General Presenter Information

ACTEM 2018 Conference

October 11 & 12, 2017

Augusta Civic Center

The goal of the ACTEM Conference is to provide a wide-ranging professional development experience for Maine educators that will energize our attendees and encourage them to enhance their teaching & learning with new knowledge and skills.

Workshop Proposals

Workshop proposals should address the needs of today's learners, educators, and administrators by focusing on innovative and emerging trends as well as current practices. We are looking for a wide variety of presentations and presenters who are up to the challenge!

Equipment Provided:

ACTEM will have the following available for presenters in each workshop room:

  • Projector & projection screen
  • Set of speakers
  • Hard-wired Internet connection for presenter
  • Wireless Internet connection for participants

Note: Presenter is responsible for his/her own computer and any additional equipment necessary for their workshop presentation.

Internet Access:

The Augusta Civic Center provides wireless internet access in all workshop rooms, exhibit area and throughout the Civic Center. All workshop rooms will also have one wired Internet connection available for the presenter. 

Presenter Registration:

If your workshop proposal is accepted for the 2018 conference, an email will be sent to each presenter with a registration code.

Break-out & Ignite Presenters (and up to one co-presenterare given a one-day complimentary conference registration for the day of your workshop presentation, as a thank you for being part of our conference program One-day conference presenters may register for the second conference day at the early-bird registration rate.

Half-Day Presenters (and up to one co-presenter) are given a complimentary two-day conference registration, as a thank you for being part of our conference program.

Additional co-presenters may be added to your workshop at the regular registration rate.

Annual ACTEM membership dues are not included as part of the complimentary registration for presenters.

Submit Your Workshop Proposal

ACTEM is using a new system, CATALYST, for the submission of Workshop Proposals this year.  You will need to:

1.       Go the CATALYST Website at:
2.       Create an account
3.       Then complete your workshop proposal & submit

Notifications of accepted proposals will go out in June after the Conference Committee reviews all submissions.

Workshop Proposals will be accepted through April 30th, 2018

Presentation Types:

One-Hour Breakout Sessions  -  These are the traditional conference sessions where a presenter introduces and discusses an idea, shares something that has worked for him or her, or inspires the participants to try something new. There may or may not be a hands-on component, but audience participation is encouraged.

Half-day, Hands-On Sessions - These are hands-on workshops where participants can dig deeply into a topic, try out new ideas, and create or develop something they can use in their schools.

Ignite Presentation (5-Minute): This is a fun and exciting way to share an idea. The presenter has 20 slides that are timed to change at 15-second intervals, for a total of five minutes. These are carefully designed, well-rehearsed presentations. For an example, check out this talk from Ignite Sydney: Prisoners Who Code.

Application Process:

ACTEM is using the CATALYST system for the submission of workshop proposals this year.  

  • All workshop proposals must be submitted through the online CATALYST website at
  • You will receive a confirmation email when a proposal is submitted successfully.
  • Call for workshop proposals will run from Feb. 26 through April 30, 2018.
  • Notifications of accepted proposals are announced in June after the Conference Committee reviews all submissions.

Contact Information:

For additional information about applying to be a presenter, contact the ACTEM Conference Chair at:


Association of Computer Technology Educators of Maine

P.O. Box 187, Gorham, ME 04038

Phone: (207) 222-4353    •    FAX: (207) 222-2057    •    Email: 

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