2018 CALL FOR SESSION PROPOSALS
Submission Deadline: June 2, 2017 (Annual & Summer Conferences)
PMEA/NAfME members and
PMEA Corporate Sponsor Member companies are invited to submit educational
session proposals for the PMEA 2018 Annual In-service Conference, to be held April
19-21 at the Lancaster Marriott & Convention Center and/or the 2018 PMEA Summer
Conference, to be held in July, 2018 (specific dates and location are TBD). The PMEA Conference Planning Committee will
blindly review all proposals. The
final decision for inclusion in the conference will be that of the conference
chair. Corporate Sponsor member session proposals must include a letter/email
of endorsement from the sponsoring company when submitted. Sponsoring companies
will be listed in the program book. The online application link can be found on
the PMEA website at www.pmea.net
under the Conferences and Events menu option via the “Annual Conference” link.
conference planning committee will be guided in the selection of sessions by
the following criteria: quality of presentation (objectives and organization);
innovativeness; importance and timeliness of the topic to the field; practical applicability
and program balance. Session proposals will be accepted in the following
- Classroom Music (Elementary,
Middle or High School, Theory, etc.)
- Early Childhood
- Higher Ed/SMTE
- Special Learners
- Urban/World Music
the Online Proposal Application Form which includes:
Session Title, Abstract, Type of Session (panel, lecture, demonstration,
participatory) and Content Area. Be
sure to include a current email address. Deadline: June 2, 2017.
*If the session
includes a demonstration group, the group must audition to perform at the 2018 PMEA Annual Conference and may include up to 16 people. Selected performing
groups may be used as demonstration groups.
- All presenters
must be current members of PMEA/NAfME or representatives of PMEA Corporate
Sponsor companies. No honoraria are paid to educational session
- Submission of a proposal is a commitment
by all participating individuals to register for the conference.
- Because of
scheduling difficulties, individual requests for particular times cannot
be granted. Submission of a proposal assumes acceptance of the scheduled
day and time. If the proposed presenter knows of a conflict at the time of
submitting the application, a note must be included indicating the
conflict for any consideration to be given to accommodating the conflict. Notice
of acceptance or non-acceptance for the Annual Conference will be emailed
by October 1, 2017.
*Those interested in presenting research at the 2018 PMEA Annual Conference - the Call for Research Proposals will be made available at a later time and is separate from this call for proposals.