Call for Proposals

We are busy planning the 2019 CCCOnline CONNECT Conference, to be held at the Doubletree Denver Tech Center on October 11, 2019. Our theme this year is CONNECT with Students.

Important Dates

First Round Proposals

Proposal Deadline: May 31, 2019
Acceptance Notification: June 7, 2019
Presenter Confirmation: June 14, 2019
Presenter/Co-presenter Conference Registration Deadline: September 13, 2019
CCCOnline CONNECT Conference: October 11, 2019

Second Round Proposals

Proposal Deadline: June 14, 2019
Acceptance Notification: June 21, 2019
Presenter Confirmation: June 28, 2019
Presenter/Co-presenter Conference Registration Deadline: September 13, 2019
CCOnline CONNECT Conference: October 11, 2019

CFP Details

In 2019, CCCOnline invites you to CONNECT with Colorado instructors, staff, and technology providers at our annual one-day conference! Through this call for proposals, we further invite you to share your expertise as we explore the best ways to CONNECT with Students!

Topics for presentations might include (but are not limited to) the following:

Connecting with academically at-risk students

  • Creating equity for at-risk students
  • Helping underprepared students achieve success

Connecting with non-traditional students

  • Reaching/accommodating students for special needs populations (e.g., veterans, parents)
  • Welcoming students across demographics, including different generations

Connecting with online students (outside the classroom)

  • Reaching out to prospective students (e.g., with social media)
  • Ways to e-meet online students (and encourage them to e-meet/study amongst themselves) when physical distance separates

Connecting with online students (inside the classroom)

  • Using inclusive pedagogy/andragogy
  • Using personalized instruction and making your classroom more inviting

Conference Format

Concurrent Sessions are sessions that present research, theory, concepts, and practices. Concurrent sessions will be 50 minutes or 20 minutes long.

Facilitated Group Discussions provide an opportunity to hear several points of view on issues that concern many online educators in Colorado. One or two individuals act as the discussion leaders. They provide a brief introduction and then facilitate an informal discussion among the audience members. The topic can be controversial and/or have broad appeal that will elicit dialogue among the audience. These sessions will be 50 minutes in length.

Please note that we welcome you to submit multiple proposals!

Proposal Submission

You must submit your proposal information by filling in the form. It is especially important that you will be available in June at the email and phone number you provide. If we cannot reach you, we cannot consider your presentation! You must submit a separate form for each proposal.

For best results, please draft your proposal as a Word document, edit and carefully check the spelling, and then copy and paste the block of information into the spaces provided. Please note that special characters and italics may not translate in the web-based submission process.


  1. First Name | Last Name
  2. Affiliation
  3. Email
  4. Area Code | Phone Number
  5. Presentation Title
  6. Conference Track
    • Teaching Online
    • Innovation
    • Course Design
    • CONNECT with Students
  7. Presentation Type
    • 50-minute concurrent session presentation
    • 20-minute concurrent session presentation
    • 50-minute facilitated group discussion
  8. Target Audience
    • Beginner
    • Intermediate
    • Advanced
  9. Session abstract (30 words maximum). This will be in the conference literature. Please edit this very carefully and check the spelling.
  10. Learning outcomes (100 words). What will learners know or be able to do as a result of this session?
  11. Session format (100 words). How do you plan to organize and present? What is your plan B if there is trouble with the projector or Internet?

The deadline for proposal submissions is May 31, 2019.
The deadline for second round proposal submissions is June 14, 2019.

If you have questions, contact the Conference Coordinator via this email:

Proposal Review & Acceptance

A peer review will be conducted based on the following criteria:

  • Is the abstract informative, enticing, and succinct?
  • Are the learning outcomes observable, relevant, and concise?
  • Does the conference track match the session abstract?
  • Is the content defined, applicable, and relevant?
  • Is the format/technique defined, participatory, and understandable?
  • Does the proposal use correct spelling, punctuation, and grammar?

The Proposal Review Committee will award available session slots proportionately by content areas, and will fill slots by the highest-ranking proposals, as space permits. The Proposal Review Committee may, at its discretion, combine related presentations or change the presentation type.

Notification & Information

We will email notification of acceptance decisions on or about June 7, 2019. We will email notification of acceptance decisions for second round proposals on or about June 21, 2019. It is important that you check your email during this period. If you have not heard from the Proposal Review Committee about your submission by mid-June, please check with

Presenters must confirm that they will present at the conference by June 14, 2019. Presenters who submitted second round proposals must confirm that they will be present at the conference by June 28, 2019.

All presenters and co-presenters must register for the conference by September 13, 2019 to be included in the program. The names of the primary presenter and any co-presenters will appear in the conference program if received by this date.


List the name of each presenter, with the Primary Presenter first.

Primary Presenter is the only person with whom the Conference Coordinator will correspond, and the Primary Presenter is responsible for communicating information to all co-presenters. Primary Presenter should be sure to provide an email address that s/he will check regularly during the summer.