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Call for Proposals - NCCI Conference


October 28, 2016


The Network for Change and Continuous Innovation (NCCI) invites proposals for the 2017 Conference: July 27-29, Minneapolis, MN that reflect new and future ways of addressing the complex issues and challenges confronted by higher education.   Deadline December 2, 2016

Strategy and improvement efforts related to academic, operational, financial, technical, and campus community engagement are of great interest for the 2017 Conference. NCCI especially seeks proposals that will enrich participants with practical, imaginative, and innovative applications for assessment, design, planning, implementation and highly effective leadership practice.

Presentations may be panel, solo, structured round table or another format described in detail in the proposal. New approaches, opportunities to learn new skills, and a spotlight on new resources are of high value for the 2017 Conference. We welcome 60 and 90 minute session proposals and Pre-Conference workshop proposals (3.5 -hour and 7-hour formats).

To make your proposal submission easy, the online form will prompt you through a summary of your presentation’s subject and content, its most critical learning objectives and target audiences, and a description of the methods you will use for delivery and audience engagement.

Proposal Guidelines

Acceptance decisions are emailed in mid-January 2017. Speakers receive a reduced conference registration fee. For group presentations, reduced speaker rates will apply for up to three.

Responsibilities of presenting include the following:

  • All speakers listed in the proposal are confirmed to be available for the presentation on any conference dates, respectively July 27 (Pre-Conference proposal) or July 28 & 29 (60 or 90 minute session proposal)

  • All speakers will complete conference registration shortly after registration opens

  • Speakers will provide their presentation for posting to the NCCI website 3 weeks prior to the conference

  • Speakers will complete a Session Speaker Agreement form and return it to NCCI headquarters with the requested information by the date indicated, so that we can do our best to meet any unique equipment, scheduling, or special setup needs.

  • Speakers will provide laptop computer(s) needed for their conference presentation.


Submit Your Proposal by 9:00 a.m. (EST) Friday, December 2, 2016 using the online form.

Please note: The website will close at this deadline.

Proposal and other related questions are welcomed by the 2017 Conference Chairs: Tammy Freeman 574-631-5190 and Kelly Block 217-333-8011.

NCCI Conference 2017