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Call for Presentations

Do you have an innovative practice or cutting-edge research you want to share with your colleagues from around the world? The Call for Presentations for the 2023 NISOD International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence is open. You are invited to submit a presentation proposal that focuses on best and promising practices that increase student success at community and technical colleges.

Why Present

  • Amazing professional development opportunity.
  • Collaborate with experts in the field.
  • Presenters receive a conference registration discount.
  • Receive recognition for and feedback about your practice or program.
  • Expand your professional portfolio.
  • Be part of a dynamic community committed to student success.

Conference Tracks

  • Emerging Issues and Trends at Community and Technical Colleges
  • Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Justice
  • Online, Face-to-Face, and Hybrid Teaching and Learning   
  • Student Services, Support, and Success
  • Using Technology to Improve Student and Organizational Outcomes
  • Workforce Preparation and Development

Submission Criteria

To present at the NISOD’s annual conference, you must:

  1. Be employed by a community college, technical college, or not-for-profit organization or university, or
  2. Represent a conference sponsor.

2023 Deadlines

December 16, 2022
Deadline to submit Preconference Seminar proposal.

February 10, 2023
Deadline to submit Breakout Session or Roundtable Discussion proposal.

February 24, 2023
Presenters notified about proposal selections.

March 10, 2023
Deadline to accept or decline invitation to present.

March 31, 2023
Presenters notified by email when their sessions are scheduled.
Deadline to receive $100 off registration fee.

May 27-30, 2023
2023 International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence

Presentation Formats

Breakout Sessions (50 minutes)

Breakout Sessions represent the core of the conference offerings and feature a successful practice, program, or key issue. Breakout Sessions may include multiple presenters and are intended for 25-75 participants. Presenters are expected to engage participants in interactive learning activities, provide handouts, and be prepared to respond to post-conference requests for more information. Lecture-only presentations are strongly discouraged. Each Breakout Session room will be equipped with a laptop, data projector, speakers, and screen.

Roundtable Discussions (50 minutes)

Roundtable Discussions provide a more personal and interactive setting for exploring key issues. Discussion leaders facilitate substantive discussions or small group activities. These discussions accommodate up to ten participants, are limited to two discussion leaders, and cannot accommodate any technology beyond a battery-powered laptop computer. Numerous Roundtable Discussions take place simultaneously in the same area.

Preconference Seminars (3 hours)

Preconference Seminars are fee-based workshops that start at 1:00 p.m. Saturday afternoon, May 27, 2023, and are three hours in length. They provide in-depth exposure to specific topics, deliver practical knowledge and applications, and link participants with a community of learners who share common interests. The selection of Preconference Seminars facilitators is competitive and is based on each workshop’s content, design, and facilitator(s) expertise. Lecture-only presentations are not considered. Preconference Seminar rooms are equipped with a laptop, data projector, speakers, and screen.

NISOD provides Preconference Seminars participants with the option of earning Continuing Education Units (CEUs). The facilitators of selected Preconference Seminar are required to submit an assessment consisting of eight (8) multiple-choice questions and answer options by February 17, 2023. The assessments will be offered online at the conclusion of each Preconference Seminar. To be eligible to receive CEUs, Preconference Seminars participants need to pass the assessment with a score of not less than 80%.

Presenter Discount

A discount of $100 will apply to registrations received by March 31, 2023. After March 31, a $50 discount will apply.