Submitting a Strong Proposal
Here are a few things to consider when putting together your proposal(s).
Our attendees come from all over North America and beyond and represent a wide range of justice advocates: legal services and pro bono program directors, staff, board members and volunteers; bar association directors and officers; IOLTA program staff and staff of other funders; law firm pro bono managers; judges and court personnel; law school public interest staff; technologists; librarians and more. Proposals encompassing information of interest to the broadest appropriate range of attendees will receive stronger consideration.
Attendees are, for the most part, professionals working for and in the nonprofit sector. To make your proposal compelling, make it clear what problems your session helps address, what the tangible learning objectives will be, and any practical takeaways.
Diversity of perspectives
Attendees at the conference are a diverse and dynamic community. They are looking for content that reflects that as well. Make sure your proposal clearly articulates a diverse range of voices, perspectives, and content to find wider support.
There are a number of guidelines for sessions at the EJC. These support what attendees have come to expect from sessions at the event. Making sure your session proposal and eventual session, if selected, can meet these guidelines from the start will make for a smoother process overall.
Who should submit a proposal
Submissions are open anyone with skill, background, knowledge and expertise of relevance to EJC attendees. Individuals who have not presented previously at an EJC and those from underrepresented communities and perspectives are particularly encouraged to share proposals.