Call for Proposals

October 26 - 27, 2017 (Preconference: Wednesday, October 25)

CONFERENCE STRANDS: The strands have been designed around U.S. Department of Education Office of Career Technical and Adult Education (OCTAE) The 10 Components of a POS Design Framework in order to align with Perkins IV and the U.S. Department of Labor Education and Training Administration (DOLETA) Six Key Elements to align with the Workforce Investment Opportunities Act (WIOA).

All sessions will be held at the Hyatt Regency at the Arch in St. Louis, Missouri.

Dates to Remember
Proposal Deadline March 31 - 5pm Central
Approval Notification May 15
Presentation Date/Time Confirmed June 30
Presenter Registration Due August 25


Criteria for Selection

  • All conference presentations must provide high quality and comprehensive professional development for one or more of the following career pathways stakeholders: teachers, counselors, administrators, state or local CTE coordinators/directors, workforce and economic development professionals, and/or employers.
  • We want to be sure our attendees get the most out of your presentation, so we recommend that you limit the introductory/personal information and focus on your program/project and share your resources. NCPN attendees like presentations that share information they can implement immediately in their states / districts. (We realize that some presentations are motivational in nature and require more personal information.)

Presenters are encouraged to use innovative presentation styles to present their session.


Requirement for Presenting / Registration Fees

  • Registration Fees :
    All presenters are required to register for the conference and pay the standard registration fee.The registration form is now available. If registering online with a credit card, the special discount rate is $475 Feb 15-28 and $500 Mar 1-31. The deadline for presenter registration is August 25. Click here to register.
  • Arrange and pay for your own travel and lodging.
  • Agree to present on the day assigned by NCPN (October 26 or 27).
  • Provide handouts that include a copy of your PowerPoint or a summary sheet with an outline of your presentation.


Types of Presentations

All breakouts are 45-minutes in length. Since the time slots are short, please make sure your information is concise and gives attendees something they can take away from the presentation and implement immediately. Audience size may vary from 20 to 100 people.

Surge sessions are presented twice within 45-minute time slots. These are fast-paced sessions designed to provide much information in a short time. Presenters are expected to provide handouts and respond to requests for more information.


Audiovisual Equipment

  • Each breakout session (forum or clinic) will be equipped with
    • LCD projector (for PowerPoints)
    • sound for laptop
    • Internet
    • screen
    • podium
    • microphone (if needed),
  • Presenters must bring their own laptop and adaptor for the LCD projector (NCPN does not provide laptops.)
  • No equipment is used in "surge" sessions.
  • Please play your DVD on your laptop, if applicable.
  • Flip charts can be provided upon request.

For-Profit Presenters

Presentations by vendors or for-profit consultants must include at least one practitioner (product user) as co-presenter and are also required to exhibit.

Workforce/Economic Development Presentations

If presenting a workforce/economic development topic, be sure to include at least one business partner.

QUESTIONS: Contact Sheila Wilson at swilson@cord.org

link to online submission form

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