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The NSBA Annual Conference & Exposition is the one national event that brings together education leaders to learn about best governance practices, gain insight into child development and learn about new programs and technology that can help enrich student learning.

Call for Proposals

Is your district leading the way?

Share your insights, experiences, and innovative solutions by submitting a proposal for NSBA’s 2021 Annual Conference in New Orleans, April 10-12. The submission deadline is Wednesday, June 24, 2020.

Submit Your Proposal

  • Focus Areas

    NSBA is accepting proposals from school districts and other organizations for breakout sessions that focus on topics of critical interest to school board members. Focus areas include:

    • Advocacy
    • Equity
    • Governance & Executive Leadership
    • Innovations in District Management
    • Personal Development
    • School Board/Superintendent Relations
    • School Safety
    • Student Achievement & Accountability
    • Technology & Learning Solutions
  • Submission Guidelines

    • It is strongly advised that presentations include at least one school board member as part of the panel of presenters.

    • Districts submitting proposals must be members in good standing of their respective state school boards association.

    • This conference is a noncommercial forum. Under no circumstances may a breakout session be used for direct promotion of a product, service, or monetary self-interest. Sales pitches disguised as presentations will not be considered.

    • This process is not open to proposals from corporate/industry entities; however, education sessions are available for conference sponsors. For more information please contact Eric Hargis, Damien Delgado, or Kristen Hutter.

    • Please do not type any part of your proposal in all capital or lowercase letters, do not use acronyms or abbreviations, and please do not send any attachments or supplemental materials--they will not be reviewed.

    • Breakout sessions will run 75 minutes in length and will be scheduled throughout the conference. Successful applicants must be available to present any day of the conference (Saturday, April 10 - Monday, April 12) in order to ensure an even dispersal of content.