Thank you for your interest in submitting a proposal for a 50 minute breakout session at the 2017 ASBA Annual Conference.

 We've made some changes to our submission process this year, so please read carefully!

We are seeking proposals that:

  • Enhance the knowledge, skills and abilities of board members and superintendents
  • Share promising strategies and best practices that can be replicated by other districts
  • Demonstrate innovative ideas and solutions that are showing effectiveness
  • Foster increased access to quality education for all students
  • Focus on specific information on positive results and/or student success
This year your submission may address any of these general themes:
A. Enhanced equity, inclusion & excellence
B. Success stories using technology
C. Improved district operations
D. Successful change or innovation
E. Stakeholder collaboration
F. Successful outcomes through data-driven decision making.



The DEADLINE for consideration is Friday, September 15, 2017. ASBA will conduct a first review and notify Semi-Finalist no later than October 1, 2017. If selected, you will be asked to provide additional details on your presentation which will assist ASBA in making final selections.


We are seeking presenters who:
  • Are either school board members or school district personnel
  • Are representatives of an organization that works with schools/ districts and can include one or more district partners as co-presenters
  • Are extremely comfortable speaking in front of groups
  • Actively engage their audience while not reading from notes or other material
  •  Utilize professional, quality materials, job aids and/or handouts
  • Are able to identify 2-3 learning objectives participants can expect to achieve as a result of the presentation. (These will be used for presentation evaluations).
  • Are available on either day of the Phoenix-based conference (12/14/17 & 12/15/17)


NOTE: All participants are responsible for their own travel and expenses.


* 1. I confirm that I am available to present on either December 14 or 15 2017 as assigned by ASBA.

* 2. Our proposal most closely aligns with the following theme:

* 3. Program Title (to be used in marketing collateral)

* 4. Describe the program, initiative, or topic to be presented. (Limit your description to 100 words or less.)

* 5. Describe how your proposal aligns with the theme selected (100 words or less)

* 6. Learning Objectives:
By the end of our session, participants will be able to:

50% of survey complete.