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Request for Proposal

Welcome!

Thank you for your interest in presenting at FETC 2019.

The Future of Education Technology Conference brings together a collaborative community of educational leaders and technology experts to exchange techniques and empower participants with strategies for teaching and learning success. FETC invites education technology professionals representing all levels, content areas and specialties, as well as industry and technology experts, to submit an application to present. By sharing your successful practices that transform learning for all students, you can help inspire and encourage other administrators, educators, information technologists and executives to creatively deploy technologies and expand the possibilities of learning through educational technology.

Audience

FETC attendees represent all 50 states and over 40 countries. Our attendees have varied professional roles in education, but all are educational technology leaders: administrators, IT directors, instructional designers, academic computing professionals, media specialists, technology integration specialists, tech-savvy faculty, and others charged with technology implementations on campuses, districts and states.

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FETC Conference Tracks

When submitting an application to present, please identify which of the following tracks best fits your proposal. Our Program Selection Committee will evaluate proposals in all tracks based on their value and relevance.

Future of EdTech Administrator: This track offers sessions dynamically designed for superintendents, assistant superintendents, district administrators, state education leaders, principals, media specialists, technologists, facilities management directors, finance directors and virtual school leadership.

Future of EdTech Educator: This track offers sessions for tech savvy educators, curriculum designers, online educators, technology integration specialists, grant developers, professional development trainers and pre-service teachers.

Future of EdTech Information Technology: This track is designed to meet the training needs of state and district chief information officers, information technology directors, technologists, technology integration specialists, web designers, IT staff, network administrators, and media specialists.

Future of EdTech Special Education: This focus area attracts visionaries in Special Education including district and school level special education directors, educators, co-teachers, assistive technologists, and technology integration specialists.

Future of EdTech Early Learning: This track is designed to educate preschool directors, curriculum designers, educators, child development researchers and early childhood school administrators who work in early learning facilities servicing children ages 3-6 years old and their families about the role of technology and learning.

Presentation Types

FETC is accepting applications for all of the session formats described below. You will be required to select the preferred session type, and then be given the opportunity to indicate alternate session types that you would consider for the proposed presentation.

Keynotes: Keynotes provide an opportunity for all conference attendees to gather together to learn from high-profile speakers who engage attendees on important topics and content that are reflective of the prevailing themes of the conference. These highly regarded professionals are passionate about sharing their expertise with audiences.

MEGA Sessions: These sessions provide the FETC audience with the most relevant and emerging educational technology topics and most popular speakers. These sessions are held in rooms double the size of concurrent sessions and draw 500 or more attendees.

Concurrent Sessions: FETC Concurrent sessions are 40 minutes or 60 minutes sessions held in rooms set in theater style for up to 200 attendees. Attendees will have variety of session topics to choose from, presented by experts and innovators who are making a difference across the PK-12education spectrum. They'll share best practices, innovative ideas, leadership strategies and provide valuable perspectives and solutions to challenging edtech problems.

STEM Theater Presentations: Attendees learn how to implement STEM content from education experts and representatives of award-winning schools across the country in these 30-minute sessions in a theater built in the Exhibit Hall. The FETC STEM Excellence Award winners and STEM experts will share their lessons and discuss the best tools and techniques for these innovative programs!

Skill Builders Sessions: These twenty-minute sessions held in mini-theaters help attendees learn a skill to take back to their districts! Attendees participate in 20-minute hands-on demonstration sessions to learn “How To…” skills to take back to their classrooms and use right away!

Workshops: FETC workshops are deep dive, hands-on professional learning activities designed to give attendees new skills and strategies in educational technology. Workshops are offered in 2-hour lengths only. They are offered in computer labs (PC laptops, MAC or iPad) or BYOD. Workshops require attendees to pay an additional fee to participate. Workshop presenters are expected to develop effective hands-on activities to ensure the workshop attendee the best professional development opportunity.

Posters: Poster presentations are 60 minutes sessions that feature a detailed graphic display of innovative projects and technology implementations. These presentations include materials such as photos and graphics, posted on a bulletin board in the designated poster area on the Exhibit Hall. Posters allow attendees to talk one-on-one and get in-depth information from innovators eager to share their promising ideas, current research, successful projects and best practices in educational technology. This is a great opportunity to network one-on-one and discuss issues and technology integration projects with others from around the country.

Special Events: There are several professional development learning opportunities at FETC that engage attendees in alternative presentations. These include, but are not limited to orientation sessions, certification testing, academies, summits, computer science firehose, mobile mega share, New @FETC, school tours and fieldtrips.

Presenter Information

Registration

FETC is pleased to provide a complimentary conference registration to all of the accepted lead presenters (one per session).

ALL Communications will be sent to the primary email address you will provide in the application. It is important that you provide an email address that you access year-round and does not block FETC emails. We recommend a personal email and not a school email if you do not control the spam filter.

Information Needed to Complete Application

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

  • Provide an e-mail address without school district SPAM block. It is important that you provide an email address that you access year-round and does not block FETC emails. Please use a personal e-mail address for the Presenter.
  • 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 (115 word maximum-- may be edited for publication)
  • Presenter bio (115 word maximum)
  • High resolution headshot of presenter (3MB max; .jpg, .png, .gif only)
  • Co-presenters details (email address, headshot, bio, title)

Presentation Selection Timeline

Call for Presentations Closes: April 30, 2018

Submission Review Period: May – July, 2018

Invitations to Present Issued: August 2018

FETC 2019: January 27-30, 2019

Review and Evaluation Criteria

Each proposal undergoes a process of review and evaluation by the FETC Advisory Board and the Program Selection Committee who use the following examination criteria:

  • Interest and engagement of conference attendees
  • Current and/or cutting-edge topic
  • Content of presentation
  • Relevance to conference tracks

Presenter Responsibilities

  • Contact Information: Please keep your contact information up-to-date and log in to your Speaker Service Center to get updates on your presentation.
  • Presentation Equipment: FETC requires all presenters to supply their own computers, laptop or tablets for their session to present. If using an Apple device or tablet, presenters need to provide the appropriate projector connection (dongle). Standard A/V for every presentation includes: wireless Internet access available, LCD projector, screen, and microphone.
  • Presentation Materials: Part of effective professional development is providing meaningful presentation materials and online resources that allow the participants to further their learning. It is expected that presenters provide electronic presentation materials, handouts and/or follow-up materials for our event participants.
  • Social Media Engagement: FETC expects all presenters to share their presentation notification and experiences about FETC with their professional networks via social media (Twitter, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, etc.) FETC will provide digital badges to place on blogs, websites and electronic media.

 

Questions About Your Submission? If you have any questions, please contact:

Jennifer Womble, Program Chair, Future of Education Technology Conference

edtechspeaker@lrp.com 850-219-9600

 

Click here to see a .pdf of the entire FETC Application as a Preview

 

 

 

NOTE: With the high volume of submissions we receive, expect to be notified of the status of your submission in August, 2018.




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