Call for Proposals

  CCBA Conference 2023

  February 15, 2023 - February 17, 2023

  Palm Springs, CA

Proposal deadline: November 30, 2022

The Community College Baccalaureate Association (CCBA) welcomes presentation proposals for its annual National Conference. Successful proposals will highlight one of the following CCB topics: 

  • Access
  • CCB Research 
  • Student Success Services for the Adult Working Learner 
  • Equity
  • Innovations
  • Promising Practices 
  • Social Mobility and/or Economic Advancement Outcomes
  • Program Development 
  • Program Evaluation/Accountability
  • Streamlined Pathways to Baccalaureates and Beyond
  • Program Quality Indicators 

Presentation Tracks 

Presenters may suggest the format that best suits their presentation. Options include: 

  1. Learning (Breakout) Sessions: usually includes a Powerpoint or slide deck that supports the presenter’s discussion as he/she shares his/her experiences with a CCB-related subject. The session should include time for Q&A and/or review of hand outs, etc. 

  2. Interactive Workshop: designed to provide attendees engaging access to practical CCB promising practices, outcomes data, strategies and tools they can implement immediately at their home institutions. The workshop leader should be prepared to guide session participants through an 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 60 minutes including 10 minutes for Q&A and/or audience engagement and may feature innovative ways community colleges, faculty, and staff have designed and implemented baccalaureate programs and pathways to promote equity and positive social and economic outcomes in their community and beyond. 

Selection Criteria

  • Relevancy to the theme of the conference: Imagine the Possibilities for Community College Baccalaureate Degrees, especially for improving equity, access, positive social mobility and economic outcomes. 
  • 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 new states and/or more mature states.

Presenter Agreement

  • Registration: Presenters must be registered for the conference.
  • Publicity: The CCBA will be actively promoting the conference and each presentation. 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. Speakers shall provide to the organizer any relevant media for their presentations and/or business, such as headshots, photos, logos, and graphics. This media will be used on the conference website, social media produced for the conference, and in emails sent by the organizer in connection with the conference. The speaker shall consent to such publication. The organizer shall not own the copyright to these images.
  • 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 through this Submission Portal by November 30, 2022 will be considered. For additional information, contact Shelley Ouellette at shelley@accbd.org.