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Call for Proposals

CAST24 Presented by STAT

Thank you for your interest in participating in CAST24 by submitting a workshop session proposal.

Proposal Submission Process

Please use this form for general submissions only. To begin completing the form, scroll down and click the Start button. 

If you are returning to edit an in-progress proposal, please log in to the Proposal Service Center using the login information you received in your confirmation email. Please check your spam/junk folder and contact presenters@statweb.org if you did not receive a confirmation email, or use the password reset link on the Proposal Service Center login screen.

The deadline to submit a proposal is June 15, 2024. Notifications of acceptance will be sent out after June 30.


Are you submitting a proposal on behalf of a commercial entity, exhibitor/sponsor, or STAT Affiliate? Use the following information to determine if this is the right form for you: If you are submitting on behalf of a company that has purchased a Premium or Supporting Sponsorship, contact the representative on file for your company's CAST sponsorship. If you are submitting on behalf of a STAT Affiliate, please contact your Affiliate representative. Do not use this form. Use the form link your representative can provide you.


Proposal Submission Requirements

Before you log in to the Call for Proposals form, gather the information listed below. An asterisk (*) indicates what will be a required field. 

  1. Session title*
  2. Session description*—no more than 75 words
  3. Outcomes/takeaways*—up to three (3) attainable outcomes/takeaways
  4. Standards*—up to three (3) ways this session aligns with research, best practice, and/or standards/TEKS
  5. Grade level*
  6. Primary subject area*
  7. Tracks*—three to four (3–4) additional subjects/keywords
  8. Audience for whom the session will be most meaningful*
  9. Session length*—one-hour workshop, 2-hour extended session, or 30-minute STAT Chat
  10. Audience size*—consider how many attendees your session can accommodate (i.e., 40–80 attendees, 100–120 attendees, 120–150 attendees, 150–200 attendees, or more than 200 attendees)
  11. Presentation format*—lecture or demonstration/hands-on investigation
  12. Speaker bio*—no more than 50 words (for each presenter)
  13. Speaker school/company and title* (for each presenter)
  14. T-Shirt size* (for each presenter)

Proposal Submission Tips

  • You may download a PDF of a sample proposal for reference as you prepare your submission.
  • If you need to add additional presenters, you can do so in Step 5 of the proposal submission form. On the Review screen, click the person icon with a plus sign next to your session title, and then follow the on-screen instructions.
  • It is recommended that you draft and save your session details via your preferred word processor prior to or while completing the form. This ensures that, in the event of any technical glitch with the proposal system, your work is not lost. You will receive a confirmation email once your session is submitted.
  • Although you may submit as many sessions as you like, STAT's general policy is to accept no more than two sessions per presenter.

In-Demand Session Types and Topics

Need some topic inspiration as you plan your proposal? Session proposals from all areas of science education are welcome, but in-demand session types and topics include:

  • Early Elementary Science (Pre-K–Grade 2)
  • Upper-Level Biology, Chemistry, and/or Physics
  • Implementing the Revised Science TEKS
  • Three-Dimensional Learning
  • Environmental Science
  • Animal Science
  • Food Science
  • Engineering
  • Computer Science, Technology, and AI
  • STAT Chats (20–30-minute TED Talk-style presentations that offer a quick look at hot topics in science education)

Workshop Session/Speaker Policies

Please review the formal Workshop Session/Speaker Policies in detail prior to entering the proposal form, as you will be asked to agree to these policies during the submission.

Timeline

April 3 | Call for Proposals Opens
Deadline Extended! June 15 | Call for Proposals Closes
After June 30 | Presenters Notified of Acceptance
By Mid-August | Presenters Notified of Schedule

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