Chorus America invites you to submit a proposal for our 2019 Conference in Philadelphia, PA, June 26-29, 2019. 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 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:
- Facilitated Discussions: present an issue or trend as a conversation among experts followed by Q&A.
- Case Studies: describe a program or project in-depth, focusing on innovative solutions to clearly defined challenges and their implications for the field.
- Skill-Building and Hands-On Learning Experiences: encourage participants to use professional skills to explore a scenario and to teach and learn new tactics.
- Experiential: introduce participants to a topic or issue through a musical or creative presentation followed by reflection, discussion, and questions.
If you are submitting multiple proposals for review, please fill out this form for each proposed session.
What's next? Once the call for sessions closes, Chorus America's staff, board, and volunteers 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. We may contact presenters who have submitted similar session proposals to explore whether they are willing to collaborate. 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 in recognition of their service to the field.
Submissions will be peer-reviewed based on:
- Session Format, Design, Creativity and Delivery
- Presenter Expertise and Experience with Topic
- Clarity of Message
The Call for Sessions closes on Wednesday, October 31.