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101st NCSS Annual Conference

Solidarity in Social Studies

Deadline extended to April 1, 2021

NCSS invites you to submit a proposal to present at our 101st Annual Conference. 

Selecting Your Session Type

Choose the format that fits your presentation style. 


Understanding the Proposal and Review Process

>> Download a copy of the Call for Proposals Submission Guide.

The current acceptance rate for sessions and power sessions is approximately 40-60 percent. For workshops, the rate has been lower, and for poster presentations higher.

Please keep in mind that presentation slots are limited. For this reason, presenters may not appear on the program in more than two presentations.

All proposals will be reviewed blind (with no names attached) and scored by multiple reviewers. The Program Planning Committee will make its selection from the top-ranked proposals. We encourage you to volunteer to be a proposal reviewer. There is no better way to hone one’s submission skills than serving as a reviewer.  Reviewers also receive a discount off the full-conference NCSS member registration rate for the conference!

We hope you enjoy the conference submission process. If you have additional questions and answers not found in the Call for Proposals Submission Guide, please email your questions to


Presenter Registration

If you are selected as a presenter, you will be required to register for the conference by the advance registration deadline of November 12, 2021.  While we wish would could help defray the costs of presenters, NCSS does not reimburse conference presenters for travel or hotel expenses.

Creating Presentation Materials and Choosing Audio-Visual Equipment

Presentation materials are welcome! As a selected presenter, you will be responsible for providing any materials for use or distribution in your presentation and the costs of any A/V equipment needed. You will find A/V costs listed on the proposal form during the live submittal process. If your proposal is accepted, NCSS will confirm your audiovisual needs submitted in the proposal form and you will be billed for the options you choose. Please plan to include the costs when planning and submitting your proposal. 

Commercial Solicitation

Commercial solicitation is prohibited at all presentations. If you are representing a commercial interest, your presentation must be educational in nature. If the essential purpose of a proposal is to promote books, materials, or services for sale, it will not be accepted. It will be considered as an informational session. Proposals of a sales nature can be submitted as an exhibitor session.

Receiving Notification You Have Been Selected to Present

Acceptance/rejection notification will be sent via email to the primary presenters in the late spring. It is the primary presenter's responsibility to relay that information to all co-presenters. If you do not receive notice by the end of May, please contact

Scheduling information will be sent to all participants during the summer.

Proposal Reviewers

Regardless of whether you submit a proposal, we encourage all interested educators to consider becoming a proposal reviewer! As a reviewer, you will read and rate 12-15 proposals over a period of 2-3 weeks. The work is done entirely online, and you will help shape the NCSS Annual Conference to reflect the needs of educators like yourself.



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