Introduction and Presenter Acceptance

The 2023 theme for Georgia Chapter of the Association for Learning Environments Summer Conference is “Moving Forward With Purpose”.  The theme speaks to the following:
  • Change just for change’s sake doesn’t equal progress. Developing, exploring, and/or implementing change must be purposeful with value driven goals and measurable criteria for success
  • “Opportunities are problems in search of solutions” – Denis Waitley
    When we strategize about our challenges and focus on the aspects we can influence or control, we progress into a solution mindset. Once there, we can move forward with purpose.
  • Failure isn’t a “negative”. Failure is integral to success; it’s part of the process.
  • It’s natural to be afraid to try something new. Leading and living with intention and purpose means forging ahead despite that fear.
Our goal is to provide presentations that challenge the industry to provide facilities that will provide Georgia Schools with high performance facilities that will withstand the ever evolving education environment.

All presentations should focus on educating school facility representatives and other attendees on new technologies, updated processes and procedures, innovative strategies, etc. that support our stated theme.  We particularly encourage joint participation with school facility representatives where real-life strategies have been implemented.  We encourage school facility representatives with interesting challenges and stories to share them with their peers through presentations, as well.  Sessions should not have a commercial or sales-oriented focus.

Sessions will be sixty (60) minutes in length, with a balance of time for presentation and group discussion. AV equipment will be available, if requested. All presentations will be converted to PDF files and posted to the Georgia A4LE website. All proposals for consideration must be submitted on or before November 28, 2022 at 5:00 PM.

Each speaker, including all co-speakers agree to the terms below when submitting a presentation. 

I will participate in this program and understand my submission indicates my commitment to participate, my permission for GA4LE and its agents to use my name and to reproduce and distribute all or selected portions of my presentation in printed, audio video or electronic format. I hereby waive all right of payment for this license. 

I understand that GA4LE will provide a projector, screen, microphone, and speakers for the room. I further understand that I am required to supply a copy of my presentation on a portable drive to the AV team prior to my presentation. Additional equipment needs must be submitted no later than June 10, 2023. GA4LE will make every effort to accommodate special requests; however, we do not guarantee it. 

Presentations for posting to the website and mobile app for attendees are due to no later than June 10, 2023 in PDF format.