Call for Presenters

Professional educators from all over the State of Utah will gather at the Utah Rural Schools Association Annual Conference in Richfield, Utah from July 7-9, 2021. This is a conference for dialogue, learning, and exploration of topics critical to districts, schools, and individuals dedicated to the education, development, and growth of students in Utah’s rural communities. 

This year the conference will focus on addressing gaps in student learning and intervention strategies. Attendees will include district and school level administrators, teachers, and school-based mental health professionals in pre-K through 12th grade. All subject areas will be represented. We are interested in presentations that include practical, hands-on solutions as well as theoretical, research-based sessions. Integration of educational technology and recommended solutions are encouraged. We traditionally offer a varied conference in which the professional educator can find what they need to support their professional learning goals.

Presenter applications will be accepted January 25, 2021 through March 24, 2021. Presenters will be notified via email of their selection status by April 1, 2021. Presenters will receive free registration for the entire three day conference.

COVID-19 NOTE: As of now, we are planning to hold the URSA 2021 CONFERENCE IN PERSON in Richfield this July. Please submit a proposal even if you currently have travel restrictions. We will be evaluating the situation continuously as the conference date approaches. 

We are seeking the following types of sessions:

  • 20-Minute Over the Shoulder (OTC) - about a specific tool, or solution-based idea;
  • 1-Hour BYOD Workshops - high audience participation/hands-on-activities; 
  • 1-Hour Traditional - presentation format with audience Q&A; and,
  • 2-Hour BYOD and Traditional - allowing for more in-depth information/exploration