During this phase, the committee member’s role is largely one of support for the public proposal process. There are numerous ways this can be achieved.

Promotion/Recruitment

We are always looking to add new voices and perspectives to our educational lineup at the conference. Committee members are encouraged to reach out to their own networks and communities to encourage others to participate in the proposal process.

Promo Kit (Google Doc) – Will be added when ready
Image Resources (Dropbox) – Will be added when ready

We have also put together a few resources to help with any promotional efforts.

Community Support

As part of our community-driven process, we offer a couple of opportunities for support to those developing session proposals. Committee members are invited to join and participate in any and all of these activities but it is not a requirement.

Community Call

We’ll hold a webinar-style community call to share information around the process and timelines for public submissions of session proposals. A recording and copy of the slides will be posted here after the event.

Date & Time July 9 11AM-12PM Pacific Time (1 hr max)
Event URL: https://nten.adobeconnect.com/web190709/

Open Office Hours

Ash Shepherd, NTEN Education Director, and other veteran NTEN community members will hold drop-in office hours in an open video hangout to be available to offer support and answer questions.

Open Office Hours #1
Date & Time: July 18 12PM-1PM PT (1 hr)
Event URL: https://zoom.us/j/511813936

Open Office Hours #2
Date & Time:  August 6 11am-12PM PT (1 hr)
Event URL: https://zoom.us/j/800174158

Peer-to-Peer Support

Community members are encouraged to join our online proposal prep group (Link Coming Soon) to request and provide feedback on their proposal drafts during the session submission period.

To request feedback:

  1. Submit your session draft through the NTC site
  2. Join the Online Proposal Prep group (Link Coming Soon)
  3. Create a new discussion post in the session feedback group (if requesting feedback on multiple sessions, be sure to create a separate thread for each one)
  4. Use your session title as the subject line
  5. Paste the link to your session from the NTC site, add any notes, and post
  6. Perhaps give suggestions on other sessions while you wait for feedback on yours

To give feedback:

  1. Join the Online Proposal Prep group (Link Coming Soon)
  2. Look through the subject lines for a session title that matches your interests
  3. Click through to the discussion and reply publicly with your feedback
  4. Keep your comments constructive and actionable
  5. We’d like everyone who requested feedback to receive at least one response, so try to prioritize posts with no replies

General Resources

The following are some general resources you can point folks to (or review yourself) for general information during this phase.

Submitting Proposals

It is perfectly appropriate for members of the Session Advisory Committee to submit session proposals. In addition to being engaged volunteers, members are thought leaders within the NTEN community and are encouraged to share their expertise.

You can learn more and submit proposals here.