How to Apply


DEADLINE:  Friday, December 5, 2014.

Kesselman JonesThe Call for Presenters is only available online. Before beginning the application, we recommend typing the requested information (outlined below) into a Word document so you can easily cut and paste the text into the application. If you have read all of the instructions and are ready to apply now, click the “submit now” button on the right side of the page.

For security purposes the registration system times out after 120 minutes. If you have not completed the application at this time, your work will not be saved.  If you don’t have time to complete the application in one sitting, to save the work you entered to that point,  click all the way through the application, entering a temporary response into any mandatory fields.  Then, click “finish my registration.”  This will save your work to date and allow you to return and edit your application at a later date.

Multiple applications: If you plan on submitting more than one application, you will need to enter each application separately.  After entering your e-mail address, the system will most likely identify you and say “Our records show that this e-mail address was used to register for this event.”  Select “Begin a New Registration” – do not enter your password or you will be taken to your first application.


  1. Workshop Summary

    Two to three paragraphs describing the content of your presentation and the types of learning activities in which participants will be engaged. Include tools, ideas, or strategies participants will take away to help them in their work, any opportunities for interaction and reflection that are part of the presentation, and any hands-on activities. Also identify your intended outcomes for participants and how you will know if you are successful in meeting your outcomes. Workshops that give the participants skills/activities to take back to their schools will receive priority consideration. THIS IS FOR THE ADVISORY COMMITTEE TO CLEARLY UNDERSTAND YOUR PRESENTATION, SO BE COMPREHENSIVE.

  2. Workshop Description

    A 75 – 100 word description of your session. If your proposal is selected, this description will be included in the conference program.  Make your description appealing while simultaneously giving readers a clear understanding of your presentation’s focus. Include a statement of need – why the subject matter is important to New Mexico providers – and key points you wish attendees to take away from your session. This description may be edited for length or content. THIS IS FOR THE MARKETING MATERIALS SO BE BRIEF AND CLEAR ABOUT WHAT INDIVIDUALS WILL LEARN.

    Writing Guidelines: 
    Write out the first reference of any acronym.
    Do not reference presenter’s name in description.
    Use the active vs. passive tense, i.e., “The session explores …” NOT “The session will explore.”

    Helpful resource:  Writing Stellar Session Descriptions

  3. Biography

    A brief description (four or five sentences max) of presenter’s background as it relates to the topic being presented. If there are multiple presenters, we will need basic contact information (e-mail, phone) and a biography for each presenter.

  4. Presentation Objectives/Outline

    For programming to be approved for continuing education credit, we must review a detailed outline. Approximately 70% of our conference attendees need these CEUs to maintain their licensure. We have tried to streamline the collection of this information as much as possible. In essence, we need THREE clearly defined objectives stated in measurable, operational and behavioral terms that define the expected learner outcome. Each objective should show the content presented to achieve the objective and the teaching strategies utilized. NOTE: You will be evaluated BY ATTENDEES on if you have achieved these objectives. Therefore it is very important that your objectives accurately reflect the presentation you provide.Important: There are key words you should not use when writing your learning objectives. Click the details button to learn more.  Details

    If you need more guidance or examples, please contact the conference office (

  5. Logistical Information

    We will also ask you questions about your presentation such as contact information for all presenters, audio visual requirements and any special needs. You will have the opportunity to update this information as the conference draws closer.

Notification Procedure

Individuals submitting a Call for Presenters will be notified by December 16 via e-mail regarding the status of their proposal.


If you have questions regarding possible session topics or the submission of proposals for presentation, please contact Laura Kesselman at (505) 266-3451 x101 or via e-mail at