Call for Proposals
NBCDI 48th Annual Conference
October 13-16, 2018
Sheraton Dallas Hotel
The National Black Child Development Institute’s Annual Conference presenters and participants are at the core of the convening’s success. We are excited about your interest in contributing to our strengths-based, action-oriented solutions to help participants achieve identified outcomes and to foster change within their local communities.
Please review the information and guidelines below before submitting your proposal online at www.nbcdi.org/events.
Know Your Audience
For 48 years, NBCDI’s Annual Conference has brought together thousands of early childhood educators, K-12 teachers, administrators, social workers, health professionals, elected officials, researchers, and representatives from colleges and universities, community and faith-based organizations, business and government entities who share our mission and are working to improve and advance the quality of life for Black children and families through education and advocacy.
Last year, NBCDI’s Annual Conference offered nearly 100 workshops reaching approximately 1,000 conferees in-person.
Prepare Your Submission
All proposals will be submitted through an online format. You will not be able to save and return to your work, so please prepare your answers prior to logging onto the system. Incomplete submissions will not be considered.
The deadline for submissions is Friday, March 23, 2018.
Bring Your Solutions
There are many paths towards achieving success. NBCDI is seeking proposals that present strengths-based, action-oriented solutions that will help participants move their schools, neighborhoods, communities and states forward. Your presentation proposal should be designed to advance the following outcomes.
Every proposal selected for the 48th Annual Conference will: 1) provide a critical opportunity for presenters and participants to exchange solutions-focused ideas, best practices, program models, policy frameworks, assessment tools, research and data; and 2) be focused on allowing participants to return home inspired and ready for action.
When submitting a proposal, presenters will be required to provide the following information:
Prospective presenters will also need to answer the following questions:
Presenters may select one topic from a list of options (NBCDI will prioritize the selection of proposals in the subtopics listed under each priority below):
Presenters will identify three specific outcomes, which may include new knowledge, resources, tools, curricula, etc. Please list in complete sentences. (For example, "Participants will gain new tools and strategies to educate parents and caregivers on the importance of early brain development.")
Presenters will select from a list of presentation formats (all that apply):
Presenters will provide a description for the program brochure and review process, including purpose and objectives.
Research-Based Poster Presentations
For the first time, NBCDI’s Annual Conference will feature research-based poster Presentations facilitated by university students. NBCDI seeks dynamic presentations that present current research and best practices that align with our strategic priorities.
If you are submitting a proposal for a poster presentation, please include the following additional information:
Methods: Describe the design, data collection process, analysis, and how the results were used. If the presentation is on a specific program, describe the design, innovation, evaluation, and impact. (100 word limit)
Results/Discussions: Describe the research findings and outcomes. (100 word limit)
Conclusions: Describe the implications of the research findings/outcomes. (100 word limit)
All completed proposals successfully submitted by the deadline will be evaluated by the Annual Conference Committee. They will be judged on their efficacy, relevance, and the extent to which they provide strengths-based, action-oriented solutions and information that will help participants achieve identified outcomes. The Annual Conference Committee and NBCDI Senior Leadership Team reserve the right to recommend modifications to final selections and proposal titles in order to ensure a balanced program.
Please note the following:
Notifications & Registration
NBCDI will inform the lead presenter of the proposal status on Monday, May 5, 2018. Updates on the status of a proposal will not be provided until this official notification.
All persons presenting during the 47th Annual Conference are required to 1) accept, 2) register and 3) pay the workshop presenter registration fee of $200. This requirement includes all co-presenters.
Upon notification of acceptance, the lead presenter will be emailed an acceptance message that includes the following:
Please email questions to email@example.com.
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