May 18, 2015

16NTC Session Submissions Now Open

It’s that time again to start the process of gathering session proposals from the NTEN Community to help inform the program for the 2016 Nonprofit Technology Conference (16NTC) in San Jose, California on March 23-25. So whether you have a few sessions you would like to present or some great ideas to suggest for community voting and have others present, we want to hear from you!

Submissions will be accepted May 18 – June 26, 2015.
>> Submit your proposals here

We are working on a different platform than previous years. Some key differences this year for submissions include:

  • The ability to review and modify your own proposals throughout the entire submission period
  • The ability to see all submissions during the submission period and prior to Community voting

Timeline and Important Dates

  • Submissions: May 18 – June 26, 2015
  • Community Voting: July 8 – July 31, 2015
  • Steering Committee & Staff Review: August 3 – August 21, 2015
  • Program Selection: August 24 – September 25, 2015
  • Notification: September 28, 2015

Key Tips for a Good Submission

  • Make sure the description conveys things like format type (panel, lecture, small groups, etc) and intended takeaways
  • Include enough details to make it clear what makes your session unique or different from similar proposals on the same topic
  • Clearly share how your session will include multiple points of view on the specific topic
  • Capture the right balance of education and fun that align with NTEN’s Community Values
  • Clearly connect your session to one of the 5 focus areas: Leadership, IT, Program, Marketing & Digital Strategy, and Fundraising

More Information
Still have questions or looking for more info? Join us on May 20 for a free webinar, when we will be going over things in greater detail and giving folks a chance to ask any questions.

Bonus
If you’re feeling excited about this, we’re sweetening the deal. If you participate in the 2015 Tech Staffing Survey, you’ll be entered to win your choice of a free 16NTC registration or a $500 Amazon gift card! The survey is only 15 minutes long, and the value of the data will continue to help nonprofits benchmark their technology planning (to help them change the world).

16NTC Steering Committee
We would like to thank our great group of Community members who answered the call back in April for volunteers to be on the 16NTC Steering Committee. We look forward to their contributions and insights throughout this process.

  • Jeanne Allen, Consultant & Instructor, Duke University Nonprofit Management Program
  • Jennifer Breakspear, Executive Director, Options for Sexual Health
  • Stacy Clinton, Web Manager: Programs & Partnerships, Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health
  • Rosa Del Angel, VP of Strategy and Client Services, RedEngine Digital
  • Megan Farrington, Director, Internet Communications, Drug Policy Alliance
  • Erin Fogel, Project Manager & Drupal Site Builder, DevCollaborative
  • David Forrester, Director of Consulting, 501 Commons
  • Lauren Girardin, Marketing & Communications Consultant, Lauren Girardin Consulting
  • Mark Hallman, President, Evergreen Digital Marketing
  • Samantha Kyrkostas, Development Associate, Illinois Legal Aid Online
  • Peter Panepento, Principal, Panepento Strategies
  • Neel Patel, CEO, Magnify It
  • Robin Perry, Creative Director, Lautman, Maska, Neill & Co.
  • Joe Prosperi, Lead, Relay For Life Product Management, American Cancer Society
  • Sue Anne Reed, Project/Production Manager, The Engage Group
  • Julia Reich, Chief Soup-Stirrer, Stone Soup Creative
  • Dar Veverka, Vice President of Technology, LIFT
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