The 2023 Schools of the Future Conference will take place on November 16 & 17, at the Hawaii Convention Center. The NEW
deadline to submit a proposal is Friday, March 31, 2023, and notifications will be sent by May 5, 2023.
Overview and Mission
The Schools of the Future Conference aims to help transform learning environments today for the world of tomorrow. In pursuit of this mission, the conference planning committee seeks proposals related to pedagogy and best teaching practices to help educators prepare learners for the future.
Proposals should include innovative trends, while also helping attendees increase their professional competence by providing for an exchange of ideas and solutions. As always, the planning team strives to ensure that all content is relevant and timely. The goal of SOTF is to deliver a conference that helps inform best and emerging practices in education going forward, by providing innovative and implementable ideas that can be put into practice. To that end, the review committee will pay particular attention to whether proposals are reflective, in some way, of the teaching and learning environment we strive to create for our students. In doing so, the SOTF conference, along with selected presenters, will create a community of learning that will help educators improve the quality of education for all students.
Proposals will be accepted for 50-minute presentations or 1 hour and 45 minutes- long workshops (see Session Types below for descriptions). On-demand, pre-recorded presentations will also be offered as a component of this year’s conference and will be made available along with a selection of keynote and featured speaker recordings to registered attendees.
Proposals can be submitted by anyone working in a preschool, early learning, K-12 or higher education setting or support organization. Vendors, exhibitors and for-profit companies interested in presenting at the SOTF Conference will need to purchase a sponsor package that includes a breakout session.
Proposal Review Criteria
As a reminder be sure to provide sufficient detail including full names (not acronyms) and brief descriptions of all such elements in your proposal summary so reviewers can evaluate the relevance and usefulness of the information to attendees.
Your proposal will be evaluated for its:
- Relevance to the selected educational track and overall mission of the conference.
- Alignment to the current teaching and learning conditions.
- Educational significance and contribution to the respective topic.
- Ease of replication and application.
- Value and relevance to SOTF participants.
- Presenter knowledge and experience.