Summit Call for Proposals

As technology in education has become an integral part of the learning landscape, more questions arise. This year, the Summit is encouraging exploration and conversation of complex questions, and a deeper look into the future role of technology in the teaching and learning landscape. In addition to robust learning sessions and plenty of chances to network, we’ve added some new features, which include a half-day of preconference deep-dive sessions and tours of technology-rich environments. 

As you develop your session proposal, we encourage you to review our Guide to Submitting a Proposal for detailed instructions and guidance.

The Minnesota Summit on Learning & Technology is dedicated to making sure sessions presented at the event are relevant to our audience. If you know of a stellar session, project, topic, or presenter that you would like to see at this year's conference, use the form below to send a message to Summit staff. We will reach out to the presenter to encourage them to submit.

As our proposal deadline is March 8, we recommend you submit your suggestion by March 1 so that we have enough time to reach out!


Session Types

July 31, 2019

  • Preconference deep-dive sessions: Half-day experiences will take a deep-dive into topics of interest to the community. Deep-dive sessions encourage conversation and questioning as well as hands-on and deep exploration of projects and initiatives that are of innovative value. Sessions may explore complex issues and questions, emerging trends, or thorny problems of practice; provide in-depth explanation of how a transformative program was implemented; or provide a forum for candid, critical dialogue at the intersection of learning and technology: ethics, equity, and social justice.

August 1, 2019

  • Roundtable conversations: Participants explore compelling learning and technology topics, issues, and questions together through shared inquiry, dialogue, and resource sharing. Roundtable presenters are not expected to formally “teach” about the session topic. Rather, they facilitate conversation by providing a brief topic overview, offering guiding questions and context, and promoting participant engagement. Successful roundtable proposals will focus on topics and issues that are timely, provocative, and relevant.

  • Edcamp conversations: A democratic, participant-driven session model designed to encourage discussion and collaboration. Like roundtables, Edcamp sessions explore compelling topics through dialogue and sharing resources and experiences.  Conversation topics are not predetermined and will be solicited at the beginning of the conference through an engaging group process.

  • 45-minute oral presentation: A lecture-style presentation intended to inform, engage, and inspire participants. Presentations may tell the story of program implementation, delve into learning and technology research, explore a problem of practice or critical thought, offer instructional strategies, and more. Strong preference will be given to presentations that address one or more of the topics of interest (listed below) and present material in a new or fresh way.

  • Poster presentations: Poster presentations will be displayed throughout the entire conference with ample opportunities to share your project or research with attendees

  • Exhibitor Showcase Sessions: An opportunity for exhibitors and vendors to showcase their latest and greatest product, service, or technology. This session is limited to registered exhibitors only.

Presentation Topics

Here's a list to get you thinking about insights you could share with colleagues at the Summit:

  • Academic Transformations
  • Adaptive and Personalized Learning
  • Accessibility and Universal/Inclusive Design
  • Career and Workforce Development
  • Competencies of an Educational Technologist
  • Connected Classrooms and Learning Content Authoring Tools
  • Space Designs
  • Data Analytics for Decision Making
  • Digital Integrations and Uses of APIs
  • Effective Faculty/Professional Development Programs
  • Emerging Technologies in the Learning Landscape
  • Evaluation of Technology-Based Innovations for Learning Effectiveness
  • Gamification
  • Immersive, Interactive Learning Models
  • Innovative Partnerships and Alliances for Effective Student Learning
  • Micro-Credentialing/Badging, and the Platforms that Support It
  • Next Generation Learning Environments
  • Open Educational Resources
  • Practices for Student Success
  • Privacy and Security
  • Social and Collaborative Learning
  • Strategies for Administering Online Programs
  • Use of Technology for Equity and Inclusion