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Tips for a Successful Annual Meeting Proposal 

Submit by June 28 

Do you want to feature your work at the AACTE 2025 Annual Meeting in Long Beach, CA, being held February 21 – 23? The theme, “Beyond the Horizon: Charting the Course for Educator Preparation,” illuminates the continuous forward-thinking AACTE members make in their work and aligns with the current Call for Proposals, as AACTE seeks those that share perspectives on addressing current issues and providing innovative ways to approach that which has yet to be considered in educator preparation. 

Top 5 Tips for Submitting a Successful Annual Meeting Proposal 

  1. Follow the Format – Your proposal will be evaluated based on the criteria outlined in the revised rubric. Familiarize yourself with these before writing your proposal.  

  2. Structure Your Session – Identify the type of session you want to present at the Annual Meeting. When you review the guidelines, pay attention to the AACTE session types, and ensure your proposal reflects the format of your selected session type.  

  3. Speak to the Strand – Address not only the conference theme but one of the five strands as well. Review AACTE’s official Call for Proposals, select the strand your work best supports, and ensure your proposal answers one or more of its guiding questions.  

  4. Talk about Takeaways – Reviewers will be looking for outcomes that attendees can implement, and your proposal should outline what knowledge those attending your session can both gain and apply at their institutions. 

  5. Engage Authentically – Prepare a proposal that presents your story and use your proposal to engage attendees and incorporate multiple viewpoints and feedback. 

The deadline to submit a proposal is June 28. Learn more on AACTE’s website. 

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