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"Big Skies, Bold Partnerships: Moving Mountains Together" in Big Sky, MT. June 11-142017 CDS/NACDEP Joint Conference Call For: Pre-Conference and Ignite Sessions Due January 15th, 2017

December 28, 2016View for printing

We are extremely excited for the upcoming June, 2017 joint conference, "Big Skies, Bold Partnerships: Moving Mountains Together" in Big Sky, MT. We are elated to say that we received over 250 proposals for conference sessions and posters!

As we look ahead, we are seeking proposals for both our pre-conference workshops and Ignite sessions.

Pre-conference Workshops: On Sunday June 11, 2017 - we will be hosting 4-6 pre-conference workshops. Each workshop will be scheduled for a half day or a full day (2.5 hours or 5 hours). Pre-conference workshops should be highly engaging and can cover a variety of topics related to the Field of Community Development.

Ignite Sessions: On Wednesday June 14, 2017 - we will be highlighting Ignite sessions. An Ignite session is a method of sharing an inspiring and exciting story in 5 minutes using 20 Power Point slides, advancing automatically every 15 seconds. This is a great opportunity to share a story about a successful project, a rewarding initiative, changes that are happening because of your work. Show us what are you doing that is building a future for your community. What "Bold Partnerships" have you established? The audience will be voting for the People's Choice award during the session. For more information regarding Ignite formatting please click below: ... -talk-ep-19

Proposal Formats:

Pre-Conference Workshops:

All pre-conference workshop and Ignite session proposals should be completed as a Word.docx file and sent via email to:

Trudy Rice - President Elect NACDEP Email:

For pre-conference workshops please provide the following in 500 words or less:

Workshop Summary and Rationale:

Provide a rationale as to why your proposed workshop is timely and relevant to the conference theme, profession, and conference attendees.

Expected Outcomes (2-3):

Provide a summary outlining what you hope to accomplish as a result of your workshop.

Audience Capacity:

How many participants can attend your workshop while still making it meaningful.

Cost of the Workshop:

Are there costs associated with your workshop. If so, please provide a summarized budget.

Teaching Style:

What tools and methods will you be using. Will this be an interactive session.

Proposal Formats:

Ignite Sessions:

For Ignite sessions please provide the following (200 words):

What is your topic/title. How does it relate to the conference theme. What message do you want to leave with the audience

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