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Presenter Application

Call for Presentations

Please submit the form on the right to apply to be a Presenter at a COTA Pro-D Conference (Summer, October and February).

Which COTA Conference would you like to present at?

A. Identifying Information

Please fill in your contact information so the COTA team can contact you for follow-up questions and for further instructions in case of Acceptance.

Name Phone

B. Workshop Information

Details about workshop you would like to provide.

Workshop Title
(4-8 sentences)
Target Audience
Session Length

C. Presenter Information

Details about the speaker holding the presentation.

Presenter Name
Presenter Abstract

D. Requirements / Additional Information

Technological Needs
Room Requirements
(max number, room size, etc.)

Selection Criteria

Proposals will be reviewed by at least two reviewers who will use the rubric below to evaluate and select proposals. The following rubric will be used to evaluate all proposals in the refereed proposal review process:

  • Do the title and description clearly describe the session?
  • Is the proposed topic timely and/or appropriate?
  • Will this session positively contribute to the conference and to the field of K to 12 education?
  • Is the session designed to be interactive and engage the audience?

Specific Criteria

  • Relevance to the conference
  • Clarity
  • Audience Appeal
  • Relevance to Research/Theory/Practice

Outside SD#23 Presenter Fees

If you charge a fee for speaking or giving a workshop please tell us the fee and some more details in the comment field in the application. We will be contacting you directly to confirm or to negotiate with you.


If your proposal is accepted, you will be asked to:

  • Register for the conference
  • Edit all materials used in your session
  • Transmit your Power Point Slides, Handout (PDF files), data charts, and other

We use SCHED as our platform for registration. You can manage your own profile and add presentation files, edit session descriptions and email attendees.

Accepted proposals will be emailed a request to login to SCHED. Our correspondence to speakers will be through SCHED.

A/V & Media

Note: For virtual presentations, speakers must be equipped with their own devices, equipment, and ability to present on-line via Zoom or another platform. Please check to be sure you have enough capacity for the number of attendees expected.

In person, the following standard audiovisual equipment will be provided in each room: data projector equipped with a universal VGA cable to accommodate PC and Macintosh (inform us if you need an adapter) platforms, an Internet connection, and a screen. Overhead projectors, Smartboards, computers and TV units will be made available upon request. (Note: Presenters should plan to provide their own computer equipment or other specialized equipment).  Microphones will be supplied as needed in larger rooms.

The schedule is: 8:30-10 (Keynote);  10:30-12;  1-2:30  Please indicate if you would like one session time period (90 minutes), a half day (two sessions) or full day.

Application deadlines: 

May 27th, 2022 for the August 29-31 Summer Conference;  September 16th, 2022 for the October 21st Provincial Pro-d Day;  January 6th, 2023 for the February 17th Zonal Conference and;  May 26th, 2023 for the August 28th-30th Summer Conference 2023.

       Thank you for your interest in sharing your expertise!