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Poster Presentations

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Apply to present a Poster at the NDEO 2024 National Conference

Deadline to Submit: 6/7/24

Your poster may represent scholarship, research, or contextualization of teaching practice across a range of topics, dance forms, or dance education settings.

You may use the following prompts to help guide your Poster Presentation.

Prompts for Poster Proposal

3 attendees discuss the Poster presentation in front of them

NDEO invites dance educators and students in dance/dance education to join together in the beautiful Pacific Northwest in the Fall of 2024 to share stories of revitalization. Inspired by the growth and greenery of our setting, we will gather in Bellevue, WA to reignite our shared passion for dance education. As we shift from acute reaction and response to the disruptions of the pandemic and into a new engagement with dance education, we will convene to share how we are revitalizing our dance programs and renewing our personal and professional dance practices. Amidst the camaraderie of fellow dance educators, we aim to kindle the spirit of rejuvenation, fostering an environment where ideas can flourish, innovations can take root, and collective wisdom can be shared. This conference offers a unique opportunity to witness firsthand the diverse approaches taken by educators as they navigate the challenges of the past and embrace the promise of a vibrant future.

We invite all dance educators to submit applications for panels, paper presentations, movement sessions, and workshops for the 2024 NDEO National Conference. If you need guidance developing your topic, we encourage you to consider the following questions:

  • Four years out from the onset of the covid-19 pandemic, how are you transitioning from acute reaction to disruption into a new engagement with dance and teaching?
  • What rethinking from your reactions to disruptions from recent years will you be holding onto as your dance program moves forward?
  • How are you bringing new ideas into your classrooms and studios, or reframing and re-examining trusted and true lessons and pedagogical approaches to serve students in this time?
  • How have you found success working with administrators to support the needs of your program as it shifts to meet the needs of students in a world shaped by current events?
  • How can you use your experience as a dance educator to revitalize the administration and structure of your organization or school?
  • What strategies and practices help you refresh your teaching when you find yourself growing stale or uninspired?
  • How have you found a new relationship with dance education through a career transition?
  • How do you help your students engage with new perspectives and thinking in the dance classroom or studio?
  • How has your commitment to inclusion revitalized the content and atmosphere of your dance program?
  • How have your disability-inclusive practices revitalized your dance program? What practical tips and resources have you used to make the dance studio / classroom more accessible for everyone?
  • How has your community of dance educators helped to reignite your passion for dance education and guide you to new strategies and teaching methods?
  • How has the revitalization of your dance program impacted your local community?
  • How has professional development empowered you to revitalize your teaching practice?
  • How has your program’s chapter of the National Honor Society for Dance Arts (NHSDA) helped to reignite excitement for your dance students?
  • How do you keep your own relationship to dance and teaching fresh and invigorated? Where do you find inspiration and creativity today?
  • How do you find and cultivate joy in your teaching and dance practice in the face of challenges, both personal and global?


Proposal Procedures:

1. Presenters: ONE “Main Contact” Presenter must submit each proposal regardless of the number of co presenters. NDEO will communicate primarily with the Main Contact, who is responsible for passing on information to all co-presenters. Individuals may only submit ONE proposal as Main Contact; however, they may be co-presenters on other proposals. All presenters must register for and attend conference. If any presenters change after proposal acceptance, contact immediately. NDEO reserves the right to cancel the poster if presenters change, and any changes must be approved by conference staff.

2. Proposal Review: Proposals are reviewed by a committee of peer adjudicators from the NDEO membership. Presenters should expect to hear the status of their proposal no later than July 1, 2024. To see the proposal review rubric, please visit the conference website.

3. NON-MEMBERS: Session Submission Fee: A $15 fee MUST be paid in order to submit your session proposal. Unpaid proposals will NOT be considered. There is no fee for current NDEO members.

4. NDEO Membership and Conference Attendance Policies: All presenters must be (or become) NDEO members by August 1, 2024. All presenters must register and pay the conference registration fee by August 1, 2024. Memberships must remain current through conference dates. NDEO reserves the right to cancel the poster and/or remove presenters if these policies are not followed

How to Submit Your Proposal


  1. Go to your Member Dashboard on the NDEO website.
  2. Click on Awards in the lefthand menu.
  3. Find 2024PosterSubmission and click the purple Apply button
  4. There is no option to save and continue later - please complete your proposal in a separate document and copy/paste your answers when you're ready to submit. 


  • If you have a user login for this website (e.g. expired members, non-members who have signed up for NDEO programs in the past), use those credentials to log into the NDEO website and follow the steps for members above. 
  • If you do not have a user login for this site, you must first Create an Account by clicking here. Once you have an account, you can follow the steps above. 
  • Return and click here to pay your $15 Proposal Submission Fee

Login Issues?

If you have any issues logging into the website and accessing your Member Dashboard, please email

Types of Posters

Your poster may represent scholarship in teaching, research, or community engagement.

Community Engagement Poster should include:

  • Name, faculty advisor (for students) , name of home institution and Community Partner
  • Project title, and abstract up to 400 words
  • Purpose
  • Background information
  • Description of project
  • Description of outcomes
  • Reflections by participants
  • Photos, Drawings
  • Sample plans
  • Programs
  • Reflections by author
  • References
  • Acknowledgements

Teaching Poster should include:

  • Name, name of home institution
  • Course/class title
  • Background information/theoretical framework as appropriate
  • Course/class content
  • Student responses
  • Photos
  • Student drawings
  • Sample lesson plan
  • Teacher reflection
  • Discussion/Conclusion
  • References
  • Acknowledgements

Research Poster (use APA format for references) should include:

  • Name, (for students) faculty advisor, name of home institution
  • Project title
  • Background literature/theoretical framework as appropriate
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Discussion/Conclusion
  • References
  • Acknowledgements

Poster Resources

Designing the Poster Using Power Point

Designing Effective Posters (UNC)

Printing the Poster

Most Universities have places where you can print a poster. Check with your library or computer support center. All Kinkos print posters; however, they are much more expensive then the on-campus offices. After printing the poster, roll and carry in a bag or tube.

Presenting the Poster

Ten Simple Rules for a Good Poster Presentation (PMC)

Creating Effective Poster Presentations (NCSU)


Guidance for Giving a Poster Presentation

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