Consider sharing your experiences with our learning community!

Now with more than 1,700 institutions in our user community, this year’s conference is gearing up to be one of the year’s most highly attended professional development events that you won’t want to miss. Engage is designed to connect members of the Watermark community in order to share their work with one another and exchange ideas around best practices!

We invite you to present your best practices, lessons learned, and successes around developing and implementing ongoing and systematic strategies to continuously improve student learning outcomes as well as institutional quality. When you submit for a session, you have the opportunity to:

  • Share your hard work with peers
  • Receive feedback, insights, and ideas from other attendees
  • Network with other speakers/presenters
  • Connect with colleagues from around the country (and world)
  • Continue building your professional development with this experience-add to your CV
  • Enjoy a discounted presenter registration fee

Submit your proposal today!

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Concurrent Sessions

Concurrent sessions are 45-minute presentations. We’re looking for real-world case studies, best practices, and creative perspectives that can inspire and guide fellow users. Share your approach to managing certain processes in your program or at your institution. You can include how the use of one or more Watermark platforms provides a foundation for managing that process, as well as your quality improvement initiatives. Select this option when submitting and don’t forget to build in some time for Q&A into your presentation.

Download: Concurrent Session Track/Theme Details

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Digital Poster Sessions

Want to keep it short and sweet and showcase your use of a Watermark product(s)? Share your story, experiences, research, and lessons learned using 1-2 PowerPoint/Prezi slides or by logging into your Watermark solution. Digital poster sessions allow attendees to speak with presenters in one-on-one and small group settings to obtain an in-depth understanding of their poster topics. This format provides an opportunity for presenters to reach a broad audience and initiate conversations with colleagues with similar interests. Great topics for this format include how-to’s, examples of reports and insights that have proved significant, as well as lessons learned. A laptop and monitor is provided for the presentation.

Download: Digital Poster Topic Details

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Peer2Peer Roundtables

Interested in leading a more focused, intimate discussion with other members of the Watermark community? A roundtable session is a great option! You can moderate as an individual or lead a discussion with a peer. A formal presentation is not required, but moderators should prepare discussion questions and other materials to promote a dialogue.

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Submission Process

To submit a proposal, click here.

During submission, you will be asked to include:

  • Contact information for each presenter
  • Brief bio for each presenter
  • Presentation title
  • An abstract of 150 words or less
  • 1-5 learning outcomes
  • Expected experience level of attendees

All proposals will be reviewed and evaluated according to a rubric, as well the following:

  • Presenter(s) background and experience
  • Session outcomes
  • Engagement of session participants
  • Organization of content
  • Reviewer recommendations

View the Rubric