Summer Institute

ABE Summer Institute 2016:  Partners in Progress

August 17-19, 2016 St. Cloud Conference Center

Presentation Proposals Information

Literacy Action Network and the Minnesota Community Education Association are now seeking presentation proposals for the 2016 ABE State Summer Institute, which will be held August 17-19 at the St. Cloud Civic Center.  We hope that new and experienced ABE staff will consider sharing their ideas and expertise with their colleagues at this statewide conference.  We received very positive feedback on the excellent presentations last year and we look forward to another strong program.

Presentation proposals will be blind reviewed, scored, and selected using a scoring rubric.  With a blind review process, reviewers must rely on the quality of the proposal and the level of detail provided.  Please note that your presentation proposal should be as clear as possible.  Presenters are strongly encouraged to review the scoring criteria as they are preparing their proposals. 

Proposals are due April 4, 2016.  Presenters will be notified by May 26, 2016 whether their proposal(s) has/have been accepted.
Last year, a number of excellent proposals were submitted that, unfortunately, due to time and space constraints, could not all be accepted.  If you have previously submitted a proposal, please don’t be shy about resubmitting!  A great idea is a great idea!

Go to the  Presenter Resources page for the proposal application and resource documents.