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CEC 2022 Convention & Expo
Orlando, Florida
Jan. 16, 2022 - Jan. 19, 2022

We’re so excited for the 2022 Convention & Expo! As part of our new hybrid format, we’ve added some new programming types and updated some others. Read on to learn more about the different types of programming that will be available for both the in-person and virtual components of the 2022 Convention. 

Hint: If you’re planning on submitting a proposal for the 2022 convention, read the description of all the session types to see which one will fit your content best! The calls for proposals for nearly all session types will open in late April. More information will be available on the submissions page as soon as it is available. 

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! The call for workshop proposals will open in late April. 

  • 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) as well as presented live during the virtual portion of convention (3-hour workshops only)

  • 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. The call for Deep Dive proposals will open April 20. 

  • 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) 

  • 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. The call for concurrent session proposals will open April 20. 

  • 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 

  • 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 

  • 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. The call for poster session 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: 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 

  • 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 

  • 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 

Location

Orlando World Center Marriott
8701 World Center Dr, Orlando, FL 32821

Date

Jan. 16, 2022 - Jan. 19, 2022
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Contacts

Megan Shea
Learning Logistics Manager
Last Updated:  2 April, 2021

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