Request for Session Proposals
NETA is pleased to announce a request for session proposals for the 2020 NETA Conference, which is dedicated to providing meaningful in-person professional development to support the public media system. This year, NETA is seeking session proposals for 1-hour breakout sessions as well as 3-hour pre-conference sessions. Sessions should align to the conference theme, The Future of Education and Media, and fit into one of the five tracks listed below.
Before submitting a proposal, please carefully read through the following information about session tracks, delivery format, space and timing, proposal form, timeline, selection process and more. To help you prepare, please review this planning guide to see the full proposal form questions.
The online proposal form will be open from 10am EDT on Monday, July 8, 2019 until 11:59pm EDT on Friday, August 9, 2019. The link to the proposal form is at the bottom of this page.
Media in the Classroom
Topic Ideas: media literacy, digital citizenship, insights on new learning models/behaviors/trends, emerging media/edtech, how PBS LearningMedia and PBS KIDS is being used by teachers, caregivers, and/or parents for supplemental instruction.
Topic Ideas: reaching rural communities, educators, parents, general audience; turning outward and showing the shift to deep community engagement, promotion/marcom, community partnerships.
Topic Ideas: management best practices, career growth, education business models, education development/fundraising, education metrics and analytics, interdisciplinary collaboration, legal, telling our story, marketing and communications.
Topic Ideas: multi-platform content creation and collaborative/interdisciplinary content creation models, ATSC 3.0, 360 video, XR (VR/AR), educational, general audience, lifelong learning, rural storytelling/programming.
Topic Ideas: reaching 8-18 year olds, youth journalism, advisory groups, content creation, community connections, digital engagement.
Space & Timing
There is space for approximately 33 total sessions*
3 Pre-conference sessions offered on Sunday, January 26, 2020
30 Breakout sessions offered on Tuesday, January 28 and Wednesday, January 29, 2020.
*subject to change
3-hour Pre-conference Session
Pre-conference sessions provide participants a deeper exploration of topics, facilitated by leaders with experience in those areas. These sessions should be highly interactive and give participants the chance to discuss in-depth approaches to challenges they are facing, share solutions, and learn strategies.
1-hour Breakout Session
Both session formats should have clear learning outcomes.
Breakout session proposals will be selected through a review process that includes systemwide online voting, review by the NETA Peer Learning Communities Executive Committee, and NETA Leadership. The primary producer listed on the session proposal form will be notified of the status of their proposals in October 2019.
Open breakout session RFP form
Deadline to submit session proposal
Online voting open
Review with NETA Leadership and PLC Executive Committees
October 1(week of)
Notification sent to all session submitters
Announce line-up of sessions
Strategy meetings with session producers
Deadline for Final session details
Deadline to upload final deck/materials
The breakout session proposal online form will open on July 8, 2019 and close on August 9, 2019. To help you prepare, please review this planning guidethat includes the questions and information that will be requested.