2024 Call for Conference Proposals

Call for Conference Proposals

Due April 30, 2024

Please join us in Orlando, Florida, November 6-9, 2024. We will celebrate the association’s 70th birthday and the anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s unanimous decision, Brown v. Board of Education, that found racially segregated public schools unconstitutional. Presenters will examine the impact of this landmark decision and evaluate trends in education law and its subdisciplines.

The Education Law Association (ELA) welcomes proposals for members and non-members to offer concurrent paper presentations, roundtable discussions, poster sessions, and panels at the 70th Annual Conference of the Education Law Association in Orlando, Florida from November 6-9, 2024 at the Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace

The conference will feature scholarship, interdisciplinary dialogue, and networking opportunities with scholars, attorneys, and practitioners in K-12 schools and higher education. All proposals will go through a double-blind peer-review process with presentation opportunities for all levels—emerging, mid-career, and established scholars and practitioners. 

Paper or Panel Sessions are 30 or 60 minute presentations inclusive of audience engagement.

Roundtables are short presentations designed to elicit and facilitate a 30-minute discussion.

Poster Sessions allow the researcher to display their work and receive feedback from experts in the field.

Invited Programs are panels and keynote presentations made at the invitation of the ELA Conference Committee.

The conference invites submissions that address the intersection of law and our education system, both K-12 and higher education. While all are welcome, proposals are encouraged from teams that showcase ELA’s diversity of professions, roles, viewpoints, and demographics.


  1. Registration: All presenters listed in the proposal are required to register for the conference no later than September 4 (Labor Day). The contributions of non-attendee collaborators may be acknowledged by attendees in the presentation, but non-attendees will not be listed as presenters in the conference.
  2. Profiles: Before submitting your proposal, we require all contributors to create free accounts on EducationLaw.org and genuine profiles with headshots, titles, affiliations, and biographies. 
  3. Length:The entire proposal will be a 150 brief summary or outline. Please be sure to remove all identifying information to support the double-blind peer review process.
  4. Proposal Sections


Proposal Portal Opens

Share the love and submit your proposal by February 14 to present a paper, roundtable, or poster at the annual conference.

Submit ProposalFebruary 14, 2024

Proposal Portal Closes

It’s no joke. All conference proposals are due on April Fool's Day.

Submit ProposalApril 1, 2024

Notification Letters Sent

Acceptance notifications will be sent on May Day.

Track Proposal StatusMay 1, 2024

Register for Conference

Presenters are required to register for the conference by Labor Day and upload full papers or annotated outlines to EducationLaw.org.

Register & Book LodgingSeptember 2, 2024

Orlando Conference

Join us for the 70th Annual Conference of the Education Law Association in Orlando, Florida from November 6-9, 2024, at the Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace.

Join us!October 25-28, 2023

Archive Presentations

Upload your final presentations, slides, and handouts to the conference club by November 15, 2024.

Upload AssetsNovember 15, 2024

Get Ready for Orlando!

For more information regarding the conference, including location, hotel, and other travel arrangements, click below. 

Need assistance?, please submit a ticket to Support Desk, email us at support@educationlaw.org, or call (833) ELA-1954

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