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2016 National Dropout Prevention Network Conference


Proposal to Present at the 2016 National Dropout Prevention Network Conference

This form is used to submit a proposal to present at the 2016 National Dropout Prevention Network Conference, October 2-5, 2016 at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center. A pdf version of this form is available for download at https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BylHRJznRIPeUmRveG4tQU9QdEE/view?usp=sharing. It should be used only for preparation for online submission, NOT for submission by fax, email, or, mail.


* Required

All presentations should fit in one of ten Conference Strands. These are defined on a document at this link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BylHRJznRIPeZGs4b2NteEw0R28/view?usp=sharing

The DEADLINE for proposal submission has been extended through June 15, 2016. This Call for Proposals will close after that date.

Presenters will be notified of the acceptance of their proposals by June 17, 2016. Presentations are scheduled upon registration for the conference. Presenters must register by July 15, 2016 to ensure a presentation slot.

Thank you for your interest in presenting at the 2016 National Dropout Prevention Network Conference!

PLEASE NOTE: The only information used to determine acceptance, and even participants' choice to attend a session, is the information in the proposal. Please be thorough and clear so the program committee and attendees can make a wise selection.

*Required Fields

Proposal Information

I understand that... (must agree to all) *

All presenters are responsible for their own registration, travel, and lodging expenses, unless prior arrangements have been initiated by the National Dropout Prevention Center/Network.

All presenters are required to register for the conference on or before Friday, July 15, 2016. Presenters who are not registered by that date will lose the opportunity to present.

An LCD projector, screen, and speakers (for computer/video) are provided in each breakout room. Presenters must provide their own laptops. Microphones for breakout sessions are prohibited as the sound may interfere with other sessions.

Attendees do not pre-register for sessions. They choose which session to attend based on relevancy, description, and interest. NDPC/N cannot guarantee attendees will choose any session.

Presenters should be attentive when crafting proposal title and description. The information provided for each proposal determines attendees' interest and impacts selection. Incomplete or incoherent descriptions will not be considered. Please provide your description in paragraph form, not in lists or bullets.

There are only a select number of commercial presentations that will be selected (this includes consultants and independent individuals). Selection priority for these presentations will be given to exhibitors and sponsors.


Prefix *

(Dr., Mrs., Mr., Ms., etc)





First Name *

Last Name *

Position *

Organization *

Address *

City *

State *

Zip *

Work Phone *

Cell Phone

Email *

Are you a current member of The National Dropout Prevention Network?




Please identify your topic area (Choose One) *

Definitions of topic areas can be found at:https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BylHRJznRIPeZGs4b2NteEw0R28/view?usp=sharing

Parent and Family Engagement

School Climate and Culture

Partnerships for Student Engagement

Teaching and Learning Strategies Focused on Student Engagement and Personalized Learning

Utilizing Technology to Reach Students

Student Engagement Across the Curriculum, Grade Levels and Out-of- School Programs

Student Engagement Research and Data Analysis

School and Community Support Systems for Students

Leadership and Policy Supports for Student Engagement

Life Skills, Transitions, and Personal Development

Please choose the type of presentation. *

Seminar – 60 minute

Workshop – 90 minute session

Carousel (Roundtable) Session - 30 min (done twice in rotation)

Presentation Title *

Please provide the title of your presentation. If you plan to make more than one presentation, please see below. (Please note: any entry will be cut off after 150 characters, including spaces)

Presentation Description *

Provide a 40-50 word description of your session for the program booklet. (Please note: any entry will be cut off after 500 characters, including spaces)

Must be fewer than 500 characters


Please list Prefix, Full Name, Title, Organization, Work Address, Phone, and Email Address for each copresenter.

Your answer

Effectiveness *

Please share data that demonstrates the effectiveness of the program or methods highlighted in your presentation.

Objectives *

State two objectives each participant can expect to obtain from your presentation.

Fifteen strategies are noted as effective in the area of dropout prevention. Please review those strategies and select the one to which this presentation best applies. *

The 15 strategies are explained herehttps://drive.google.com/file/d/0BylHRJznRIPeakJYY09GaEV4Vjg/view?usp=sharing

Active Learning

Method *

Please choose your method(s) of presentation.




Question and Answer

Group Activity

Hands on Activity



Target Audience *

Please choose the target audience(s) for your presentation

District or School Administrator

District or School Support Staff

PK-12 Teacher

State Administrator or Staff

Higher Education Representative

Business Community Representative

Community Program or Nonprofit Personnel



Multiple *

Would you be willing to make this presentation more than once?



Bio *

Please provide a brief Bio describing your experience and qualifications suitable for publication.

Exhibitor *

Are you planning on being an Exhibitor at this Conference?



Exhibitor Info

Please list the organization that will be an Exhibitor at this Conference.

Your answer

Exhibitor Product

Are you selling a product?



Event *

How did you learn about this event? (Choose One)

NDPC Web Site

Direct Mail

Email Notification


Attended Previous NDPC/N Event

Other :

Agency *

Where do you work? (Choose One)

Higher Education

High School

Middle School

Elementary School

District Staff

Non Profit Organization

State Agency

Juvenile Justice

Education Regional Service Center

Other :

First Request *

Is this the first time you have requested to present at an NDPC/N professional development activity?