CONNECT 2018 Presenter Guidelines

Presentation Categories

  1. K-3 – the primary AUDIENCE for these presentations are Primary educators. Presentations are to be relevant to the Primary classroom.
  2. 4-6 – the primary AUDIENCE for these presentations are Junior educators. Presentations are to be relevant to the Junior classroom.
  3. 7-8 – the primary AUDIENCE for these presentations are Intermediate educators. Presentations are to be relevant to the Intermediate classroom.
  4. 9-12 – the primary AUDIENCE for these presentations are Secondary educators. Presentations are to be relevant to the Secondary classroom.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Learning Commons/Library Services – the primary AUDIENCE for these presentations are those supporting Learning Common or Libraries in the Education system.

Session Level

  1. Beginner – This session is aimed at introducing participants to a technology or idea that they have never seen before.

  2. 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.

  3. Geeky – This session is aimed at the experienced technology user. It should be assumed that the participants have an in depth knowledge of the technology or concept being discussed.

The Submission Sub Group is the type of proposal

  1. 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 may be scheduled on Tuesday. (180 minutes)

  2. 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)

  3. Round Table – interactive presentation where all participants are encouraged to collaborate by sharing ideas. Meeting area includes a projector and may or may not include an Interactive Whiteboard. (50 minutes)

  4. 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)

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.

Registration

Following the review period, presenters will be invited to confirm their availability to present at CONNECT 2018. Those selected will receive additional information and a link to register. Your registration will confirm your acceptance to present. All co-presenters MUST register and pay for the conference through the regular registration process.

Information Needed to Submit a Proposal

The information gathered during this process will be used to prepare the printed program, website, and mobile app. Please be sure that the information you provide is complete and accurate.

  • 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)
  • Presenter bio (may be edited for publication)
  • Presenter head shot for use on the website (may be edited for publication)

Co-Presenters

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.

Vendor Presentations

Companies, organizations and individuals representing technology-related products are asked to email info@canconnected.com for a vendor package.

 

Submit a Presentation Proposal here

* ongoing presentation proposals will only be considered on an as needed basis