Submit Proposals

Call for Proposals for the 2017 NYS CEC Convention
October 20-21, 2017
Binghamton, NY

The New York State Council for Exceptional thanks you for your interest in presenting at our 2017 NYS CEC Convention being held at the Marks on October 20-21 in Binghamton, New York. Seeking to build a high-quality program, we look forward to reviewing your proposal!

To begin, please review the guidelines and follow the link below to complete and submit a proposal form. 

Acceptance Notice - July 31!

Look for Registration Information Coming Soon

At the Confluence of Possibility and Progress

Improving outcomes for individuals with disabilities requires consideration of multiple factors, but overall should presume competence and assist them with progress towards their long-term goals. As family members and professionals, we need to advocate for resources that allow our students the possibility of reaching these goals. At the 2017 New York State Council for Exceptional Children Conference, sessions will focus on providing the information and resources to consider what is possible and to generate real progress for individuals with a wide range of disabilities.

Important Dates

Important Dates: 
Submission Deadline - June 1, 2017 
Acceptance Notice - July 31, 2017 
Presenter Registration Deadline September 1, 2017
Final Presentation Materials Submission Deadline - October 6, 2017

Submissions FAQ

1.How many proposals can I submit?

You can submit up to two session proposals.  

2. What are reviewers looking for? 

Proposals that are geared to our knowledgeable, highly educated, and experienced audience; present new information on various points of view; experienced presenter(s); timeliness and relevance of the topic; usefulness of information; and potential to attract and engage conference attendees. Proposals that seem designed to promote a particular program, school, or product, will not be accepted.

3. Who can I contact for further information? 

Please contact the NYS CEC Proposal Review Committee


Proposal Guidelines

All proposals must include a proposal prepared for blind review. It must included the following information:

* Title of Presentation (Limit to 12 words)
* Presentation Description of the presentation including a review of relevant literature and aim of the session (500-700 words)
* Abstract (Limit to 50 words
* Save as Word or PDF file using the presentation title as the filename. 

Fill out Submission Form

Important Considerations

       All proposals must be received by Thursday, June 1, 2017, in order to be considered for the 2017 NYS CEC Convention.

  All respondents will receive notification by e-mail regarding the acceptance or rejection of a submitted proposal no later than Monday, July 31, 2017. Notice may be earlier depending on each individual submission date.
  Acknowledgment that submission of a proposal is a commitment that all session participants will register for the convention by Friday, September 1, 2017, is required. Failure to register will result in cancellation of session and removal of name from conference brochure.

  Final PowerPoint presentations should be emailed to the Convention Committee no later than Friday, October 6, 2017