Biennial Conference 2016 Workshop Proposals Accepted Through January 10, 2016

Biennial Conference 2016Biennial Conference is the premier gathering of Episcopal school leaders. As such, it expands the body of best practices and knowledge about the mission and ministry of our schools. Please consider sharing your expertise by submitting a one-hour workshop proposal for:

Biennial Conference 2016 • Behold, I Will Do Something New
November 9–11, 2016 • New Orleans

The proposal deadline is 11:59 p.m. (EST), Sunday, January 10, 2016.

These guidelines continue onto a second page. The link to the online SurveyMonkey workshop proposal process is at the bottom of page 2.


Your audience will include heads of school, rectors, trustees, vestry members, chaplains and teachers of religion, senior administrators and faculty members, diocesan and regional school leaders, education professionals and consultants, and friends. Attendees come from day and boarding schools serving preschool through grade 12. They are experienced and knowledgeable. They require and expect education that provides current information and the highest quality expertise.

Workshop Content

Behold, I Will Do Something New is our conference theme. Innovation, improvisation, entrepreneurialism, and an ever-widening understanding of equity, justice, and diversity are the dynamic forces now shaping New Orleans. We seek workshop proposals that explore and demonstrate how these forces are also shaping Episcopal schools in:

  • Chapel & Worship
  • Chaplaincy
  • Curriculum & Teaching
  • Episcopal Identity
  • Equity & Justice
  • ▪ Leadership & Governance
  • ▪ School Life & Culture
  • ▪ School Management
  • ▪ Service & Service-Learning
  • ▪ Study of Religion

Each proposed workshop should offer:

  • Content that stretches thinking and provides new approaches through examples, case studies, tools, or models that can be applied at home.
  • Engaging delivery that involves attendees.
  • Presenters who are thoroughly conversant with the material, excellent and experienced public speakers, and comfortable and adept at leading potentially large groups of adult learners.

How to Submit a Proposal

  • Once you begin the online SurveyMonkey process you will need to complete it in one session. Be ready with this information:
    • Workshop title.
    • Workshop description (100 word maximum).
    • The subject track, grade levels, and professional roles to which your proposed workshop is directed.
    • The name, full contact information, and 100-word biography of no more than three (3) presenters.
    • Confirmation that presenters have the permission of their head(s) of school or supervising administrator(s) to submit the proposal; support for your attendance at the conference if your proposal is accepted; and the name, title, and email address of Presenter #1’s head of school or supervising administrator.
  • Submission of a proposal does not guarantee its acceptance.
  • Presenter(s) must agree to all terms and conditions for participation.
  • Preference will be given to proposals from NAES Members, and Corporate Subscribers, and representatives of other organizations presenting in conjunction with NAES Members.
  • Proposal decisions will be emailed on or about Tuesday, February 16, 2016.

Accepted Proposals

  • Upon notification of selection, NAES will email the Presenters Manual. Presenter(s) must agree to all requirements presented therein to be eligible to present.
  • NAES reserves the right to edit workshop titles, descriptions, and outcomes for promotional purposes and accordance with NAES style guides.
  • NAES reserves the right to assign the date and time of the workshop at its sole discretion.
  • Presenter(s) must follow all policies, procedures, and deadlines established. This will help ensure that all information is posted and published in a timely manner for our attendees to view.
  • Biennial Conference 2016 is a noncommercial forum. Under no circumstances may a presenter promote a product, service, or anything else representing monetary self-interest. Failure to comply will impact consideration of future proposals.

Requirements for Presenters

As a workshop presenter, you are required to:

  • Obtain financial support from your school or organization for expenses to attend the conference. NAES does not offer remuneration or honoraria to one-hour workshop presenters.
  • Register for the conference at the special presenter rate for the full conference or, if eligible, the Friday-only rate. Registration details will be posted on the NAES website in December 2015.
  • Book your hotel reservation at the conference hotel, for which you are financially responsible.
  • Make your own travel arrangements, for which you are financially responsible.
  • Submit workshop handouts to be posted to the conference website and app.


If you have any questions concerning the Biennial Conference 2016 workshop proposal submission or selection processes, please contact:

David J. Schnabel, CAE
Communications & Events Manager
(212) 716-6182

NAES reserves the right to alter these guidelines and the terms, conditions, and presenter benefits under which the NAES Biennial Conference 2016 workshop proposal submission and selection processes are operated.

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