Call for Abstracts
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Educators Forum

NSSC is not just for students. The Educators Forum is a series of breakout sessions built specifically for educators. Gain valuable insights for your curriculum as you learn from current and past NSSC judges, creative professionals, and fellow educators from across the nation.

Remember, educators attend the conference for FREE. One admission per student attendee.

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Exclusive Professor Bundle

Bolster your school’s prestige and enhance your students’ design education by adding NSSC to your curriculum. We’ve made a special bundle to make it easy for schools to enter and attend. Bundle offer expires February 23, 2018.

Regular Entries
($10 each)
+ 20
General Admission
Conference Tickets
($80 each)
= $2,000
A potential savings of $600 - $1,700
assuming single purchases at early bird
or full prices

Bundle and save

Bundle pricing available only in bundle quantities.
Multiple bundle purchases are allowed.

Forum Schedule Overview

Topics at the Educator’s Forum change from year to year to keep discussion fresh. This schedule will be updated as content for this year is confirmed.


6:00pm: Conference Early Check-in


8:30am: Keynote: Butler Looney

10:00am: VIP Check In

10:30am: Industry Demands & Expectations

11:30am: Lunch Break

1:00pm: The Creative Performer

1:00pm: Senior Job Fair

1:45pm: Building Community

2:30pm: Standing out Through Collaboration

3:15pm: Humor is no Laughing Matter

5:00pm: VIP Reception

6:15pm: Keynote: Ashley Davis-Marshall


8:30am: Keynote: Allana MacGowan

11:30am: Judges Panel

12:00pm: Lunch Break

12:30pm: Underclassmen Portfolio Review

1:00pm: Educator Keynote: Alex Center

2:15pm: Rebranding Small Businesses

4:30pm: Keynote: Rob Jones & Eric Garza

9:00pm: Closing Party

Call for Abstracts

We are looking for educators to present at the Educators Forum.
Download the submission guidelines for full details.

Submission guidelines