This year we are celebrating the 10th anniversary of the annual Schools of the Future Conference (SOTF X)! The Conference will feature unique components and special speakers. Join teachers and administrators from Hawai‘i’s public, private, charter and parochial schools as we focus on how to best transform our existing schools and create new learning environments for today and tomorrow.
This collaborative event is presented by the Hawaii Association of Independent Schools, the Hawaii Department of Education and the Hawaii Community Foundation in partnership with the Pillars of Peace Fund of the Hawai‘i Community Foundation and the Hawaii Society for Technology in Education to highlight the best practices that are taking place in our learning environments today and being planned for those of tomorrow.
The deadline to submit a proposal is March 1, 2018 and notifications will be sent by April 27, 2018.
The Schools of the Future Conference explores a wide range of topics and ideas. Conference tracks are offered as a means of illuminating content that is of most interest to attendees. Session proposals can be submitted in one of the conference tracks listed below, but can encompass a wide-range of topics. For sessions that may fall under multiple tracks, please submit the proposal under the best-fitting track.
Each conference track offers general guidelines and keywords that best represent the interests of this year's conference. These guidelines are offered to assist and are by no means limitations.
Note: All presentation formats may involve 1 or more presenters.
When completing the Proposal Submission Form, you will be asked to include the Presentation Title - 100 characters maximum – and a Presentation Summary - 3-10 sentences or 750 characters maximum. If your proposal is selected, the description provided will appear in the SOTF program and will be made viewable on the conference program app. Please be sure that it fully and accurately describes the topic on which you will be presenting and what you will be doing during your session. Please make sure that all content (including spelling and grammar) is suitable for public reference.
If your proposal is selected, the Primary Presenter will receive a 50% discount on the conference fee in effect at the time of registration. All additional co-presenters must pay 100% of the regular conference fee if they wish to attend the conference. If co-presenters are middle or high school students, they will be able to register at the 1 day $50 student discount rate with a maximum of 3 per school/presentation. Please note that the conference does not cover any travel expenses (hotel, airfare or other) for presenters.
Note: Presenter(s) are responsible for ALL other presentation-related equipment (e.g. laptop, connectors, dongles, etc.)
Keep in mind that the proposal reviewers may not know you or your reputation or be familiar with the specific technologies, models or instructional strategies you are addressing. Be sure to provide sufficient detail including full names (not acronyms) and brief descriptions of all such elements in your proposal summary so reviewers can evaluate the relevance and usefulness of the information to attendees.
Specifically, reviewers will evaluate your proposal for its: