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. Read more about accessible format requirements and resources.

Required Accessible Formats for Presenters

  • 2 Braille
  • 5 large print (18 point Arial, bold)
  • 6 USBs containing an audio (mp3) file and plain text (.txt) file
  • 1 printed copy with minimal formatting

Workshop sessions run for one hour and fifteen minutes. If your presentation will take longer, you must apply for a series of workshops. All workshop rooms will be set in a theatre style (rows of chairs and open aisles) with tables at the front for the presenter(s).


NCIL is extending the deadline for our 2020 Call for Workshop Proposals. We will now accept applications until Thursday, January 23, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

Deadline for Audio / Visual requests or modifications is Friday, May 29, 2020.

This Call for Proposals the only request that will be issued for speakers, group facilitators, or poster presentations for the 2020 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 20, 2020 about whether or not they have been selected to make a presentation or facilitate a group at the Conference in July 2020.

Accommodations for Presenters

If you need any accommodations to present your workshop, please notify Angela Ellman at no later than July 1, 2020. You will have an opportunity to request accommodations when you register for the conference, so these requests would be specific to accommodations needed as a presenter during the workshop.

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