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Presenters Information

Present at the Largest Ed-Tech Event in the Northwest!

Although we are not able to clearly project what the upcoming school year will look like, we invite you to share your knowledge and expertise by presenting at NCCE 2021, which will be held on March 17-19, 2021 in Seattle, WA at the Washington State Convention Center. The onset of COVID-19 has significantly changed the face of teaching, learning and daily operations of districts across the country. It is difficult to project new guidelines, state and federal regulations that might be implemented or how learning environments will look in March of 2021, but NCCE will continually monitor new information that becomes available pertaining to COVID-19. We want to assure you that NCCE leadership will be responsive to any group size limitations and social distancing requirements that may be in place as the health and safety of our conference attendees will be the foundation of our decision-making.

The NCCE Conference is an opportunity to showcase innovative instructional strategies and technology resources that have a positive impact on learning. Individuals representing all academic disciplines and levels in the educational system and all phases of technology education are welcome to submit proposals. As you consider potential topics, we anticipate an increase in professional development with an emphasis on remote learning and related topics.

Types of Presentations:

The compensation below reflects a face-to-face conference. In the event that NCCE is hosted virtually, an updated presenter contract will be provided for your review.

50-minute Concurrent Session

Sessions are 50 minutes in length and designed for you to share information and interact with attendees on a topic in which you have expertise. Session rooms are typically set up in theater seating and rooms range in size from 100 to 225 seats. Most attendees will have a mobile device to access resources that you provide or take notes for their own learning. You may have more than one person presenting, but only the main presenter will receive a discounted registration of $200.

Two-hour Workshop (BYOD)

BYOD Workshops are 1 hour and 50 minutes in length. Workshops are offered to provide attendees with an opportunity to learn a new skill or take a deeper dive into a topic. BYOD workshops are held in a lab set-up with classroom seating for up to 45 participants. Participants bring their own device and install necessary apps or software prior to the workshop. You may have more than one person presenting, but only the main presenter will receive a complimentary conference registration and have the option to be reimbursed for up to $100.00 in materials.

Two-hour Workshop (PC Lab - BYOD)

We are transitioning the PC Lab workshops to the BYOD format. Presenters should include information in the proposal that indicates devices/operating systems/browser required and any software/apps that attendees will need to install on his/her device.

IGNITE Session

IGNITE sessions are 10-minute fast-paced presentations that are intended to “Ignite” the passion, curiosity, and interest of the audience in a creative and unexpected way. Each presenter will use his/her own device and may have exactly 20 slides. Each IGNITE session has a conference volunteer that will facilitate the session by introducing the presenters, ensuring presentations are ready, and leading a brief opportunity for questions. IGNITE session rooms are typically theater seating ranging in size from 60 to 200 seats. You may have more than one person presenting, but only the main presenter will receive a discounted registration of $200.

Panel Discussion

Panel discussions should consist of a facilitator and panel members and are a great format to bring together several subject matter experts representing different regions. Panel members should be provided questions ahead of time and you should also plan for an opportunity for Q and A. The lead panelist will receive a complimentary registration and each co-presenter will receive a discounted registration of $200.

Tech Savvy Exploratorium

The Tech Savvy Exploratorium is a space that will provide a collaborative environment for educators to experiment and explore together! For many it will be the first time to try something new. For others, it will be a chance to interact with experts and their peers and test out tools, gadgets and activities to enhance teaching and learning in their school or district.

Are you using Augmented Reality? Virtual Reality? Robotics? Coding? New gizmos and devices for Makerspaces? Share your expertise with others and be part of the Tech Savvy Exploratorium where you can demonstrate your successful implementation of emerging tools.

Timeslots are 1 hour and 50 minutes.

You may have more than one person presenting, but only the main presenter will receive a discounted registration of $200.

Selection Process:

Selections will be chosen based on their interest to conference attendees and relevance to current trends and best practices. NCCE prefers to focus on the teaching and learning with ed-tech applications rather than devices/tools/apps.

  1. Provide a well-written description of your proposal. This information appears in the conference mobile app and on the conference website. We recommend writing your description offline, so you can proofread and spell check your document.
  2. Be specific about the focus of your presentation. Space is limited, so be brief and concise.
  3. This is your opportunity to generate interest in your presentation, so make your proposal unique!
  4. Proposals should be new content and should not have been presented at a previous NCCE conference.
  5. Proposals are reviewed and selected by a volunteer selection committee of NCCE members along with the Conference Program Director.
  6. You will be notified by email by September 18th, 2020 if your proposal is selected for the conference. You will then be asked to accept NCCE’s invitation to present. Please make sure you have the necessary approvals from your district or organization beforehand.

Selection Criteria:

All proposals will be carefully reviewed and selected by a committee of NCCE members.

  1. The proposal description is complete, clearly stated and of interest to attendees.
  2. The topic is current, a proven best practice or an exciting emerging trend in educational technology.
  3. The proposal description convinces the reader that the presenter has a solid understanding of the topic and has an ability to engage and inspire the audience.
  4. The topic is a fit for the focus areas for the conference.

Each presenter is expected to provide an electronic copy of his/her resources and/or presentation in advance. These will be posted on the conference website. (Presenters maintain property rights.)

Presenter Registration Information:

NCCE requires all main presenters and co-presenters to register for the conference by January 29, 2021. If registration is not completed by this deadline, the accepted presentation may be cancelled, and you will not receive a discounted registration.

50-Minute presentations: The main presenter will receive a discounted conference registration of $200. Co-presenters will receive the Early Bird registration rate.

Workshop (BYOD/PC LAB) presentations: The main presenter will receive a complimentary registration and have the option to be reimbursed for up to $100.00 in materials. Co-presenters will receive the Early Bird registration rate.

Tech Savvy Exploratorium presentations: The main presenter will receive a discounted conference registration of $200. Co-presenters will receive the Early Bird registration rate.

IGNITE presentations: The main presenter will receive a discounted conference registration of $200. Co-presenters will receive the Early Bird registration rate.

Panel Discussions: The lead panelist will receive a complimentary registration and each co-presenter will receive a discounted registration of $200.

Key Dates:

NCCE 2021 Conference Date & Location:

March 17-19, 2021 Washington State Convention Center, Seattle, Washington

Notifications:

Submission close date: August 28, 2020

Applicants will receive notification of acceptance by September 18, 2020.

Presenter Registration Deadline:

Main presenters and co-presenters are required to register for the conference by January 29, 2021. If presenters are not registered by this deadline, your presentation is not guaranteed, and you will not receive discounted registration rates.