2019 CILD Conference

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the 2019 Conference has been postponed.

The new dates for the conference are Friday, July 24 - Saturday, July 25, 2020.

Please contact Dr. Prince Bull, Professor and Dean of the School of Education, if you have any questions or concerns.


Dates: September 27-28, 2019
Location: GWU Main Campus, Tucker Student Center
Theme: Leadership: Building on the Best

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Proposal Submission

Proposals should be double-spaced, prepared in 12 pt. Arial font, and not exceed 1,000 words (References and appendixes are not included in this count). Use APA style for citations and references. Please include an abstract for each proposal, the title page, including the topic, name of all presenters and an email address for the primary presenter. Faculty teams are encouraged to submit proposals. Please identify the following essential information on the first page of your proposal:

Indicate which category your proposal should be assigned (Leadership 2050, Strategic Leadership, Organizational Assessment and Digital Leadership).

  • All sessions will be 50-minute interactive sessions.
  • Tracks for Education, Healthcare, Business, Public Service, Non-Profit

Type of session you would prefer:

  • Presentation
  • Roundtables
  • Poster Session
  • Corporate Demonstrations

Identify your specific technology needs:

  • Please note that the conference cannot provide equipment for Poster Sessions and clickers or pointers for presentations.
  • No audio-visual or technical equipment is provided for Poster Sessions. If you bring a wireless card and computer, you should have access to the Internet via the conference wireless network.
  • You should consider bringing your laptop for presentation and have your presentation saved to a USB drive as a backup.
  • Before each session hour, technical staff will assist presenters to connect all the presentation equipment for the next set of presentations. All data projectors will connect with your laptop, PC, or Mac using a standard DB15 (VGA) connector.

The Proposal Submission deadline is June 15, 2019. Submit by email to CILD@gardner-webb.edu. Presenters will be notified by July 15th and should register by Aug. 1st.  Click here for the Conference Proposal Submission Form:

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Sponsorships

Contact CILD@gardner-webb.edu if interested in becoming a Conference Sponsor.

Platinum Conference Sponsor

Exhibitor Benefits, plus:

  • One 30-minute vendor demo session
  • Opportunity to develop and present one session on relevant and timely topic
  • Full-page advertisement in conference program
  • First choice of exhibit table in prime location
  • Two (2) additional full-conference registrations, including all conference meals and special events
  • Social media announcement when sponsorship is arranged
  • Recognition at conference meals and events
  • Brief (3-5 minutes) welcome address during opening ceremony
  • Access to participant list including mailing and/or email addresses

Gold Conference Sponsor

Exhibitor Benefits, plus:

  • Sponsorship of one of the following:
    • Breakfast (Day 1 or 2)
    • Beverage breaks (Day 1 & 2)
  • Half-page advertisement in conference program
  • Social media announcement when sponsorship is arranged
  • Company logo on signage and screen for chosen sponsored event
  • Access to participant list including mailing and/or email addresses
  • Opportunity to develop and present one session on relevant and timely topic

Silver Conference Sponsor

Exhibitor Benefits, plus:

  • Sponsorship of one of the following:
    • Beverage breaks (Day 1 & 2)
  • Quarter-page advertisement in conference program
  • Social media announcement when sponsorship is arranged
  • Company logo on signage and screen for chosen sponsored event
  • Access to participant list including mailing and/or email addresses

Exhibitor

The Exhibit Hall is open both days of the conference.

  • Skirted 6’ display table in Exhibitor Hall, plus full access to conference sessions and meals for two exhibitor representatives
  • Access to participant list including mailing and email addresses
  • Company name and link on conference website
  • Company logo on screens during meals and breaks
  • Access to participant list including mailing and/or email addresses

Add Ons - Available to Sponsors and Exhibitors Only

  • Photo Booth Sponsor
  • Cell Phone Charging Station Sponsor

Promotional Items

Promote your brand through these unique offerings:

  • 300 USB drives loaded with conference session slides
  • 300 tote bags or other branded attendee gift item
  • 300 name badge pouches or lanyards

Contact CILD@gardner-webb.edu for more information about the Add Ons and Promotional Items.

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Conference Tracks

Session Strands

  • Leadership 2050
  • Strategic Leadership
  • Organizational Assessment
  • Digital Leadership

Tracks within each Strand

  • Education
  • Public Service
  • Healthcare
  • Business
  • Non-Profit

Session Topics in each Strand/Track

Coming Soon

Presentation Formats

  • Poster Session
  • Presentation
  • Roundtables
  • Corporate Demonstrations

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Hotel Information

Conference Attendees: A limited number of rooms are being held on a first-come, first-serve basis with the businesses listed below. In order to qualify for a special rate, you must contact the business directly and indicate that you are attending the Gardner-Webb 2019 CILD Conference.

Hampton Inn & Suites

2001-B East Dixon Blvd
Shelby, NC  28152
704-487-2800

Click here to make your reservation.

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