Proposal Submission FAQ's

When is the deadline to submit a proposal?
 July 30, 2018

What is the difference between a session and a workshop? Sessions are informal presentations that include opportunities for presenter-audience interaction and participant-participant interaction (60 minutes). Workshops are a more in-depth format that includes presentation, interaction, practice of applications, and hands-on experiences (135 minutes).

How will I know that my submission has been received? You will receive a confirmation email shortly after your proposal has been processed. 

When will I be notified whether my proposal has been accepted or not? Notifications -both acceptance and non-acceptance notices - will be e-mailed to all lead presenters by late October.

When will I know which day and time I will be presenting?
Scheduling and room assignments will be issued as soon as possible after the notification date, but no later than December. You should identify your availability and preference (if any) in the proposal materials.

What is the difference between theater and classroom set-up? Theater style set-up is configured in rows of chairs facing the presenter. Classroom style set-up is typically round or rectangular tables with chairs. The default set-up for sessions at the 2018 conference will be theater style seating to accommodate the maximum number of attendees in each session. If you indicate a preference for classroom set-up we will do our best to accommodate but this type of set-up may not be possible due to space restrictions. The default set-up for workshops will be classroom style.

What technology can I expect to have in my presentation room? Each presentation room will be equipped with wifi accessibility, an LCD projector and projection screen, and a utility cart with cable hook-ups. Each presenter must provide their own laptop and other necessary technology.  

What is the conference registration fee for presenters whose proposals are accepted? Lead presenters will be able to register for the conference at the steeply-reduced fee of $60. One additional co-presenter may register for the full conference at a cost of $100. Additional co-presenters must register at the full conference rate. All presenters must be CCSS members.

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