Call for Proposals

CCBA Conference 2024

February 14, 2024 - February 16, 2024

Savannah, GA

Deadline for Submissions: November 1, 2023

Successful proposals will feature proven initiatives focused on the following CCB topics: 

  • Workforce/Industry Partnerships
  • Effective Advisory Committees
  • Access, Equity & Inclusion 
  • CCB Research 
  • Student Success Services for the Working Learner 
  • Program Development & Innovations 
  • Program Outcomes/Evaluation/Accountability
  • Streamlined Pathways to Baccalaureates and Beyond
  • Program Quality Indicators 
  • Promising Practices 

Presentation Tracks
Please include which format best suits the presentation: 

  1. Learning Session: typically includes a Powerpoint or slide deck that supports the presenter’s discussion. The session should include time for Q&A and/or review of hand outs, etc. 

  2. Interactive Workshop: provides attendees engaging access to practical CCB promising practices, outcomes data, strategies and tools they can implement immediately at their home institutions. Session features interactive/hands-on discussion/demonstration focused on the specific topic. Worksheets, templates, polling, checklists or other learning tools are strongly suggested for use during interactive workshop sessions. 

All conference presentations should be approximately 40 minutes, plus 10 minutes for Q&A and/or audience engagement. Presentations must feature innovative ways community colleges, faculty, and staff have designed and implemented baccalaureate programs, and/or innovative pathways and partnerships that promote local, workforce-ready talent and result in positive social and economic outcomes in their community and beyond. 

Selection Criteria

  • Relevance to the theme of the conference: Growing Talent for Local and Global Impact especially for programs, pathways and partnerships that promote local, workforce-ready talent to support positive social and economic outcomes for students, their families, their community and beyond. 
  • How the presentation/workshop reflects new ideas, innovations, or important issues that affect community college baccalaureates and /or baccalaureate attainment. 
  • Strategies used to engage the audience and allow for audience participation and interaction. 
  • Clear proposal description and clarity in purpose and content. 
  • Value of the session to the audience, both colleges new to baccalaureates and those that are more mature in the process.

Presenter Agreement & Responsibilities 

  • Registration: Presenters must be registered for the conference within 10 days of notification of proposal acceptance.
  • Speaker Profile: Once provided login access, presenters will be responsible for updating and maintaining their speaker profile in the Pheedloop digital event platform including their bio, headshot, contact information and presentation description. There, they may also upload any documents they would like to share with conference attendees.
  • Session Equipment: Presenters will be responsible for providing their own laptop and presentation materials (jump drive, documents, etc.). Concurrent session rooms will be equipped with a projector, screen and Internet access.
  • Publicity: The CCBA will be actively promoting the conference and all sessions. We encourage presenters to post conference information on their personal/professional social media channels (Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter, etc.) and share registration details with their networks.
  • Recordings: Presenters understand that all event photography stills and video commissioned by the organizer are the property of the organizer and all video footage and photographic stills can be used without compensation to the speaker. The speaker hereby releases and consents to all use of the speaker’s likeness in any form by the organizer for any purpose.
  • Production: The CCBA will assign a presentation time and the speaker/speakers will arrive to his/her designated room 10-15 minutes prior to the start of the presentation to ensure all technology is available and ready for the presentation.
  • Force Majeure: In the event of sickness or of an accident to the speaker, or if his or her attendance or performance at the conference is rendered impossible or unfeasible by any act or regulation of any public authority, civil tumult, riot, strike, epidemic, interruption in or undue delay or transportation services, war condition or emergencies, or any cause beyond the control of the speaker, it is agreed that there shall be no claim for damages by either party to this agreement, and the speaker’s obligation as to performance shall be considered waived.
All proposals submitted by November 1, 2023 will be considered. For additional information, contact Shelley Ouellette at