Important Information for Presenters

Word and plain text proposal forms are available for those who are unable to complete the online form.

Presenters and facilitators are not exempt from registration fees. Presenters must register and pay for all days they plan to attend; presenters that attend only their session and no other events do not need to pay. NCIL is unable to pay travel expenses or honoraria to any presenter or facilitator.

Our attendees expect, and learn best when provided with print outs of presentation slides and relevant handout materials. To increase education and the application of concepts, we strongly encourage presenters to provide handouts. All handouts must be available in accessible formats. Information on preparing accessible formats is available from NCIL staff. Please contact Accessible formats include:

  • 2 Braille
  • 5 large print (18 point bold)
  • 1 audio file (read aloud on USB)
  • 8 plain text (.txt file on on USB) + one printed copy

Due to the growing number of participants at the NCIL conference, we can no longer offer a maximum attendee cut-off. Nor can we offer to have rooms set any other way than theatre style. We regret any inconvenience that this may cause to your presentation should it be accepted and ask that you keep this information in mind when submitting your proposal.

Workshop sessions run for one hour and fifteen minutes. If your presentation will take longer, you must apply for a series of workshops.


Deadline for Submission is Monday, January 28, 2019. No proposals will be accepted after 11:59 p.m. Eastern time.

Deadline for Audio / Visual requests or modifications is Friday, May 31, 2019.

This Call for Proposals the only request that will be issued for speakers, group facilitators, or poster presentations for the 2019 Conference.

NCIL’s Annual Conference Subcommittee carefully reviews each proposal and selects those that are, as a whole, relevant to this year’s Conference theme and are valuable to a cross-section of CIL, SILC, and IL Association staff, board members, consumers, and other IL advocates. No preference will be given to NCIL committees or affiliates. The Conference Subcommittee will review all proposals received by the deadline. The decisions of the Subcommittee are final.

Proposal presenters and facilitators will be notified by Thursday, February 21, 2019 about whether or not they have been selected to make a presentation or facilitate a group at the Conference in July 2019.

If you have any questions about this form or the work of the Subcommittee, please contact Angela Ellman at