Breakout Session Call for Proposals


November 7-8, 2019 (Thursday – Friday)

Zermatt Resort
Midway, Utah

The UVU Forum on Engaged Reading will soon be accepting program proposals for breakout sessions to be presented at the 2019 For the Love of Reading conference. The UVU Forum on Engaged Reading is about sharing the best books, teaching, and innovations for changing lives as well as fostering a love of reading.  The selection committee is interested in real life examples of new and innovative ways children from K-12 are learning to love reading.


To be considered, each proposal must be submitted online by May 15, 2019 and include the following information:

  • Title
  • Speakers
  • Session format (panel, individual speaker, etc.)
  • Detailed description: (500 word max)
  • Short description (50 word max)
  • Targeted audience
  • Presentation goals
  • Presentation methods 
  • Evidence of success


Proposals will be selected based on the following criteria:

  • Strong fit with the UVU Forum on Engaged Reading’s mission and intended audience.
  • Appropriate and engaging methods of presentation.
  • Clarity and completeness of the proposal.
  • Content supporting topics of interest including:
    • Technology with reading/writing
    • Non-fiction or informational texts
    • Film and the connection between movies and books
    • Multicultural/diversity (including helping ESL learners or representing different cultures through reading)
    • Teachers or librarians partnering with parents
    • Making libraries a place for motivating readers
    • Teachers partnering with public librarians


Breakout session presenters selected for the conference will receive a reduced registration rate ($154).

For questions related to program proposals, please contact Gene Nelson at

Submit Proposal