NGLA Annual Conference Call for Programs

 

The 2020 NGLA Annual Conference Call for Programs is closed.

Each year, NGLA looks for dynamic presentations for our Featured Speaker Showcase and Critical Conversations Series as well as general and professional programs that will enhance the educational experience of the NGLA Annual Conference.

While proposals are no longer accepted for 2020, we encourage you to submit your program for the 2021 NGLA Annual Conference from February 25-28, 2021 in Hartford, CT. Historically, the Call for Programs is open from mid-July until early September. To ensure that you don’t miss an announcement, please subscribe to our newsletter (enroll via form along right side of the screen) and follow NGLA on Facebook and TwitterAll program submissions must support the NGLA Mission and Vision. For your consideration, a description of the programs part of the Call for Programs is below.

Please direct questions about Featured Speaker Showcase or Critical Conversations Series to [email protected] and other programs to [email protected].

 

CRITICAL CONVERSATIONS SERIES:

Friday Morning (90 Minutes)

Started in 2018, the Critical Conversations Series is a series of presentations intended to engage the audience with topics that are viewed as “critical” to fraternity and sorority life in today’s context. Topics may be either broad or specific and presenters are expected to engage with the audience. The program format should be approximately 60 minutes of content with the remaining time available for in-session application of concepts. Facilitated activities may include peer-to-peer interaction, experience based activities, reflection exercises, etc.

Approximate attendance: 100 - 250

FEATURED SPEAKER SHOWCASE:

Saturday Morning (60 Minutes)

A staple of the NGLA Annual Conference, the Featured Speaker Showcase is targeted toward a collegiate member audience. Topics may be either broad or specific and sessions are offered as mini “keynotes” or “learning experiences” to a smaller audience.

Approximate attendance: 150 - 300

GENERAL EDUCATION PROGRAM:

Friday and Saturday (60 Minutes)

Topics for general education programs may be either broad or specific and should be applicable to a wide variety of conference attendees. Successful programs for the NGLA Annual Conference include, but are not limited to, academic achievement, personal development and wellness, chapter development, service to others, fraternal values, health and safety (risk and harm reduction), recruitment and intake, diversity, inclusion & accessibility, and life after college.

PROFESSIONALS WORKSHOP:

Friday (90 Minutes)

* New in 2020 * The Professionals Workshop offers an opportunity for professionals to engage with a critical conversation topic viewed as integral or of emerging importance to the field of fraternity and sorority affairs.  Program proposals may be either broad or specific but must focus on the needs of professional staff attendees.  The program format should be approximately 60 minutes of content with the remaining time available for in-session application of concepts. Professional staff attendees may range in experience from new to seasoned professionals and may be campus-based professionals or (inter)national office staff.