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Call for Proposals

Honoring Our Story:

Reclaiming Our Past Through Empowerment and Action

Call for Proposals is now closed. We hope you will join us as a participant at this year's conference.


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Submission Deadline April 28, 2023

All submitted proposals will receive notification of proposal status via e-mail by Friday, June 16, 2023.


Presentation Submission Guidelines

La Cosecha Conference presentations will align with the seven strands of the Guiding Principles for Dual Language Education document. 

Proposal submissions should:

  • specifically, address dual language education;

  • when possible, show alignment with the Guiding Principles for Dual Language Education;

  • articulate how the presentation content responds to a need or interest of classroom teachers and community members, and;

  • consist of hands-on activities, lecture, demonstration, and/or discussion.

Download Presenter Expectations and Responsibilities

Important Notes: The Planning Committee does not score proposals from companies or individuals who wish to demonstrate a product or service for sale or are considered commercial enterprises. CLICK HERE for information on La Cosecha Sponsorship.​

Submission, Selection, and Registration:

All proposals will be evaluated and chosen by a committee of dual language educators. Not all proposals will be accepted. Historically, La Cosecha receives more proposals than there is room to accommodate. 



Lead presenters receive a special registration rate of $ 290.00! Co-presenters and panelists register at the regular conference registration rate.  All presenters must register by September 23rd.

There are a limited number of complimentary registration scholarships offered to those lead presenters and co-presenters who do not have a school or institution that can fully support their participation. If you would like to apply for a registration scholarship, you must complete the presenter scholarship application here. The deadline to complete the complimentary registration scholarship applications is July 14, 2023.  All applicants submitting by the deadline will be notified of the committee’s decision by August 11, 2023.



  • April 28, 2023  – All proposals must be completed and submitted online with registration.

  • June 19 , 2023 – Selected proposals will receive notification of proposal status via email.

  • July 14, 2023 – Deadline to accept/decline offer to present.

  • July 14, 2023 – Deadline to submit application for registration scholarships.

  • August 25, 2023  – Program draft posted for review and confirmation at:

  • September 15, 2023  – Deadline for updates/changes to accepted presentations.

  • September 23, 2023  – Deadline for Lead Presenter registration.

  • September 23, 2023  – Deadline for Co-Presenter(s) registration to receive the regular registration rate.


Tips to strengthen your proposal/session:

  • Plan for best use of time.  Session times are 75 minutes. Participants appreciate opportunities to interact with the content and to ask questions of the facilitator(s). Please plan accordingly.

  • The committee is always looking for classroom teachers, instructional specialists, instructional coaches and/or academic coaches.

  • Explain how your topic relates to dual language education. Don’t assume the selection committee will clearly understand the connections!

  • Topics relevant to classroom instruction are highly desirable.  The committee is always looking for presentations by classroom teachers

  • Be as specific as possible regarding the targeted audience (i.e., grade level, position, etc.). 

  • Respect the limited space for session title (100 characters/~10 word max) and descriptor (600 characters/~85-100 word max). 

  • We welcome presentations in non-English languages.

  • Sessions that promote a specific product or demonstrate a service for sale, or may be considered a commercial enterprise, are reserved for sponsors only. CLICK HERE for more information. 

  • Please make sure to align your topic with the most appropriate Guiding Principle strand. 

  • Choose the most appropriate Conference Strand for your session. This will assist the committee in selecting sessions for the program and participants in choosing what they will attend.

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