Call for Proposals: 2020 Annual Conference
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Submit a Proposal to Present at the 2020 Annual Conference, November 4-7 in Anaheim, CA.
Deadline for Submissions: February 12, 2020
NAEYC's Annual Conference is the world’s largest gathering of early childhood professionals offering hundreds of engaging and informative sessions, poster displays, research panels, and more. We invite you to share your research, content expertise, and experience at the 2020 NAEYC Annual Conference in Anaheim, CA.
NAEYC seeks proposals that address timely topics (view tracks, topics & descriptions) and current challenges faced by early childhood professionals. Proposals should be grounded in best practices, informed by research, support NAEYC’s mission, and meet the professional development needs of the conference’s core audiences.
Based on the Annual Conference survey results:
Approximately 76% of attendees are experienced early childhood professionals with 11+ years in the field.
- 46% have more than 20 years experience
- 30% have 11-20 years experience
The top four positions held by our audience:
- 24% teachers
- 23% director/assistant director
- 17% trainer/coach/consultant
- 8% faculty
A breakdown of our attendees by age is shown below:
- 2% = Age 18-24
- 16% = Ages 25-34
- 44% = Ages 35-49
- 26% = Ages 50-59
- 12% = Age 60+
NAEYC strives to incorporate a diverse array of presenters and perspectives. We welcome presenters of different nationalities and varying levels of experience representing both individual experts and those representing institutions and organizations.
All proposals should reflect current research and/or practical experience that is innovative, well-grounded, and consistent with the principles of effective adult learning in a conference setting. Proposals must be submitted online. NAEYC will inform you of your status regardless if the proposal is accepted or not via email in late May.
Please note: An individual's name should appear on only one proposal as the primary presenter. NAEYC is not responsible for scheduling conflicts that might arise if an individual's name appears on more than one accepted proposal.
Most sessions are 1.5 hours in duration. Please consider the session length when submitting your proposal. Before you start a proposal, be sure that you are prepared to provide the information listed as follows:
- Presenter contact information
- Session topic (Click on "Topic Category" for complete list)
- Session length–1.5 hours or 1.25 hours, 3 hours (scheduled on Wednesday), research poster session, and poster sessions
- Session title
- Summary of the proposal
- Learning outcomes of proposal
- Opportunities for linkage and application
- For research submissions only: Instead of the summary, these submissions require the stated purpose, methods, results, and implications of the research. These proposals may be accepted as regular sessions or as research poster sessions.
- Presenter expertise
- Preferred room setup
Please note: Each year we receive more 1.5 hours and 3 hours proposals than we can accept. If you are able to adapt to a poster format, please respond to this question asked in the proposal form. If your proposal is selected as a 1.5 hours session, it may change to 1.25 hours. Note that 1.25 hours will be scheduled on Saturday.
NAEYC will provide a standard audiovisual equipment setup which includes a screen, an LCD projector, and stand. One table microphone and one podium mic will also be provided per session.
Any additional AV equipment is at the presenter's expense including audio patches, laptops, and internet. Presenters using Mac or Sony laptops must bring their own adapters for connecting to a projector. Additional equipment can be rented through our AV vendor.
If your proposal is selected, you may register for the conference at a special discounted rate. Details about the discounted presenter rate will be emailed to all those whose proposals are selected.
No Sales Policy
NAEYC’s stated policy is that presenters may not display or sell products in session rooms. Presenters are not permitted to sell products before, during or after their session at the Annual Conference. If you would like to purchase a booth in NAEYC's Exhibit Hall, please visit the Exhibitors & Advertisers page. More information will be posted in the coming months.
For more information please email NAEYC's Conference Department at email@example.com or call 800-424-2460.
Submit a Proposal in Spanish (en español) or Mandarin (华文)
If you plan to submit a proposal for a session delivered partially or entirely in Spanish, you will be included in the Grandes Comienzos track and should select the Grandes Comienzos--Spanish Language Track in Precis. If you plan to submit a proposal for a session delivered partially or entirely in Mandarin, you will be included in the 良好開端 Good Start track and should fill out the online form linked below.
Presentar una propuesta en español - Grandes Comienzos
NAEYC está emocionado de continuar el tema Grandes Comienzos en la conferencia anual 2020 de NAEYC. Este tema ofrece sesiones en español sobre temas relacionados con los niños pequeños, sus familias, y la educación infantil.
- Si te vas a presentar una propuesta para una sesión entregada en Español, por favor seleccione las Grandes Comienzos - pista Española en Precis. Propuestas escritas en Español deben ser presentadas a través del foro. Si necesita instrucciones en español, por favor abra el siguiente enlace en una pestaña o ventana separada: Instrucciones Español.
论文征集 - 良好開端 Good Start
NAEYC很高兴在NAEYC的2020年大会上继续举行“良好開端 Good Start”专题会议。本专题会议使用中文（或以中文和英语进行双语演讲）讨论有关幼儿、幼儿家庭和早期教育的主题。
- 单击此链接，并完整填写调查问卷，然后将演讲提纲提交给“良好開端 Good Start”中文专题会议。
Note: Dual-language learning sessions presented in English should be submitted in the Language and Literacy topic.
Please direct any questions regarding Special Language tracks to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All proposals must be received by February 12, 2020. Notification of proposal selections will be made in late May.