HI-TEC: High Impact Technology Exchange Conference HI-TEC: High Impact Technology Exchange Conference
HI-TEC: Educating America's Technical Workforce
HI-TEC: Educating America's Technical Workforce

Main Conference Session Proposals

When: Wednesday, July 27, and Thursday, July 28

Where: Grand America Hotel, Salt Lake City, Utah

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

Dates to Remember
Submission Deadline: March 3
5:00pm CST
Approval Notification: March 21
Presentation Date/Time Confirmed: April 25
Presenter Registration Form Due: June 10

Preference will be given to sessions that:


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 Center or ATE Project.

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:

Required Information for Session Proposals

Click here for a PDF of information needed to submit a main conference session proposal.

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 Greg Kepner.

For assistance with the form, contact Sheila Wilson.


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.

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