Workshop Proposals

2019 Submissions Closed

We are no longer accepting workshop proposals for the 70th annual SETC Convention. Thank you to everyone who proposed a workshop! If you missed the deadline, we hope you’ll consider submitting a proposal for our 71st annual convention in 2020; check back in March 2019 for details. Contact SETC Program Manager Bradley Branham with any questions.

Review and Notification Process

You will receive electronic notification when your proposal has been received. You will also be notified via email by November 2, 2018, as to whether your proposal has been selected or declined.

Convention Registration

SETC does not provide honoraria for presenters at the convention; SETC is a membership organization and all workshop presenters and their assistants are required to be members of the organization and must pre-register for the convention (which includes SETC membership). Selected presenters must register for convention prior to December 3, 2018.

Submission Timeline

Apr. 27, 2018
Aug. 31, 2018
Sept. 14, 2018
Oct. 15, 2018
Oct. 22, 2018
Nov. 2, 2018
Dec. 3, 2018
Feb. 27 – Mar. 2, 2019
Workshop proposals open
Deadline: Workshop proposals with AV requests 
Deadline: Workshop proposals without AV requests
Convention registration opens
Accepted workshop proposals will be notified
Declined workshop proposals will be notified
Deadline for accepted workshop presenters to register for convention
Workshops presented in Knoxville, TN at SETC 2019

Program Design

We strive to achieve a balance of programming for all attendees. Each proposal is reviewed on its own merit. If a presenter submits multiple proposals, one or all may be accepted. If you prefer to present only one workshop, you may either submit one proposal only, or upon acceptance of multiple workshop proposals, contact Vice-President of Services, Lee Crouse, to discuss your presenting preferences.

Guidelines for Selecting Proposals

SETC will not select proposals that attempt to promote or sell a product or issue. Our exhibiting and advertising opportunities are better suited for those needs. For more info about those opportunities, please contact Bradley Branham.

Graduate and advanced students may assist a presenter as participants on panels and in workshops when appropriate and must register as “Adults.” Workshop proposals from undergraduate students will not be considered.

Preferred Workshops

SETC seeks workshop proposals that:

  • Collaborate with other professionals in the field
  • Provide professional development
  • Contain leading-edge information / theory / innovative practices
  • Emphasize training, learning and performance
  • Are how-to and hands-on
  • Focus on skill-building
  • Provide information not easily accessible to your target audience
  • Offer strategies for growing educational and non-profit organizations
  • Offer strategies for teaching, business and design technologies

Workshop Skill Levels

Workshops will be offered at the following skill levels:

  • Beginner/Basic: Introduction and exploration of concepts
  • Intermediate: Building on basic skills and developing competency
  • Advanced: Fine tuning for artists and practitioners experienced with the concept
  • Professional: Offer new approaches and address new challenges for experts in the field
  • General: Broad appeal for all

Please carefully consider and clearly note which skill level your proposed workshop is designed for.

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