Speaker Submissions for the Fall CUE 2013 Conference is now open.
Deadline for sessions: June 2, 2013
All speakers who submitted will be notified by: July 31, 2013
Deadline for workshops has passed. You may submit for a concurrent session only.
We look forward to seeing you at the Fall CUE 2013 Conference, October 25 - 26, in Napa Valley, CA. For information please contact the CUE office at cueinc(at)cue.org or 925.478.3460
Types of Sessions
There are several types of speaker sessions at a CUE conference. This section describes each category and the review process for each.
Concurrent sessions are one-hour, lecture-style presentations that address all areas of the curriculum and appeal to a variety of teachers. Sessions may be given by a single speaker, team or panel who can address the needs of the novice user of educational technology as well as the more experienced professional.
Hands-on workshops are three-hour or 90 minute presentations for 25-30 participants in a Bring Your Own Laptop (BYOL) lab. Each registrant will have their own computer. Topics on specific software applications should also be curriculum related. Please specify all equipment and software applications required for the workshop. We are also interested in hands-on workshops for hand-held computers and digital cameras. Commercial or vendor-led workshops are not offered at the Fall CUE conference. Instead, we'd suggest that interested vendors sign up for a corporate session(s) (see below for information).
Corporate Room Sessions
Looking to showcase your product or service with a one-hour pop up session at the Fall CUE Conference in Napa Valley? CUE is offering spaces for interested vendors to purchase sessions. The session would allow your corporation to present your product in the best possible light. A projector, screen and a single wired Internet drop is included. Your session(s) will be also included in the conference program/addendum and listed as commercial sessions (must be submitted by published deadlines). Certain sponsorships include sessions. Download the sponsorship form
Concurrent Session Panels
Panel proposals are submitted and accepted in the same manner as concurrent session proposals. A group of four or more speakers is considered a panel. When available, more than one session may be allotted to a panel. Only 1 Panel member will be compensated registration (not membership).
Other Speaker Information
Current Topics of Interest to CUE Members
For every conference the Conference Chair and Speaker Coordinator review the strands for session proposals. Changes are made in the strands to meet current trends and needs of conference attendees. The Conference Committee and CUE Board note areas in which there seems to be a need for information at conferences and ask that good presenters be found if possible. This dynamic exchange of needs and ideas helps to keep conferences fresh and timely. CUE is currently looking for sessions on diversity, standards and assessment, No Child Left Behind and technology grants such the Enhancing Education Through Technology. Further, we are seeking sessions delving into emerging technologies such as gaming in education, personal learning device and assistive technology.
CUE Member Preference
CUE Conferences are member-to-member events. Members will be given preference as speakers.
Tips for Selected Speakers
Once you are ready with your presentation, plan to visit your room before you present and to practice on any equipment you will be using. Presenters only have fifteen minutes prior to the presentation; prepare in advance. Make enough handouts for your session. The capacity of your room is stated in the acceptance letter. Post your handouts by emailing your URL to the CUE office at cueinc(AT)cue.org. Be sure to have fun with the presentation. All of us who volunteer for CUE greatly enjoy your participation.