners.

  • How long are these sessions: 90 minutes, 45 minutes focused on research and strategies and 45 minutes focused on in-person interaction. 

  • Where/when sessions will be presented: Both in-person in Orlando (90 minute sessions) as well as recorded for virtual presentation (45 minute “content” presentation only)

Download the Research-to-Practice Deep Dive and Workshop Call for Proposals Overview. Download the Research-to-Practice Deep Dive Submission Guide.

  • What these sessions are: A session of importance to the field that crosses or two or more of CEC’s traditional topic areas or does not fit into a traditional topic area.  

  • What these sessions should focus on: Emerging and important issues in the field; topics that do not fit neatly into one topic area due to their broad focus (i.e. IEPs, distance learning, pandemic preparedness). 

  • Who should submit this type of session: Only PAC members or division representatives should submit these sessions. The call for collaborative sessions will be sent to PAC members and division leaders in late April. 

  • How long are these sessions: 60 minutes 

  • Where/when sessions will be presented: Both in-person in Orlando as well as recorded for the virtual convention. 

  • What these sessions are: Presentations about a specific topic or concept. The session may be structured as a presentation with Q&A, a panel presentation, or an interactive presentation engaging participants in a specific activity. 

  • What these sessions should focus on: A medium-level focus on a particular topic, with time built in for participants to ask questions. Focusing on a particular strategy or implementable take-away is encouraged. 

  • Who should submit this type of session: Everyone! Please note: As we have a limited number of programming hours available, you will be asked if you are willing to have your proposal as part of a multi-presentation session.

  • How long are these sessions: 60 minutes 

  • Where/when sessions will be presented: Either 1) in-person in Orlando as well as recorded for a virtual format or 2) recorded for the virtual portion of convention only 

Download the Concurrent Session, Multi-Presentation Session, Poster Session, or Data Blitz Session Call for Proposals Overview. Download the Concurrent Session, Multi-Presentation Session, Poster Session, or Data Blitz Session Submission Guide.

  • What these sessions are: Sessions in which 2-4 proposals co-present on a common topic are followed by 10 minutes of Q&A. 

  • What these sessions should focus on: A high-level focus on a particular aspect of a topic 

  • Who should submit this type of session: Anyone! Please note: You can either submit for a multi-presentation session only, or you can submit for a concurrent session that you are willing to be part of a multi-presentation session. If you are submitting for a concurrent session you are willing to have as part of a multi-presentation session, please be sure to check the boxes for both “concurrent session” and “multi-presentation session” when selecting your session format. The call for multi-presentation session proposals will open April 20. 

  • How long are these sessions: 60 minutes total, with each presenter having 12-25 minutes, depending on the number of presentations. 

  • Where/when sessions will be presented: Either 1) in-person in Orlando as well as recorded for a virtual format or 2) recorded for the virtual portion of convention only 

Download the Concurrent Session, Multi-Presentation Session, Poster Session, or Data Blitz Session Call for Proposals Overview. Download the Concurrent Session, Multi-Presentation Session, Poster Session, or Data Blitz Session Submission Guide.

  • What these sessions are: An opportunity to share research projects and results. Poster sessions are a visual presentation with an opportunity for attendees to ask follow-up questions of the presenter. Presenters must: (1) prepare a poster exhibit of high quality that can stand alone in conveying information, and (2) attend the entire poster session and address questions from attendees.

  • What these sessions should focus on: Research studies, program, or projects. These sessions are particularly appropriate for works in progress. 

  • Who should submit this type of session: Anyone with data and projects to share. 

  • How long are these sessions: In-person: 45 minutes of a presentation of the poster with the presenter there to answer questions. Virtual: Poster sessions recorded for virtual format will be limited to 15 minutes. 

  • Where/when sessions will be presented: Either 1) in-person in Orlando as well as recorded for a virtual format or 2) recorded for the virtual portion of convention only 

Download the Concurrent Session, Multi-Presentation Session, Poster Session, or Data Blitz Session Call for Proposals Overview. Download the Concurrent Session, Multi-Presentation Session, Poster Session, or Data Blitz Session Submission Guide.

  • What these sessions are: An opportunity to share research projects and results, Data Blitz sessions are a series of short presentations in a 5-minute, rapid-fire format; delivered by up to 12 different presenters in succession on research topics spanning the field. The call for data blitz proposals will open April 20. 

  • What these sessions should focus on: Research studies, program, or projects. These sessions are particularly appropriate for works in progress. 

  • Who should submit this type of session: Anyone with data and projects to share. 

  • How long are these sessions: 5 minutes per presenter as part of a 60 minute overall session 

  • Where/when sessions will be presented: Either 1) in-person in Orlando as well as recorded for a virtual format or 2) recorded for the virtual portion of convention only 

Download the Concurrent Session, Multi-Presentation Session, Poster Session, or Data Blitz Session Call for Proposals Overview. Download the Concurrent Session, Multi-Presentation Session, Poster Session, or Data Blitz Session Submission Guide.

  • What these sessions are: A fast-paced, dynamic session with multiple speakers; each presenter has 8-minutes to cover 8 slides on a single topic.  

  • What these sessions should focus on: Practical ideas for immediate use by classroom teachers. Topics may include but are not limited to the following: teaching tips, ideas for collaboration, engagement strategies, instructional strategies, class activities, lesson plans, assessment ideas, behavioral interventions, technology tips, etc. 

  • Who should submit this type of session: Classroom and school practitioners. These sessions are not intended for presentation by higher education professionals. The call for Teacher Slam proposals will open separately in early fall 2021. 

  • How long are these sessions: 60 minutes total, with each presenter having approximately 8 minutes. 

  • Where/when sessions will be presented: Either 1) in-person in Orlando as well as recorded for a virtual format or 2) recorded for the virtual portion of convention only 

Questions? For questions about concurrent, multi-presentation, poster, or data blitz sessions, email convproposals@exceptionalchildren.org. For questions about workshops or research-to-practice deep dives, email PD@exceptionalchildren.org.

Last Updated:  19 April, 2021

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