LSSSCA 2018 Conference


November 4-6, 2018
Embassy Suites and Frisco Convention Center – Dallas, TX

The Lone Star State School Counselor Association (LSSSCA) invites you to submit a proposal to present a breakout session at the LSSSCA Annual Conference. Your experience in this field is even more valuable when shared with others who care about meeting the personal/social, academic and career needs of the children and youth of Texas.

We are looking for presentations that will help to build the capacity of Texas school counselors to help our students be ready for the next step on their academic journey.


Planning a Comprehensive School Counseling Program

  • Assessments and evaluations of counseling programs and individual components
  • Effective strategies to close achievement and opportunity gaps
  • Using data to deliver effective counseling programs
  • Utilizing social media to market your counseling program
  • Managing your program with technology
  • Leadership Skills

Guidance Curriculum / School Counseling Core Curriculum

  • Prevention strategies for drop out, teen pregnancy, suicide and alcohol/drug abuse
  • Postsecondary awareness strategies for all grade levels

Individual Student Planning

  • Improving ACT and SAT scores
  • Effective Counselor roles with RtI
  • Improving graduation rate
  • Reducing Test Anxiety

Responsive Services

  • Helping Transient Students (Foster, Migrant, Homeless, etc.)
  • Effective School Counselor intervention for student discipline issues

Student Support Services

  • Leading trainings for teachers and parents
  • Effective parent engagement strategies
  • Building community partnerships
  • Advocating to reduce systemic barriers to student success

Must Submit Your Vita/Resume: In addition to filling out and submitting the form below, program session speakers are required to submit a PDF of their vita or resume  which includes their degree, educational training, certifications and licenses. 

LSSSCA will convene a committee to review and select Conference sessions. You will be contacted by NCYI, the organization managing this conference, to let you know if your proposal is accepted.  If selected to be a presenter your registration fee will be reduced by $20 off the regular main conference registration rate. (This does not apply to the Pre-Conference Learning Sessions.)

We carefully consider all proposals in an effort to share successes in issues facing today’s youth.

Deadline for Submission: May 15, 2018

Notice regarding proposal acceptance will be sent via e-mail by June 30, 2018.

All communications regarding your breakout session will come to you directly, and you will be responsible for sharing it with a co-presenter (if any).


Breakout Session Presenters (up to one Lead Presenter and one Co-Presenter per breakout session):

  • Early Bird Rate (register by September 14): $105
  • Regular Rate (register after September 14): $125

These rates reflect $20 off the regular main conference registration rate. (This does not apply to the Pre-Conference Learning Sessions.) 

If your session is approved, the Lead Presenter will be emailed a link to the special Registration Portal for Approved Presenters.

If you and/or your Co-Presenter (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). 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. We will also provide the opportunity to upload your handouts to the LSSSCA webpage for participants to download. More details to follow if your session is approved.
  • 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 will be responsible for sharing it with a Co-Presenter (if any). Also note the rate structure for Co-Presenters above. If a Co-Presenter is not added at the time of the CFP submission, one cannot be added in the future.
  • WI-FI: The hotel is equipped with Wi-Fi Internet that is complimentary for presenters only. We highly recommend designing your session so that you will not need internet access, since it can be slow or unreliable.
  • POWER POINT PRESENTATIONS: The Association is asking that all Power Point presentations slides use a header template provided by LSSSCA. This template will be sent in the Acceptance Package if your session is chosen.
  • AUDIO VISUAL EQUIPMENT: All meeting rooms will be arranged theater style. Please note that the Conference will provide a screen, 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 LCD Projector, laptop and dongle/appropriate adapter, 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

LSSSCA Presenters

  • Lead Presenter

  • All correspondence will be made through email.
  • Co-Presenter

    If you plan on presenting with a co-presenter please provide their information below. Also, note the rate structure above.
  • Presentation

  • As you wish it to appear in the manual.
  • If you have not done it yet, please upload your resume.


Make Hotel Reservations Early! Limited Availability!


Embassy Suites Dallas Frisco Hotel Convention Center and Spa

7600 John Q Hammons Drive
Frisco, TX 75034

The Embassy Suites, the Conference’s host hotel, has a conference rate of $155 per night, plus tax, which remains valid for reservations made by October 19, 2018, while rooms are available. The price includes full, cook-to-order breakfast and evening Manager’s Reception.


  • CALL:  (972) 712-7200 or (800) 362-2779. Please be sure to tell the hotel that you are with the “Lone Star State School Counselor Association 2018” group and mention the group code “LSS“.
  • REGISTER ONLINE:  Go to the Embassy Suites website
LSSSCA 2018 Embassy Hotel

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