Please use this form to submit your proposal to present an afternoon breakout session at a Tech Days East workshop.

All topics related to the intersection of technology and libraries are welcome! Possible topics include, but are not limited to: gadgets, emerging trends, apps, innovative tools, social media, coding, e-content, privacy, makerspaces, Google services, and teaching tech to patrons.  Presentations could also focus on serving specific audiences (i.e. preschoolers, tweens, teens, older adults, people who require specific services, etc.)  This list of suggested topics is not meant to limit your creativity!

Also, attendees of previous Tech Days workshops have requested sessions that...
  • are no-cost or low-cost to replicate, or
  • include Bring Your Own Device hands-on training on a specific thing (e.g. Canva, Google Drive, etc.), or
  • have options for use by patrons of all ages and varied abilities, or
  • provide ideas for improving patron library experiences or streamlining workflow, or
  • demonstrate a tool, explain criteria used to choose it, suggest policies regarding it, and give examples of how patrons engage with it
Each afternoon breakout session at Tech Days East is one (1) hour: this could be 45 minutes of presentation + 15 minutes for questions or activities, or 60 minutes of presentation.  Alternately, your presentation could be 15 minutes in length, and we will group yours with other short presentations.

This workshop will be held on three dates and locations in September -- you are encouraged to present your session at one or more locations. You and your co-presenters will receive a complimentary lunch and mileage reimbursement.

Deadline for proposal submissions: 11:59pm on Friday, June 15, 2018 June 29, 2018.
This series of workshops is sponsored and coordinated by Winnefox Library System, Outagamie-Waupaca Library System, Manitowoc-Calumet Library System, Nicolet Federated Library System, South Central Library System, the Southeastern Wisconsin (SEWI) library systems – Arrowhead Library System, Bridges Library System, Kenosha County Library System, Lakeshores Library System, Milwaukee County Federated Library System, Monarch Library System – and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.

* 1. Proposed session title:

* 2. Session description (2-3 sentences + key takeaways):

* 3. Please indicate the length of your presentation:

* 4. Which dates and locations are you and your co-presenters willing to present? (You may select more than one.)

* 5. Equipment: you will be supplied with a projector, Wi-Fi, table, and chair.  Please select other items you will need for your presentation.

* 6. Lead presenter contact:

* 7. Second presenter contact:

* 8. Third presenter contact:

* 9. Fourth presenter contact:

* 10. I'm OK with sharing my slides, handouts, other materials on the Tech Days East resources web page after the workshop.

* 11. Comments, questions, or details you want us to know:

Thank you -- we're looking forward to seeing your proposal!