Call for Proposal Requirements

Proposal requirements and submission process

  • Proposals 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 for the full conference.
  • CSBA does not accept workshop or table talk proposals that are 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.
  • Sessions are one hour and fifteen minute 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 presentations. Table talk presenter make 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.
  • Workshop proposals 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. Only one presenter per table talk is permitted.
  • Presenters 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 use of audio-visual equipment for table talks and exhibitor table talks is not appropriate.
  • Workshop and table talk presenters will be notified in July 2018 whether a proposal has been selected for inclusion in the conference program. Exhibitor table talk presenters will be notified in September 2018. If you have not heard back from us by then, please contact us directly at
  • 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.