Call for Proposals

Are you passionate about leadership for principals? Do you have research, expertise, or experience to share with educational leaders who want to improve their leadership practice? We invite you to apply to be a concurrent session speaker at the 2018 NAESP Pre-K–8 Principals Conference in Orlando, Florida, on July 9-11, 2018.  This conference is designed for educators on the front lines—principals, assistant principals, superintendents, district, and state administrators, counselors and teachers.  #NAESP18 is the premier national educational conference for Pre-K–8 educators; your presentation will reach educators from around the country and can ultimately have an impact on student success nationwide. Begin now to share your work with fellow attendees on effective leadership and best practices.

Deadline for Proposal Submission: October 31, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. EST

Proposal Selection Timeline:

September 15, 2017 – Call for Proposals Opens
October 31, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. EST – Deadline for Submission of Proposal
December 15, 2017 – Selection Notifications Sent to Proposal Submitters
January 12, 2018 – Deadline for Speaker’s Intent to Present at the 2018 NAESP Pre-K-8 Principals Conference; NAESP’s Terms and Conditions Agreement; and Speaker Registration Payment
April 20, 2018 – Deadline for Draft Slide Presentation for Review by NAESP Editorial Staff
May 25, 2018 – Final Slide Presentation Due for Conference App

Conference concurrent sessions are 75 minutes in length and should be designed to engage participants. Submit a proposal that aligns to a topic from one of the following NAESP Conference Strands (see detailed descriptions):

  • High Leverage Instructional Leadership
  • Creating Positive Culture, Climate, and Community
  • Transforming Schools
  • Innovative Technology and Social Media
  • Effective Staff Development
  • Leading Early Childhood Programs (Pre-K–3)

Each proposal will be evaluated based on many factors, including current principal needs, interests, and a commitment to bringing new and innovative sessions to conference participants. All proposal submissions will be reviewed and evaluated by an external and internal review team. A key factor for proposal acceptance is the degree to which it aligns to NAESP’s six Conference Strands, the Professional Standards for Educational Leaders (PSEL), and the depth of content demonstrated in the proposal narrative.