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Call For Presentations



The Call For Presentations is now closed.
Please email with questions. 

Proposals due by
October 10, 2015


Ohio Association for the Education of Young Children (Ohio AEYC) seeks session proposals for the 2016 Ohio Early Childhood Conference!

Conference Dates
April 21-23, 2016

Conference Location
Kalahari Resort & Convention Center
7000 Kalahari Dr.
Sandusky, OH 44870


About Ohio AEYC
Ohio Association for the Education of Young Children (AEYC) is a diverse community of professionals who are passionate about serving children age 0-8. Ohio AEYC supports and celebrates all who care for, educate, and work on behalf of young children. Simply put: We provide strategies, support and solutions to empower Ohio’s early childhood professionals.


About the Ohio Early Childhood Conference
The conference is Ohio’s largest, most comprehensive and prestigious professional development opportunity to learn from world-class, knowledgeable, and motivating subject matter experts.


TIP: Attendees are looking for sessions that focus on practical solutions to increase their knowledge and effectiveness; to engage and challenge their thinking and to nurture their purpose, creativity and professional excellence.



Session Type:

  • Breakout Sessions – 90 minutes


Proposal Selection Criteria

  •    Conference sessions should correlate with the following:

  • Incorporates and respects adult learning styles

  • Practical application of session content

  •    Presentation does not promote or endorse any commercial product or service. Exhibit hall space is available for this purpose.


Proposal Requirements

  • Session Title – consider the marketing appeal to your targeted audience.

    • Ohio AEYC reserves the right to adapt the title for marketing purposes.

  • Target audience.

  • Session Description – a short paragraph that accurately describes what the attendee will learn and experience during the session.


  • Session Objectives - a minimum of two measureable objectives including the content, teaching time and method to be used to achieve the objectives. Please also include 3-5 objectives that the participant will learn/take away after attending (“take-aways”).

  • Identify the Core Knowledge and Competency Area for each objective.



How to Submit Your Proposal
Please note that all session submissions are made through the Ohio Professional Registry.

Proposal Submission Procedure

TIP: If you would like to submit a previously approved Ohio Professional Registry PD application for consideration as a conference session, you may download it and email it to us at 

  • All proposals must be submitted to the Ohio Child Care Resource and Referral Association (OCCRRA) through its Ohio Professional Registry (OPR). You must have an Ohio Professional Identification Number (OPIN) and an Instructor Profile before you can submit a proposal.

  • You are not required to submit transcripts and files to OCCRRA in order to submit a proposal for the conference.

  • If you already have an OPIN and Instructor Profile, you may login to your profile to submit your proposals

  • For questions on submitting a proposal, please see the Proposal Submission Guide



Presenter Registration 
As a token of our appreciation, presenters will receive a complimentary conference registration. Registration information for presenters will be sent after proposals are selected.


Chris Risheill
Ohio AEYC or click the chatbox at the top of the page


Thank you for all you do to help provide strategies, support and solutions to early childhood professionals!  We look forward to speaking with you soon!


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