Call for Proposals

The 2016 College Board Regional Forums will highlight successful partnerships across the many professions and sectors of the education spectrum. With a focus on bridging the conversation, we aim to foster dialogue and highlight successful partnerships with high schools and two- and four- year colleges, enrollment officers and school counselors, admission and financial aid professionals, and curriculum leaders and academics, among others.

When submitting a session proposal, please share your experiences, solutions, and insights by showcasing programs and partnerships that have a real impact on student opportunity. We welcome proposals that improve:

  • Completion through sustained focus on success in high school, college, and beyond.
  • Instruction through developing and expanding vibrant instructional programs.
  • Assessment through focus on the core skills and knowledge that evidence shows are fundamental for success in college or postsecondary career training.
  • Access through robust programs that identify students’ potential and connect them with opportunities.

Interested in submitting a proposal? Here's what you need to know:

The submission deadline for session proposals is Wednesday, September 23, 2015. Submitters will be notified of the status of their application by early November. When evaluating proposals, program planning committee(s) will look for sessions that feature:

  • Perspectives from multiple institutions and professional roles
  • Student perspective (if appropriate)
  • Evidence and data that support conclusions
  • Replicable models and case studies

Conference Dates and Locations:

Middle States: Jan. 27-28 Baltimore, Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards
Midwestern: Feb. 8-9 Chicago, Hyatt Regency Chicago
New England: Feb. 4-5 Boston, Renaissance Boston Waterfront
Southern: Feb. 17-19 Orlando, Rosen Plaza Hotel
Southwestern: Feb. 24-26 Dallas, Hilton Lincoln Centre
Western: Feb. 11-12 Seattle, Westin Seattle

Conference Format and Submission Requirements: 

  • Session blocks are 60–75 minutes. Organizers should plan for no more than 50 minutes of content and 10 minutes of Q&A. If your session is selected for a 75-minute block, the program planning committee will work with you to extend your session.
  • Submitters (organizers) must confirm with session presenters that they are able to present at any time during the regional forum. Session slots are assigned to create a balanced program.
  • There is a limit of four presenters per session (five including a moderator).
  • Moderators are not required. Only include a moderator if the individual's role will be limited to chairing or introducing the session.
  • If you (the submitter) are also presenting, list your name in both the submitter and presenter fields on the submission form (see below for submission requirements).
  • Presenters and moderators pay a discounted registration fee. Detailed registration information will be available in early September.

When submitting your proposal you will be asked to:

  • Enter detailed contact information including the name, job title, institution, state, and email for the submitter (yourself), moderator and presenters.
  • Select the audience/topic area most relevant to your presentation.
  • Enter a short title (limited to 75 characters) that describes your session.
  • Enter a short abstract (limited to 1,000 characters) that describes your session. This should quickly introduce your session and identify key participant learning outcomes.
  • List two participant learning outcomes (limited to 1,000 characters). Provide a one- to two-sentence background on each learning outcome mentioned in your abstract.

All session titles and abstracts, along with presenter names, job titles, and state, are part of the official conference program and will be edited by the regional forum teams for consistency and accuracy.

Submit a proposal