Click above to download the 2018 Conference Proposal Sample PDF for instructions, terms,
and questions that will help you prepare to complete the proposal form.
Before you submit, here's a little more information about putting together the proposal and the selection process:
- While you don’t have to have your whole workshop prepared to build your proposal, you should have enough of it envisioned to be able to convey them in outline form. The selection committee needs to know that the workshop will have substance beyond a general descriptive paragraph.
- The committee looks for fresh topics or fresh approaches on familiar topics so be original. Additionally, the amount of content should fit neatly into the amount of time proposed. Credentials are important so be sure to indicate if you have special expertise. The committee looks for good, knowledgeable speakers who involve their audiences. If you don’t need a projector, you can increase your odds by using a whiteboard and handouts instead (only a limited number of slots are available with data projection). The committee also seeks a balance of levels, lengths, topics, genres, and presentation styles.
- Proposals will be evaluated by a committee, each member of the committee scoring them based on originality, detail, content, knowledge of presenter, presentation skills, variety of style in presentation, length/content/target level match. Conference co-chairs will then select a balance of workshop from among the best-scoring.