Vendor experiences with local school districts have long been a strong draw at the IASB/IASA/IASBO Joint Annual Conference. School board members, along with their administrators, from every division come to learn and benefit from the practical experiences the panel presentations provide.
A select number of Service Associate members will be chosen to make panel presentations. These 60-minute panel sessions — presented by the board members and administrators along with other school or community members or firms who were involved in the particular programs showcased — are based on actual school system experiences.
Presenters give insight and practical information on how to solve common problems. They share discoveries and innovations from programs succeeding in their school districts. They give tips on how school boards can achieve such successes in their own school districts.
The IASB Service Associate Executive Committee will evaluate all proposals received. Invitations will be issued to the Service Associate member recommended by those evaluators in the allotment provided by IASB staff.
IASB reserves a time period and meeting room and provides publicity and audiovisual equipment for each presentation. The school district agrees to follow the rules listed below and commits to presenting a panel as described by the proposal submitted. IASB has a process to determine the scheduling and placement of panels; therefore, assigned times and rooms are final. Please do not submit a proposal unless your firm is fully prepared to make that commitment and to present at the IASB/IASA/IASBO Joint Annual Conference, November 22-24, 2019 in Chicago.
Service Associate members that are not selected for a panel presentation may be offered an opportunity to present at the Carousel of Panels on Saturday afternoon, November 23. The Carousel is designed to allow firm an opportunity to make three 30-minute presentations on their topic, allowing participants to obtain a wide variety of information in minimal time.
SELECTION CRITERIA FOR PROPOSALSThe purpose of panels is to highlight success stories showcasing actual school system experiences. Presenters share insight and practical information on how to solve common problems. They share discoveries and innovations from programs succeeding in their districts. Therefore, each proposal submitted for the panel presentation will be evaluated using the following points of consideration:
• Topic is interesting and relevant to today’s school board members. • Presentation focuses on board-level work rather than staff work. • Creativity and innovation are demonstrated in the approach taken. • Proposal provides specific information rather than vague generalities. • Program’s claim to “success” is supported by evidence.• This school district’s experience can be replicated by other school districts. • Proposal is concise, clearly written, and understandable.• Proposal presents a clear picture of the panel presentation.
RULES FOR PANEL SUBMISSIONProposals must be fully completed and school districts agree to the following:1. Agree to proposal rules/conditions (check box at the end of the section)2. No more than one moderator and four presenter names will be published in the Conference program book. Consider the Open Meetings Act (OMA) in regard to the number of school board members participating in a panel presentation. 3. Presenting Service Associate members must agree to submit any name(s) of attorney(s) who will be presenting with the district. The attorney(s) will be included in the maximum allotment of four presenters per panel. 4. Presentations should be planned for 60 minutes, including at least 10 minutes for questions and answers. 5. All proposals must use materials and language that do not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, ethnicity, religion, physical ability, or sexual orientation. 6. By agreeing to present at the 2019 Joint Annual Conference, IASB assumes that you own the needed intellectual property rights to your presentation’s content (including written materials) and/or have obtained all needed permissions to utilize the course’s content (including written materials) and grant permission to reprint the material from your presentation. If you do not own such rights and/or have not obtained the needed permissions, please take all necessary action prior to submitting your presentation to IASB.7. Presenting vendors agree to submit handouts electronically by November 8, 2019 to IASB to be placed on the IASB Conference website and/or app prior to Conference. Districts agree to supply sufficient copies of handout materials for distribution to the audience. Room capacity information will be provided by assigned IASB staff prior to the Conference to assist you in planning for handout printing. 8. A company contact person must be designated. This person must be fully knowledgeable about the program proposed and will be the contact for moderator/presenters for the panel.9. Firms are limited to no more than three proposals per district.10. Do not submit or attach supplemental materials (such as audio or videotapes) with this proposal. The proposal must stand on its own. 11. IASB cannot provide lodging or travel expenses for panel or Carousel of Panels participants. Travel and lodging arrangements and expenses of panelists are the responsibility of the submitting firm.12. Service Associate firms, Business officials, superintendents, board members, and panelists must register for Conference.13. Selected panels will receive a standard room set-up consisting of:• Head table and seating for four.• Theater-style seating.• Audiovisual (A/V) setup consisting of an LCD projector, screen, and podium mic. Additional A/V must be requested on this proposal form. IASB will make the decision to add A/V based upon reasonable requests, room size, estimated attendance, etc. IASB CANNOT allow ONSITE A/V changes, requests, or additions. Wireless access for presenters is NOT included in standard set up. 14. Deadline: Proposals MUST be submitted to the IASB office by 5 p.m., February 22, 2019. Questions: contact Britni Beck – 217/528-9688, ext. 1131.
TITLE/PANEL DESCRIPTION RESTRICTIONS Titles and descriptions will be limited to• Title length: 60 OR FEWER CHARACTERS (including punctuation and spaces)• Panel description length: 275 OR FEWER CHARACTERS (including punctuation and spaces)Titles and panel descriptions are subject to edits by IASB communications staff for clarity and consistency and to comply with these restrictions and IASB style guidelines.
SERVICE ASSOCIATE CATEGORIES Proposals must fit into at least one of the topical program tracks. • Appraisal Services• Architects/Engineers• Building Contruction• Computer Software, Supplies, and Services• Consulting • Environmental Services • Financial Services• Human Resource Consulting• Insurance• Superintendent Searches
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