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2024 ISBA Convention Workshop Proposals


This year’s Annual Convention will be held on November 6-8, 2024 at the Boise Centre in Boise, Idaho.  We are now accepting workshop proposals for breakout sessions that will be held on Wednesday, November 6, 2024, and Thursday, November 7, 2024.  We invite you to submit a proposal that is designed to equip boards with content knowledge, practical tips, and tools to energize their districts/charters, inspire change, and advance student achievement.

All proposals must be submitted through the survey.  Any proposals submitted directly to ISBA and not through the survey will not be considered.  You can find the link to the survey HERE.

Please view the Planning Guide HERE.

The deadline for submitting a proposal is Friday, July 12, 2024.

Proposal Selection Criteria

While ISBA makes every effort to accommodate your schedule preference, we cannot guarantee that your workshop will be scheduled at your preferred time.  Because of this, please do not submit a proposal unless you can present during any of the time slots.

ISBA has a selection committee that will evaluate each proposal.  Many factors are considered in the selection of presentations, including, but not limited to whether:

  • The topic is of high interest and relevant to today‚Äôs school leaders. For example:
    • Roles and Responsibilities of School Boards
    • Ethics for School Board Members and Staff
    • How to Run Effective Board Meetings
    • AI’s Role in Education
    • Rural School Perspectives
    • Charter School Perspectives
    • Large District Perspectives
    • Other topics relevant to school board members and school leadership.
  • Target school board members as the primary audience.
  • Enhance the knowledge, skills, and abilities of school board members.
  • Share promising strategies and practices that can be replicated by other districts or charters of all sizes.
  • Designed to engage the audience in meaningful ways.
  • Demonstrate innovative ideas and solutions.
  • Provide solid, practical how-to information and tips that board members can take back and apply at the board table.
  • The presentation must NOT be used as a sales pitch by companies.

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