How to submit a 2017 NAWI Conference speaking proposal

We are no longer accepting proposals. The referees have reviewed all proposals and have sent emails to all proposal submitters. If you have questions regarding your presentation proposal please contact 

This year’s conference “Next Gen CTE – Wave of the Future” will focus on disciplines that are seeing an influx of emerging technologies such as biotechnology, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, 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 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. The deadline for non-keynote speaking proposal consideration was the end of the day Pacific Time, March 31, 2017. No proposals are being accepted at this time.

If you have questions regarding your presentation proposal please contact Presentations are made to approximately 20 attendees and are usually about 1 hour 15 minutes in length; but, because of Tuesday scheduling and a high number of proposals, this time may be cut to approximately 20-35 minutes in some situations. Topics include, with potential related areas:

  • Biotechnology
  • Cybersecurity
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Internet of Things.