California Council for Exceptional Children Conference:

Call for Proposals

Theme: Teachers Connecting through CA CEC: You’re Not Alone!

October 12 – 13, 2018

Burlingame, CA


The Executive Board of the California CEC invites submissions for proposals for the FALL 2018 Conference.  Proposals should relate directly to the theme of the conference, “Teachers Connecting through CA CEC: You’re Not Alone” listed below.

We encourage collaborative proposals between PK-12 teachers and university faculty.  Poster sessions by student members are also encouraged.


How to Submit Proposals

 Proposals MUSTincludeALLof the following information to be considered for review.  Include identifying personal information ONLYon the cover letter.  Do NOTinclude identifying personal information on the proposal submission. The cover letter will be coded and removed before sending to the reviewers. Send completed proposals to:



1.Title of Presentation: Limit to 10 words

If your proposal is accepted, the title may be edited for the convention program.

2. Abstract: Limit to 50 words

Provide a brief summary that clearly relates to classroom practices for special educators.

3. Participant Outcomes:Limit to 60 words

Provide three to four learning outcomes for your presentation. Participant outcomes must be appropriate for your intended audience and the focus of your proposal. Outcomes should precisely describe the skills, knowledge, and/or behaviors that participants will know or be able to demonstrate after the session.


4. Presentation Description:Limit to 500 words

Provide a brief summary that clearly relates to the topic areas and to the learner outcomes. Include the significance to special education community.


5. Benefits to students, teachers, and administrators: Limit to 100 words

Provide a brief description of the benefit to students, teachers, and/or administrators of your presentation


6. Presentation format

Proposals will be accepted for either

  • One-hour presentation
  • Poster session

7. Presentation Topics

Select the strand that best represents your submission

  • Organization on a Daily Basis
  • Instruction
  • Behavior
  • Technology
  • Other (Please specify) ___________________________________________________


8. Intended Audience

 Identify one primary and one secondary target audience of your presentation

______Early Childhood  ______Elementary  ______Secondary  _____Post-secondary


9. Audio-visual Equipment

Projectors and screens will be provided at NO COST.


10. Acknowledgement that submissionof a proposal is a commitment that all session participants will register for the convention by September 7, 2018. Failure to register will result in cancellation of session and removal of name from the conference brochure.


Please send Submission of completed proposals to


Deadline for Proposals


Deadline for proposals for the Fall 2018 Conference is Friday, June 15, 2018.

Presenters will be notified of proposal acceptance by Wednesday, August 15, 2018.


Criteria for Selection
  • Contributes to the theme of the conference or to other significant teacher practices (10 points)
  • Completeness, accuracy, and clarity of the proposal (10 points)
  • Abstract (10 points)
  • Participant outcomes (20 points)
  • Description (25 points)
  • Benefits to students, teachers, administrators (25 points)


Cover Sheet for Proposals for Fall 2018 CA CEC Conference


Theme: Teachers Connecting through CA CEC: You’re Not Alone!

October 12-13, 2018

Burlingame, CA


Title of Presentation:                                                                                                       


Type (check one):                One-Hour Presentation                    Poster Session


Lead Presenter Information:

 Name: _______________________________________________________________________

School/Agency/ Institution: ___________________________________________________       

Address: _____________________________________________________________________                         


First Author Phone Number: __________________________________________________

E-mail address (your school):_________________________________________________

E-mail address (personal): ____________________________________________________

CEC member #: _______________________________________________________________ 

Other presenter(s) to be named: _______________________________________________________





Download Form Here: CACEC – 2018 Call for Proposals