Workshop Presenting and the Showcase
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Workshop-Presenting

Workshops are the heart of the conference, providing professional development opportunities for youth and adults alike. The showcase highlights high quality projects from across the country, and is an opportunity to connect with people and share how a project was implemented, how it was connected to curricular goals, and what made it effective.

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About the Showcase

Do you have a high-quality project you would like to highlight at the conference? Not ready for a full 90-minute workshop session but have a powerful message to deliver? Then consider being part of the showcase. The showcase will be held throughout the conference.

Showcase Hours

Wednesday, April 9
Set-Up: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Display Hours: 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Thursday, April 10
Display Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Staffed Hours: 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. 

Friday, April 11
Display Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Staffed Hours: 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. 
Tear Down: After 2:00 p.m.

Projects will be set up as table top displays on a 6-foot table. Students are encouraged to staff their table. Neither electricity hook ups nor internet connections are available in the showcase. Presenters are able to apply for both a workshop and a showcase. All presenters are expected to register for the conference.
Strong project proposals should show ties to curriculum, and include reflection components, youth voice and community partnerships. The proposal should effectively describe the impact the program has on its community and how the initiative is unique and replicable for conference attendees.

Projects will be set up as a table-top display on a 6-foot table. Students are encouraged to staff their table. Neither electricity hook ups nor internet connections are available in the showcase. Presenters are able to apply for both a workshop and a showcase. All presenters are expected to register for the conference.

Strong showcase proposals should show a tie to the curriculum, and include reflection components, youth voice, and community partnerships. The proposal should effectively describe the impact the program has on its community, and how the initiative is unique and replicable for conference attendees.

About Workshop Proposals

Because conference participants come from diverse ages and backgrounds, we offer a variety of flexible formats for sharing your best work and to help attendees gain the benefit of a wide range of presentation styles. Sessions from all three topical areas will be selected in each of the following formats.

Sharing Successes
These 40-minute sessions allow you to share successful project implementations and lessons learned through your own experiences. In these short, focused sessions, you can discuss the outcomes of a project, present an effective method for overcoming barriers in achieving your goals, or share a novel way of teaching a fundamental skill such as facilitation, social networking, or integrating technology into a project or classroom.

Engaged Learning
These 90-minute sessions are designed to give you more time to explore a topic in-depth using a variety of techniques. Engage your audience in hands-on activities, simulations, facilitated panels, small group work, World Café-style conversations, or other active learning methods.

Our goal is to provide an engaging and comprehensive professional development conference for youth and adults who are committed to addressing issues that impact local communities and the world. Workshop proposals that offer innovative strategies grounded in research, focus on results, are well-designed, interactive sessions that do not rely on PowerPoint presentations, and are not sales pitches are more likely be accepted. People want to attend workshops that provide information, skills, and tools they can use.


Workshop Audio/Visual Equipment
Each workshop room will be equipped with a screen, LCD projector, sound capability for your laptop, a DVD player, and a flipchart with markers. Internet and computers will not be provided.

Registration 
Workshop presenters and showcase participants must register for the conference and are eligible for a reduced conference rate. Click here for more information.

All applicants will be notified by email of the status of their workshop and/or showcase proposal by the first week of November, 2013. If you have edits to your proposal, please email conference@nylc.org.

Shipping at the Marriott
You are welcome to ship packages to yourself at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park. Please note shipments, other than envelopes, will be assessed a receiving and handling fee of $1.00 per pound.The Package Room also provides shipping services. You may use your own FedEx or UPS account. However, the hotel has a handling fee of $1.00 per pound. If it is necessary to use the hotel’s account, the Marriott will apply a $10.00 account usage fee per piece, $1.00 per pound handling fee plus the cost of shipping.