Call for Presentations
Deadline Extended: October 11, 2017

Do you have a best practice or hot topic to share with your colleagues and peers who are responsible for special education and pupil services in Wisconsin Public School Districts? If so, then submit your proposal today! Please complete this form for your presentation to be considered. Note that final programming decisions are made by the planning committee. Submissions will be accepted through September 29, 2017. You will be contacted if your session is selected by the conference committee. Conference dates and locations are listed below:

Wisconsin Council of Special Services (WCASS) - 2018 Winter Conference
January 24-26, 2018
Paper Valley, Appleton, WI


Wisconsin Council of Special Services (WCASS) - 2018 Spring Conference

May 2-4, 2018
Best Western Premier, Oshkosh, WI

Presentation selection is based on the following criteria and will be given priority consideration:

  • Innovations for the field,
  • Creativity in interaction with participants,
  • Estimated audience appeal,
  • Clarity of organization and presentation,
  • Feasibility of presentation,
  • Degree to which it addresses a special need or strand area and overall balance of topics among strands. 

CALL FOR PROPOSAL FORM 

The Professional Development Committee is responsible for selecting all papers and programs presented.  The Professional Development Committee will review each proposal and notify you via email in a timely manner. If you have questions on the form or conference contact Diane at (608) 729-6663 or email, dianegyorog@awsa.org . 

Attendees appreciate the information provided by their peers and often find they can apply what they have learned at the conference when they return to their districts. If you are a Professional Member, consider teaming up with your colleagues/vendors to present a session on an innovative idea or best practice you have implemented in your district.  

Vendors are encouraged to team up with a school district professional to co-present educational and informative solutions to over 200 special services staff. Inviting district personnel to co-present gives additional credibility to the information you are providing. If you present quality information, attendees will remember the expert who provided it.

WCASS will provide the presenters a projector and a microphone (if necessitated by the room and audience size). Presenters are asked to bring their own laptops if one is needed for the session.

All submissions and handouts become property of WCASS. We reserve the right to edit submissions for length and content. Presentations are posted on a web page and become a resource for all members after the conference. Attendees receive a flash drive onsite at the conference with your presentation materials. 
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We look forward to learning about the educational opportunities you have to offer our attendees!