Workshops and Table Talks

Workshop sessions

    • Workshops must be approved by the school district or county office 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 of a current (2017-18 and 2018-19) CSBA member* school district or county office of education on the panel presenters. School districts who are not members of CSBA, are not eligible to participate.
    • Presenters receive a complimentary one-day conference registration for the day of their presentation. This complimentary registration is non-transferable. Presenters planning to attend more than one day of the CSBA Annual Education Conference must register at the 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 one hour and fifteen 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, and must include a school board member to address the policy issues related to the topic. Multi-district panels are encouraged.
    • Panelists should represent 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).
    • The submitter will be notified in July 2018 whether a proposal has been selected for inclusion in the conference program.
    • Presenters are responsible for their own travel and related conference expenses.
    • Presenters are responsible to upload their handouts to the AEC app by November 5, 2018.

Table talk sessions

    • Table talks must be approved by the 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 of a current (2017-18 and 2018-19) 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 (2017-18 and 2018-19) 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 conference registration for the day of their presentation. This complimentary registration is non-transferable. 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 partner or CSBA exhibitor, you may consider submitting a Exhibitor Table Talk proposal.
    • Table talks are one hour and fifteen minutes in length and may be scheduled at any time during the three days of the conference at the discretion of CSBA.
    • 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 presentation.
    • Table talk presenter makes a 10-15 minute informational presentation regarding an educational program or practice to a group of up to 10 people. The subject is then opened for discussion.
    • 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.
    • Because of facility limitations, the use of audio-visual equipment is not appropriate.
    • Presenters are responsible for uploading their handouts to the AEC app by November 5, 2018
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Exhibitor table talk sessions

    • Proposals must be submitted by a current exhibiting company which has already signed a contract and for which payment has been received by CSBA.
    • Exhibitor 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 conference registration. This complimentary registration is non-transferable. Presenters planning to attend more than one day of the CSBA Annual Education Conference must register at the conference rate.
    • Exhibitor table talks are one hour and fifteen minutes. They may be scheduled at any time during the three days of the conference at the discretion of CSBA.
    • Exhibitor table talks are designed as open forum discussions among a small group of participants, and are not to be utilized as a sole captive audience or sales presentation.
    • The exhibitor table talk presenter makes a 10-15 minute informational presentation regarding an educational program or practice to a group of up to 10 people. The subject is then opened for discussion.
    • Exhibitor 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 exhibitor table talk allowed. If others wish to participate, they must pay the conference registration rate. CSBA will only publish one presenter per exhibitor table talk.
    • Because of facility limitations, the use of audio-visual equipment is not appropriate.
    • Presenters are responsible for uploading their handouts to the AEC app by November 5, 2018.

Have more questions?

Contact aec staff at aec@csba.org or at (800) 266-3382.