CONNECT 2020 Presenter Guidelines
CONNECT 2020 will be held April 28 – May 1, 2020.
- 3 Hour BYOD Workshop – Interactive, “how to” learning experience where participants may be asked to bring their own devices. Meeting room will be set up classroom style. These will be scheduled on Tuesday or Friday. (180 minutes)
- 50 Minute Presentation – formal presentation that highlights best practices in using educational technology to enhance teaching and learning or an interactive demonstration of classroom projects that support 21st century skills. Meeting area includes a projector and may or may not include an Interactive Whiteboard (50 minutes)
- Panel – multiple presenters answer question and provide perspective on the topic being discussed. Meeting area includes a projector and may or may not include an Interactive Whiteboard. (50 minutes)
- NEW! – Collaboration Spaces – Do you have a problem you want to solve – or has your board solved a problem that you would like to share with other boards? As the leader of the Collaboration Space, you pick the topic and others will be invited to join you to discuss the topic. This could be an IT service issue you are trying to resolve and want to know how other boards handled it, or you are a grade 3 math teacher and want to talk to others to see what they are doing in their classroom. You will be asked “What is the problem or challenge that needs to be solved?”
Beginner – This session is aimed at introducing participants to a technology or idea that they have never seen before.
Experienced – This session will take participants to the next level with a technology or idea that they are already using. These sessions will assume some level of familiarity with the concept being discussed.
Intended Audience (please select all that apply)
- K-3 – the primary AUDIENCE for these presentations are Primary educators. Presentations are to be relevant to the Primary classroom.
- 4-6 – the primary AUDIENCE for these presentations are Junior educators. Presentations are to be relevant to the Junior classroom.
- 7-8 – the primary AUDIENCE for these presentations are Intermediate educators. Presentations are to be relevant to the Intermediate classroom.
- 9-12 – the primary AUDIENCE for these presentations are Secondary educators. Presentations are to be relevant to the Secondary classroom.
- Higher Ed – the primary AUDIENCE for these presentations are College and University educators. Presentations are to be relevant to the College and/or University classroom.
- Information Technology – the primary AUDIENCE for these presentations are those supporting IT in the Education system. This will include computer technicians, developers, network specialists, IT supervisors and managers, CIO/CTO, etc.
- Learning Commons/Library Services – the primary AUDIENCE for these presentations are those supporting Learning Common or Libraries in the Education system.
Proposal selections guidelines
- Presentations that promote a product, organization, or program not related to the education process will not be accepted.
- Presentations by vendors require purchase of exhibit hall booth space and may require an additional fee.
- Proposals must be relevant to a specific conference audience stream.
- Proposals must relate to a specified conference topic category.
- The session title should clearly describe exactly what the session is about. Sessions must be as described.
- The session description should be as concise and informative as possible. The brief session description will be used in the conference program.
Following the review period, presenters will be invited to confirm their availability to present at CONNECT 2020. Those selected will receive additional information and a link to register. Your registration will confirm your acceptance to present. During your registration you will be required to submit a presenter bio and photo. The photo must be a likeness of the presenter. All co-presenters MUST register and pay for the conference through the regular registration process.
Information Needed to Submit a Proposal
- Title of presentation (10 word maximum) (may be edited for publication)
- Session description to be used by the program review committee in evaluating your submission (may be edited for publication)
If your session is selected you will have the opportunity to add up to three co-presenters who will be identified in the conference program and on the website and mobile app. All co-presenters MUST register and pay for the conference through the regular registration process.
Any organization that provides goods and/or services to the education industry it is considered a VENDOR. Please do not submit a proposal through this site. Companies, organizations and individuals representing technology-related products are asked to email firstname.lastname@example.org for a vendor package.