Conference FAQ

REVITALIZE: Getting Back to Teaching

February 23-24, 2018

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Frequently Asked Questions


Do I have to be an OCTELA member to present?

We seek proposals from educators at all levels, from all parts of the world and encourage student participation in presentations. We also welcome exhibitor proposals that demonstrate noncommercial uses of technology to transform education. Registration for the conference includes a 1-year membership in OCTELA.

Is there a fee to submit?

There is no fee to submit. However, if accepted, you must register to attend the conference.

Do I have to register for the conference if my proposal is accepted?

Yes, you must register for the conference to present. However, you will receive a discount if you are sole presenter or the lead presenter in a group.  

Can I submit more than one proposal?

You are welcome to submit multiple proposals for different topics, but we typically accept only one per person. Please submit only one proposal per topic. Submitting multiple copies of a proposal under different formats does not increase the chances of a proposal being accepted.

When do I need to complete my submission?

We must receive your submission by midnight (11:59 p.m. PT) December 20, 2017.

When will I find out if my proposal has been accepted?

We will send an e-mail of the decision regarding your proposal within one month of receiving your proposal.

How will my proposal be evaluated?

Independent committees of content experts review all presenter proposals. Evaluations are based on many factors that can be found in the Proposal Review Rubric.

Do I need my own A/V equipment?

Yes, we are unable to provide audio/visual equipment during the conference.

I received a Proposal Acceptance email. What should I do now?

Read the email carefully. Your name and affiliation will appear in the program as shown; are they correct? Are the names and affiliations of your co-presenters correct?

Can I cancel a session?

If you are canceling your session, the Conference chair needs to be informed as soon as possible so that your space can be assigned to someone else. Please e-mail Joshua Younge at as soon as possible.

Can I add or remove presenters?

If you wish to add or remove a presenter, please e-mail Joshua Younge as soon as possible. You will need to submit the new presenter names along with their contact information.  After Advanced Registration closes, there is no guarantee that presenter information will be able to be changed in the conference program.

How will my session be listed on the Conference website and in the final Conference program?

Preliminary descriptions of scheduled sessions, including presenters, will be accessible on our website prior to the conference under Call for Proposals.

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What size poster should I use?

You can bring your own board, however the dimensions must be the standard self-standing tabletop posters that are 48″ wide, 36″ high and are tri-fold.

How will I display my poster?

Tables will be provided to display your poster.

Where and when will I present and setup my poster?

A designated time and space will be determined prior to the conference. You will be sent a confirmation letter that will tell you the time and room or common area where you will setup. Setup can begin at the conclusion of the prior session or as soon as space is available for setup.

Do I have to register for the conference to present a poster?


How do I submit a proposal for a poster presentation?

You can submit through the regular submission page.