Why transition to submitting proposals?
The CSE Program Committee has routinely and repeatedly organized fantastic sessions for the Annual Meeting each year. While the topics they organize do sometimes come directly from evaluation feedback, sessions are mostly created through conversations on the committee. To ensure every member has the opportunity to weigh in on content and expose new or undiscovered trends, we seek to expand our content pool and involve you.
Do I need to have a fully fleshed out session to submit a proposal?
No, you do not need to have a fleshed-out session to submit. With this being a brand-new process, we are simply looking for ideas. All that’s required is a working title, a general description, and ideas on who you’d like to have speak in the session.
If I submit a proposal, do I need to speak or present?
No, you do not have to speak or present if you submit a proposal and it’s accepted. As the proposal submitter, you become the Session Sponsor. This means that, if accepted, you will be connected with a CSE Program Committee member to help develop the session with you. Working with the committee member, you will find speakers, a session moderator (if not you), and work to finalize the session details.
Once I submit my proposal, what happens next?
If you submit your proposal by the December 8 deadline, your idea will then be reviewed by the CSE Program Committee. The Program Committee co-chairs, Kelly Hadsell and Heather Staines, along with the Program Committee, are in the process of finalizing the review and acceptance criteria. The specifics will be shared publicly once finalized, but proposals will generally be judged on their applicability to a broad audience and diversity in topic and speaker. If your idea meets the criteria and is accepted, you will be considered for the event(s)/delivery method(s) you indicated in your submission. If not accepted for your preferred delivery method, you will be approached with other options.
When will I hear back from CSE on my proposal’s acceptance?
Please expect to hear back on a decision for your proposal by early January. If the Program Committee is still reviewing and deciding, you will be alerted and given an update on when to expect a decision.