2023 Annual Conference Request for Proposals - Due April 3rd
University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles

This year’s call asks you to think about emerging technology - The Ed Tech design landscape is changing faster than ever before! Many faculty, who were hesitant to use technology, have been required to use technology they were previously intimidated by.  They are now confidently incorporating the use of technology in their curriculum and the classroom design now has to be more fluid with the ever growing and changing needs of the faculty.

What new emerging technology, service or practice have you implemented on your campus that has made everyone's jobs a little bit easier?

Proposals are submitted through an online form that will ask you to think through several aspects of the session you wish to run.
  • Title of session
  • Type of session
  • Session Coordinator
  • Description/abstract
  • Eligibility for RU credit
  • Proposed session length
  • Intended Audience
  • Core Competency
  • Learning Outcomes

Please fill out the session information for your conference presentation proposal. Presentations may have multiple presenters (for example, a panel discussion) or be given by one individual. All required fields are denoted with a asterisk. Deadline to submit proposals is April 3rd.

A 25% discount on registration will be extended to all accepted presenters for the 2023 Annual Conference.



Proposals will be evaluated on the following factors, and the proposal should address each:

Relevance and Appeal How important is the topic to the membership?
Originality How innovative and original is the perspective, approach, or solution?
Organization How clear, concise, and well-organized is the proposal?
Learning Outcomes How relevant are the learning outcomes to the proposal’s topic? How realistic and achievable are the learning outcomes in the time/format proposed?

 Why be a presenter?

  1. Presenting is a great chance of supporting the ETC mission by exchanging information and ideas within our organization, community, and profession.
  2. Presenting brings national recognition to you and your institution.
  3. Presenting gives you a unique opportunity to get more involved and contribute to ETC.
  4. Presenting is an opportunity to develop professional presentation skills in a welcoming environment with feedback from trusted peers.

Share with your colleagues from other institutions the success of your newest technology initiative, an innovative staff development plan to grow the leadership skills in your junior staff members, or perhaps a technology trend you are noticing in your users. The list of possible topics is endless!

  • Inclusive Leadership 
    • Modern workforce; diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI); performance effectiveness; collaborative initiatives related to strategic institutional, vendor, and research partnerships; process transformations; culture change; measuring; remote campus relationships; and community engagement partnerships
  • Technical Skills
    • AV installation standards and practices, AV repair, system programming and design, cable termination and management, customer service, audio, IT security practices, network topology, etc. 
  • Teaching and Learning Environments
    • Instructional design, digital learning, learning space design, research computing, online and blended learning, accessibility and universal design, and mobile learning, as well as support for libraries, pedagogical research, and scholarship
  • Content/Asset Management
    • Managing digital assets, meta-tagging standards, defining what should be archived, copyright in the digital age, distribution strategies for assets outside of the learning management system
  • Organizational Management
    • Leadership and management strategies and efforts to cultivate innovation, processes and practices that support change efforts, cost control; mergers, closures, and consortiums and emerging projects and pilots that explore how innovation can support student success
  • Media Production
    • Digital video production management, production staffing and hour tracking, managing quality with faculty production hobbyists, utilizing digital assets in instructional design, digital video production standards in a streaming world, finding a balance between course captures and full production
  • Campus Technology
    • Current AV and online tools, classroom video and audio systems, wireless presentation, collaboration/active learning tools, web and videoconferencing, learning management system integrations, video management systems, AV-over-IP, VR, hybrid classroom systems, software codec rooms, etc.

Corporate Member Participation in General Session Presentation Guidelines

  • Corporate presenters are asked to avoid direct sales pitches for regular sessions and instead focus on the implementation of a product at one or more institutions, or other non-sales topics.
  • Corporate members are encouraged but not required to include institutional co-presenters, and those co-presenters do not need to be ETC regular members.
  • Presentations should be relevant to the ETC Mission and the interests of the membership.
  • Presentations will be recorded as any other session and requires completion of release form. This does not apply to pre-conference workshops or other activities.
  • Corporate member proposals will be evaluated using the same criteria as institutional member proposals.
  • NOTE: Corporate members are welcome to attend any session!

AFTER YOU SUBMIT: If you do not receive a confirmation screen immediately after you submit your proposal, contact the Executive Office.

Note: Proposals which are not submitted in their entirety by the due date will not be considered. Proposals will be considered incomplete if materials are missing or if materials are submitted in the incorrect format. 

Submissions will be reviewed by the Program Committee following the submission deadline. All selected to present will be notified by email once the Program Committee has finalized the conference agenda.