Call for Proposals

Thank you for your interest in presenting at the 2017 Global Student Conference "STEM + Entrepreneurship." The conference will be held online on March 4th, 2017. It will be free to attend, and all students in grades 6-12 and college are encouraged to submit a presentation proposal, including first-time presenters.

Presentations must be non-commercial. For-profit entities need to be sponsors to present. Interest in commercial sponsorship or presentations should be directed to Steve Hargadon at

The Process

Proposals can be submitted from January 23rd - March 2, 2017, and we will begin accepting proposals immediately. We encourage you to submit your proposal as early as possible because as soon as a proposal is accepted, you are given the ability to select from the available presentation times. The time choices become increasingly limited closer to the event. You may submit more than one proposal, but we will give priority to providing as many presenters the chance to present as possible.

Your presentation proposal, once submitted, will be listed on the Global Student Conference website, with the opportunity for members of this network to view, comment on, and/or "like" your presentation proposal. This will give you and the other members of this site the chance to share ideas and to make connections before, during, and after the conference. Additionally, it will allow us to gauge the popularity of your topic or approach. It is our intention that all serious proposals be given the opportunity to be presented.

Presentation Guidelines

Presentations should be at least 20 minutes in length, and all sessions must be completed (including Q&A) within one hour. All sessions will be held in the Blackboard Collaborate online platform (previously Elluminate/Wimba).

You will be responsible for familiarizing yourself with the web conferencing platform. Please plan to attend a one-hour live training session to prepare for your presentation. To practice, you can also use the practice room at

All presentations will be recorded and released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs License. For more information, please visit: By submitting to present, you are agreeing to these terms.

Conference Strands

You can indicate one or more conference strands when you submit your presentation. Your presentation does not have to fit into the conference strands to be considered--the strands exist for the convenience of those interested in finding particular types of sessions. The strand names and tags are given below

    • Making, Design and 3d Printing   2017Making

    • STEM Projects and Collaborations   2017STEMProjects

    • STEM Tools   2017STEMTools

    • Students and Social Media  2017SocialMedia

    • Entrepreneurhsip   2017Entrepreneurship

    • STEM and Social Justice   2017SocialJustice

    • Research   2017Research

How to Submit Your Proposal

Please follow these instructions carefully. It is your responsibility to make sure your presentation proposal is submitted correctly. You must be signed up on the Global Student Conference network and be logged in to submit your proposal. 

Important Instructions

1. Join the conference presenters group to receive general emails for those who have submitted proposals.

2. Copy the following text to your computer's clipboard (highlight and Ctrl+C/Cmd+C on your computer):

Your Name:

Grade Level:

School or Organization Name:

Co-Presenter Name(s):

Area of the World from Which You Will Present:

Language in Which You Will Present:

Target Audience(s):

Short Session Description (one line):

Full Session Description (as long as you would like):

Websites / URLs Associated with Your Session:

3. Click here to open a new forum discussion post.

4. Title your discussion post with the title of your proposed session.

5. Paste the template text (Ctrl+V/Cmd+V) copied in Step 2 into the body of the discussion forum post. 

6. Fill in the session information according to the template. If you separate your answers with a blank line and make the questions text bold, it will make your proposal easier to read.

7. In the Category drop-down field, check to make sure the category is Student Technology Conference Submitted Proposals

8. In the tags field, use the strand tag code from above for the strand to which you are submitting your proposal.  Tags are optional, and you are welcome to use multiple tags to describe your session.

9. Click the Add Discussion button to save your proposal.

You are able to modify your proposal after it has been saved and up until it has been accepted by clicking on the Options button in your proposal.

If you need to change your proposal after acceptance, please email us at

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