The conference program will feature 2 105-minute pre-conference workshops, and 20 presentations organized into four concurrent tracks, with five 90-minute presentations in each track. Each presenter will receive a $40 discount from the full conference fee. Pre-conference workshop presenters will also receive 10% of the workshop income.
The ideas sketched out below are just suggestions—be creative! Make sure your presentation includes at least two opportunities for participants to actually write and share their writing. Our conference is built around interactive presentations rather than lectures. The program tracks are tentative and subject to change.
Presenters do not have to be members of Story Circle, but must register for (at minimum) one day's attendance at the conference. Your registration and payment (at either the member or non-member rate) must be received by December 31, 2013. Presenters will receive a discount: full registration will be discounted by $40, Saturday only by $25, Sunday only by $15. Panelists will receive a $20 discount from the full conference fee; they must register and pay by February 11, 2014.
NOTE: "double" discount people (those who are both presenters & panelists) should take the higher discount, not both.
Presenter-authors may choose to rent an exhibitor table to sell their books OR they may instead bring up to 10 copies each of one or two titles they have authored to be sold on consignment at the SCN table. Each copy should include a numbered ticket, labeled with the book title/author/price, so we can keep an inventory of the sold items. SCN will handle the sales at that table for a five percent contribution. Authors should take their unsold books with them at the end of the conference. Checks for sold books will be mailed to the presenter within two weeks after the conference.
We ask that conference presenters refrain from scheduling workshops in the Central Texas area during the seven days prior to the conference.
When you write your synopsis, remember that it will be used to promote both your presentation and the conference. So take advantage of this opportunity to "sell" your workshop and build excitement about the conference with descriptive, definitive words that go directly to the heart of the matter, explaining your goals for the workshop and the benefits participants can expect.
A catchy, definitive presentation title is important. Create something short and sweet that will appeal to conference attendees and whet their appetite.
VERY IMPORTANT! See a sample proposal that meets the above guidelines
Story Circle reserves the right to polish and/or make minor changes to presentation titles and synopses to improve marketability.
Please fill out the form below and submit it.
The deadline for all proposals is September 15, 2013
Don't forget to make a copy for yourself (you can print the screen that you will see after you submit your form—it will contain all the information you type on this page). The Selection Committee will notify you regarding acceptance of your proposal by October 31, 2013. Presenters will be asked to confirm their participation as soon as possible, but no later than November 15, 2013. You will receive the appropriate presenter's discount when you register for the conference; you must, however, register by December 31, 2013 in order to confirm your presentation and receive the discount. Panelists will also receive a discount; they must register and pay by February 11, 2014.
We look forward to seeing you at Story Circle Network's Stories from the Heart IV Conference!
Are you currently a member of the Story Circle Network?
(Preference will be given to SCN members. If you want to join, you can use our online form.)
I plan to register for
the full conference /
only the day of my presentation
Title of my presentation:
Synopsis of my presentation:
(no more than 50 words)
My goals for the workshop:
(no more than 200 words)
Methods I'll use to achieve these goals:
(no more than 200 words)
Benefits participants can expect:
(no more than 200 words)
Suggested track: (select one)
Finding Our Voices
Nuts & Bolts
Putting Our Hearts on Paper
Storytelling: Ways and Means
Audio visual equipment needed:
Each presenter will be responsible for providing her own handouts (maximum 50).
All conference rooms will be set up classroom-style.
If you need Powerpoint, you'll have to rent or bring it.
Requests for AV equipment should be included in original application but must be made no later than February 11, 2014.
Video and audio taping are permitted only by SCN, with permission of the presenter. One copy of the tape will be provided to the presenter. SCN will hold the copyright.
Your resume: (one page)
Send us a one-page list (with dates/places) of 1) the workshops you have facilitated; 2) relevant courses you have taught; 3) relevant publications. Include your personal contact info. Please do not send your standard resume, just the information above. Without it, we cannot evaluate your proposal. (If you prefer to email us your resume, please do so, and note that below.)
Questions? Contact us via email: confprogram at storycircle.org or phone:
The Selection Committee will notify you regarding acceptance of your proposal by October 31, 2013. Presenters will be asked to confirm their participation as soon as possible, but no later than November 15, 2013.