Call for Proposal Information

Welcome to the Council for Urban Boards of Education Annual Conference – 2018 Call for Proposals Site

The 2018 CUBE Annual Call for Proposal site is now open. NSBA will only consider proposals submitted through the online process. Each organization can only submit three proposals total – NOT three per employee of the organization.

The deadline to submit your proposal is Monday, May 28, 2018 at Midnight EDT.

CUBE is seeking submissions for the 2018 Annual Conference in Las Vegas (September 27-29, 2018), from school districts and other organizations for high-quality, breakout sessions that focus on topics of critical interest to school board members and administrators from all across the country. Our conference attendees are seeking information and skills to help them govern and act effectively as a leadership team in the fast-moving world of K-12 education.

Each year, this national conference draws nearly 400 school board members, superintendents, and educational leaders from across the country. We are seeking speakers to present:

  • Clinic Sessions (Thursday September 27 – Saturday September 29) – 75-minute breakout sessions including Q&A.

While we are looking for sessions addressing a range of topics related to urban education, we are particularly focused on achieving an equitable education for every student. Your submission must include the demonstration of equity in your program, policy, or initiative.

Please review the following information before submitting your proposal:

  • 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.
  • Companies submitting educational proposal must be currently (or working towards) exhibiting or sponsoring at the 2018 CUBE Annual Conference. Exhibitors/Sponsor status will be confirmed during the review process.
  • 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 75 minutes in length and will be scheduled throughout the conference- Please do not submit a proposal unless you can present your session any time during the conference, Thursday, September 27 – Saturday, Saturday 29, 2018.

All presenters must pay conference registration fees and have a registration badge. Registration fees are $650 for non-CUBE members and $500 for CUBE members. Please explain this policy to your co-presenters. There are no presenter registration discounts available. We cannot pay an honorarium or expenses for presenting breakout sessions at the Annual Conference, but hope that the intangible benefits of being a part of our educational programming make the effort worthwhile for presenters.

Persons presenting at the conference are expected to use material and language that does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, ethnicity, religion, physical ability, and/or sexual orientation.

Submitting A Proposal

Thank you for your interest in submitting a proposal for the 2018 CUBE Annual Conference. The deadline to submit your proposal is Monday, May 28, 2018 at Midnight EDT.

Please Note: The proposal submitter will serve as the primary contact for NSBA and must have a valid email address. It is expected that the proposal submitter is directly connected to the proposal either by being one of the session participants who will present the material or works for/represents an individual who is named as the session presenter. Submitter is responsible for communicating with co-presenter(s) regarding acceptance or rejection, deadlines, registration fees and all other submission details.

You may submit one or more proposals for consideration at the session. Only 3 submissions per organization/school district are allowed.


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