2018 National Student Council Conference

Call for Session Presenters - Applications Due Friday, June 8, 2018

Please note: Presenters under the age of 13 may not submit their own application. Please have your adviser/conference chaperone submit the application on your behalf. By initiating a submission below, you indicate that you are at least 13 years of age and able to submit your own application to the National Student Council Conference.

Session proposal submissions are now open for the 2018 National Student Council Conference. Workshops and Seminars are 30 minute unpaid presentations. Please select one of the presenter types below for more information and to begin your submission:
Student | Seminar (Adult-led) | Speaker Showcase

If you realize an error has been made after submitting your information, please email info@nascconference.org, providing your name, school name, and the corrections to be made.

Important Reminder: If additional information is needed, the primary presenter and conference adviser will be notified by NatStuCo staff.

Student Presenters

New Submissions Closed.

Seminar (Adult-Led) Presenters

New Submissions Closed.

Speakers Showcase

New Submissions Closed.

Instructions for Session Submission Steps

  1. Session Info

    All presenters are required to submit the following:

    • Workshop/Seminar/Speakers Showcase title
    • Submitter email — so that we can send an initial notification and remind you to complete your submission if you haven't yet added a presenter.
    • Presenter type — for seminar presenters only: adviser or non-adviser adult
    • Presentation method — for seminar and speakers showcase presenters only: activity-based / interactive or lecture-based
    • Number of participants — for seminar and speakers showcase presenters only: 30-50, 50-100, or 100-200 (limited to one per training rotation)
    • Audience level — high school, middle level, or both
    • Appropriate Audiences — Students, Advisers, or both
    • Have you presented for NatStuCo in the past? — if so, you will be asked to provide the event and year of previous presentation
    • Preferred presentation date — choose the dates of the conference you would prefer your session be scheduled for. Please note that presentation dates are not guaranteed, but will be assessed depending on conference scheduling.
    • Workshop Summary — for student presenters only. Summarize your workshop, highlighting any special qualities that makes it a "must have" at the NatStuCo Conference and include how you plan to present the material to your audience (small group discussion, role-play, video, activity, etc.). May not exceed 100 words.
    • Goals — explain the goals of your session. Identify the desired outcomes you have for your session -- what skills or information do you want participants to take away from your session? Goals may not exceed 250 words.
    • Description for Program — a two-sentence "advertisement" that will entice delegates to attend your session. If selected, this will be used in the conference program. Sentences should be catchy, but also clearly identify what the session is about. May not exceed 50 words.
    • Audio/Visual needs — please read the information on A/V needs, and indicate whether or not you consent to have your handout files uploaded to the mobile app.

  2. Select Topic

    Choose the one topic category most closely related to your submission. Available topics are:

    • Leadership (Council Operations, Meeting Management, Officer/Member Training, Elections, etc.)
    • Service (Service Projects and Activities, Service to the School, Service to the Community)
    • Student Voice (Raising Student Voice and Participation, Student Forums)
    • Engagement (School Climate/Culture, School Events [i.e. spirit, dances, competitions, etc], Character, Ethics, Anti-Bullying)
    • Other — if selected, you will be required to fill in a topic category.
  3. Add People

    All sessions must have one and only one presenter. You may also add up to three optional co-presenters. Student workshops must also include an adviser and a principal. Both your adviser and principal will be notified of your proposal submission. Seminars submitted by advisers must include the principal at the adviser's school, who will be notified of the submission.

    The following information will be collected (optional unless specified):

    • First Name — required for everyone
    • Middle Initial
    • Last Name — required for everyone
    • Suffix — PhD, MEd, etc.
    • Position/Job Title
    • Grade Level — 8th through 12th, Adviser, or Other Adult; required for everyone
    • Email Address — required for everyone
    • Student Council Role — Officer, Member, or Other (e.g., State Officer); required for presenters and co-presenters
    • Presentation Experience — list up to three other organizations you have presented for, and the years of these presentations; required for presenters
    • Speaker Bio — to be used for the conference program; optional for presenters
    • School/Organization Name — required for everyone
    • Street Address
    • City
    • State/Province
    • Country
    • Zip/Postal Code
    • School/Organization Website URL
    • School/Organization Phone Number
    • Personal Photo — a high resolution photo (1MB - 4MB) of yourself (in jpg or png format) and any co-presenters; required for everyone

  4. Upload Handouts

    Optional: You may upload up to two handouts as part of your workshop proposal. Files uploaded must meet the following criteria:

    • File size must be less than 5 MB.
    • File must be a Microsoft Word document (.doc or .docx) or Portable Document Format (.pdf).
    • File must be relevant to the session content. Handouts that promote products or services or are determined to be marketing handbills will not be uploaded.

    If your session materials are still in draft form and not ready for uploading to the mobile app at the time your application is submitted, final versions may be emailed to Jeff Sherrill (SherrillJ@nassp.org) on or before June 1st, 2020.

  5. Upload Letters (Speakers Showcase presenters only)

    For Speakers Showcase submissions, applicants are required to send in three letters of recommendation from high schools and/or middle schools they have spoken to within the last year. These must be uploaded on step five of the application process.

  6. Confirmation

    The last step of session submission involves reviewing what you have entered and pressing "Confirm and Submit" to receive a confirmation email message. Applications that have not been officially submitted/confirmed will not be considered.