Propose a session for the 2019 Nonprofit Technology Conference

We are excited to announce that session proposals are now open for the 2019 Nonprofit Technology Conference (19NTC) happening in Portland Oregon, March 13 – 15, 2019!

Proposals will be accepted from July 9, 2018 to August 17, 2018.

Submit your session proposal now

If you’ve been through the process before, please review the recent blog post on 19NTC updates and changes to see what specific changes have been made this year.

Here are a few things to keep in mind when crafting your proposal. For full details, please be sure to review the Guidelines and FAQs. You can also sign up for our free community call on July 19th to learn more.

Suggested topics

Each year we create a list of suggested topics for each topic category. These suggestions are based on attendee feedback from 18NTC, the 19NTC Session Advisory Committee, and community feedback throughout the year in our various community spaces. Proposals are not restricted to the suggested topics so propose your best session idea, even if it’s not on the list.

View the full list of suggested topics.

Suggestions for a strong proposal

Consider diversity, equity, and inclusion

NTEN has made a strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion and sessions are expected to be aligned with this focus. Your proposal should clearly articulate a diverse range of voices, perspectives, and content to help it find wide support both with the community and with the Session Advisory Committee, which will be using this as one of their filters during the voting period.

Make sure there’s a practical application

Attendees are professionals working in and with the nonprofit sector. To make your proposal compelling, make it clear what problems your session helps address, what the tangible learning outcomes will be, and what the practical takeaways are.

Include a nonprofit perspective

Each session must include and represent a nonprofit perspective in the speaker lineup and content. Making this clear in the description helps a proposal gain greater support throughout the voting and selection process.

Understand the guidelines

There are a number of guidelines for sessions at the NTC. These guidelines support what attendees have come to expect from sessions at the event. Ensuring your session proposal can meet these guidelines from the start will help your session to remain in the lineup if selected for the program.

Who should submit a proposal?

Submissions are open to the public, regardless of NTEN membership status or previous participation within the NTEN community. We encourage individuals and organizations who have not presented at an NTC and those from underrepresented communities and perspectives to submit proposals.

Get support from NTEN and the community

There are multiple ways you can find support throughout the proposal process, including open offices hours and a peer review community group. Get the full details in the Guidelines and FAQ resource.

Want more information?

Join us for a community call, Thursday, July 19. We’ll share details on the overall process and what happens when a proposal moves into the various voting stages of the selection process. We’ll also answer any other questions you have about how you can be part of building the educational program for 19NTC.

Submit your session proposal now