Thank you for your interest in presenting at the 2020 Coursera Conference: A Platform for Progress. Please read through the guidelines and criteria below to inform your submission. 

Presenting at the 2020 Coursera Conference
Online education is playing a critical role in shaping the future of teaching, learning, work and the global economy. Each year, we strive to develop innovative programming to better engage, inform, educate, motivate, and improve online teaching and learning at scale for all of our conference attendees. That's where you come in!

We’re seeking engaging session and poster proposals that inform both higher ed and industry and/or enterprise professionals about the leading best practices, first-hand experiences that led to innovative outcomes, and projects that push the boundaries of online teaching and learning.

Based on previous conference surveys and feedback, the most valued and successful sessions are those that offer tips and tricks, hands-on interactive workshops, innovative collaborations, and case studies with clear recommendations and actions that attendees can take back to their campuses, companies, or governments and implement tomorrow.

Session Topics

The 2020 Coursera Conference: A Platform for Progress topics that are listed here offer an opportunity to explore areas related to topics such as: the future of online learning, teaching, learning, pedagogy, data analytics, and the future of work. These subject areas are meant to provide you with examples and inspiration. We encourage original submissions as well, so if you have ideas outside of the topics provided, please share them with us. We’re excited to learn more from you!

How to Submit
  1. Review the submission guidelines, criteria, and deadlines
  2. If you’d like to present on more than one topic, you will need to complete this submission form for each topic you’d like to present. 
  3. Submit your proposal by Friday, December 6th, 2019, at 11:59 PM Pacific Time.
If you have any questions regarding the submission process, please contact us at

Thank you in advance and we look forward to reviewing your submissions!

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Submission Form

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* 1. Presenter Information

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* 2. With which of the following roles do you primarily identify?

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* 3. I am applying to be a:

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* 4. Abstract: In 300-600 words, please describe your proposed session and/or poster presentation. Please address the following in your abstract:
  • Relevance to the conference selection criteria and topic areas
  • Clarity of intended takeaways for session, must include 3-5 
  • Appeal to target audience
You may include a link to a shared online document [e.g., a Google doc] rather than composing your proposal in this space. Please remember to stay within 300-600 words and share access with

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* 5. Please indicate the session level. Levels are evaluated with respect to attendee experience with online learning:

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* 6. Please upload a professional headshot based on the requirements below:

1.) 720 x 720 pixels or higher
2.) Be sure your face is centered within the picture
3.) Please name the image file with your first and last name
4.) Only PNG, JPG, or JPEG files can be uploaded

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* 7. Please add a 150-300 word professional bio below:

Media Release Form
We plan to record sessions at the conference for distribution to partners who are unable to attend. We may also take photographs for publication on our website and elsewhere.

Grant of Permission to Use Name, Likeness and Content
As a participant in the Coursera Conference from April 21st to April 22nd, 2020, I hereby grant Coursera permission to:
  • Record the event for live or subsequent distribution, display, or broadcast, in any media (including but not limited to print, video, audio, and/or electronic media), and to include my name, likeness, and/or the content of my speech or presentation in such recording. I understand that Coursera might record and distribute the event, in full or in part, through their web sites and through other media for internal or publicity purposes.
  • Use my name, likeness, image, and voice as embodied in any pictures, photos, video recordings, audio recordings, digital images, and other media, (the “Materials”) taken or made in connection with my participation in the Coursera Conference.
I also understand that:
  • The event is a public event, and members of the press may be present.
  • Coursera owns all rights to the use of the Materials and I will not be paid any money or other compensation for granting these permissions.
  • This Grant constitutes the complete agreement between Coursera and me in relation to the Materials, and supersedes any previous agreements or discussions with respect to the Materials. 

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* 8. Signature
Please type your full name in the box below to indicate you agree to the Media Release terms outlined above.