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2019 Conference Call for Proposals
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The submission deadline has been extended! All submissions must be received by Friday, March 29th. 

The 2019 CCUMC Conference is an ideal place to learn about new and innovative approaches to education from your colleagues at other institutions and our profession. You could be an integral part of that experience by becoming a presenter at this year’s conference.  The online proposal submission is easy to complete, and the rewards of being an active contributor to your conference are invaluable!



Why be a presenter?

1.   Presenting is a great chance of supporting the CCUMC mission by exchanging information and ideas with in our organization, community, and profession.

2.   Presenting brings national recognition to you and your institution.

3.   It is often easier to get approval to attend a conference if you are presenting.

4.   Presenting gives you a unique opportunity to get more involved and contribute to your CCUMC.

5.   Presenters get a $50 discount on conference registration (Student and retiree attendees are not eligible for presenter discount.)


Deadline Extended: Friday, April 5th, 2019 (5:00 PM GMT)

Presenters must be available October 2-5, 2019 to present in Poughkeepsie, NY. 

Click here to view sample proposal.

Share with your colleagues from other institutions the success of your newest technology initiative, an innovative staff development plan to grow the leadership skills in your junior staff members, or perhaps a technology trend you are noticing in your students. The list of possible topics is endless, and if you want inspiration, just peruse the CCUMC LISTSERV or check out the list of potential topics:

Management and Leadership
Staff development, communication, budgeting, strategic planning, building strategic relationships,
re-organization, solutions that scale, dealing with contractors, ticketing and scheduling systems, data collection and data-driven solutions, security, copyright, collection management, student staff management, coaching and mentoring, decision making, inventory management and asset checkout, technology help desks

Teaching and Learning Environments
Instructional design, collaborative learning and teaching spaces, active learning classrooms, learning commons, makerspaces, BYOD, faculty engagement strategies, informal learning spaces, faculty training, staff training, ADA standards and compliance

Emerging technologies, legacy video conferencing v. cloud conferencing tools, green AV, virtual and augmented reality, streaming, digital media management, computer lab management tools, cloud management, assisted listening devices for classrooms, lecture capture, AV control systems, remote management of AV systems, projection technologies, digital signage, lighting systems, sound masking systems

Topic Suggestions from 2018 Conference Evaluations:

  • Lecture capture and synchronous and asynchronous streaming of lectures.
  • Video capturing observations rooms in health sciences, psychology, and other disciplines.
  • Training student workers to do more work for AV when they are only there 10 hours a week and you might have them for 2-4 years.
  • How to incorporate AV student workers and IT student workers into one team
  • Information about media services like technology checkout, MakerSpaces, self-serve video studios, mediated furniture, and other self-serve media for students.
  • How to gather data/analytics from classroom technology use and how to share data with administration.
  • Creating classroom/technology standards.
  • Case studies of spaces that have been in use for at least a year. Is it working as planned?
  • More AR/VR use cases.

Proposals will be evaluated on the following factors:

1.     Relevance – Is the topic of importance to the field?  Is the topic current?

2.     Originality – Does the proposal demonstrate innovation and originality by offering a novel perspective, approach, or solution?

3.     Organization – Is the proposal clear, concise, and well-organized?

4.     Learning Outcomes – Are the learning outcomes relevant to the proposal’s topic?  Are the proposal’s learning outcomes realistic and achievable?

5.     Learning Activities – Are the activities during the session active and complementary to the learning outcomes?

6.     Appeal – Would the presenter and/or topic appeal to a broad cross-section of potential attendees?


AFTER YOU SUBMIT: If you do not receive a confirmation screen immediately after you submit your proposal, contact the CCUMC Executive Office. Submissions will be reviewed by the CCUMC Program Committee. Once a decision is made, the lead presenter will be contacted via email.

Note: Proposals which are not submitted in their entirety by the due date will not be considered. Proposals will be considered incomplete if materials are missing or if materials are submitted in the incorrect format.