How to submit a 2019 NAWI Conference speaking proposal

We stopped accepting proposals on May 5, 2019.  However this information shown below may be useful in your planning for our future conferences.

Participate in the conference and present your thought leadership strategies by submitting your most innovative idea for a conference presentation.  Presentations are made to approximately 20 attendees and are scheduled for about one hour. Topics should align with the conference focus areas and include:

  • Career and Technical Education (CTE)
  • Cybersecurity
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Manufacturing 4.0
  • Internet of Things

Proposals that include supporting data/statistics will receive top consideration.

If you have questions regarding your presentation proposal please contact   We are no longer accepting proposals for our 2019 conference.

Click to make your conference speaking proposal submission. (This link has been deactivated.)

The 2019 conference will focus on disciplines that are seeing an influx of emerging technologies such as career and technical education (CTE), cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, Manufacturing 4.0, and the Internet of Things. We are seeking to identify a variety of approaches that support the conference theme to help teachers, workforce developers, counselors, administrators, and business partners meet the challenges of incorporating these rapidly changing technologies into all aspects of the workforce development from high school through college, and curriculum to collaborations.

Conference attendees include staff from secondary schools, community colleges, and technical institutes, as well as government leaders in workforce development and representatives of business, industry, and labor. Selected speakers are responsible for their expenses and for registering for our conference at the discounted presenter rate.  We invite you to participate in the conference and to submit your most innovative idea as a possible presentation. Session proposals that include supporting data/statistics will receive top consideration.  Please note that the deadline for non-keynote speaking proposal consideration was the end of the day Eastern time, on May 5, 2019.  There are no plans on extending this due date as we have received a number of interesting speaking proposals.