Proposal Submission


Thank you for your interest in submitting a proposal for the ASCD 2020 Conference on Teaching Excellence to be held in Denver, Colorado! We hope that you join us as we explore this year’s theme: Classroom. Community. Connection.

The overall concept is centered on supporting teachers to:

  • Build trusting connections with students/family,
  • Providing learning supports for students to engage with the curriculum,
  • Allowing students autonomy to develop voice and take charge of their learning,

Additionally, we are interested in sessions on:

  • Adopting trauma-informed practices.
  • Developing cultural competency and understanding implicit bias.
  • Recognizing compassion fatigue and burnout in themselves, and the importance of self-care.

Breakout sessions at this conference will be 60-minutes in duration.

To create and submit your proposal, you will need to complete the following steps.  Proposal Submission Information

  • Presenter(s) contact information (Including mailing address).
  • Proposed session title. Make it descriptive, but concise. (150 character maximum).
  • Proposed description & learning outcomes. (Please limit your description to 250 words and include 2-3 measurable objectives and what you hope attendees will take away from the session.) 
  • We are specifically looking for sessions that
    • Address a problem of practice,
    • And provide practical strategies or takeaways that educators can readily implement.


· Sessions will be scheduled Friday, June 26, Saturday, June 27, and Sunday, June 28.


· Sales pitches for products or services disguised as proposals will not be evaluated. Content perceived as commercial is not acceptable.


· ASCD requests permission to rebroadcast speaker image and printed materials in connection with the 2020 conference. Presenters maintain presentation content copyrights and will be asked to complete the mandatory “Participation Agreement” in the submission portal.


· Presenters must use the approved ASCD template when submitting their final PPT.


· All accepted presentations must adhere to the established deadlines.


· Presenters will receive a complimentary registration to the ASCD 2020 Conference on Teaching Excellence.


· Travel expenses and any additional fees are the responsibility of the presenter(s).



Call for Proposals Portal Closes: February 1, 2020

Speaker Accepted Invitations: February 18, 2020

Speaker Agreements Due: March 6, 2020

Final Presentation Materials Due: June 1, 2020

Conference Dates: June 26-28, 2020



Please contact the ASCD Programming Team at with any questions.

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