CALL FOR PRESENTERS

January 24-26, 2019
Embassy Suites Resort & Convention Center – Myrtle Beach, SC

The Palmetto State School Counselor Association is soliciting proposals for presentations promoting evidence-based programs in the domains of academic, career, and social/emotional development or highlighting the latest techniques and practices in school counseling. Presentations showcase proven programs, current research, or skills of value to counselors, pre-K to postsecondary as well as district personnel, graduate students and counselor educators.

Preference is given to sessions that relate directly to the work of school counselors. Proposals are selected and assigned times to ensure a proper variety of session topics per time slot. Proposals of a political, marketing or for-profit nature will NOT be accepted.

 

Deadline for Submission is September 7, 2018. 

Notice regarding proposal acceptance will be sent via e-mail by October 22, 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).

PRESENTER CONFERENCE REGISTRATION RATES

Breakout Session Presenters (up to two people per breakout session):

  • Early Bird Rate (register by November 21st): $89
  • Regular Rate (register after November 21st): $105

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.

SPECIAL NOTE

  • 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.
  • 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 Co-Presenters (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 all attendees. However, we highly recommend designing your session so that you will not need internet access, since it can be slow or unreliable.
  • PHOTOGRAPH NEEDED: Presenter will submit a jpeg photo to be used in the program.
  • 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 cdaugherty@ncyi.org.

PSSCA Presenters

  • Lead Presenter

  • All correspondence will be made through email.
  • (PhD, Ed.D, M.Ed, etc.)
  • In 2-4 sentences, give a summary of your education training, colleges attended, degrees earned and current work setting and position.
  • 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.
  • Please check all that apply.

While attending the PSSCA Conference stay at the beautiful Kingston Plantation properties.  You have two options: the Embassy Suites Resort and the  Kingston Plantation Condos, Villas and Lodges, both adjacent to where the conference will be held. 

Make hotel reservations early!  Limited Availability!

HOST HOTEL:

Embassy Suites by Hilton Myrtle Beach Oceanfront Resort

9800 Queensway Boulevard
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29572

 

All events of the Conference will be located in the Convention Center, which is adjacent to the Embassy Suites. Standard rooms at the hotel may be reserved at the special conference rate of $90 per night (plus tax and resort fee of $15.99). The conference rate includes a full, cooked-to-order breakfast and an evening Manager’s Reception.

TO MAKE HOTEL RESERVATIONS:

  • CALL: (800) 876-0010, Option 2 and reference that you are with the “Palmetto State School Counselors“, along with code PAL
  • REGISTER ONLINE: Click here to reserve a room at the Embassy Suites Resort.

Please Note: This rate is good on reservations made by January 9, 2019. Rooms are limited, and may fill up before January 9th cutoff.

Embassy Suites

HOST HOTEL:

Kingston Plantation Condos, Villas and Lodges

9800 Queensway Boulevard
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29572

 

All events of the Conference will be located in the Convention Center, which is adjacent to the Kingston Plantation. Standard rooms at the hotel may be reserved at the special conference rate of $90 per night (plus tax and resort fee of $15.99). The conference rate includes a full, cooked-to-order breakfast and an evening Manager’s Reception.

TO MAKE HOTEL RESERVATIONS:

  • CALL: (800) 876-0010, Option 1 and reference that you are with the “Palmetto State School Counselors“, along with code PLA
  • REGISTER ONLINE: Click here to reserve a room at the Kingston Plantation.

Please Note: This rate is good on reservations made by January 9, 2019. Rooms are limited, and may fill up before January 9th cutoff.

Kingston Plantation

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