Introduction and Presenter Acceptance

2020 A4LE Washington State Chapter Conference  
Wenatchee Convention Center, Wenatchee, WA 
June 3-5, 2020 
  
Thank you for your interest in submitting a proposal to present at the 2020 Washington State Chapter Conference. A4LE has earned a reputation for providing superior educational programs and selects presenters who will assist in advancing the knowledge of the attendees and who share their expertise for the overall benefit of K-12 schools and surrounding communities. 
  
Conference Theme: ConnectED 
The name and theme for the conference is “ConnectED.” Wenatchee’s centralized location will serve to bridge the eastern and western sides of our state and beyond. We hope to engender a spirit of one-ness as we break down the barriers – physical and philosophical - that challenge our abilities to find common ground on issues such as diversity, equity, and educational opportunity affecting all our communities. We each have a role in working together and connecting for all students. 
  
  
Eligibility 
Anyone, regardless of A4LE membership, can submit a speaking proposal. Except for students, teachers, and district administrators, all speakers must register for the conference and pay the regular conference fee. No compensation will be provided for expenses, travel, or lodging, however, a stipend for substitute teacher time will be provided for educators. 

Please note the sessions are to be educational in nature. Sales, product, or marketing presentations will not be accepted.

Selection Criteria 
Proposals will be evaluated based on the following criteria: 
  
Does the proposal include students, teachers, or administrators as presenters?  
Does the proposal include representatives from more than one organization as presenters? 
Does the proposal relate to the conference theme? 
Does the proposal offer a fresh perspective? 
Is the proposal’s content relevant and of interest? 
Does the proposal have measurable and achievable learning objectives? 
  
  
Schedule 
Proposals are due by 5:00 pm Tuesday, March 20, 2020.  
  
All Applicants will be contacted regarding the status of their proposal on/or about March 27th, 2020. It is the responsibility of the Applicant to notify their presentation team of the conference committee’s decision and any follow-up logistics. 
  
The conference runs from June 3rd through 5th. There may be speaking opportunities on all three days. The conference planners will notify you of your speaking date/time at the time of your acceptance. If you have scheduling restrictions, please indicate them on your application. 

Presenter Acceptance

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 A4LE 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 further agree to register and pay for the conference and to notify any co-presenters of this same obligation.

I understand that A4LE will provide a projector, screen, microphone, and speakers and one flip chart (upon request only) for the room. I further understand that I am required to supply a laptop or device with applicable adapters to run my presentation.

Additional equipment needs must be submitted and will be at my expense. The Association for Learning Environments will make every effort to accommodate special requests; however, we do not guarantee it. I also understand there is a charge for a room change, additional equipment and that if I change the room from the original set up the charge will be at my personal expense.

PRESENTATIONS: Presentations for posting to the website for attendees are due 2 weeks prior to the event in a PDF format totaling no more than 10 MG. Anything received after the deadline will be posted as quickly as possible post event.

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