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FCEC Conference
Lake Mary, Florida
October 05, 2023 - October 07, 2023

Submit a Conference Proposal

Deadline for Submissions:
Proposal Presentations: June 23rd, 2023
Student Poster Presentations (Kaleidoscope): September 10th, 2023

Submit a Proposal

2023 Florida Council for Exceptional Children’s Annual Conference

Bridging the Gap: Strengthening the Pillars of Special Education through Students, Families, and Educators

The Florida Council for Exceptional Children (FCEC) is pleased to extend an invitation for proposal submissions to present at our Annual Conference. This year's conference be held at the Orlando Marriott Lake Mary on October 5th - 7th, 2023.

The FCEC Conference will continue its tradition of collaboratively engaging with educators, professionals, researchers, and leaders in school districts, universities, various organizations, and the Florida Student CEC, to celebrate our mutual commitment to children and youth with disabilities.

The FCEC seeks presenters who, through their dedication to teaching and learning, will share their knowledge and skills about the best practices for working with students with exceptionalities. Each presenter or team of presenters will be provided with presentation time where they can share the core messages of their work and accomplishments, to encourage attendees to utilize the strategies and techniques in their own work as educators and professionals in schools and districts. Attendees, through these sessions, may have the opportunity to meet others who they can communicate and collaborate with about challenges or concerns.

Presentations may fall within any of the five focused strands:

  • Strand 1: School, District and State Personnel- Topics related to Climate, Culture, and Administrative and Instructional Support
  • Strand 2: Curriculum and Instruction- Strategies and Interventions for Students with Exceptionalities 
  • Strand 3: Culturally, Linguistically, and Socially Diverse Students with Exceptionalities
  • Strand 4: Family, School and Community Partnerships- Focused on meaningfully working with partners to address the needs of students with exceptionalities. 
  • Strand 5: Transition, Self-Determination, Self-Advocacy, College and Career.

Presenter Guidelines and Requirements

  1. Proposals may only be submitted online.
  2. All presenters must respect presentation times and be available when scheduled. Once the conference schedule has been disseminated, session times cannot be changed.
  3. All presentation rooms will include an LCD projector and screen. 
  4. All presenters and co-presenters are responsible for all registration fees and expenses and MUST register no later the early bird registration deadline.

Presentation Formats: 

  • DEMONSTRATION/LECTURE SESSIONS: This session features an individual or group presentation to increase the knowledge and skills of the attendees, with the expectation that the presenter will provide informational packets with the presentation. This session is 50 minutes.
  • MULTIPLE PAPER FORMAT: This session features two individuals or groups each presenting their research/topic during the same 50-minute timeframe (25 minutes each group). This format allows for maximum audience and presenter engagement. 
  • STUDENT POSTER SESSIONS: Display innovative strategies, data, or program summaries. Multiple poster sessions will be available for viewing with presenter interaction throughout the overall poster session time slot. Presenters of poster sessions are expected to be available during the entire time allotment. This session is 50 minutes.

Presenters may submit for their preferred presentation format (see below). However, preferred presentation formats are not guaranteed.

If you have any questions or concerns related to submitting proposals, please feel free to email at us


Lake Mary, FL


October 05, 2023 - October 07, 2023
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Last Updated:  16 May, 2023

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