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Deadlines for CUE 2018 National Conference Submissions:
Concurrent & Poster Session -- Deadline September 22, 2017
CUE Tip -- Deadline December 1, 2017
3-hour and 90-minute [Build-a-Lesson] Workshop -- Deadline passed, notifications will go out in early August.
Notifications will go out in early December (except for CUE Tips)
Notifications for CUE Tips will go out December 11, 2017
If your presentation is selected, the main presenter will receive complimentary conference registration
(exception: CUE Tip requires 3 or more approved sessions for a complimentary registration). The 3-hour workshop presenters also receive a small stipend.
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We look forward to seeing you at the CUE 2018 National Conference, March 14-17, in Palm Springs, CA. If you have any questions, please contact Miriam Brutus at email@example.com or 925.478.7153
Planning to present? Below is a list of the most sought-after session topics at CUE conferences. Look these over and be prepared to have your session proposal ready for up to two of these topic areas when you submit your session to a CUE conference:
Types of Sessions
There are several types of speaker sessions at a CUE conference. This section describes each category and the review process for each.
Concurrent sessions are one-hour presentations that address all areas of the curriculum and appeal to a variety of teachers. Sessions may be given by a single speaker, team, or panel (up to 5 speakers total) who can address the needs of the novice user of educational technology as well as the more experienced professional. Only the main presenter will receive the complimentary registration (excluding membership).
Poster Sessions promote your research. CUE will offer two-hour poster sessions during each of the poster session timeslots Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday of the conference. All poster stations will include access to power and Internet connectivity. The set-up will also include a counter-height presentation table and LCD screen as your 'poster.'
Hands-on workshops are three-hour, guided, hands-on activities that address all areas of the curriculum and appeal to a variety of teachers. Workshops may be given by a single speaker, team, or panel who can address the needs of the novice user of educational technology as well as the more experienced professional. The objective of these workshops is for participants to develop the skills to incorporate new technology-enhanced learning activities for use with their staff and students. NOTE: The main hands-on workshop presenters, in addition to the complimentary conference registration, will receive a small stipend.
Build-a-Lesson workshops are 90-minute, guided, hands-on activities that address all areas of the curriculum and appeal to a variety of teachers. Workshops may be led by a single speaker, team, or panel who can address the needs of the novice user of educational technology as well as the more experienced professional. The objective of these workshops is for participants to leave with a learning activity for use with their staff and students.
These quick, 20-minute presentations focus on emerging and existing innovations to enhance learning, productivity, or understanding. They should be noncommercial, brief, and focus on one or two tips, techniques, or resources. NOTE: CUE Tips presenters do not automatically receive complimentary conference registration. Present 3 or more CUE Tips to receive complimentary registration.
Corporate Concurrent Sessions
Looking to showcase your product or service with a one-hour session at the CUE National Conference in Palm Springs? CUE is offering spaces for interested vendors to purchase rooms for meetings or sessions. The room will allow your corporation to present your product in the best possible light. A projector, screen, and a single wired Internet drop is included. Your sessions will also be included in the conference program/addendum and listed as commercial sessions (must be submitted by published deadlines). If you are interested in purchasing a commercial session, please contact Grace Collins at firstname.lastname@example.org or (925) 478-7309.
Keynote & Spotlight Speakers
Suggestions for Spotlight and Keynote Speakers are taken from the Conference Planning Committee (CPC), the Board of Directors, and others. The CPC establishes a priority list. Spotlight speakers must give three presentations. Spotlight speakers are sought from both inside and outside California and bring a national perspective to CUE. Speaker fees and other expenses are covered up to a budgeted amount.
Other Speaker Information
Current Topics of Interest to CUE Members
For every conference the Conference Chair and Speaker Coordinator review the strands for session proposals. Changes are made in the strands to meet current trends and needs of conference attendees. The Conference Committee and CUE Board of Directors note areas in which there seems to be a need for information at conferences. This dynamic exchange of needs and ideas helps to keep CUE conferences fresh and timely. CUE is currently looking for sessions on diversity, Common Core State Standards alignment, standards, critical thinking, communication, collaboration, Creativity, assessment analysis, and developing Future Ready schools. Further, we are seeking sessions delving into emerging technologies such as gaming in education, coding/programming, personal learning device, lesson design, and assistive technology.
Tips for Selected Speakers
Once you are ready with your presentation, plan to visit your room before you present and to practice on any equipment you will be using. Presenters will have twenty minutes prior to the presentation (and ten minutes for CUE Tips), so please prepare in advance. The capacity of your room is stated in the confirmation email. Be sure to have fun with the presentation. All of us who volunteer for CUE greatly enjoy your participation.