Call for Proposals

Deadline for Submissions:


Proposal Presentations: June 30, 2019

Poster Presentations: Sept. 8, 2019

Florida Council for Exceptional Children’s 72nd Annual Conference

Envisioning the Future:

See the Able, Not the Label

The Florida Council for Exceptional Children (FCEC) is pleased to extend an invitation for proposal submissions to present at our 72nd Annual Conference. It will be held at the Hilton Daytona Beach, Oceanfront Resort 1000 North Atlantic Avenue Daytona Beach, FL 32118 on October 13-15, 2019.

The FCEC Conference will continue its tradition of collaboratively engaging with educators, professionals, researchers, and leaders in school districts, universities, various organizations, and the Florida Student CEC, to celebrate our mutual commitment to children and youth with disabilities.

The FCEC seeks presenters who, through their dedication to teaching and learning, will share their knowledge and skills about the best practices for working with students with exceptionalities. Each presenter or team of presenters will be allotted a 50-minute presentation where they can share the core messages of their work and accomplishments, to encourage attendees to utilize the strategies and techniques in their own work as educators and professionals in schools and districts. Attendees, through these sessions, may have the opportunity to meet others who they can communicate and collaborate with about challenges or concerns.

Deadline for Submissions:

Proposal Presentations: June 30, 2019

Poster Presentations: September 8, 2019

Presentations may fall within any of the five focused strands:

Strand 1: School, District and State Personnel- Topics related to Climate, Culture, and Administrative and Instructional Support

Strand 2: Curriculum and Instruction- Strategies and Interventions for Students with Exceptionalities (Including Students who are Gifted and Talented and/or Twice Exceptional)

Strand 3: Culturally, Linguistically, and Socially Diverse Students with Exceptionalities- Effective strategies such as PBIS, Restorative Justice Practices, Culturally Responsive Pedagogical Methods, etc.

Strand 4: Family, School and Community Partnerships- Focused on meaningfully working with partners to address the needs of students with exceptionalities (e.g. Mental Health, Social Emotional Learning, etc.)

Strand 5: Transition, Self­ Determination, Self­ Advocacy, College and Career, Yes I Can Award Winners- People with disabilities voice their experiences in school (K-13 to Post secondary), and in the community

Presenter Guidelines and Requirements

1. Proposals can only be submitted online.

2. Anyone listed as a presenter must be registered at the Conference.

3. Please respect presentation times and be available when scheduled. Once the Conference schedule has been disseminated, session times cannot be rescheduled.

4. All presentation rooms will include an LCD projector, screen and computer. Internet will not be provided.

5. All presenters will be notified of acceptance or regrets by July 14, 2019. Poster Presentations will be notified by September 15, 2019.

6. Please note that all presenters are responsible for all registration fees and expenses and MUST register no later than September 22, 2019.

Session Types:


Display innovative strategies, data, or program summaries. Multiple poster sessions will be available for viewing with presenter interaction throughout the overall poster session time slot. Presenters of poster sessions are expected to be available during the entire time allotment. This session is 50 minutes.


This session features an individual or group presentation to increase the knowledge and skills of the attendees, with the expectation that the presenter will provide informational packets with the presentation. This session is 50 minutes.


This session consists of preparing a "2 minute" elevator speech about your interest. The focus is on networking around a specific strand/topic, and the intention is to engage participants in a conversation and provide “talking points.” Colleagues can provide their business cards or contact information for statewide networking. This session is 50 minutes and includes 6 eight-minute rotations.