This page, which is inspired by two posts by Ryan Bretag (here and here), will be a place for us to collect and post "Calls for Participation" from non-tech conferences in an effort to expand our boundaries and reach a much broader audience.

Use the table below to enter information on upcoming conferences:




Conference Date


Deadline for Proposals

US, national, (site says membership includes 118 countries)
...members span the entire profession of educators—superintendents, supervisors, principals, teachers, professors of education, and school board members.
March 6-10, 2010
Critical Transformations: 2010 Annual Conference
May 1, 2009

Critical Transformations
In 2010 ASCD seeks proposals that advocate for powerful change in learning and teaching, demonstrate bold leadership efforts in professional practice, and serve as catalysts to better meet the complex needs of the whole child. We must engage diverse communities in this common purpose. Our actions must be courageous. The world's children deserve it. Our future demands it.
Items listed under strands are meant to be examples and are not meant to limit the presenter. The strands are:
Phi Delta Kappa, International
based in US
PDK strives to prepare the next generation of educators as well as to serve practicing teachers, administrators, college educators, and those concerned about public education through a wide range of innovative initiatives based on visionary leadership, relevant research, and dedicated service.
October 15-17, 2009
Summit on Quality Educator Recruitment & Retention
Feb. 22, 2008
Channel 13, WLIW21, Chase

This annual conference celebrates teachers. Great speakers are brought together to enrich, instruct, enhance. This year's focus is on Global Awareness.
March 7-8, 2008
Global Awareness and Science Education
This year's deadline passed but come to the conference and think about presenting next year.
US, national, K-8 principals and assistant principals
For the first time this year they are trying to get technology sessions: ===Strand IV: Digital Technology: Redefining Our Schools===
The role of technology in effective student-discipline procedures, effective uses of digital technology in the instructional process, redefining your school through technology, sharing your school’s technology role story in overhead projectors vs. whiteboards: the amazing changes to improve instruction, and understanding the minds of digital natives: how adolescents learn differently.
April 2-6, 2009 in New Orleans
Transforming Learning Communities: Leadership is Key!
NAESP received a record number of proposals and would like to thank everyone who submitted a proposal for the 2009 convention. Any questions about proposals can be e-mailed to
US, national, grade 5-12 principals and assistant principals
One of four program strands: Technology
Tune up your technology leadership with sessions that discuss Web 2.0 technologies in instruction, expanding learning opportunities in virtual environments, the application of learning management systems like Moodle, and other important trends.

February 27-March 1, 2009 in San Diego
"Learn the latest theories and best practices for school improvement and student achievement, and leave with constructive new ideas to take back to your school."
NASSP’s Call for Presentations form is available ONLINE at in early Spring. The NASSP Convention office accepts proposal submissions beginning at the current year's Annual NASSP Convention through early May. To have your name added to the NASSP database to receive a 2010 Call for Presentations form, please send your name and complete mailing address by e-mail to With this, in March, 2009, you will receive a 2010 Call for Presentations form in the mail from NASSP. The 2010 NASSP Annual Convention & Exposition will be hosted in Phoenix, AZ, March 12 – 14.
For questions contact NASSP’s Convention staff at 703-860-7262.