HI-TEC Conference - Call for Proposals

Call for Main Conference Session Presentations

Wednesday, July 25
            Thursday, July 26
Where: Intercontinental Hotel, Miami, Florida

Welcome to the HI-TEC Call for Sessions Presentations submission process. Please read the session guidelines and complete all areas of this form.

Dates to Remember
Submission Deadline Extended February 5
5:00pm Central
Approval Notification March 12
Presentation Date/Time Confirmed May 1
Presenter Registration Form Due June 11

Preference will be given to sessions that:

  • Cover new activities, new and emerging technologies, successful approaches, lessons learned, or content development.
  • Report and provide a detailed case study of successful models for recruiting and retaining students,
    working with other educational institutions or partnerships with industry and other external organizations or other such topics.
  • Report new content or information that is a result of collaboration between projects, centers, industry, or other partners.
  • Contain new, recently developed hands-on learning activities, experiments or demonstrations which provide participants with take away resources .
  • Focus on workforce diversity and best practices for serving students from groups underrepresented in STEM such as women, persons with disabilities, persons of color, and Veterans.


All presenters must register for the conference and pay associated fees.

All sessions will be 45 minutes long. These sessions are scheduled on Wednesday or Thursday during the conference, and will be held in rooms with a capacity of 25–50 people.

Note: A maximum of 2 proposals can be submitted per key presenter or per NSF ATE Center.

Audio Visual: An LCD projector for PowerPoints, sound, Internet access, screen, and data package (AV cart and necessary power cords) will be provided. Session presenters must bring their own laptop.

Vendors are required to include a college faculty or staff member or other educational practioner as a co-presenter.

Session presentations will be included in the conference proceedings, which will be available online after the conference.

Conference Strands:

The conference sessions will be organized into strands that include, but are not limited to:

  • Advanced Manufacturing Technologies
  • Bio and Agriculture Technologies
  • Energy and Environmental Technologies
  • Engineering Technologies
  • Information, Communications, and Geospatial Technologies
  • Learning, Evaluation and Research
  • Micro and Nano Technologies
  • Security Technologies
  • Workforce Diversity

Required information for session proposals:

You must have the following information in order to complete the proposal form:

  1. Contact information for person(s) coordinating the session
  2. Session title (100 characters max)
  3. Description for program (100 words max)
  4. Detailed outline (1,500 characters max. Please include agenda, participants learning outcomes, and a list of activities, if applicable. Give a short outline of what will take place during your presentation.) Please be as specific as possible with regard to hands-on experiences.
  5. Facilitator(s)/instructor(s) – name(s) and contact information. If you don't have names, please submit the number of facilitators(s)/instructor(s) and your expected composition (i.e. educator, center personnel, industry leaders, technicians, etc.) The program committee will need more detailed speaker information prior to registration opening in February if you don't have it now.

For questions about the program, contact Ann Beheler or Deb Newberry.

For assistance with the form, contact Sheila Wilson swilson@cord.org.

Submitters may go into the online form and print it before trying to complete the form, since it has to be completed in a single session and may time-out if it's not finished in a short time.