2016 Global Forum - Call For Proposals

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The Global Forum will be an opportunity to bring together the leading educators, researchers, advocates, authors, practitioners, and related-industry leaders from across the globe to exchange best practices and innovative approaches for academic excellence and the healthy development of girls. Click here for a list of the eight "Universal Themes" we plan to address during the Forum.

In addition to internationally recognized keynote speakers, traditional breakout and speed round INSPIRE! sessions, NCGS is proud to have the Young Women’s Leadership Network (YWLN) as the sponsor of a dedicated Public School Symposium on Sunday, February 7. YWLN will present this symposium in honor of the 20th anniversary of the founding of its flagship school, which changed the landscape for all-girls public education in the U.S.

We invite you to share your knowledge and expertise by developing an interactive and engaging presentation that highlights your work. This is an excellent opportunity to contribute to the expanding portfolio of best practices about teaching girls.

Deadline for Submission
Extended to Friday, October 2, 2015
The 2016 NCGS Global Forum on Girls’ Education audience includes heads of school, board members, administrators, faculty, educational professionals, advocates, and related-industry leaders. Attendees come from all-girls and coed schools that serve preschool through 12th grade students as well as from like-minded organizations and corporations from around the world.
Session Formats
  • Breakout Session – Traditional 50-minute session with up to four (4) total presenters per session (average audience size: 30-50 people).
  • INSPIRE! Session – Interactive 30-minute “speed innovating” mini-sessions designed to share ideas and foster small-group discussion. Each session will be repeated for a second group and may have up to two (2) presenters (average audience size: 8-12 people/group). (Please note that up to 25 or 30 INSPIRE! Sessions are held concurrently at small tables in one large room. Presenters who select this format will not have access to A/V equipment or electricity.)
Evaluation Criteria
  • Alignment with conference themes.
  • Potential to attract and engage professionals who work with girls PK-12 in and out of school settings, formally and informally. (Please be clear in indicating your intended audience.)
  • Demonstrable impact on the healthy development of girls and young women.
  • Clear content and objectives. Your description should accurately and concisely reflect your goals for the session as well as specific takeaways that attendees can expect.
  • Opportunities for attendee involvement and interaction.
  • Examples, case studies, practical tools or models that can be applied immediately in the classroom or modified for a different educational environment or set of learners.
  • A representation of both innovation and practicality.
  • Comfort, skill, and experience with leading and moderating discussions.
Selection Process
  • Selections will be determined on appropriateness and interest of topic, level of content, expertise of presenters, and balance of overall program.
  • Special consideration will be given to proposals that:
    • Include presenters from multiple schools and/or countries in a panel discussion or other collaborative presentation format.
    • Go beyond the details of a specific program or course and offer attendees a “behind the scenes look” at the underlying principles, decision-making processes, and assessments that make the program/course a success.
  • NCGS reserves the right to request modifications to a session proposal before final selections are made.
  • On or about November 13, 2015, NCGS will email acceptance and declination decisions.
  • If a proposal is selected for inclusion in the 2016 NCGS Global Forum on Girls’ Education, NCGS reserves the right to assign the date and time of the session or workshop at its sole discretion. NCGS also reserves the right to edit the session title or description to meet its editorial or marketing requirements.
Instructions for Submission of Proposals

Click here to access the online application is available. You may propose more than one session, but must submit separate online applications for each.

The deadline for submission of proposals has been extended to Friday, October 2, 2015.

Presenter Information
  • Presenters may attend the conference at a reduced rate of $450.
  • Final presentations and handouts must be submitted to NCGS no later than January 22, 2016, for pre-conference posting to the conference mobile app.
If you have questions concerning this CFP or the selection process, please contact Jen Shakeshaft, Director of Strategic Initiatives & Professional Development, at or (773) 780-8292.