Submit a Concurrent Session Proposal

AEP 2014 National Forum in Pittsburgh, Sept. 11-12

AEP is pleased to announce the Call for Concurrent Session Proposals for the 2014 Arts in Education National Forum: Preparing Students for the Next America. Some of the nation’s most influential leaders will convene in Pittsburgh, September 11-12, 2014 during National Arts in Education Week to explore arts-centered solutions as states across the country implement higher learning expectations aimed at ensuring America’s young people leave high school ready for college, careers, and citizenship.

Within this context, AEP joins the Arts Education Collaborative of Pittsburgh (AEP’s host organization for the National Forum) in inviting AEP Partners and leaders across the country to share exemplary work supporting the national imperative to prepare all students for the next America.

Download the Request for Proposals



General information for submitting a proposal:

  • The audience at AEP National Forums consists of leaders from the education, arts, business, cultural, government, and philanthropic sectors. They are administrators, advanced practitioners, consultants, directors and researchers engaged in and committed to arts learning and education reform. The level of conversation at our National Forums is one that aids these leaders in their decision making and program development, and also informs the current and future work of their organizations.
  • Prospective presenters must use the Concurrent Session Proposal Form to formally submit a session proposal. The form contains detailed instructions on preparing and submitting a session proposal as well as important deadlines.
  • Proposal topics should be relevant to the theme of the National Forum and to the fields of arts education, arts and education policy, practice or current research. Topics should also be relevant to the National Forum audience. As such, proposals that are structured as professional development workshops or that promote curricula are not accepted for small group sessions. You can read past National Forum reports to learn about sessions that have been presented at previous National Forums.