47th AMLE Annual Conference

National Harbor, MD • November 12–14, 2020

#AMLE20 Call for Presentations

Middle grades educators from around the world gather at the Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE) Annual Conference. Participants engage in dialogue, learning, and exploration of topics critical to the education, development, and growth of students ages 10-15 years old. We are particularly interested in sessions that include practical, hands-on solutions and research-based presentations. Our goal is to offer a varied program selection in which each professional middle grades educator can find what they need to support their professional learning goals. Session types include Concurrent Sessions and Speed Learning Sessions.

What makes a successful AMLE Annual Conference session proposal?

  1. Read and follow the full Proposal Review Process—as written in the Call for Presentation
  2. AMLE has identified 6 “tracks” that will guide attendees toward sessions that best align with highlighted themes. In order to create these tracks, we will ask you to select the track best aligned with your session. Your session may not align with a track, in which case do not select a track. This does NOT mean that your proposal is unwelcome, just that your session may better align with a “topic,” a menu of which you can select from in your proposal.
  3. The description and all fields in the proposal form need to be filled in with words spelled correctly and written in a grammatically sound fashion.
  4. The title should be both informative and inviting, using recognizable terms from the field in a welcoming way.
  5. Your proposal is a showcase of what you know and do! It should be relevant and timely as it provides practical solutions, strategies, and ideas to improve the educational lives of students ages 10-15 years old.
  6. Focus on pedagogy. Educators increasingly tell us they need help creating meaningful learning experiences for their students. The more you model your presentation to reflect instructional strategies, the more relevant your session will be to conference participants.
  7. Consider what success looks like. The best sessions offer tangible takeaways and immediately applicable information for attendees to bring to their schools. What are the goals and objectives of your session? With what do you want participants to walk away?
  8. Get interactive. Conference participants want to be actively engaged and do not prefer lectures. Encourage participants to interact with you and other attendees. Try making your session a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) session. Be sure to consider the best way for your audience to engage with the material you're presenting.

What do you need to know about presenting at the AMLE Annual Conference?

  1. There’s a session format for everyone whether you present a 60-minute concurrent session or a quick round robin, speed learning session.
  2. You will have access to an LCD projector, screen, podium and microphone if you are a Concurrent session presenter.
  3. A trained facilitator and conference organizer will be available to assist you during the conference.
  4. You are encouraged to upload supporting documents, information about yourself, your school and your presentation on the #AMLE20 app in advance of the conference.
  5. Presenters get a discounted conference registration rate!
Concurrent Sessions
60-minute sessions dealing with current topics relevant to middle level educators. Innovative instructional methods and special programs are featured.
Call is Closed
Speed Learning Sessions
Popular among our attendees, these repeated 15-minute sessions allow for collaboration and interaction between the presenter and attendees, in an energizing environment.
Call is Closed

Important Information

What Do You Need to Know?

Session Submission Information

Frequently Asked Questions

Make the Case to Present: Template Letter

AMLE must receive the completed proposal by April 5, 2020.
Applicants are notified via email of their selection status by May 12, 2020.
Accepted presenter agreement forms and co-presenter information are due by June 12, 2020.
Session schedules are released on July 13, 2020.
All Presenters MUST be registered by August 7, 2020 or your session will be removed from the program and replaced.

Speaker Profile
The speaker profile is included with the proposal during the review process. Please update your contact information and biography online at http://www.amle.org/annual/Presenters/SpeakerProfile.

Please Note: If you would like your session to be considered for more than one session type you must submit separate proposals for each. After clicking submit during the online proposal process you will receive a confirmation email and be redirected to the Completed Proposals page. You may login to the Completed Proposal page at any time to view and edit your proposal until the deadline on April 5, 2020. After this date, all proposals will be sent to our Selection Committee for review. If you are accepted to present at the conference, you serve on a contributing basis and are required to purchase registration. You will not be reimbursed for registration, lodging, travel, audiovisual equipment rental, or additional costs. Please contact Dena Harrison with additional questions at dharrison@amle.org.