Call for Presentations

74th Annual IASB Convention
Thursday, Nov. 21
Iowa Events Center – Downtown Des Moines

Planning for another powerful IASB Convention is underway! Would you like to be involved in this year’s event? We are currently seeking high quality presentation proposals for the 74th Annual IASB Convention set for Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019. Does your organization have a great story to tell, or vital information to help board members succeed? If so, we invite you to submit a presentation proposal.

Presentation Selection Criteria

We are seeking and will select presentations that meet all of the following criteria:
  • Target board members as the primary audience
  • Enhance the knowledge, skills and abilities of board members
  • Include a school or AEA board member as a presenter
  • Share promising strategies and practices that can be replicated by other districts/AEAs of all sizes
  • Designed to engage the audience in meaningful ways
  • Demonstrate innovative ideas and solutions
  • Provide solid, practical, how-to information and tips that board members can take back and apply at the board table.
Vendor Presentations Criteria
Presentations from companies or organizations associated with a commercial enterprise must align to the following selection criteria, in addition to criteria listed above: 
  • Presentation proposals must include school leaders on the panel
  • School leaders must be the primary presenters in the presentation
  • The focus of the session must be on a learning topic
  • Presenters must agree to have their company or organization participate as a paid Trade Show exhibitor upon selection of their proposal.

Presentation proposals that do not meet these criteria will NOT be considered.

Questions? Contact Lou Ann Gvist at or (515) 247-7064

Types of Learning Opportunities

Consider which of the following presentation styles you will be incorporating into your session.

Traditional Presentation
Focuses on a single topic or program, typically including a talk or media presentation followed by Q&A.

Panel Discussion
Discussion focuses on a specific topic among a selected group of panelists who share differing perspectives.

Interactive Presentation
Provide an extended opportunity for participant engagement (discuss scenarios; conduct/report polls; use guiding questions; other exercises.)

Deeper Dialogue
Presenters briefly introduce the idea or issue they wish to explore, and then open the discussion for input and exchange of ideas among participants.

Key Dates

  • The deadline to submit a presentations proposal is Tuesday, May 28, 2019
  • Mid-summer: Acceptance or denial email sent
  • Late summer: Contact made by assigned IASB staff member to help shape messaging
  • Nov. 13: Handouts and PPTs due for online posting
  • Nov. 21: Convention

Additional information

  • IASB reserves the right to revise session titles and descriptions
  • IASB does not cover travel expenses; presenter fees will not be waived.