IMPORTANT INFORMATION COVID-19 FOR THE 2021 CONFERENCE REGARDING SESSION PROPOSALS, PERFORMING GROUP SUBMISSIONS, AND HONOR AWARD NONIMATIONS

The CMEA Executive Committee and Leadership is continuing to monitor the health updates, guidance and travel information that is being provided by various agencies on Coronavirus to ensure we are taking all recommended precautions. Given the current situation we are facing, and due to the recent school closures, community shelter in place restrictions, and the unknown determination if schools will resume this academic year the CMEA Executive Committee has adjusted our normal conference planning timeline for the 2021 conference only.  You will find all of the necessary information below:

Timeline for Call for Proposals for Conference Sessions –
June 1, – July 31 – Call for Proposals open on CMEA Web site
August 5th – August 18th – council members review and vote on proposals
August 19th – August 25th – chairs make final selections and indicate final selections in the goggle document.

August 26th – 31st– Chairs notify those selected and not selected to present a conference session and begin plugging sessions into a pre-determined conference schedule from the June meeting.

Timeline for Performing Group Submissions –
August 1, 2020 through September 16, 2020 – submission window opens

Late September/early October (date to be determined soon) – CMEA selects performing groups and selected directors are notified

Timeline for Honor Awards and Hall of Fame Award Nominations –
June 1, 2020 through July 31, 2020 – nomination process opens

September 1, 2020 – Individuals receiving awards are notified

Timeline for Conference Early Registration –
Conference Early Registration Opens – August 1, 2020
Conference Early Registration Closes – January 2, 2021