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Conference Session Proposal Information
2024 PMEA Annual In-Service Conference, April 17-20, Bayfront Convention Center - Erie

Window of opportunity to submit closes at 11:59 PM on Wednesday, June 7.

PMEA/NAfME members and PMEA/NAfME Corporate Sponsor Member companies are invited to submit educational session proposals for the PMEA Annual In-service & Summer Conferences in the 2024 PMEA Call for Session Proposals. The PMEA Conference Planning Committee will utilize a blind review process for all proposals submitted. The final decision for inclusion in the annual and/or summer conferences will be that of the conference chair. Corporate Sponsor member session proposals must include a note of endorsement (letter/email) from the sponsoring company when submitted. Sponsoring companies will be listed in the program book. *For sessions promoting a specific product, an exhibit booth at the conference is required by the sponsoring company/organization.

Selection Process
The PMEA Conference Planning Committee will be guided in the selection of sessions by the following criteria: quality of presentation (objectives and organization); innovativeness; importance and timeliness of the topic to the field; level of participation for attendees; practical applicability and program balance.
Session proposals will be accepted in the following content areas:

  • Adjudication/ Performance Assessment
  • Advancing the Profession
  • Advocacy
  • Career Development/Teacher Resources
  • Classroom Music (Elementary, Middle or High School, Theory, etc.)
  • Choral
  • Collegiate/PCMEA
  • Curriculum Development/Assessment
  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Access
  • Early Childhood
  • Exceptional Learners
  • Guitar/Modern Band
  • Health/Wellness
  • Higher Ed/SMTE/Research
  • Instrumental (Band, Jazz, Strings)
  • Leadership/Mentoring
  • Other
  • Education in Rural/Urban Settings
  • Technology
  • World Music

Complete the following Online Proposal Application Form which includes: Session Title, Description, Type of Session (to include interaction level - panel, lecture, demonstration) and Content Area. Be sure to include a current email address.

Session Participant(s)

  1. All selected presenters must be current members of NAfME or representatives of PMEA/NAfME Corporate Sponsor companies. No honoraria are paid to educational session presenters.
  2. All session proposals are reviewed blindly, therefore do NOT include any identifying information in the session description section of the proposal.
  3. Submission of a proposal is a commitment by all participating individuals to register for the conference at the applicable rate (full conference, daily rate on day of session or  attend as an exhibitor).
  4. Because of scheduling difficulties, individual requests for particular times will be considered, however cannot always be accommodated.

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