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CCME 2020 Call for Proposals

Council of College and Military Educators

“20/20 Vision: Clearer Pathways to Success”

March 9-12, 2020
Philadelphia, PA

The Council of College and Military Educators is seeking submissions for its 2020 Professional Development Symposium in Philadelphia, PA, on March 9-12, 2020. We invite anyone wishing to provide an informational session related to this year’s theme—“20/20 Vision: Clearer Pathways to Success”—and our concurrent session tracks, to submit a proposal.  CCME values sessions that present current and best practices, new ways to ensure a successful transition, innovative ways of using technology, college initiatives and also any sessions pertaining to updated military education services.  

 Important Dates

  • All proposals must be submitted by midnight, September 20, 2019
    • Please note: no proposals will be accepted once the closing date has passed. Time is required for all proposals to be evaluated by the Concurrent Sessions Committee.
  • Acceptances will be announced on or about Friday, October 25, 2019

 Proposal Requirements

  • Title of Presentation: Accurately reflect the learning focus of your session (15-word max). Create a title that makes the reader want to learn more about your session.   
  • Select the track you feel your presentation best fits
  • Session Abstract: Concisely describe your presentation and what attendees will learn (75-word maximum). Note: This is what CCME will publish.
  • Learning Outcomes: (required) what will learners know or be able to do as a result of attending this session?
  • List of Presenter(s): Name, education, title, organization
  • Description of the Presentation: Summarize noting importance, impact, and innovation

Submitting Your Proposal

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Concurrent Sessions Tracks

In support of the conference theme, we developed several conference tracks to assist participants in organizing their schedule and selecting topics that are best suited to their interests.  Proposals are requested that support this year’s theme and tracks. 

Track Titles

  • Certificates/Credentialing/Registered Apprenticeships
  • Healthcare
  • Information Technology/Cybersecurity
  • Military Student Services
  • Veteran Student Services

Returning for a second year: Pre-Conference Workshops

We invite those who would like to present in a workshop format to submit proposals for 2-hour interactive sessions. The focus may be on any of the Concurrent Session topics, or of a subject that would be highly valued by symposium attendees. Criteria for selection remain the same as for concurrent sessions, however, the timeframe allows a deeper investigation of the featured topic.

Proposal Review Process                 

All proposals will be evaluated by the Concurrent Sessions’ committee.  Evaluations will be based on the items noted below. 


  • Description and quality of content
  • Adherence to the conference theme and track title
  • Broadness in scope
  • Clear purpose and content

Once the Concurrent Sessions’ committee has vetted all proposal submissions, those that have been selected will be submitted to the CCME Executive Board for their review and final approval at the CCME Board Meeting in October. Notifications will then go out in late October. 

Presenter Responsibilities

  • All presenters will be required to register for the conference
  • Main POC for each presentation is responsible for disbursing all information to their group
  • One presenter from each group will be required to supply a laptop and all necessary adapters
  • One presenter from each group will be required to check-in once on-site
  • All presentation slides will be required prior to the end of the CCME Symposium for posting to our app. 

This call is no longer accepting submissions.