Call for Proposals

WAETAG 2021 Annual Conference

Speaking Opportunity

Call for proposals will be open from May 1 – August 1, 2021.
All submissions will be notified by email no later than August 9, 2021.


Dates:  October 7-9, 2021

Theme: Building Bridges and Breaking Barriers

Our 2021 conference will be virtual with opportunities to access all sessions asynchronously. 
All sessions will be 90 minutes long.

In appreciation of your contribution, one presenter for each accepted proposal will receive a complimentary registration.  Additional presenters will be offered the speaker rate of $150.

Presenters should be prepared to speak at either or both days of the conference in case we would like to offer your session more than once.

Proposal Checklist

To aid in your submission process we’ve created a list of what you will need to complete your proposal submission.

  1. Basic contact information
  2. Bio & CV
  3. Title of presentation
  4. Session abstract (300 words or less)
  5. Brief session description (not to exceed 75 words, for conference program)
  6. 3 Session objectives
  7. Session theme (select from list)
  8. Session audience (select from 3 options)
  9. Content level (select from 3 options)
  10. How you’ll incorporate interactive elements
  11. Will your session contain STEM content? If so, be prepared to explain how.
  12. Co-presenter information (if any)
  13. Speaker agreements

Selection Tips

We are looking for presentations that:

  1. Incorporate interactive elements into virtual presentation.  (e.i. movement, polls, videos, small group work)
  2. Provide practical resources that can be used/implemented immediately.

Acceptance or Rejection?

If your proposal is not accepted – try, try again. Many of us (including members of our conference team) have had proposals rejected. Please feel free to reach out to our team if you would like support in refining your proposal for our conference.  You can reach us at

Hot Topics

We encourage proposals on these highly requested topics in line with our theme:

High-Leverage Practices

  • Project-Based Learning
  • Universal Design for Learning
  • Curriculum Models
  • Co-teaching
  • Cluster grouping
  • Matching services to student need

Relationships with students beyond academics

  • Social-emotional learning and development
  • School, family, and community supports
  • Engaging stakeholders
  • Community connections (mentors, business partners, internships, etc.)
  • Clubs and advisories

Advocacy and Equity

  • How to be an advocate
  • Forming advisory groups
  • Engaging stakeholders
  • Nurturing talents
  • Supports for underrepresented populations

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