November 16-18, 2023
Hilton Albany
40 Lodge Street
Albany, NY 12207

New York State School Counselor Association (NYSSCA) November 17-19, 2022 logo

November 16-18, 2023  |  Hilton Albany
40 Loge Street | Albany, NY 12207

New York School Counselor Association Conference November 16-18, 2023 header
New York School Counselor Association Conference November 16-18, 2023 header
New York School Counselor Association Conference November 16-18, 2023 header

Call for Presenters

Call for Presenters

Submit your proposal for the NYSSCA Conference!

The New York State School Counselor Association is soliciting proposals for presentations promoting evidence-based programs in the domains of academic, career, and social/emotional development or highlighting the latest techniques and practices in school counseling. Presentations showcase proven programs, current research, or skills of value to counselors, pre-K to postsecondary as well as district personnel, graduate students and counselor educators.

Thanks for joining us for the 2023 New York State School Counselor Association Conference!​

We hope to see you next year!

This portal is now closed.

The deadline for submissions has passed.


The conference theme is School Counselors Open the Door to Student Success. Presentations on that topic are welcome and requested!

Preference is given to sessions that relate directly to the work of school counselors or to the implementation of the New York State Education Department Comprehensive School Counseling Regulations. Presentations should include evidence that supports the impact of the program or service.  We are looking for presentations that will help to build the capacity of New York school counselors to help our students be ready for the next step on their academic journey.

Targeted Areas

Academic Support

Access to College & Career Prep Programs

Career Development

Career Transitions

Comprehensive Program Development

Counseling Curriculum

Counselor Preparation Programs

School Counseling Core Curriculum

  • Prevention strategies for drop out, teen pregnancy, suicide and alcohol/drug abuse
  • Postsecondary awareness strategies for all grade levels
  • Integrating Mental Health Curriculum and Social Emotional Learning Benchmarks with the SC Core Curriculum

Individual Student Planning

  • Improving ACT and SAT scores
  • Effective counselor roles with MTSS
  • Improving graduation rate
  • Reducing test anxiety
  • Implementing the Annual Individual Progress Review

Leadership Development

Partnerships with Agencies and Foundations

Planning a Comprehensive School Counseling Program

  • Assessments and evaluations of counseling programs and individual components
  • Effective strategies to close achievement and opportunity gaps
  • Strategies leading to equitable access to AP, IB, dual enrollment and early college programs
  • Using data to deliver affecting counseling programs
  • Utilizing social media to market your counseling program
  • Managing your program with technology
  • Leadership skills and school counselor advocacy

Principal – Counselor Partnerships

Responsive Services

  • Helping Transient Students (Foster, Migrant, Homeless, etc.)
  • Effective School Counselor intervention for student discipline issues

Social Emotional Development and the Comprehensive Model

Student Support Services

  • Leading trainings for teachers and parents
  • Effective parent engagement strategies
  • Building community partnerships
  • Advocating to reduce systemic barriers to student success


  • We are accepting proposals for conference breakout sessions on this form.
  • Proposals are only accepted through completion of this electronic form.
  • There may be no more than three (3) presenters (one lead presenter and two co-presenters) for any session. All communication with presenters will take place via the Lead Presenter email address provided on the registration form.
  • Presenters may submit more than one proposal for consideration.
  • Presenters who intend to sell and/or promote a product as a central element of their presentation are encouraged to explore the Sponsors and Exhibitors information. Only if space permits may these programs be considered. If a program of this nature is accepted, it does not mean that NYSSCA endorses the product.
  • Please plan your proposal based on a program session of approximately 60 minutes.
  • Acceptance of a proposal does not mean that NYSSCA endorses the content.
  • If your session is offered in support of a commercial product or service, clearly indicate the product/service on the session proposal form.

Must Submit Your Vitae/Resume: In addition to filling out and submitting the form below, applicants are REQUIRED to submit a PDF of their vitae or resume, which includes their degree, educational training, certifications and licenses. 

Deadline for Submission: May 31, 2023

NYSSCA will convene a committee to review and select Conference sessions. You will be contacted by NCYI, the organization managing this conference, to let you know if your proposal is accepted.  We carefully consider all proposals in an effort to share successes in issues facing today’s youth.

Notice regarding proposal acceptance will be sent via e-mail by mid-July.

The Lead Presenter will receive all communications regarding your breakout session and will be responsible for sharing it with co-presenters, if any.



Presenter Instructions

  • HANDOUTS: A QR code will be used for attendees to gain access to session handouts. Please provide a file/s to by November 1, 2023 with your session title as the file name. You are welcome to provide physical copies of your handouts to attendees at your own expense. The rooms will be set for 40-60 participants.
  • HOTEL RESERVATIONS: Presenters must make their own hotel reservations and are responsible for all other travel expenses.
  • CO-PRESENTERS: All communications regarding your breakout session will come to the Lead Presenter directly, and they will be responsible for sharing it with their Co-Presenter(s), if any. Also note the rate structure for Co-Presenters. If Co-Presenters are not added at the time of the CFP submission, they cannot be added in the future.
  • WI-FI: The Resort is equipped with Wi-Fi Internet that is complimentary for all attendees. We highly recommend designing your session so that you will not need internet access, since it can be slow or unreliable.
  • NOTE: Supplemental materials and laptop computers and connectors should be provided by the presenter. Screens, projectors, power cords, and wi-fi connection will be provided by the conference center. PLEASE LET US KNOW IN ADVANCE IF YOU WILL NEED OTHER MATERIALS.
For more information or questions, please contact


Friday & Saturday
Nov. 17-18


Friday ONLY
Nov. 17


Saturday ONLY
Nov. 18


Save an additional $15 if you register by October 15th!*

Nov. 16


*To qualify for the early registration discount, your registration form AND payment (copy of your purchase order, check, or credit card) must be received or postmarked by the early registration cutoff date.  

The discounted presenter rate can be used for the lead presenter and two co-presenters. If your session is approved, the Lead Presenter will be emailed a link to the exclusive registration portal for approved presenters.

If you and/or your co-presenter(s), if any, plan to present the breakout session and then leave, there will be no registration fee. By not registering, you will not be given a name badge, program manual or tote bag, and will not be able to participate in any other sessions or meal functions at the conference.


This portal is now closed.

The deadline for submissions has passed.



Fax 423.899.4547

National Center for Youth Issues
P.O. Box 22185
Chattanooga, TN 37422-2185

The Lead Presenter will receive all communications regarding your breakout session and will be responsible for sharing it with co-presenters, if any.

All intellectual property rights in and to the New York State School Counselor Association (NYSSCA)  Annual Conference (“the Event”), the content and all materials distributed at or in connection with the Event are owned by NYSSCA and/or the Event sponsors or speakers presenting at the Event. You may not use or reproduce or allow anyone to use or reproduce any trademarks or other trade names appearing at the Event, in any Event content and/or in any materials distributed at or in connection with the Event for any reason without the prior written permission of NYSSCA or the presenting speaker.