Request for Participation (RFP) RFP Form Print Version  

Due February 15, 2024

The New York Council of Administrators of Special Education

22nd Annual Summer Institute

July 15-July 17, 2024

Crowne Plaza/Desmond Hotel Albany, New York
“Empower, Engage and Connect"

Featured Keynote Speakers

Ricky Robertson, Dr. Nikole Hollins-Sims, Shawn Harper, Tara Moffett, Anne McGinnis, Christopher Suriano

The New York Council of Administrators of Special Education (NYCASE) invites you to submit a presentation proposal for our Summer Institute. We seek practitioners who have successfully implemented programs that meet the intent of IDEA, and who would like to participate, not only as speakers, but also as resources and mentors for other attendees.  The session should present specific implementation with data as evidence of effectiveness. 

Sessions MUST NOT promote any particular product. Vendors submitting an RFP must include as part of the session an educational practitioner currently working in a school setting. Submissions not meeting this requirement will not be considered.

Presentations for this conference should relate to the topics, such as, but not limited to, those listed below:

  • Best Practices in Supporting All Students
  • Supporting and Retaining Staff
  • Social-Emotional Learning
  • Wellness/Behavior/Anxiety/Mental Health
  • Academic Supports
  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Culturally Responsive Education
  • Policy Issues Relating to Special Education
  • Understanding Special Education Laws and Regulations
  • Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS)
  • Early Childhood
  • Supporting New Administrators
  • Literacy & Language Deficits
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Disproportionality
  • Student Self Advocacy
  • Transition
  • Fiscal Planning
  • Authentic Voices/Self Direction



The conference will include several presentations. Each breakout session/presentation will be 60 minutes long, including 10 minutes for questions. Individuals/Districts/Schools/Organizations interested in submitting a presentation for consideration in the conference should submit the attached form. Important Notice: The information you provide will be the basis for the decision to include your session in the conference, as well as to provide descriptions in the Guidebook conference app.   

Presenters must submit a brief biography with the RFP.  All respondents will be notified of their status by March 15, 2024. Those accepted must submit presentation documents so they may be posted on the Guidebook app no later than June 30, 2024. Please enter the specifics of your presentation below: 

1)      Presentation Title           

2)      Presentation Objective(s)

Upon completion of this session, participants will:

1.         ____________________________________________________________________________________________                                              

2. _________________________________________________________________________________

3.   _____________________________________________________________________________________________

3)      Intended Audience         ____________________________________________________________

4)      Name of Lead Presenter (for contact & conference program information)


Please provide name, title and contact information for each presenter (email addresses are essential for contacting all presenters).  

a)       Name(s) & Title(s) (as you would like it to appear on your nametag)



3 ______________________________________________________________________________________________

b)      Organization’s Name _________________________________________________

c)   Address _____________________________________________________________________


d)      City _______________________________ State _______________ Zip Code ___________

e)       Phone   ______________________________________

f)       Email ______________________________________


5)      Please list professional/employer affiliations (e.g., memberships, volunteer activities, boards, educational companies, consulting, etc.)






6)      Presentation Abstract (not to exceed 200 words)

Must include a description of how you will engage participants








7)      Presentation Description as you would like it to appear in the Conference Agenda (not to exceed 100 words).








8)      Is there a conference date on which you are not able to present?  Please check the box if so.

◻Monday July 15, 2024

◻Tuesday July 16, 2024


In order to have your proposal reviewed, you must meet the following requirements listed below:


_____ I have submitted with this RFP Form a brief biography


     _____and included the email address for each presenter.

E-Mail your RFP, biography, and photo (in jpeg or png format) attachments to Dr. Linda Widomski at [email protected]

If you are selected, you will be notified no later than March 15, 2024

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