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Call for Proposals | 2020 CACEE National Conference

Submit your proposal for the 2020 CACEE National Conference by January 24th, 2020
by CACEE, posted on December 24, 2019


The 2020 CACEE National Conference promises to be THE premiere Professional Development and learning experience for employers, career educators, senior leaders, vendors and researchers working with students and new graduates in the post-secondary to career transition space. As Canada’s National network for connecting career educators and employers, we are on the hunt for innovative practices, cutting edge research, and nuggets of insight from influencers with a connection to our sector to make our program as robust, timely, and engaging as possible!
Sessions at this year’s CACEE national conference will be a blend between curated and open call content. You are invited to participate in our limited call for proposals which will close on January 24th, 2020.

Your session proposal should align with one of our five programming tracks:

  1. Career Building & Education - tools, resources, emerging issues, programming best practice, and guidance that influence or support students in exploring their career path, engaging in experiential learning, and becoming career builders for life.
  2. Campus Recruitment & Talent Management - best practices, trends, tools, hot topics programs, and strategies to support acquisition, engagement, and development of student and new grad talent. *Preference will be given to content that will be eligible for certification as HRPA CE credits.
  3. Leaders Forum – topics relevant to and focused on the needs of managers, program heads, and senior leaders in the post-secondary to career transition space.
  4. College Series – exploration of issues and distinct needs of college, hot topics: skilled trades, international students, labour market-driven programming, post-graduate certificates, and unique programming or best practices in employer engagement.
  5. Research and Emerging Trends – focused on theoretical frameworks, research or survey reports, hot topics, game-changers, technology, and notable influences on our approach or work with students.

Your session proposal should be scalable to one of the following formats:

  1. Poster Sessions – an engaging display that combines copy, graphics, and thought-provoking ideas. You will engage delegates 1:1 or in small groups to highlight best practice, your research, or innovation in our space as part of an evening reception on Monday, June 1, 2020. A learning and engagement passport will incentify conference attendees to experience your session.
  2. Taste of… Sessions (60 minutes) – dynamic sessions that provide a practical and intensive knowledge building experience from subject matter experts. These sessions will take place in the morning on Monday, June 1st and must allow 10 – 15 minutes for Q & A and discussion.
  3. Explorer Workshops (75 minutes) – high impact experiences that provide a more robust exploration of a particular topic. Panel discussions, fireside chats, collaboration with colleagues, unique forms of engagement, or more of a workshop format are highly encouraged. These sessions will take place in the morning on Tuesday, June 2nd and must allow at least 15 minutes for Q & A and discussion.

Your proposal submission should include the following:

  • 150 - 300 word description of your session; this will be used as the basis for the conference program – so make it catchy and build a connection with our audience!
  • 2 – 4 bullet points outlining learning outcomes or key takeaways - What will participants experience? What will they come away with? How might they apply what they have learned in their day-to-day work?
  • Connection to and explanation of how your session will nurture one (or more) of the CACEE Competencies
  • Brief bios (75 – 100 words) and a high resolution .jpeg or .png headshot of each presenter.


Submit your proposal


Important Dates:
Proposal Submission Deadline: January 24, 2020
Notification of accepted proposals: by February 7th, 2020
Deadline for final content submission (e.g. slide deck, poster, etc.): May 1, 2020

NB: This is anticipated to be a highly competitive process, so please put your best foot forward, adhere to the submission guidelines, and ensure your proposal is in before the deadline.

If you have any questions or wish to discuss your submission in more detail, please contact Melanie Smilynov at the CACEE National Office at events@cacee.com