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National Rural Education Association

Call for Presenters

National Forum to Advance Rural Education October 20-21, 2022

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Submit Poster Proposal

We Are Seeking Dynamic Presenters

Just as attendees have two ways to participate in this year’s event, presenters will have the option to present in person or virtually. In-person presenters will follow the typical event model of presenting onsite in Chattanooga during a designated time. Virtual presenters will be required to pre-record their sessions and submit them prior to the event. Accepted posters must arrive onsite by November 14, 2023.

Why Share?

By presenting at the 2023 National Forum to Advance Rural Education, presenters will have the opportunity to share their research, strategies, and ideas, and positively impact hundreds of rural education leaders and practitioners from across the country.

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    Collaborate with experts in the field.

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    Receive a $100 conference registration discount.

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    Receive recognition for and feedback about your practice or program.

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    Expand your professional learning opportunities.

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    Be part of a dynamic community committed to rural education.

    We are seeking in-person and virtual presentations of the following types: 

    20-Minute Research Symposium Sessions

    These 20–minute sessions showcase leading research on rural education issues. Proposals for research presentations should be blinded and provide a summary of the research that addresses the following: background and relevance to rural education and the conference, purpose and research questions, method, findings (preliminary for proposal or finalized/approved for presentation), discussion of implications for rural education, and references. 

    Research proposals will be peer reviewed by members of the NREA research committee and selected based on reviewer scoring and recommendations. Authors of top-scoring research proposals will compete for the distinguished Howard A. Dawson Best Research Paper Award. Submitting authors of a small number of top scoring research proposals will be invited to send the full paper to be read and judged by the awards subcommittee. Learn more about research symposium submission requirements.

    60-Minute Sessions

    These sessions are intended to go into more depth around innovative or promising practices aligned with the event theme and guiding questions in a 60-minute format. The style of your session could range from an in-depth and interactive learning experience, to a panel discussion, to an informal conversation where audience participation is the main component.

    Poster Sessions

    This year’s conference newly offers the opportunity to present your work in a poster format! The poster session offers an abbreviated way to present research and/or promising practices in rural education. Poster proposals will be peer-reviewed by at least two members of the NREA research committee and selected based on reviewer scoring and recommendations. Learn more about poster session requirements.

    Presenter Notifications
    Presenters will receive notification of their proposal status by mid-April.

    National Rural Education Association has the option to move forward with the event as a fully virtual event if circumstances prevent an in-person gathering. If the event must become fully virtual, NREA will reimburse presenters and attendees for the difference between in-person and virtual registration fees.


    Please contact us with any questions or concerns.