Face to Face Conference

Submit A Proposal 

The Face to Face 2020 Conference Proposal Form will open in July 2019. 


FACE TO FACE is a professional development conference for arts administrators, teaching artists, and others interested in the field of arts in education. The conference strives to demonstrate effective teaching and learning strategies for practitioners in the field of arts in education, as well as to provide forums for discussion of other critical issues such as equity, diversity, and inclusion; advocacy; research findings; assessment; community engagement; and organizational management.

While there is no limit to the number of proposals an organization can submit, a maximum of two (2) proposals per organization will be selected for the conference. There is also a limit of four presenters (one (1) lead presenter and up to three (3) co-presenters) per session. Proposers do not need to be Roundtable members (Full Organization or Individual) to propose a session.

Registration Fee Note: Registration is required for all session presenters and panelists. The moderator and up to three (3) presenters will be admitted to the conference for a reduced fee of $100 each. If the moderator or the presenters wish to only attend his/her own session, they must register for a fee of $50.

Scroll to the bottom of the page for a helpful video with Tips for Creating a Great Face to Face Conference Proposal!


Successful proposals will:

    • Investigate a critical question.
    • Explore or reference a specific art form(s), as appropriate, and demonstrate a mastery of that art form(s).
    • Involve a variety of viewpoints and/or qualified presenters and include ample time for reflection.
    • Not serve as a “commercial” for an individual or organization (i.e. “dog and pony show”). Sessions that only describe an organization’s work and successes are rarely selected.

Each session submitted to the conference is evaluated by a panel of Face to Face evaluators. Session evaluation includes the following criteria:

  • Relates to the description in the conference program
  • Demonstrates a mastery of content
  • Communicates content clearly and effectively
  • Stimulates lively dialogue with the participants
  • Manages time and pacing effectively
  • Incorporates opportunities for reflection
  • Initiates thoughtful dialogue and discussion
  • Uses practical examples of relevant work


SESSION ENROLLMENT: The NYC AIE Roundtable cannot guarantee presenters a minimum or maximum number of participants in their session; however, the Roundtable will try to inform presenters of how many people to anticipate at their session prior to the conference.


The Face to Face 2019 Conference Proposal form is now closed. The Face to Face 2020 Conference Proposal Form will open in July 2019. 


Tips for Creating a Great Face to Face Conference Proposal from NYC Arts in Education Roundtable on Vimeo.

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