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Call for Presentations: NAEP Annual Meeting, April 8-11, 2018

Posted By NAEP Admin, Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Call for Presentations: NAEP Annual Meeting, April 8-11, 2018

NAEP invites its Members to share their knowledge and expertise with their colleagues by submitting a proposal for our 2018 Annual Meeting, scheduled for April 8-11 in Orlando, Florida. The conference comprises 40-50 sessions and roundtables, workshops, and a large, two-day Supplier Exhibit. The call for program proposals opened in June and will close on September 2, 2017.  Notification of session selection will be made in October 2017.

NAEP Speaker Resource Center: Everything You Need to Know 

The NAEP Speaker Resource Center offers a comprehensive compilation of resources and tools for both new and experienced program presenters. Whether you are a first-timer or have presented before, this resource will provide you with useful tips and techniques for presenting and conveying your message to your audience.

Webinars for Presenters

NAEP has partnered with Christie Ward, CSP Leadership Facilitator and Principal of The Impact Institute, to develop three, 20-minute virtual webinars to help presenters prepare for regional and national meetings. Topics covered include how to open and close your conference presentation, engaging the audience, mastering question and answer sessions, use of the PowerPoint and other topics regarding presentation skills.

  • Present for Impact – Module 1: Structure
  • Present for Impact – Module 2: Engage the Group
  • Present for Impact – Module 3: Using Visuals

Coaches for Presenters

One you been accepted to present at the NAEP Annual Meeting you will have the opportunity to work with a Program Committee Member, who will review your presentation and assist you in polishing your delivery.

Two Ways to Win Free Registration

Early Submission Contest: July 22 deadline

If you submit a proposal by July 22 and your session is selected by the Program Committee to be placed on the conference agenda, your name will be entered into a drawing for a complimentary registration to the 2018 Annual Meeting.

New Submitter/Presenter Contest

To encourage submissions from first-time submitters, if you are a new presenter and your session is selected by the Program Committee to be placed on the conference agenda, your name will be entered into a separate drawing. Two winners will be selected from this group to receive a complimentary registration to the meeting.

Annual Meeting Session Track Descriptions


The 2018 NAEP Annual Meeting theme is “Innovating for Impact:  A World of Opportunity.” The program includes two session types:  Workshop and Roundtable. 

Workshops are 60 or 75 minute interactive discussions with audience participation.

Roundtables are 60-minute sessions with panelists who offer 15-minute presentations, followed by audience discussion.

There are seven Tracks for the Meeting.  Detailed descriptions of each track are available by logging in as a Member on the NAEP website and clicking on the Online Submission Form.

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