2021 National Student Council Conference

Call for Session Presenters - Applications Due Friday, May 21, 2021

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 2021 National Student Council Conference. There is no compensation for presenting a Workshop, Seminar or Meet the Pro session. Please select one of the presenter types below for more information and to begin your application:
Student | Seminar (Adult-led) | Meet the Pros Workshop


If you realize an error has been made after submitting your information, please email info@natstucoconference.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.

Meet the Pros

  • Meet the Pros Sessions are unpaid presentations designed for presenters to share their expertise on student council related topics.
  • Complete only one application per session title. You will receive an acknowledgement email once the form has been received.
  • Meet the Pros presentations are 20 minutes long.
  • Meet the Pros presenter applicants may also apply for the Seminar presentations. The presentation title must be different than the Meet the Pros session proposal.
  • The selling, promotion of books, materials, etc., is prohibited during the presentations.


Applications Due Friday, May 21, 2021


Time remaining to complete proposal:


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 30 minutes long.
  • Adult presenters may elect to do their sessions live or record them.
  • The selling, promotion of books, materials, etc., is prohibited during the presentations.
  • 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, Virtual Meetings, Officer and Member Training, Planning and managing projects]

    SERVICE

    • Service to the School
    • Service to the Community
    • Virtual Service Projects

    STUDENT VOICE

    • Raising Student Voice and Participation
    • Student Forums and Surveys
    • Advocacy

    ENGAGEMENT

    • School Climate [All School Events, Spirit Weeks, Anti-Bullying]
    • School Culture [Equity and Inclusion, Recognition, Charitable Fundraising]


Applications Due Friday, May 21, 2021


Time remaining to complete proposal:


Student Presenters

  • Student presenters must have completed one of grades 7–12 during the 2020–2021 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 30 minutes long
  • Student presenters may elect to do their sessions live or record them.
  • Before starting an application, you will need to know the email addresses of your conference adviser and school principal, as these are required.
  • 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, Vrtual Meetings, Officer and Member Training, Planning and managing projects]

    SERVICE

    • Service to the School
    • Service to the Community
    • Virtual Service Projects

    STUDENT VOICE

    • Raising Student Voice and Participation
    • Student Forums and Surveys
    • Advocacy

    ENGAGEMENT

    • School Climate [All School Events, Spirit Weeks, Anti-Bullying]
    • School Culture [Equity and Inclusion, Recognition, Charitable Fundraising]


Applications Due Friday, May 21, 2021


Time remaining to complete proposal:



Instructions for Session Submission Steps

  1. Session Info

    All presenters are required to submit the following:

    • Workshop/Seminar/Meet the Pros 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 Meet the Pros: adviser or non-adviser adult
    • Presentation method
      • 100% Live (Requires a consistently strong wifi signal or hardwired Internet connection)
      • 100% Recorded
    • Audience level — high school, middle level, or both
    • Appropriate Audiences — Students, Advisers, or both
    • Have you presented this workshop before for a conference?
    • 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, 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.
    • Intellectual Property— I verify that the content of my session is my personal intellectual property and indemnify NASSP on the chance copyright infringement is claimed against my session or the like.
    • Recording and Archiving - I grant permission for my presentation/session to be live streamed during the conference and the recorded content to be made available on the conference website for three months to registered attendees.

  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 (Advocacy, Student Forums)
    • Engagement (School Culture, Equity, School Events [i.e. spirit, dances, competitions, etc.], Character, Ethics, Anti-Bullying, SEL)
    • Other — if selected, you will be required to fill in a topic category.
  3. Add People

    All sessions must only one (1) person as the primary presenter. You may choose to add 1-2 additional persons as 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; please write in 3rd person. 2-3 sentences about who you are.
    • Twitter URL — Optional
    • Website URL — Optional
    • 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. 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.