2019 National Student Council Conference

Call for Session Presenters - Applications Due Wednesday, May 22, 2019

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 2019 National Student Council Conference. 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.

Seminar (Adult-Led) Presenters

  • Complete only one application per session title. You will receive an acknowledgement email once the form has been received.
  • Adult-led seminars are 45 minutes long.
  • The selling, promotion of books, materials, etc., is prohibited during the presentations.
  • Presenters are responsible for their own costs to present at the conference, i.e., travel, hotel, meals, etc.
  • National Student Council Conference workshops and seminars should reflect the 4 Tenets of NatStuCo. Please review them below prior to completing the application. All applicants will be asked to identify which category their project best fits. An automated confirmation email is sent immediately after an application is submitted.

    LEADERSHIP

    • Council Operations [EX: Communications, Constitutions/Bylaws, Team Building, Meeting Management, Officer and Member Training, Planning and managing projects]

    SERVICE

    • NASSP Student Leadership Initiative: Global Citizenship
    • Service to the School
    • Service to the Community

    STUDENT VOICE

    • Raising Student Voice and Participation
    • Student Forums and Surveys

    ENGAGEMENT

    • School Climate [All School Events, Spirit Weeks, Anti-Bullying]
    • School Culture [Community Service, Recognition, Charitable Fundraising]


Applications Due Wednesday, May 22, 2019


Speakers Showcase

  • Speaker Showcases are unpaid presentations designed for speakers to demonstrate their talents and their messages with NatStuCo member advisers and students.
  • Complete only one application per session title. You will receive an acknowledgement email once the form has been received.
  • There are three consecutive showcase rotations with each one lasting 35 minutes.
  • 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 at the end of the online application process.
  • Showcase presenter applicants may also apply for the seminar presentations. The presentation title must be different than the showcase.
  • The selling, promotion of books, materials, etc., is prohibited during the presentations.
  • Presenters are responsible for their own costs to present at the conference, i.e., travel, hotel, meals, etc.


Applications Due Wednesday, May 22, 2019


Student Presenters

  • Student presenters must have completed one of grades 7–11 during the 2018–2019 school year. The primary Student Presenter must have presented a workshop at least one time prior. Complete only one application per training session title. You will receive an acknowledgement email once the form has been submitted.
  • Student-led workshops are 45 minutes long
  • Before starting an application, you will need to know the email addresses of your conference adviser and school principal, as these are required.
  • Following the National Student Council Conference, online access to conference session handouts will be made available to student presenters via Dropbox. For this reason, we request electronic copies of PowerPoint presentations or handouts used during workshop sessions.
  • National Student Council Conference workshops and seminars should reflect the 4 Tenets of NatStuCo. Please review them below prior to completing the application. All applicants will be asked to identify which category their project best fits. An automated confirmation email is sent immediately after an application is submitted.

    LEADERSHIP

    • Council Operations [EX: Communications, Constitutions/Bylaws, Team Building, Meeting Management, Officer and Member Training, Planning and managing projects]

    SERVICE

    • NASSP Student Leadership Initiative: Global Citizenship
    • Service to the School
    • Service to the Community

    STUDENT VOICE

    • Raising Student Voice and Participation
    • Student Forums and Surveys

    ENGAGEMENT

    • School Climate [All School Events, Spirit Weeks, Anti-Bullying]
    • School Culture [Community Service, Recognition, Charitable Fundraising]


Applications Due Wednesday, May 22, 2019



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 NASC 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 NASC 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)
    • Service (NASSP Student Leadership Initiative: Global Citizenship; Service to the School; Service to the Community)
    • Student Voice (Raising Student Voice and Participation; Student Forums and Surveys)
    • Engagement (School Climate; School Culture)
    • 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 (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 you 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 May 29, 2018.

  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.