Instructional Technology Conference

Call for Proposals


The Instructional Technology Conference continues to provide thousands of higher education professionals from across the country a place to share experiences and expertise in educational technology.

The 2009 Instructional Technology Conference will carry on the tradition of showcasing technological uses in learning environments.

Send us your proposal for a pre-conference workshop, presentation, panel discussion, hands-on workshop, or poster session.

2009 Possible Session Topics

  • Virtual Environments
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Web 2.0 / Learning 2.0
  • Collective Intelligence
  • Data Mash-Ups
  • Learning Spaces
  • New Media Literacy

Deadline for Proposals is October 24, 2008

Type of Sessions

  • Pre-Conference Workshop - workshops will be scheduled on Sunday, March 29, 2009 from 1 - 4 p.m. Participants will work interactively with hardware and software.
  • Lecture/Presentation - presenter will share information about the session topic with participants.
  • Panel Discussion - moderator will lead the participants through a discussion related to the session topic.
  • Interactive Workshop - participants will receive hands-on experience with software and hands-on in a computer lab.
  • Poster Session - Posters will be displayed at the Double Tree Hotel on Monday, March 30, 2009, from 6:00- 7 p.m. (prior to banquet).

Submission Instructions

The following information must be included and formatted in the order below. Email your proposal as an ASCII text file, PDF or (RTF) Rich Text Format attachment to itconf@mtsu.edu no later than October 24, 2008.

  • Name, affiliation, and complete contact information for each participant
  • Type of session:
    • Lecture/Presentation—presenter shares information about the session topic with participants.
    • Panel Discussion—moderator leads the participants through a discussion related to the session topic.
    • Hands-on Workshop—participants work interactively with hardware or software in a computer lab.
    • Pre-Conference Workshop—Participants work interactively with hardware or software prior to the beginning of the conference
    • Poster Session—An abstract of 75 words or less will be sufficient. Posters will be displayed at the DoubleTree (formerly Garden Plaza) Hotel on Monday, March 30, 2009, from 6:00 - 7 p.m. (prior to banquet).
  • Title of proposed session
  • Abstract (approx. 75 words, for publication in conference materials)
  • Description (250-500 words)
  • Audience (faculty, presidents, provosts, deans, librarians, instructional technology specialists, lab directors, general)
  • Audience level (beginning, intermediate, advanced, all)
  • On-site equipment requirements
  • Length: All presentations, panel discussions, and poster sessions will be allotted one hour; all interactive workshops will be allotted two hours; pre-conference workshops will be allotted three hours.

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Send your proposal:

  • Email your proposal
  • Deadline for proposals is October 24, 2008
  • Acceptance decisions made by November 21, 2008

Early Bird conference registration fee: $125

Pre-conference Workshop fee: $50