We're looking for existing and emerging leaders to present at NAA18!
Our call for proposals is open September 12 – October 16, 2017.

Join us for an informational webinar on September 19 at 1:00pm EST to learn more about what we’re looking for and tips to make your proposal stand out.

Register for the webinar:

About NAA Convention
NAA18 is where afterschool professionals and leaders gather to get inspired, connected, learn and share! Come share your knowledge and build the afterschool profession!

Join us and 2,000 members of our community for four days of networking, learning, and inspiration: special events, workshops, 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 apply! We train presenters on our expectations, requirements, and how to give a great presentation. It takes a lot of work to present at Convention, but it’s an excellent opportunity to highlight the important work you do and a great learning opportunity. 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. You can register today to lock-in our early bird rate and we’ll refund the discount if you’re an accepted lead presenter.

What's New for NAA18
We’ve made a few exciting changes for NAA18, including new session formats and programming strands. Click here to learn more about what’s new for NAA18 and how it will impact your proposal submission.

Proposal Submission Schedule
Convention registration: Now open! Register today for our lowest rate!
Call for Proposals Open: September 12 – October 16, 2017
Call for Proposals informational webinar “Write Your Best Proposal”: September 19, 2017 at 1 pm EST. Register for the webinar.
All Proposals Due: October 16, 2017
Notification of acceptance: December 1, 2017
Notification of session date/time: January 12, 2018
Registration deadline: February 7, 2018
Presentaton Prep Webinars: February and March 2018
Convention: March 18-21, 2018

Ready to Submit a Proposal?
Download the Session Proposal Template to prepare your proposal. Once completed, log into the Presenter Portal to formally submit your proposal. We do not accept proposals via email.

View Workshop Sessions, Spark Sessions and Intensives
Our full programming will be announced in January 2018. Until then, we encourage you to review the 2017 program book to get an idea of the kind of workshops and learning opportunities offered at Convention. View the program book.

View our FAQ page or contact Presentation Managers Erin Leonard and Shaina Cook at