Call for Proposals

The Call for Proposals for the inaugural 2019 NextLevelEd Conference is NOW OPEN!

Thank you for your interest in submitting a proposal to present a session/workshop at NLC’19! Presenters are a large part of what makes a conference successful. Help us make this an amazing inaugural year!

(We recommend you read all information provided here before scrolling down to the bottom of the page for the link to submit a proposal)

Conference Goals:

  • To offer attendees hands on sessions/workshops, networking opportunities and direct contact with technical companies in order for them to attain the skills necessary to create clear pathways to employment and/or further education.
  • To provide an opportunity for IT faculty, staff, administrators, students and current workforce to learn about technology education and how/what can be implemented in their classrooms, campuses, or for individual use.
  • To identify technology-focused career options and requirements to successfully enter/advance into those career paths.

Who Should Submit?

  • Faculty, Staff and Administrators of the college system currently engaged in technology education programs that promote skill requirements/certification programs/internship/apprenticeship opportunities that help students and current workforce attain or advance employment and can share how to implement such programs at other colleges and/or can offer current students/employees an educational pathway to tech career employment/advancement.
  • Colleges interested in increasing their institution’s transfer population by sharing their degree program requirements with faculty and students.
  • Business and Industry representatives that can share tech needs desired in new hires or to promote from within and how to attain those skills through education, certifications, internships, apprenticeships, etc.

Topic Recommendations:

  • Technology & Accessibility
  • Workforce Development
  • Career Pathways/CCC Tech Degrees
  • Security
  • Network, Communications and System Administration
  • Technology Trends
  • Computing (e.g. Cloud Computing)
  • Electronics/Intelligent Systems
  • Software Development
  • Certification Programs
  • Apprenticeships/Internships
  • Other

Please note:

  • Deadline for submissions is September 28, 2018.
  • Notifications will be sent starting in October 2018.
  • Non-commercial presentations only please.
  • No more than 4 presenters per submission.
  • Presentation time slots fill quickly; early submission is recommended.
  • Proposal must be submitted electronically.

Once submitted, proposal receipt confirmation will be sent to the primary presenter’s email address within a week.


Tips for developing your proposal

We have listed the Proposal Questions below. As you develop your proposal we suggest that you create a draft submission in a Word document with your responses (especially the title, description, and your bio) before beginning the actual online proposal process, (there is no option from within the online process to ‘save’ and return to finish at a later time).

Once you have your proposal information ready, it generally takes about 10-15 minutes to enter your contact information, co-presenter information, and cut/paste your written responses into the dialogue boxes.)

Proposal Questions:

  1. If my proposal is accepted, I understand that presentation information, images, video and materials may be used for conference promotional efforts through conference marketing channels including the registration website, conference web portal, social media and print materials. You must agree in order to have your session considered. Agree
  2. Contact Information (for all presenters):
    • First Name:
    • Last Name:
    • Professional Title:
    • College/Institution:
    • Role on Campus:
    • Address:
    • City:
    • State:
    • Zip Code:
    • Email address:
    • Primary Phone number:
  3. My contact information can be shared with the conference sponsors (for all presenters): Yes or No
  4. Short Bio (100 words or less for all presenters) (We highly recommend having this prepared in advance so you can simply copy/paste into the dialogue box)
  5. Session/Workshop Title (please provide a brief title clearly stating the nature of your session in 10 words or less) (We highly recommend having this prepared in advance so you can simply copy/paste into the dialogue box)
  6. Session/Workshop Length?
    • 50-Minute
    • 80-Minute
    • Half Day Workshop
    • Full Day Workshop
  7. Intended Audience?
    • Faculty
    • Staff
    • Administrators
    • Students
    • Other (please specify)
  8. Session/Workshop Description (500 words or less) – This information will be used to evaluate your proposed session/workshop. (We highly recommend having this prepared in advance so you can simply copy/paste into the dialogue box)
  9. Please elaborate if needed and describe any method you plan to use to actively engage participants in your session/workshop. (Optional) (We highly recommend having this prepared in advance so you can simply copy/paste into the dialogue box)
  10. Presentation Outcomes – List up to 3 outcomes that the participants will gain by attending your session/workshop by completing the following statement: “At the end of this session/workshop, participants will be able to…” (We highly recommend having this prepared in advance so you can simply copy/paste into the dialogue box)
    • outcome 1
    • outcome 2
    • outcome 3
  11. What Presentation Level does your presentation fall under?
    • Beginner
    • Intermediate
    • Advanced
  12. Which of these topics does your proposal best fit under (select all that apply)?
    • Technology & Accessibility
    • Workforce Development
    • Career Pathways/CCC Tech Degrees
    • Security
    • Network, Communications and System Administration
    • Technology Trends
    • Computing (e.g. Cloud Computing)
    • Electronics/Intelligent Systems
    • Software Development
    • Certification Programs
    • Apprenticeships/Internships
    • Other
  13. What format do you propose for your presentation?
    • Transformative session (presenting your topic in a transformative manner – specifically applying a classroom concept to everyday experiences in a way that facilitates a change in perception of that experience)
    • Presentation / Lecture (one presenter)
    • Panel / Lecture with Co-presenter (s) (presenter tables will be set up with a maximum of two chairs)
    • Hands-On/Bring Your Own Device (laptop, tablet, etc. is required for attendees)
    • Other (please specify)
  14. Presentation meeting rooms will have the following set-up (please note, use of personal laptops will not be permitted):
    • Laptop Computer (Windows 7, Office 2013)
    • Podium with mic, Projector and screen
    • Presenter Table (next to podium)
    • WiFi Internet Access
    • Computer Connections:
      • USB 2.0 (Qty 1)
      • USB 3.0 (Qty 2)
    • If your proposal is selected and you will require something additional, please specify here:
  15. Do you have a co-presenter? (Max. of 4 presenters allowed per session)
    • If Yes, proceed to enter Co-Presenter/s Information
    • If No, proceed to end of survey and submit

Submit Proposal Now!

Questions? Please contact us:

speakers@cccnextleveled.org or (760) 744-1150 x1519

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