Call for 2020-2021 Conference Co-Chair

July 22, 2019

DEC is looking for a Co-Chair for the 2020 and 2021 conferences. Join current Chair, Jacqueline Towson, and the DEC Executive Office, alongside many dedicated volunteers, in designing DEC’s most exciting annual event. With over 1200 participants, attending hundreds of sessions, the excitement at the conference is contagious!


To Apply:

Complete this application by July 30th, 2019.

The co-chair must be a DEC member in good standing and have experience attending the DEC Annual Conference. Additionally, they will receive complimentary conference registration and travel support. 



Duties and Time Commitment

Each year, a conference chair and co-chair work with the Executive Office to develop a meaningful experience that encourages reflection on relevant topics and continues to transform practice.



  • Developing the conference theme

  • Identifying and selecting keynote presentations

  • Developing call for conference proposals Selecting conference reviewers and strand chairs

  • Reviewing conference proposals

  • Selecting and scheduling conference sessions

  • Participating in regular conference meetings

  • Writing program welcome for the conference program

  • Presenting welcome and closing at the conference

  • Communicating and collaborating with the Executive Office, conference chairs, strand chairs, and conference committee


Time Commitment:

  • 5 hours per month—hours vary throughout the year with more hours required December- April

  • This is a 2-year commitment including 1 year as co-chair for the 2020 conference in Minneapolis, MN and 1 year as chair for the 2020 conference in New Orleans, LA

  • Co-Chair and Chair must attend the full conference


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