NAADA 2020 Conference

2021 Education Committee Call for Proposals

The NAADA Education Committee invites education session proposals for the annual conference of alumni, communication, development, student services professionals, and alumni volunteers of land grant universities and colleges of agriculture and related sciences. This year's conference theme is Expedition 2021-Forge Ahead and will be held June 14-17, 2021 in Portland, Oregon.

2021 Conference Goals:

  • Strengthen leadership and professional skills through conference presentations and networking opportunities
  • Create a culture of collaboration between development, alumni, volunteer, student and communication professionals
  • Inspire NAADA members to forge ahead to create new beginnings and strategic goals for their teams
  • Provide current and forward-looking educational opportunities for participants to implement at their home institutions to enhance their programs and further the teaching, research, and extension mission of land grant institutions
  • Celebrate the achievements of development, alumni, volunteer, student and communication professionals in colleges of agriculture and related sciences

If you have any questions or would like to run your ideas for potential topics and speakers by someone, please feel free to reach out to the Education Committee Chair Danica Kirkpatrick.

Deadline: Presentation applications, along with a personal head shot and bio, are due to NAADA by 5 p.m., Friday, October 16, 2020.

Proposal Evaluation Criteria

  • Proposals from experienced and less experienced presenters, researchers and/or practitioners are earnestly solicited.
  • Proposals will be evaluated on the basis of clarity, relevance to conference participants and budget constraints.
  • Does the proposal cross multiple professional tracks within NAADA?
  • Does the session cover current trends and topics within our industry?
  • Level of interactive presentation will be considered
  • Collaboration between multiple institutions is encouraged.

* Please Note -- In accordance with NAADA conference policy, NAADA is unable to pay fees, honorariums, travel expenses, discount or waive conference registration, or provide any other type of financial consideration to speakers who are faculty and/or staff of an agricultural college in a NAADA member institution.

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