2024 Call for Conference Proposals

Call for Conference Proposals

Due April 1, 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 Sessions are either 20- or 40- minute presentations inclusive of audience engagement.
Roundtables are short presentations designed to elicit and facilitate a 20- to 30-minute discussion.
Poster Sessions are visual representations with a trifold display of one’s work and a 10-minute informal presentation for interested attendees.

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.

The Reno-Tahoe conference is an onsite event. We are considering virtual options for presentations of paper sessions, and applicants will be asked for their preference should a virtual option be made available.


  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 3-5 pages long (single or double spaced) with all identifying information removed for the double-blind peer-review process. 
  4. Proposal Sections: The proposal form requires the submission of a title, abstract, and keywords. The application will also identify the intended audience (attorneys, administrators, educators, researchers, policymakers, or some combination) and presentation type (paper session, roundtable, poster session). Visit Proposal Portal at Educationlaw.org to view the form and download a proposal template.


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

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