NGLA Annual Conference Call for Programs

 

The 2019 NGLA Annual Conference Call for Programs is closed.

Each year, NGLA looks for dynamic presentations for our keynote addresses, Featured Speaker Showcase, Critical Conversation Series, and general, graduate, and professional sessions that will enhance the educational experience of the NGLA Annual Conference.

While proposals are no longer accepted for 2019, we encourage you to submit your program for the 2020 NGLA Annual Conference from February 27, 2020 to March 1, 2020 in Baltimore, MD.

All program submissions must support the NGLA Mission and Vision. Historically, the Call for Programs is open from mid-July to 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 Twitter.

Please direct any questions to [email protected].

 

KEYNOTE ADDRESSES:

NGLA prides itself on its ability to attract speakers whom are able to challenge our attendees ranging from collegiate members to campus-based professionals to volunteers and supporters of NGLA.

Throughout the conference three keynote addresses are scheduled:

Opening Keynote | Thursday Evening (75 Minutes)

Simply put, this session sets the tone for the whole conference. This program needs to cover a topic that will apply to all attendees. Programs that are proven to be engaging/interactive are encouraged to apply for this session.

Approximate attendance: 1,000

Morning Keynote | Friday Morning (75 Minutes)

Similar to the opening keynote, this session should cover a topic that will apply to all attendees.

Approximate attendance: 1,200

Closing Keynote | Saturday Morning (60 Minutes)

This session is intended to serve as the culmination of the conference experience. This program needs to cover a topic that will apply to all attendees. Programs that are proven to be reflective are encouraged to apply for this session.

Approximate attendance: 1,200

 

CRITICAL CONVERSATION SERIES:

Friday Morning (90 Minutes)

Started in 2018, the Critical Conversation 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

 

GRADUATE STUDENT ENCOUNTER!:

Friday and Saturday (60 Minutes)

The Graduate Student Encounter began in 2018 recognizing the need for specific programming catered towards supporting the graduate student attendees at the annual conference. Topics may be either broad or specific but must focus on the needs of graduate students working in fraternity and sorority life.

 

PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS:

Friday and Saturday (60 Minutes)

Similar to Graduate Student Encounter! programming, topics may be either broad or specific but must focus on the needs of professional staff attendees.  Professional staff attendees may range in experience from new to seasoned professionals and can be campus-based professionals or (inter)national office staff.

 

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, leadership and educational development, chapter management, community service and philanthropy, fraternal values, public relations, risk reduction and management, recruitment and intake, diversity and social justice, and health and wellness.