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KSDE Annual Conference Presentation Proposals

Thank you for your interest in submitting a presentation proposal for the 2017 KSDE Annual Conference,  Kansans CAN: Imagine.

Before submitting your proposal, be aware of the following information:

Breakout Sessions: The session date will be either October 12 or 13, 2017.  You will need to choose the length of session that would be appropriate for your presentation-either 50 minutes or 100 minutes. There are a limited number of 100 minute time slots available.  All presentations are expected to follow best practices for learners and be interactive for the attendees. Preference will be given to sessions that move away from the traditional "sit and get" format.  Selection and scheduling of the presentation sessions is at the discretion of the KSDE Conference Program Committee.

Strands:   The conference strands for the 2017 KSDE Annual Conference are the 5 State Board Goals:  Kindergarten Readiness; Individual Plans of Study; High School Graduation Rates; Postsecondary Completion/Attendance; and Social-Emotional Growth.  You will also need to identify one of the sub-strands from the following list for your presentation.  The sub-strands are:  Academic and/or Cognitive Preparation; Civic Engagement; Community or Family Involvement/Engagement; Employability/Technical Skills; Nutrition & Wellness; School Climate and/or Leadership; and Technology.  Your audience will expect to gain knowledge, plan, and/or implement successful strategies to increase effective instructional practices leading to student success.

Kansans CAN: Imagine will help educators at all levels fulfill the Kansas State Board of Education’s vision: Kansas leads the world in the success of each student.

Your proposal submissions must fit within one of the conference strands.  Proposals should be descriptive and include specifics about your proposed session including how it will provide for audience interaction and activity.  
Fees:  Registration for the conference is required.  Two presenters for each session selected will receive a $50 discount on the registration fee. 
  • Presentation proposals are due to KSDE by May 12, 2017. 
  • Notifications on proposal selection will be emailed by July 7th to the first presenter listed on the proposal. 
  • Response/Acceptance to this notification is REQUIRED to be included in the conference program. 
  • Employer Approval to Present.  When you receive notification of proposal selection you will also need your employer (school/district supervisor) to email their approval of the presentation.  Instructions will be provided in the acceptance email you receive.

The proposal form asks for detailed responses.  We suggest you open the form, print it, and exit.  Prepare your responses in a document, and then come back, open the form and paste in your responses. 

Click here to complete your session proposal


Conference Information

Conference Program

College Credit Information

Conference Breakout Sessions

Conference Schedule At A Glance 

Exhibit Booth Registration

Lodging Information

Presentation Proposals Online Submission Form

Student Cover Art Design Contest

Annual Conference PowerPoint Presentations 2012

Annual Conference PowerPoint Presentations 2013 

Annual Conference PowerPoint Presentations 2014

Annual Conference PowerPoint Presentations 2015

Annual Conference PowerPoint Presentations 2016

For logistics questions, please contact:
Karen Maddox,
(785) 291-3098

For questions on the registration and Preconference (Assessment), please contact:
Tierney Kirtdoll,
(785) 296-3142

For questions on the Main Conference, please contact: 
Pat Bone,
(785) 291-3097