Call for Proposals: 32nd Annual National Service-Learning Conference – Dec 1

Posted by National Youth Leadership Council on October 27, 2020

The Call for Proposals is NOW OPEN!

Workshops are the heart of the National Service-Learning Conference, providing professional development opportunities for youth and adults alike. With the 2021 theme, “Engage. Evolve. Energize!” we will be evolving to a new model of offering both online recorded sessions available for 30 days before and after the Conference dates for registered participants* as well as a limited number of live online sessions during the virtual Conference on April 14-15, 2021. *Following this time period, recordings will be added to NYLC’s archive and available to NYLC Members.

Conference workshops are intended for skill-building and topics applicable to the selected audiences, not solely for describing a service-learning project or program. (For the latter, consider a Service-Learning Showcase application instead.)

Workshop proposals are being accepted for recorded presentations that are either 30 minutes or 45 minutes in length. You may additionally indicate your willingness to do a live 45-minute session during the Conference on April 14-15, 2021. (Applications for “live only” sessions will not be accepted.)

Proposals will be assessed on content quality and creativity of delivery. We strongly encourage proposals from young people. Presenters may apply for both a workshop and a Showcase, and please remember that all presenters must register for the conference. If accepted, presentation content cannot be changed from the original proposal without written approval from the conference coordinator.

We are particularly looking for workshops that incorporate one or more of the following strands: Peace-Building, Climate Action, Civic Engagement, Social Justice, Education Equity, Best Practices in Service-Learning, Admin, Policy, and Research.

Important Dates:

  • Proposals are due December 1, 2020 using the online form
  • Notifications will be made by Jan. 8, 2021
  • Recorded presentations and permission forms for any youth under 18 appearing in the video must be uploaded by Feb. 19, 2021
  • Presenters must register for the Conference by March 1, 2021
  • Live session presenters will be contacted with several dates and time for practice sessions
  • Live session days – April 14 & 15, 2021

Technical details: Further instructions about file size and format for recorded sessions will be provided to accepted presenters. Live sessions will be conducted on the Zoom platform using NYLC’s account using breakout rooms. Live session presenters must be able to run their own Zoom meeting and/or recruit an assistant to do so.

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