Thank you for your interest in presenting at the 2011 Global Education Conference. The deadline for proposals is now October 31st. We encourage all to participate! Please print out or refer to these instructions when submitting your proposal to present.
The list of conference strands is here. You may want to check on what other sessions have been proposed as you determine your own submissions. Sessions should be at least 20 minutes or more in length, and all sessions must be completed (including Q&A) within one hour. You may submit more than one session, but priority will be given to providing as many presenters the chance to present as possible before accepting additional sessions from a particular presenter.
All sessions will be held in Blackboard Collaborate (previously Elluminate/Wimba). Presenters will be responsible for being familiar enough with the program to present. There is very good recorded training we will send you, as well as providing a number of live training sessions where you can ask questions. To practice you can also sign up for the free 3-person Collaborate room at http://www.LearnCentral.org. Please note that all sessions will be recorded and released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs License (for more information, see http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/). By submitting to present you are agreeing to these terms.
Your presentation proposal, once submitted, will be listed on this website, with the opportunity for members of this network to view, comment on, and/or "like" your presentation proposal. This will give you and the other members of this site the chance to share ideas and to make connections before, during and after the conference. Additionally it will allow us to gauge the popularity of your topic or approach. It is our intention that all serious proposals be given the opportunity to be presented.
Session proposals are to be non-commercial. Interest in commercial sponsorship or presentations should be directed to Steve Hargadon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please follow these instructions carefully. It is your responsibility to make sure your proposal is submitted correctly. You must be signed up on this site and logged in to submit your proposal.
1. Copy the following text (highlight and ctrl-c on your computer):
Your Name and Title:
School or Organization Name:
Area of the World from Which You Will Present:
Language in Which You Will Present:
Short Session Description (one line):
Full Session Description (as long as you would like):
Websites / URLs Associated with Your Session:
2. Click here to open a new forum discussion post.
3. Title your discussion post with the title of your proposed session.
4. Copy the template text (ctrl-v) into the body of the forum discussion post.
5. Fill in the session information according to the template.
6. In the "Category" drop-down field, choose "2011 Global Education Conference"
7. *IMPORTANT* - In the tags field, use MUST use the strand tag code for the strand to which you are submitting your proposal.
(You must use the following strand tag codes: for the "Teacher" strand use "2011Teachers", for "Students" use "2011Students", for "Curricular" use "2011Curricular", for "Policy and Leadership" use "2011Policy". (If not input correctly, your session will be invisible in searches.)
8. Click the "Save" or "Add Discussion" button.
9. Join the conference speakers group to receive general emails for those who have submitted proposals.
You are able to modify your proposal after it has been saved and up until the time of the close of submissions, which is October 15. Click on OPTIONS in the top right hand corner of your proposal in order to edit. Press SAVE when you are finished.
Proposal acceptances will be communicated starting October 25th, and if your proposal is accepted, you will be provided with the ability to schedule a presentation time that is convenient to your time zone and work schedule. The final conference program will be available online in early November.