The theme and the Call for Proposals will be announced on June 20, 2019. Stay tuned!



Session Proposal Tips and Suggestions

What makes a session proposal work?

  • Diverse points of view and multiple voices on the session topic: this can mean different institutions and organizations, and/or types of education abroad colleagues and partners, or contributors from outside the field of education abroad;
  • Ample time for comments and/or questions from the attendees;
  • A topic that clearly relates to the conference theme;
  • A balance of theory and practice;
  • Concrete conclusions: sessions offering specific tips, tools, and takeaways;
  • Consideration for the different constituencies in education abroad;
  • Demonstrated professionalism, preparation, and personality.

What doesn’t work?

  • Panels that focus on the accomplishments of only one institution, organization, or program;
  • Panels of more than 4 presenters;
  • Proposals lacking planned audience engagement and interaction;
  • Reading scholarly papers.
Proposal Review Criteria

The Conference Committee will score each proposal based on the following:

  1. Does the proposal add something new to the existing dialogue in the field? (0-5)
  2. Does the proposal relate to the conference theme? (0-5)
  3. How well does the proposal articulate learning objectives? (0-5)
  4. Is there adequate time for questions and discussion? Does it create a forum for dialogue? (0-5)
  5. Do the presenters represent diverse perspectives? (0-5)

*Please note that all presenters must be physically present at the conference. Presenting by Skype or similar platforms is NOT possible.*

The deadline to submit session, workshop and lunchtime conversation proposals for the 16th Annual Conference is September 6, 2019. 


Best Practice Laboratories

In Best Practice Laboratories, we are getting into the weeds, diving in at the operations level, and seeking individual best practice examples to build education abroad’s community of shared knowledge. We’d like you to show your colleagues what works at your organization/institution, and tell them why it works. We invite you to submit practices that are easy to replicate, focused in design, and impactful.


Submit a Best Practice