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Thank you for your interest in presenting at the 2022 American Circus Educators Conference!

Welcome all circus educators! The American Circus Educators Conference (ACE EdCon) serves as a meeting place for those active in all the diverse areas of circus education. If you teach circus, run a circus program, research circus, teach circus educators, or work with any type of circus education, you will find connections and inspiration at the 2022 ACE Educators Conference!

- Application Deadline: July 1st at 11.59pm Pacific Time. Application status notification by July 15th, 2022 at the latest.

- New and returning presenters are all welcome!

- Presenters must be ACE members and must attend the conference, as EdCon is by and for the community! If you're not a member yet, you can sign up here. We'd love to have you!

- Confirmed presenters will receive a conference pass at a steeply discounted rate ($100). Do not purchase a conference pass until you hear back from us. Presenters will be given a special discount code to use when they are accepted - please do not register without this discount code, as processing refunds is a lot of extra work! ACE will ensure that you are notified in time to gain access to early-bird registration fees for the conference, in case your session is not selected.

- If you are submitting multiple workshops, please use a separate form for each one.

- If you would like to co-present, please use one form and give both presenters' information for the relevant questions.

- If you would like to propose a panel, please include information about proposed panelists in the session outline question.

We are committed to creating a festival that is inclusive and meets the needs of our growing community. We are focused on accepting the highest quality workshops possible, and ensuring that session descriptions are accurate so that participants have a high level of satisfaction. 

- We suggest that you offer very specific workshop titles and subjects so that the content of your workshop is clear to participants (for instance "5 Ways to do a Belay" instead of "Silks Tricks").

- By filling out this application you agree to collaborate with AYCO to ensure presentation standards.

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* 1. Session Title:

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* 2. Contact:

Please enter your contact details:

About the Session

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* 3. Description:
100-300 words. This is the description participants will read to decide if they will sign up for your session. Please include (not in list format!):
1. What topics will be covered/what kind of activities may be involved
3. Who may be interested or for whom the session is designed
4. What participants leave with/knowing
(Please write out a full description that includes these things).

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* 4. Lesson Plan/Outline:

Please provide us with an outline or lesson plan for your session. This information will be used to assess if the workshop is a good fit for our event, it will not be shared publicly. Make sure to include skills, techniques, or concepts that will be taught in enough detail that we know what you will cover and how!

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* 5. What kind of activities can participants expect?

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* 6. What general 'thread' does your session belong with?

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* 7. Are there prerequisites for this session?

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* 8. Participants:
Please let us know the maximum number of participants. If you have another maximum in mind, please tell us in the "Comments" box. 

If you can take more students with the addition of qualified spotters or certain equipment, please let us know so we can work with you. We strive to maintain a high quality and safe context while including as many participants as possible in sessions and appreciate your assistance in order to make this happen.

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* 9. What resources does your session require? Please check all boxes that apply:

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* 10. What resources will you bring? (include equipment [i.e. aerial apparatuses or juggling items], computers, and anything that you will bring to use in your session)

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* 11. Session Slots:
We hope you will be able to present your session at least twice during the course of the conference. Please check ALL YOUR AVAILABLE options.

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* 12. We strongly encourage presenters to offer their sessions more than once to increase access. Are you willing to present more than once?

About the Presenter

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* 13. Presenter Bio:
100-250 words: This will be attached to your session. Please include (but not in list format):
1. General biographical info; 
2. Relevant credentials for teaching this session;
3. Any relevant circus organization or other affiliations

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* 14. References:

Provide us with a full name, email, and phone number for two references who can speak to your experience and qualifications for your session topic.

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* 15. Presenters must be individual ACE members. Are you an ACE member?

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* 16. Have you presented at an ACE Educator's Conference before?

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* 17. Are you willing to participate in other conference proceedings? Please check all that apply:

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* 18. If I am selected as a presenter, I will give my permission for AYCO/ACE to conduct a criminal and sexual offender record check.

(AYCO/ACE has no specific criteria for what results of a background check may impact your application. However, felonies, assault, and sexual offense convictions will almost definitely be considered disqualifying. Other offenses will necessitate further clarifying conversation. Please email Tara Jacob at tara@americanyouthcircus.org if you have any questions.)

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* 19. Anything else you'd like to share with us? Note it here.

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