September 15-17, 2021

Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa
1800 Newtown Pike
Lexington, KY 40511


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The Kentucky School Counselor Association is soliciting proposals for presentations promoting evidence-based programs in the domains of academic achievement, emotional growth, social development, career exploration, and post secondary planning. Presentations showcase best practices, current research, or skills of value to counselors, pre-K to postsecondary, as well as district personnel, graduate students and counselor educators.

Please note, all sessions are 60 minutes in length. 

Proposals of a political, marketing or for-profit nature will NOT be accepted.

The conference theme is Triple Crown…Academic, Career, Social & Emotional. Presentations on that topic are welcome and requested!


  • Advocacy
  • Collaboration
  • College and Career Readiness
  • Crisis
  • Curriculum
  • Data
  • Dropout Prevention
  • Equity and Access
  • Leadership
  • Legal and Ethical Issues
  • Mental Health
  • School Climate
  • School Counseling Program
  • School-wide Programs (PBIS, RTI, Second Step)
  • Special Needs/Populations
  • Student Achievements and Success
  • Technology
  • Transitions
  • Urban Issues

Deadline for Submission: May 31, 2021

Notice regarding proposal acceptance will be sent via e-mail by June 30, 2021.


Breakout Session Presenters (up to three people per breakout session – 1 Lead Presenter and 2 Co-Presenters):

  • Early Registration (by July 15, 2021): $150
  • Regular Registration (July 16, 2021 – September 12, 2021): $165
  • Final Registration (after September 12, 2021): $190

This is 20% off the normal conference registration rates. If you are approved, you will be emailed a link to the special Registration Portal for Approved Presenters.

If you and/or your Co-Presenter(s), if any, plan to present the breakout session and then leave, there will be no registration fee. By not registering, you will not be given a name badge, program manual or tote bag, and will not be able to participate in any other sessions or meal functions at the Conference.


  • HANDOUTS: You will be responsible for preparing and copying handouts for your session(s). Plan to provide 40-60 handouts. If you feel your session will be popular, please adjust amount as you feel necessary. Closer to the event date we will inform you of how many copies you may need. Presenters must electronically submit PowerPoint and/or handouts by September 1, 2021.
  • HOTEL RESERVATIONS: Presenters must make their own hotel reservations and are responsible for all other travel expenses.
  • CO-PRESENTERS: All communications regarding your breakout session will come to the Lead Presenter directly, and they will be responsible for sharing it with their Co-Presenter(s), if any. Also note the rate structure for Co-Presenters above. If Co-Presenters are not added at the time of the CFP submission, they cannot be added in the future.
  • WI-FI: The convention center is equipped with Wi-Fi Internet that is complimentary for presenters, but possibly not for all attendees. We highly recommend designing your session so that you will not need internet access, since it can be slow or unreliable.
  • AUDIO VISUAL EQUIPMENT: All meeting rooms will be arranged theater style. Please note that the Conference will provide a screen, LCD Projector, A/V cart and power supply at no charge to you. However, the Conference will not be able to provide any other A/V equipment. You are responsible for providing your own laptop and dongle/appropriate adapter cords, if needed for your presentation. If your presentation requires sound for a video or sound effect please make the necessary plan to provide that equipment on your own. If you need additional audio visual equipment, please contact the hotel. Any arrangements you make with the hotel will be at your own expense.

For more information or questions, please contact Chris Daugherty at

This portal is now closed.

The deadline for submissions has passed.

Make Hotel Reservations Early! Limited Availability!


Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa

1800 Newtown Pike
Lexington, KY 40511


The Marriott Resort, the Conference’s host hotel, has a conference rate of $133 per night, plus tax, which remains valid for reservations made by August 31, 2021, while rooms are available. (Please note that when reserving your stay you will be charged an additional $5.00 resort fee on top of the nightly rate of $133 plus taxes. However, this charge will be removed on site.


  • CALL:  (800) 228-9290 or (859) 231-5100. Please be sure to tell the hotel that your group is the “Kentucky School Counselor Association Conference“.
  • REGISTER ONLINE: Make reservations on the Marriott website.

If room blocks at these hotels are full look on the main KSCA Conference webpage for overflow hotel information.

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