2020 Conference: Call for Session Proposals

Chorus America invites you to submit a proposal for our 2020 Conference in Miami, FL on June 17-20, 2019. We are also inviting suggestions for questions or topics that you would like our Conference to explore and speakers that you would like to see at the event.

Submission Deadline: October 31, 2019

About our Conference Programming

Our Conference programming draws on the expertise and insights of those working in the choral field, as well as in the arts, education, and general nonprofit sectors. The Conference is designed to focus on skill-building and to facilitate collaboration, exploration, and connections on multiple levels.

We program sessions across a variety of artistic and administrative topics, including governance and board engagement, fundraising, marketing and audience development, conducting and programming, finance and budgeting, and children and youth-related topics. Our goal is to work with a diverse group of Conference speakers that represent different demographics, geographic locations, organization sizes, and points of view.

We are particularly interested in sessions that engage attendees in unique ways that reach beyond the standard presenter/PowerPoint model. Session formats may include, but are not limited to:

  • Panel Discussion: present an issue or trend as a conversation among experts followed by Q&A.
  • Case Study: describe a program or project in-depth, focusing on innovative solutions to clearly defined challenges and their implications for the field.
  • Workshop: encourage participants to use professional skills to explore a scenario and to teach and learn new tactics.

Submit your 2020 Conference session proposal here.

If you are submitting multiple proposals for review, please fill out this form for each proposed session.

Call for Question, Topic, and Speaker Suggestions

We are also inviting suggestions for questions or topics that you would like our Conference to explore and speakers that you would like to see at the event. Please email your suggestions to service@chorusamerica.org.

What's next?

Once the call for sessions closes, Chorus America’s staff and board will review the submissions. As sessions are developed, a staff member will be in touch with all applicants to inform them of their proposal’s status. Please note: We may contact presenters who have submitted similar session proposals to explore whether they are willing to collaborate.

Submissions will be reviewed based on

  • Content
  • Session format, design, and creativity
  • Presenter expertise and experience with topic
  • Clarity of message
  • Relevance to current issues and conversations happening in the field

Selected sessions will receive a presenting space, audio/visual support, and will be included in Chorus America's Conference materials in print and online. Conference speakers are offered a discounted registration to thank them for being part of Conference programming.

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