Call for Proposals

Call for Proposals is now closed for 2021. We welcome your proposals for next year's event, here is helpful information for planning your submission.

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Conference sessions are the core of our event schedule. We are seeking proposals that engage attendees, provide insights and solutions, identify trends and innovations, and elevate voices from the field in a variety of tracks.

The National Conference Planning Committee is specifically soliciting presentations that focus on the following aspects of concurrent and dual enrollment programs:

  • Partnerships
  • Career and Technical Education
  • Advising and Student Support
  • Policy
  • Research, Data, and Program Evaluation
  • Equity and Access
  • Program Management
Guidelines For Successful Proposals

We are looking for sessions that share one of the unique aspects of your program and go beyond just a program description or a Concurrent or Dual Enrollment 101 lecture. A successful session will:

  • Share demonstrated best practices, programs with evidence of success, and applicable takeaways
  • Involve participants in identifying trends and hot topics
  • Connect secondary and postsecondary practitioners to deepen partnerships
  • Energize attendees to implement new practices that overcome specific challenges

The Conference Planning Committee is particularly interested in proposals from high school principals, counselors, and school district leaders. In some cases, if proposals are similar topics, you might be asked to join a panel with other presenters, and panel members will have lead time to coordinate their presentations.

Information For Presenters
  • Sessions will take place on Monday, October 25 and Tuesday, October 26.
  • Breakout Sessions will be 45 minutes in length.
  • Big Idea Sessions will be 60 minutes in length.
  • Breakout Sessions are intended for an audience of approximately 50-100 people, with no more than three speakers. These informative sessions make up the core of conference offerings.
  • Big Idea Sessions are intended for an audience of 70-150, with no more than six speakers. They present multiple perspectives about a single topic. Presenters should represent different functions within a college or offer perspectives from different organizations and have unique points of view about the selected topic.

Presenters are responsible for all conference-related expenses including registration, travel, lodging, and meals.

  • All session proposals must be submitted using the online submission form. The deadline to submit is for 2021 was  Monday, March 8, 2021. Proposals in other formats will not be considered.
  • We will begin notifying applicants the week of June 8th by email. Proposals will be selected by the Proposal Review Team based on the timeliness and appropriateness of the topic, presenter expertise, alignment with NACEP's mission, and the conference priorities.
  • Lead presenters are NACEP's primary contact for the session and are expected to coordinate communications with all other co-presenters. All contact between lead presenters and NACEP will be through email.

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