Call for Proposals

You're invited to present at the National Extension Technology Conference, June 24-27, 2019 in Morgantown, West Virginia.
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Important Dates

Priority Deadline: Monday, April 8, 2019 by 5 p.m. (Pacific Time)

Presenters Notified By: Monday, April 15, 2019 by 5 p.m. (Eastern Time)

Acceptance Process

Proposals are evaluated by a blind review of 3-7 Cooperative Extension Service technology professionals. Information provided is the only basis for the reviewers to evaluate each proposal.

You’re welcome to submit multiple proposals for review. Note, the conference committee will select no more than two (2) presentations with you as lead presenter or co-presenter. There is no limit for poster sessions.

The final selection will be based on professional development needs of conference attendees.

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Frequent Questions

Email and a conference planning committee member will respond.

NETC 2019 will bring together individual and groups of technologists and educators from land grant institutions across America to share business strategies and solutions to the unique issues our universities face.

Professional service vendors are vital to the learning and sharing process and are welcome to fully participate.

NETC 2019 is June 24-27 in Morgantown, WV. The conference is located on West Virginia University’s Downtown Campus.

The conference hotel is Morgantown’s Waterfront Marriott, located in the Wharf District next to Morgantown’s Downtown Business District.

All presenters are responsible for their own expenses, including:

  • conference registration
  • travel
  • lodging
  • meals
  • materials provided to attendees

Additionally, a high resolution photograph (3″x5″ @ 300+ DPI) is expected from accepted presenters, as are electronic copies of any handouts provided to attendees.

The conference offers the following to presenters:

  • projector
  • laptop
  • power strip
  • easel
  • screen
  • web access

If your presentation has special needs, please note that as part of your proposal.

Submit a conference proposal in three easy steps:

Step 1

Choose a topical subject idea and learning format to present.

Step 2

Use the scoring criteria to understand what’s most ideal.

Step 3

Use the web form to submit a proposal by April 8 for best chances.

Topical Subject Ideas

Technology professionals nationwide want to learn about current and emerging topics and trends.

Client Support: Supporting the Extension Workforce

Example Topics:

  • On Premises / Cloud-Based Networking & Backup Solutions
  • Productivity Solutions
  • Client Systems Management
  • Anti-Virus & Anti Malware
  • System Imaging & Deployment Solutions
  • Support Systems (Helpdesk, Remote Assistance, etc.)
Career Development: The Evolving IT Professional:

Example Topics:

  • Professional Development
  • Customer Service & Customer Satisfaction
  • Continuing Education
  • Certification
  • Tools & Resources
  • Personal Branding
  • Professional Networking
Systems & Infrastructure: Enabling Service Delivery

Example Topics:

  • Information Security
  • Virtualization
  • Backup & Disaster Recovery
  • Networking
  • Cloud Hosting
  • Storage Solutions
  • Systems Management
Web & Social Media: Delivering the Extension Message

Example Topics:

  • Web Frameworks
  • Mobile-First Development
  • Blogging
  • E-Newsletters
  • Web Content Management Systems
  • Accessibility
  • Usability
  • Web Analytics
  • Web Governance
Teaching & Learning: Engaging the Client

Example Topics:

  • Instructional Design
  • Conferencing Technologies
  • Learning Management Systems
  • Instructional Technologies
  • Developing Training Programs
IT Management: Leading People & Leveraging Resources

Example Topics:

  • Information Technology Service Management
  • Budget Management
  • Employee Development
  • Resource Management
  • Recruiting & Retaining Talent
  • Communications Strategies
  • Vendor Relations
  • Insourcing & Outsourcing
  • Program, Portfolio & Project Management
  • Decision Support
Applying IT: Enhancing Extension Programming with IT

Example Topics:

  • GIS & Mapping
  • Monitoring & Control Systems
  • Big Data & Data Warehousing
  • Drones & Aerial Technologies
  • Robotics
  • Emphasizing STEM in Extension
  • Partnerships with Tech Giants
The Edge: Trending Concepts & Emerging Technologies

Example Topics:

  • 3D Printing
  • Internet of Things
  • Augmented Reality
  • Maker Movement
  • Ambient User Experience
  • Autonomous Agents
  • Adaptive Security Architecture
  • The Device Mesh
E-Business: Commerce & Related Technologies

Example Topics:

  • Ecommerce Solutions
  • PCI Compliance Considerations
  • Information Security, Risk Management & Cyber Liability Insurance
  • Payment Vendors
  • Selling Items
  • Inventory Control
  • Conference & Event Solutions

Learning Formats

Attendees learn in different ways. NETC 2019 caters to all learning styles. We offer presentations featuring varying formats.


A group of 3-5 presenters who collaborate in advance of the conference to present multiple perspectives on a topic or issue relevant to the conference.


Presenting (not reading) a paper you have written relevant to the conference. Your submission may be put alongside other papers with similar themes to be presented during the same session.


Informally talk with attendees about a topic of relevance to the conference theme by presenting a physical or digital poster.


One or two facilitators moderate a discussion on a topic or issue relevant to the conference. This does not include formal presentations, but may include structured discussion activities like small group work.


A hands-on, interactive demonstration of curriculum that offers copies of material.

Proposal Tips & Reminders

Here are a few other helpful suggestions and reminders to ensure you submit a proposal that is accepted.

  • Dynamic speakers and sessions wanted!
  • Craft your proposal to engage attendees as well as to enable them with new knowledge, skills and abilities in a way that encourages technology professionals to apply it after the conference.
  • Team up with others as part of a panel or roundtable to address multidisciplinary topics in ways that break down silos, foster collaboration, increase performance and/or improve outcomes.
  • Conference presentation proposals should be objectively written and free from commercial bias.
  • All sessions are 45 minutes in length and this includes time for introductions as well as questions and answers.


Accepted Presenters

After being accepted to present at NETC 2019, please be prepared to follow-up.

  • Accepted presenters notified by April 15th.
  • All presenters must register to attend the conference.
  • A high-resolution (3″x5″ @ 300+ DPI) photograph featuring each individual presenter is expected for the program.
  • Follow copyright laws and regulations for content, photos and multimedia.
  • Follow the American with Disabilities Act requirements for formatting presentations and take-home handout materials. Microsoft provides a guide to develop accessible PowerPoint presentations and Word documents. Adobe offers PDF accessibility help.

NETC 2019 Proposal Submission Form


Complete all required fields to submit your presentation proposal for the conference planning committee to review and consider.

The Call for Proposals has ended.

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