Proposal Submission

This in-person gathering of K-12 geography teachers, college and university faculty members, curriculum designers and specialists, district and state supervisors, international educators, and geographic discipline leaders offers the opportunity to:

  • Connect with geography teachers, professionals, and colleagues
  • Attend engaging geographic education-focused sessions to increase your professional learning
  • Get the newest geographic tools and ideas to incorporate into the classroom and share with colleagues

CALL FOR PROPOSAL SUBMISSION

National Council for Geographic Education (NCGE) invites you to submit a proposal to present at our 2023 Annual Conference

Submission Deadline: 11:59 p.m. (EST) April 1, 2023 

Elements of Great Proposal Submission

Please note: If you are an NCGE member or have an NCGE account, please log-into your account  prior to submitting your proposal.
  • Understand the audience
  • Have a specific session type
  • Have a topic focus
  • Target an audience
  • Be adaptable to a virtual environment
  • Provide at a minimum, one attendee take-away (physical hand-outs and/or digitally accessible).

Choose the format that fits your presentation style: 

  • Session: A 60-minutes traditional. 
  • Power Session: A 30-minute session that is a short presentation on a topic, resource, or tool. 
  • Workshop: Workshops are two hours in length. Workshops should include in-depth learning and exploration.
  • Poster: Designed to be impactful information sessions on research and institutional programs.

    Posters will be available to view throughout the conference. During dedicated poster session time blocks in the conference schedule, presenters will be available at their posters to discuss their research and programs. Attendees can use this one-on-one time with presenters to learn more, ask questions, and talk through implications and application for their classroom. See “Poster Session Guidelines” section for a detailed description. 

Please note that presentation slots are limited. For this reason, presenters may not appear on the program in more than two presentations. All proposals will be reviewed blind (with no names attached) and scored by multiple reviewers. The Review Committee will make its selection from the top-ranked proposals.  If you have additional questions and answers not found in the Call for Proposals Submission Guide, please email your questions to conference@ncge.org.

If you are selected as a presenter, you will be required to register for the conference by August 1 , 2023.  While we wish would could help defray the costs of presenters, NCGE does not reimburse conference presenters for travel or hotel expenses.

As a selected presenter, you will be responsible for providing any materials for use or distribution in your presentation.  We ask that each presentation provides at a minimum, one attendee take-away (physical hand-outs and/or digitally accessible). The costs of basic presentation A/V equipment (projector/screen, microphone) will be covered by NCGE.  If your proposal is accepted, NCGE will confirm your audiovisual needs submitted in the proposal form.

Commercial solicitation is prohibited at all presentations. If you are representing a commercial interest, your presentation must be educational in nature. If the essential purpose of a proposal is to promote books, materials, or services for sale, it will not be accepted. It will be considered an informational session.

Acceptance/rejection notification will be sent via email to the primary presenters in the first part of  May 2023. It is the primary presenter’s responsibility to relay that information to all co-presenters. If you do not receive notice by June 30, 2022, please contact conference@ncge.org. Scheduling information will be sent to all participants by August 7, 2023. 

Poster Session Details

Poster sessions are designed to be impactful information sessions on research and institutional programs.

Posters will be available to view throughout the conference. During dedicated poster session time blocks in the conference schedule, presenters will be available at their posters to discuss their research and programs. Attendees can use this one-on-one time with presenters to learn more, ask questions, and talk through implications for their own campuses.

  • Open to all current pre-service educators, graduate and undergraduate students. 
  • Your research must be related to geography, specifically research and findings that would support geography educators in the classroom. 

Poster session submissions will use the same process as the session proposals (see, “Submit your Proposal Here” above) with the following exceptions:

All poster submissions must include a Description.  The description should detail the purpose, research design, related literature, and findings of the poster 

If you are accepted to present a poster session, please reference the following information as you begin to think about the poster you will produce!

Poster Display boards for presenting your poster will be provided by NCGE. 

Your poster dimensions must be 36” x 48” (Landscape). Materials should be of professional quality and legible from a distance of three feet. Text should be confined to brief statements.