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2022 COABE Conference – Presenter Resource

Click HERE to access the call for presentation proposal form.  Proposals are due by October 15th, 2021

STRANDS 

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].

PRESENTATION ACCEPTANCE

Your proposal will be reviewed using the rubric posted HERE.  Please reference it as you consider the quality of your proposal. You will be notified if your proposal has been accepted or not by November 29th, 2021.

PRESENTATION TYPES

Concurrent Session: 60 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

WHAT WILL BE PROVIDED
  • Screens in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi connection
  • Projectors
  • Lavalier Microphones
  • Clickers
WHAT YOU SHOULD PLAN ON BRINGING

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)

WHAT YOU WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR
  • Complete your “Present With Purpose” credential by 12/31/2021
    • Steps on how to earn your Present With Purpose credential
    • Present With Purpose FAQs
  • Register for the conference by 12/31/2021
  • Review your presentation’s information and scheduled date and time
    • All changes must be submitted by 01/15/22
PRESENTER GUIDANCE
  • Training will be offered on presenting both virtually and in-person
    • Practice sessions will be made available prior to the conference
  • All sessions will be 60 minutes in length
  • Virtual Sessions:
    • Will be presented using the Zoom platform with tech support available for virtual presenters.
    • Virtual sessions will be set up as webinars by default for ease of use unless a special request is made for a meeting format.
    • Virtual Sessions will be recorded for playback.
    • Available virtual presenting tools will be chat, Q&A, white board, annotation, interactive polling, and tech support.
  • In-person Sessions:
    • Available presenting tools will be screens, internet connections, projector, mic, and a clicker.
    • Masks will not be required to be worn when presenting, but we will ask that you maintain a safe social distance for your attendees during this time.
  • Pre-conferences will be set up virtually for the meeting format with the ability to have breakout rooms, and will not be recorded unless otherwise specified.
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

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 Training 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? Hint: Doing a Google search is NOT the way to find usable images! 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 presenter@coabe.org.

COABE Presenter Coach – Sarah Goldammer

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 presentwithpurpose@coabe.org.

Office Hours for COABE 2022 Presenters

Have any questions or just want to know more about presenting for the upcoming COABE conference? Meet with our Presenter Coach, Sarah Goldammer, for our open Office Hours for presenters to learn more about what to expect and how to present at your best for the COABE 2022 National Conference. October 1, 2021 at 1:00 pm Eastern. Register for this meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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