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2019 Conference Call for Proposals

Call for Proposals

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 The call for proposals deadline has passed for this year.
Thank you for your interest.
Applications are now open to present at the 20th anniversary CSTA 2019 Annual Conference, set for July 7-10, 2019, in Phoenix. Submit your application by 11:59 p.m. PST on Dec. 2, 2018. We encourage educators from all grades and experience levels to consider submitting a proposal.

We’re looking for proposals from educators that are:

  • Engaging and collaborative. Think beyond the lecture and devise new ways to engage your audience.
  • Led by educators, and grounded in the everyday practice of teaching and learning.
  • Targeted to specific grade bands and/or experience levels, with guidance for participants to easily determine what’s appropriate for their needs.
  • Aligned to the CSTA Standards.

This year, the conference is seeking proposals for three-hour workshops, one-hour sessions, 20-minute mini-sessions, and one-hour Birds of a Feather conversations. Full details can be found at

Criteria for Proposal Submissions


All proposals will be submitted through our online system; however,

you may preview the application before starting your submission here.


Proposals may be started and updated between the opening and closing of the system. The deadline for proposals is 11:59 p.m. PST on Dec. 2, 2018. Review of proposals will occur shortly thereafter and notification of the program committee’s decisions will be made in January 2019.

All submissions will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  • Appropriateness and relevance for professional development for K-12 computing (including alignment to standards if applicable)

  • Feasibility of the proposal

  • Timeliness of the topic

  • Writing and presentation

  • Completeness of the submitted information

  • Consideration for the breadth and balance of topics at the conference.


Successful proposers will be invited to submit a draft copy of their presentation by June 1, 2019. Draft presentations will be posted on the website for attendee reference and note-taking. Some sessions may be selected for videotaping, which will be shared online post-conference. All workshops and sessions will be photographed. Workshop presenters will be given a list of registered attendees prior to the conference so that they may email them with any pre-workshop materials or downloads. All presenters are expected to register for the conference.


Submit your proposal here.


Nominate a Presenter

Know someone else who would be great? Nominate them to present, and we’ll reach out. Or forward them this page and let them know why you’d want to attend their session at the conference!

Why present at CSTA 2019?

The CSTA Annual Conference is the premier conference specifically dedicated to meeting the needs of K-12 computer science educators. Come network with your peers, present your great ideas, and learn best practices. Here is what last year's conference attendees had to say:


 "This was my first [CSTA] Conference and it was amazing. I am sitting in my classroom on July 12th because I want to make sure I gather all my info from the Conference and make connections before I forget. Thanks so much."

"I was impressed with the amount of resources shared as well as the wealth of knowledge of the presenters and colleagues in the rooms."

"As presenters, we found everything very organized. We had a large room and the A/V equipment was perfect. The A/V guy even checked in with us before we started to make sure we had everything we needed." 

 "I spent my own money to cover my trip out here, and it was worth every penny. Thank you for a well-run conference with delicious food, awesome people, and professional learning that is applicable and high quality. I will definitely be back."



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