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Call for Presenters

Submissions have closed. Thank you to everyone who applied!
Notifications of acceptance will go out in late May.

NDEO invites dance educators to come together in person this October to spark creativity, embrace the joy of communal experience, and hold space for the myriad ways we have shifted as dancers, educators, choreographers, and humans as we’ve moved through the last few years. We welcome you to take what you need and share what you can, supporting individual needs through community practice. Take your place at the crowded table, connecting with others to find joy in shared creation, process pain and loss, and leave with new perspectives that will help propel the field of dance education forward.

Disruptive transformative experiences can teach us much about what is essential and meaningful. As we convene for our first in-person NDEO Conference since the beginning of the covid-19 pandemic, we invite you to share where you are finding meaning and reigniting the creative spark in your teaching and creative practice. We invite all dance educators to submit applications for panels, paper presentations, movement sessions, and workshops for the 2022 conference. If you need guidance developing a topic, we encourage you to consider the following questions:

  • What should we leave behind as we re-engage in person? What pandemic-era change has allowed us to see old problems through a new lens and envision previously unimagined solutions?
  • How do we connect across discipline, sector, institution, or culture?
  • How do you ignite your own creativity? How have the events of the last few years changed your relationship with your creative process?
  • How do you support your students as they reconnect after time apart? What is something new that you tried with your students that sparked their creativity and got them excited about dance?
  • What advice would you give to students or emerging dance educators as they find their passion and paths in the field?
  • How do we identify and support varied needs to ensure that all students and colleagues can access what they need to thrive in our programs and institutions?
  • How do we respectfully bring our differing cultural backgrounds together to help each individual student reach their full potential?
  • How do we use dance education to expand our ideas of the world and grow our connection to the other people in it?

Preparing Your Submission

Submission Fee

Current NDEO Members

New in 2022, we are waiving the proposal submission fee for current NDEO members.


Non-members are welcome to submit a proposal for a conference session. Click here to pay the $40 submission fee. Unpaid proposals will not be considered. If you would like to join NDEO as a member, click here for more information.