We're looking for the best in afterschool and out-of-school time learning to present at NAA19! This is your opportunity to share what you do best to help improve and train the field!

Our call for proposals is open September 18 – October 9, 2018 (closes midnight EST). We recommend downloading our session proposal template to develop your idea fully before you submit.

Join us for an informational webinar on September 18 at 1:00pm EST to learn more about content we’re looking for and how to write your best proposal. We’ll also post a recording of the webinar and the slide deck here by September 19. Click here to register for the webinar.

Prepare your proposal now! Download the Session Proposal Template to prepare your proposal.

About NAA Convention

The NAA Convention is where afterschool professionals and leaders gather to get inspired, connect, and learn. We’re looking for educational sessions that share knowledge, inspire afterschool professionals to rise up, and empower them to explore their passion, purpose, and persistence.

Join us and 2,000 members of our community for four days of networking, learning, and inspiration: special events, educational sessions, daily keynotes, and an interactive Learning Expo all designed to meet the needs of the developing professionals and emerging and current leaders of afterschool.

We encourage staff of all levels of experience to submit a proposal! We train presenters on our expectations, requirements, and how to lead a great educational session. It takes a lot of work to present at Convention, but it’s an excellent opportunity to highlight the important work you do, gain valuable leadership experience, and build the afterschool profession. Consider what you do well that can be taught to others. The goal is to replicate success and build capacity for the field!

Please know that all presenters are required to register for Convention. Lead presenters receive a $200 discount, our lowest registration rate.

What’s New for NAA19

We’ve made a few exciting changes for NAA19, including new educational session formats. Click here to learn more about what’s new for NAA19 and how it will impact your proposal submission.

NAA19 Important Dates

 Convention Registration Opens  Registration opens soon – stay tuned!
 Call for Proposals Open  September 18 – October 9, 2018
 Call for Proposals Webinar  September 18, 2018 at 1 pm EST
 All Proposals Due  October 9, 2018, midnight EST
 Notification of Acceptance  November 16, 2018
 Confirmation Deadline  November 30, 2018
 Notification of Session Date/Time  December 14, 2018
 Convention Registration Deadline  February 1, 2019
Presenter Prep Webinar #1 January 30, 2019 at 1 pm EST (tentative)
Presenter Prep Webinar #2 February 20, 2019 at 1 pm EST (tentative)
NAA Convention March 15 – 18, 2019

Ready to Prepare Your Proposal?

Download the Session Proposal Template to prepare your proposal. You’ll be able to submit your proposal when the Call for Proposals opens on September 18, 2018.

View Educational Sessions - Workshops, Panels, Sparks, and Intensives

Our full programming will be announced in January 2019. Until then, we encourage you to review the 2018 program book to get an idea of the kind of educational sessions and learning opportunities offered at Convention. View the NAA18 program book.


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