Call for Proposals

The NNER Conference Committee is extending the deadline for proposals for presentations at the upcoming conference scheduled for October 12-14, 2017 in St. Louis, Missouri. The committee will continue to review proposals through Midnight (CST) on Friday, September 1. (Extended from 5 PM)

Deadline Extended: September 1, 2017 at Midnight (CST)

The National Network for Educational Renewal (NNER) invites educators, researchers, students and community members from around the world, working in the context of K-12, higher education, arts and sciences, and the broader community, to share their knowledge and expertise by submitting proposals to present at the 2017 NNER Conference. NNER welcomes proposals on topics related to NNER’s mission and goals.

Theme & Strands

Please review the Theme & Strands page before proceeding with the proposal submission process.

Information on Session Types

The following session types will be offered at the conference. On the Proposal Form you will have the opportunity to indicate your preferred session type.

Presentation (30 minutes)

Presentations are 30-minute formal scholarly or research paper presentations. This type of structure is well suited to interactive conversations and deeper discussions about the topics. Presenter(s) may share their research or innovations through a talk or introduction followed by discussion and/or activities.

Panel Discussion/Interactive Forum (30 minutes or 60 minutes)

An organized panel of presenters contributing expertise and perspectives on a topic or issue facing educators or providers in the areas of health and/or social service. Panel discussions should encourage audience participation in an interactive setting. Panel discussions may be designed for either a 30 or 60-minute format, with the length of session to be specified in the proposal. Proposals involving students as panelists are strongly encouraged.

Organized Symposium (60 minutes)

An organized symposium is a coordinated session by a group of conferees, each presenting a portion of a project or topic. Groups proposing an organized symposium should designate one group member to serve as the presentation and follow-up discussion leader.

Roundtable Discussion (60 minutes)

Roundtables are sessions with several presenters on a similar topic sharing a table. Discussion occurs with attendees seated at or around the table. Individual roundtable presentations typically include a 15-20 minute presentation by each presenter, followed by 15 minutes of group discussion or feedback. Roundtable presenters should bring questions to pose to others at the table in order to generate discussion.

Poster Session

Posters combine graphic display of research with the opportunity for informal discussion of findings throughout a 60-minute session scheduled during the Thursday evening reception. Individual presenters will set up displays presenting their papers in the lobby. Detailed instructions on preparation of posters will be available. No additional audiovisual equipment, such as a screen or LCD projector, is provided. Student posters are strongly encouraged.

Proposal Submission Process

Download and complete the Call for Proposals document (.docx)

Submit proposal and presenter information via email by 5pm (CST), September 1, 2017 to