Proposal Submissions

Present at The ELA Annual Conference

Present at The ELA Annual Conference

November 7-10, 2018 (Nov. 7 is preconference day) Downtown Marriott at Key Center, Cleveland, OH

Submission deadline: March 1

pdf image2018 conference proposal guidelines and rubric for scoring proposals 

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If you continue to experience problems, please arrange your Word document in the same order as the form below and add headings to your Word document as necessary so that it closely matches the form. Send one document to the ELA Office as an attachment to an email with "Conference Proposal Submission" as the subject along with your CV. Please DO NOT send a partial form through this page and then send a document via email- in this case we cannot guarantee that your document will be fused for the reviewers.

Presenter Information

Highest Degree:*
If you responded "other" above, please enter degree(s):
Lead Presenter's Address:*

Please attach the resume or CV, or at least a detailed biography of the main presenter. This is mainly for use by the ELA office in submitting to individual states for CLE credit for attendees. If your file is larger than 2000 KB, please email it to ELA separately.

Upload a File:
CONTACT INFORMATION for EACH ADDITIONAL Presenter (include the names AND email addresses of each additional presenter). *
Presenter Bio for Conference Program (list affiliation information for EACH presenter EXACTLY AS SHOWN in the example below): John A. Smith, J.D., Ph.D.: Associate Professor, Educational Leadership Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
If your presentation includes multiple presenters, do the presenters represent the 3 main ELA constituency groups: administrator, attorney, and professor? The highest rated presentations are generally those which present both academic information and practical application of the information.*
Presentation Title:*
Presentation Topic:*
Briefly discuss learning outcomes. When your presentation is completed, what do you expect the audience to know and understand?
What area of education does your presentation primarily address?
How much time do you prefer for this presentation? (Notation of your preference will be taken into consideration, but your proposal score based on the rubric, evaluations of past presentations, as well as spacing and scheduling constraints will also be considered)
If your proposal is not selected for a regular concurrent session, are you willing to present it as a roundtable or poster session?
Summary for conference program (must not exceed 25 words or we will edit as necessary)*
Provide a 400-500 word description of the proposed presentation, including any discussion of best practices that will be discussed. Please note that footnotes/endnotes will NOT copy and paste over to this proposal form, but it will not count against your proposal. If there is a reference list available, presenters are encouraged to include it but will not be penalized otherwise.*
Optional: Upload your conference proposal as a Word doc or PDF

Please read each of the following, and indicate that you acknowledge and agree:

All presenters must electronically submit an appropriate narrative paper of the presentation material, including a case list or footnotes with proper legal citations, in a final format, no later than October 1. Additional information related to copyright and publishing said narrative is discussed in #6 below. Presenters should also bring 10 printed copies of their presentation paper to the conference.*
ELA does not provide an honorarium, travel, or other expenses for presenters. You will be responsible for your individual conference expenses:*
ALL presenters must register and pay for the conference by September 1 (Those who miss this deadline risk being removed from the program). In 2016 the ELA member registration was $385, non-member registration was $585, representing no change from the 2015 registration fees. Please also review our cancellation policy prior to selecting agree:*
Registration fees are not waived for presenters. Note: Presenters for preconference seminars are not required to register for the preconference seminar in which they participate, but they must register for the conference. Each presenter whose name is submitted for the conference proposal must register for the conference.*
An LCD projector and screen will be provided for each presentation. There will be no Internet in the meeting space and so will need to download and embed any such materials.*
COPYRIGHT: The undersigned represents that the signer is the sole proprietor of the materials that will be submitted for the 2018 Education Law Association Annual Conference; he/she has the full power and authority to grant any use of these materials to the Education Law Association and so grants said authority to ELA to publish the narrative paper or other materials; the publication of the material will not infringe upon any copyright and author is responsible for gaining any needed permission for dual publishing or republishing rights; and the undersigned will not enter into any agreement or understanding with any person or entity that might conflict with the rights granted the Education Law Association. If I am selected to present at the 201 Education Law Association Annual Conference, I hereby grant the Education Law Association the non-exclusive right to print and distribute the narrative outline and any attachments in the Education Law Association’s Annual Conference program and distributed conference files, and in other formats in furtherance of the mission and vision of ELA.*
By checking the box to the right, I agree to allow ELA to accept the electronic submission of this form as my signature.*

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