Call for proposals ended on October 15th, 2021.
Your proposal will be reviewed by a Strand Partner. Please see the Conference Strands HERE for a description of each Strand and the intended audience. Consider your primary topic and audience, then select a Strand for your session. [Note that reviewers may consider your session for another strand than the one you select].
Concurrent Session: 75 minutes. Offered Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday. Room setup In-Person: Theater; Virtual: Webinar
Preconference Half Day Session: 3 hours. Offered Sunday only. Room setup In-Person: Rounds; Virtual: Meeting
Preconference Full Day Session: 6 hours. Offered Sunday only. Room setup In-Person: Rounds; Virtual: Meeting
Please bring your own computer and any special adapters or plugs (HDMI adapter, RGB adapters, correct Apple MAC VGA adapters, or external speakers). Our projectors connect using the following: HDMI, VGA-In, VGA-out, Composite Video, USB power out, Audio-In, Audio-Out and RS-232C, your presentations are visible from any source device.
Furnishing handouts in the quantity needed for sessions (prepare at least 45 handouts)
The COABE Presenter Handbook is full of helpful tips for planning and delivering your presentation virtually. It’s a great starting place for both new and experienced presenters.
In-Person and Virtual Presenting Tips Tip Sheet
Screen Sharing Guide (for Zoom) – Recommendations and troubleshooting for sharing your screen, projecting presentation slides, and navigating Zoom while presenting.
Guidelines for finding images – Are you certain the images in your PowerPoint are not subject to copyright? These guidelines will help you determine which images are usable and where you can find them.
If you have any questions or concerns, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Welcome Sarah Goldammer, COABE’s Presenter Coach! This new position was created to ensure COABE presenters are equipped to present in the virtual, in-person, and hybrid environments. Questions can be directed to email@example.com.
Sarah Goldammer is a passionate lifelong learner and educator. There is nothing more exciting to her than the “aha” moment and supporting others to find theirs! She currently serves as the director of the Southern Illinois Professional Development Center, part of the Illinois Community College Board Professional Development Network. She has a B.S in special education and a M.S. in higher education. Sarah is a certified trainer of Universal Design for Learning and the Special Learning Needs Institute. She has trained hundreds of individuals throughout her years in adult education.
Sarah recently co-created the Illinois training, “Designing for Equity and Access for ALL Learners.” She spearheaded the creation of the statewide contextualized curricula in the following career clusters: health sciences, manufacturing, TDL, IT, and career pathways. She served as part of the professional development team for the Accelerating Opportunity Initiative, the development of a Bridge Development Basics Training, and implementation of Integrated Education and Training (IET) models. She has presented at numerous national and state conferences both in-person and virtual. Sarah has been involved in adult education for the past 21 years and has been teaching and training for over 30 years. She is proud to have had students from 3 to 83 years old and every age in between.
Combining her love for creativity, her desire to inspire, and her knowledge of the importance for career exploration, Sarah’s later-in-life career journey is that of author. She has written and published a series of 16 chapter books introducing careers combining fun and adventure while exploring each of the career clusters. These books are designed to inspire, educate, and entertain both children and adults…and to hopefully provide an “aha” moment.