Workshops and table talks

Workshop sessions

  • Workshops must be approved by school district or county offices of education being represented. Should CSBA hear from a school district or county office of education that a submission was not approved, the proposal will not be accepted for consideration.
  • Proposals must include at least one board member, superintendent, or other staff from a current (2016-17 and 2017-18) CSBA member school district or county office of education on the panel presenters.
  • Presenters who are board members, administrators or other personnel must be from school districts or county offices that are current (2016-17 and 2017-18) members of CSBA.
  • Presenters receive a complimentary one-day non-transferable conference registration for the day of their presentation. Presenters planning to attend more than one day of the CSBA Annual Education Conference must register at the regular conference rate.
  • CSBA does not accept general proposals for sessions intended to sell a product or service. If you are a CSBA Business Affiliate or CSBA exhibitor, you may consider submitting an exhibitor table talk proposal.
  • Workshops are 1 hour and 15 minute sessions and may be scheduled at any time during the three days of the conference at the discretion of CSBA.
  • Workshops may have up to four members on a panel or solo presentations, and must include a school board member to address the policy issues related to the topic. Inter-district panels are encouraged. If more than four people wish to participate, they must pay for conference registration and their names will not be published by CSBA in the conference app or on-site program.
  • Panelists should reflect the diversity of our state, districts and counties of varying sizes, and varied points of view (e.g., business, community, principals, teachers and students, where appropriate).
  • All workshop proposals should provide visual reinforcement (e.g., sample handouts or multimedia presentation).
  • Presenters are responsible for their own travel and related conference expenses, including reproduction of handouts. 

Table talk sessions

  • Table talks must be approved by school districts or county offices of education being represented. Should CSBA hear from a school district or county office of education that a submission was not approved, the proposal will not be accepted for consideration.
  • Proposals must consist of a board member, superintendent, or other staff from a current (2016-17 and 2017-18) CSBA member school district or county office of education on the panel of presenters.
  • Presenters who are board members, administrators or other personnel must be from school districts or county offices that are current (2016-17 and 2017-18) members of CSBA.
  • Table talk space is limited; proposals are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until space is filled.
  • Presenters receive a complimentary one-day non-transferable conference registration for the day of their presentation. Presenters planning to attend more than one day of the CSBA Annual Education Conference must register the current conference rate.
  • CSBA does not accept general proposals for sessions intended to sell a product or service. If you are a CSBA Business Affiliate or partner or CSBA exhibitor, you may consider submitting an exhibitor table talk proposal.
  • Table talks are one-hour and 15 minute sessions and may be scheduled at any time during the three days of the conference at the discretion of CSBA.
  • Only one presenter per table talk is allowed. If others wish to participate, they must pay the regular conference registration rate. CSBA will only publish one presenter name per table talk.
  • Table talks are designed as open forum discussions among a small group of participants, and are not to be utilized as sole, captive audience or sales presentations.
  • Table talk presenters make a 10 to 15 minute informational presentation regarding an educational program or practice to a group of up to 10 people. The subject is then opened for discussion among the group.
  • The table talk presenter serves as a facilitator and keeps the discussion on track relative to the topic. The presenter also monitors the time, allowing for input from all participants.
  • Only one presenter per table talk allowed. CSBA will only publish one presenter per table talk in the conference app and on-site program.
  • Because of facility limitations, the use of audiovisual equipment is not appropriate in table talks. Handouts should be provided at the presenter’s expense.

Have more questions?

Contact Samantha Archey, Conference Specialist, at aec@csba.org or at (800) 266-3382.