CESBA Virtual Conference 2021: Call for presenters

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CESBA invites you to share your expertise!

This year, CESBA is offering engaging online professional learning opportunities to inform and inspire exemplary practice in adult and continuing education across Ontario.

As a potential workshop presenter, you have an opportunity to lead a learning session with educators from across Ontario.  To ensure a range of viewpoints and diverse experiences, presenters are encouraged to collaborate on their proposals. The workshops will be held on November 25. Please read full guidelines and submit proposal form below.

SUBMIT PROPOSAL for November 25 conference


CONFERENCE DATES & LOCATION

November 24-25, 2021, Online

SUBMISSION DEADLINE

September 15, 2021 (@11:59 PM)

All sessions, with the exception of the keynote, may be recorded and shared on the CESBA Conference site after the event.

The theme of the 2021 CESBA Conference is Bridges to Innovation, with a focus on:

  • Post pandemic trends and opportunities
  • Best and next practices in virtual learning
  • Building resilience and inclusion
  • Leadership for our new reality

Two WORKSHOP FORMATS

  1. Interactive workshop (60 minutes), using interactive features on
  2. CESBA Combo presentation (25-minute presentations repeated twice with a five-minute break in between)

New Platform for 2021

CESBA 2021 is launching an exciting new conference platform, CESBA Events powered by EventMobi. This platform is user-friendly, allows for more engagement between participants, and lets participants view registered sessions live or OnDemand after the conference. Participants will watch and engage in your workshop seamlessly in the CESBA Events platform, which includes built-in Chat, Polling and Q&A features.

What kind of proposals are we looking for?

Since this a virtual conference, CESBA is looking for interactive proposals that engage our members online! For 60-minute workshops, that means using tools such as chat, break-out sessions, whiteboard and polls.  For the shorter presentations, it means creating questions that connect participants and inspire discussion. And we have professional coaches who can help you make your presentation as engaging as possible!

  • Inspire leadership and cooperation among adult educators and/or students
  • Showcase strategies for designing learning models
  • Present diverse perspectives in response to timely trends and practices in A&CE
  • Encourage a dialogue about current issues and directions that affect adult education today

BASIC INFORMATION

LEAD AND CO-PRESENTERS

Before adding a co-presenter to your proposal, please confirm their willingness to be included.  Lead presenters and co-presenters may not be added or changed after the deadline date for submissions.

PRESENTER AGREEMENT

Workshop presenters will be asked to sign a presenter agreement to acknowledge their acceptance of the terms and conditions of these guidelines, including permission to record and post your workshop and materials on the CESBA website.  The agreement will be emailed with your acceptance.  A copy of the agreement must be returned to CESBA no later than October 8, 2021 prior to the conference.

WRITING THE PROPOSAL CHECKLIST

Use this checklist to organize the details required to compile your workshop proposal.

  • Title (80-character limit)
  • Streams: (tick one)
    • Post pandemic trends and opportunities
    • Best and next practices in virtual learning
    • Building resilience and inclusion
    • Leadership for our new reality
  • Workshop description (75-character limit) – Provide a concise and accurate description of the workshop, considering that the content will be used in the conference website.
  • Workshop format (choose one)
    • Interactive workshop (60 minutes), using interactive features
    • CESBA Combo presentation (25-minute presentations repeated twice with a five-minute break in between)
  • Learning objectives (200-character limit) – Provide three key points that participants will learn as a result of attending your session. Please use the active voice:  discuss, learn, share, explore etc.
  • Audience (tick as many as apply)
    • Credit
    • ESL/FSL
    • LBS
    • Employment
    • PSW
    • Principals
    • SOs, Directors of Education
    • New staff
  • Lead Presenter
    •  Name:
    •  Title:
    •  Organization:
    •  Email:
    • Phone:
  • Lead Presenter Bio (150-character limit) – Please include a short description of your education, position title and professional affiliations, including school board, community affiliation, as well as any recent accomplishments.
  • Co-presenter
    • Name:
    • Title:
    • Organization:
    • Email:
    • Phone:
  • Co-presenter Bio (150-character limit) – Please include a short description of your education, position title and professional affiliations, including school board, community affiliation, as well as any recent accomplishments.

OTHER LOGISTICS

RESOURCE AND BACKGROUND MATERIALS

  • Presenter permission will be obtained on the Presenter Agreement to share your workshop and learning materials on the CESBA website, following the conference.
  • All workshops may be recorded. Workshop materials will be made available to participants following the conference.
  • Online resources, (including a list of where to seek further information) should support all workshops.

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS FOR PRESENTERS

All online presenters are required to have the following technical capacity:

  • HD webcam (1920 x1080 resolution)
  • Reliable broadband wired internet connection preferred
  • Desktop computer or laptop. Tablets or smartphones CANNOT be used
  • Headphones and lapel mic or headset with built-in microphone

All online sessions will be assigned a moderator to support participant connectivity and engagement.

WORKSHOP CANCELLATION

  • CESBA reserves the right to cancel workshop sessions prior to the conference. Once your workshop proposal has been accepted, CESBA will confirm your session enrolment numbers about 10-14 days prior to the conference.
  • Some presenters who are not selected for the 2021 conference may be invited to speak at other CESBA events during the academic year.

FINAL CHECK BEFORE YOUR SUBMIT

  • Consider which focus and workshop format best suits your presentation.
  • Review all components carefully to be sure all required information is present and complete.

SUBMIT PROPOSAL