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Convention Session RFP and Feedback forms Due Next Week!


You only have a few days left to send an RFP to us, pitching your idea for a session at our 2023 Tradeshow and Convention happening this fall from November 28-30. More information is included below about what we’re looking for, but we would love to hear your ideas about other topics as well!

If you’d like to give us feedback on what you’re most interested in learning about at the convention, we’d be so excited to hear from you. We also want to know what resources you would find most helpful that we can provide on our website. More information is also below!

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.

We can’t wait to hear your ideas!!!


This is your chance to let us know what you're interested in! In pursuit of increasing our member service and education, we want to put our efforts where they're most needed. 
In 2023, we are hosting the inaugural Community Colleges for Iowa Convention and Tradeshow. The event will be the only statewide professional development conference in Iowa focusing exclusively on community college administrators, staff, and faculty and will be held at the Hilton Des Moines on November 28-30, 2023.

In addition, we want to provide useful information and tools to use as you advocate for community colleges and increase your knowledge in certain areas. 

What information areas do you want more clarity on? What topics are you excited about? For example: do you want to learn more about the Last Dollar Scholarship? Have you always wanted to learn more about what other states are doing for their community colleges? Do you want to learn how we can best serve our students who are struggling with mental health issues?

Your answers will help guide the direction we take for picking session speakers at our Convention and Tradeshow this November and provide guidance on what in-depth information we can provide to you on our website for your own use and education or to share with others. 

Fill out this form to submit your feedback.

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