Call for Proposals: Learning Revolution Online

Thank you for your interest in presenting at Learning Revolution Conference, held online and free to attend. While there will be keynote presentations Monday - Wednesday evenings (US Time), April 21 - 23, the schedule of regular conference sessions will take place Thursday and Friday, April 24th - 25th 2014. Everyone is encouraged to submit a presentation proposal, including first-time presenters.

The Process:

Proposals can be submitted from March 1st - April 15th, 2014, and we will begin accepting proposals March 15th.

We encourage you to submit your proposal as early as possible because as soon as a proposal is accepted you are given the ability to select from the available presentation times, and the time choices become increasingly limited closer to the event. You may submit more than one proposal, but we will give priority to providing as many presenters the chance to present as possible.

Your presentation proposal will be listed in the Learning Revolution Online submission forum, with the opportunity for members of this network to view, comment on, and/or "like" your presentation proposal. This will give you and the other members of the site the chance to share ideas and to make connections before, during, and after the conference. Additionally, it will allow us to gauge the popularity of your topic or approach. It is our intention that all serious proposals be given the opportunity to be presented.

Presentation Guidelines:

Presentations should be at least 20 minutes in length, and all sessions must be completed (including Q&A) within one hour. All sessions will be held in Blackboard Collaborate (previously Elluminate/Wimba).

Presenters will be responsible for familiarizing themselves with the web conferencing platform. We will provide you with training materials, and offer live training sessions where you can ask questions. To practice, you can also sign up for a Collaborate trial room. Information is available at

All presentations will be recorded and released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs License. For more information, please visit: By submitting to present, you are agreeing to these terms.

Presentations must be non-commercial. Interest in commercial sponsorship or presentations should be directed to Steve Hargadon at

Conference Strands:

You can indicate one or more conference strands or topics when you submit your presentation. Your presentation does not have to fit into the conference strands to be considered--the strands exist for the convenience of those interested in finding particular types of sessions, and we recognize there will be a lot of overlap.

  • Learning Theory
    Topic ideas: constructivism, connectivism, agency, peer learning, self-directed learning, experiential learning, social learning, etc.
  • Learning Practice
    Topic ideas: agile learning, apprenticeship learning, service learning, community / place-based learning, project-based learning, challenge learning, blended learning, special ed, etc.
  • Learning Science
    Topic ideas: cognitive research, behaviorism, play, nutrition, exercise, etc.
  • Learning Spaces
    Topic ideas: learning environments, outdoor learning, learning commons, makerspaces, libraries, museums, democratic schools, free schools, homeschooling, unschooling, etc.
  • Technology & Learning
    Topic ideas: personal learning networks, personal learning environments, micro-learning communities, social media, gaming, electronic portfolios, personal web presence, etc.

How to Submit Your Proposal:

Please follow these instructions carefully. It is your responsibility to make sure your presentation proposal is submitted correctly. You must be signed up on the Learning Revolution network and logged in to submit your proposal. 

1. Join the presenters group to receive important emails for those who have submitted proposals. 

2. Copy the following text (highlight and Ctrl+C/Cmd+C on your computer):

Your Name and Title:

School, Library, Museum, or Organization Name (if applicable):

Co-Presenter Name(s):

Area of the World from Which You Will Present:

Language in Which You Will Present:

Target Audience(s):

Short Session Description (one line):

Full Session Description (as long as you would like):

Websites / URLs Associated with Your Session:

3. Click here to open a new forum discussion post.

4. Title your discussion post with the title of your proposed session.

5. Paste the template text (ctrl-v) into the body of the forum discussion post.

6. Fill in the session information according to the template. If you separate your answers with a blank line and bold the questions, it will make your proposal easier to read.

7. In the Category drop-down field, check to make sure the category is Learning Revolution Online Submissions.

8. In the tags field, use the strand tag code for the strand to which you are submitting your proposal. 

  • Learning Theory - Theory
  • Learning Practice - Practice
  • Learning Science - Science
  • Learning Spaces - Spaces
  • Technology & Learning -Tech

9. Click the Add Discussion button to save your proposal.

You are able to modify your proposal after it has been saved and up until it has been accepted. If you need to change your proposal after that time, please email