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Submit a Session RFP for our Convention and Tradeshow

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We are seeking professionals and others with experience and expertise related to our field to present breakout sessions at this year's Community Colleges for Iowa Convention and Tradeshow. The event will be held at the Hilton Des Moines Downtown on November 28-30, 2023.

Call for Proposals
We encourage proposals from all areas, perspectives, and positions of the community college mission to enhance the content of our convention. Each session will last 60 minutes for an audience of 20-75 conference attendees. Each room will be equipped with a projector and screen. Presenters will be required to submit presentations in advance and they will be loaded onto laptops in the room. Handouts should also be sent in advance and will be printed by convention staff. Potential presenters are welcome to submit more than one proposal. Out-of-state proposals will be considered with preference given to professionals and others from within Iowa’s community college system.

The theme for this inaugural event is First Edition: Writing the Next Chapter of Community Colleges. Sessions can be on a variety of topics and will be selected based on our ability to provide a diverse set of sessions that will bring the most value to our audience. Some topics the planning committee is particularly interested in include:

  • Mental health and wellbeing

  • Enrollment strategy

  • Productivity and planning

  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion

  • Governance

  • Accreditation

  • Community partnerships

  • Laws and Ethics

Timeline and Process
April 7, 2023: Call for Proposals Released
May 30, 2023: Proposals Due
June 2023: Planning Committee Reviews & Scores Proposals
July 2023: Presenters Notified
October 15, 2023: Presenters Must Be Registered
November 28-30: Convention

Proposals will be reviewed and scored by planning committee members representing a variety of roles from across Iowa’s community colleges and partner organizations and Community Colleges for Iowa staff.

Fill out this form to submit your proposal. 

Know someone who has a stellar presentation idea? Send it their way.

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