Conference Info


Call For Presenters

We invite you to submit a proposal to present at the 25th Annual NASBITE International Conference. Proposed presentations should address the conference theme, 25 years of Advancing International Trade, in the areas of Business Outreach, Trade Skills, International Education, Technology and Innovation, CGBP, and the needs and interests of our various membership constituencies.

The NASBITE International Board of Governors is pleased to issue a call for presenters for our 25th Annual Conference to be held at the Nines Hotel in Portland, Oregon April 18th-20th, 2011. 

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Call For Presenters Deadline - November 30, 2011

NASBITE International is a professional organization for the global business community. Our members include global business educators and trainers at academic institutions; trade specialists at federal, state and local trade assistance organizations; and practitioners that engage in or facilitate global business activity. Our mission is to advance the practice of global business. Part of that mission involves coordinating and administering the Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP) credential.

As part of our continuing efforts to promote the exchange of information and resources among global business education and assistance professionals, we sponsor our annual conference, which is known for its high “take away” value and camaraderie. Our Portland conference will include outstanding key note presentations, dozens of break out sessions on a variety of topics of interest to our various membership constituencies, networking events, and exhibitors demonstrating the latest tools and technology.

In crafting your presentation proposal, we encourage you to consider both our conference theme as well as the needs and interests of our various membership constituencies, including service providers, international trade and business development centers, faculty at two and four year colleges, as well as practitioners.  

Important Information 

Proposed presentations will be evaluated on how helpful and practical the presentation will be to our audience. The presentation hour can go quickly. Don’t spend time with your background or information about your program or institution.  Get right to the practical information that people can use, and make sure to leave time for audience questions and interaction. Be Dynamic! 

  • The deadline for submission of proposals is November 30, 2011. 
  • Full conference registration is required for all selected presenters. 
  • All fields in the Call for Presenter Application form must be completed.
  • If selected to present, a computer, LCD projector, and screen will be provided. Additional audio-visual equipment is the responsibility of the individual presenter. 
  • Sessions will be one hour and 15 minutes in length. 
  • Individual presentations will be scheduled for April 19th or 20th. If selected to present please be prepared to present on these dates.  
  • You will receive confirmation of your submission via e-mail.  
  • Formal notification of acceptance will be e-mailed in January 2012.  
  • All presenters will be asked to provide an electronic version of either a power point or word presentation by no later than March 15, 2012. 

Call For Presenters Application Instructions 

Please read the instructions carefully. Complete and submit the application form electronically.
Applications are due by November 30, 2011.  

  1. Complete all fields in the Call for Presenters Application form. 
  2. Provide a concise three- to four-sentence statement describing your presentation (if your presentation is selected, this statement will be included in the conference guide).
  3. Provide a 500-word or less summary of your presentation that includes your objectives, the intended audience, your presentation style, and the “take-away” value for the audience.
  4. Provide a paragraph (brief bio) about each presenter to be used at the introduction at your session.
  5. Email the completed Call for Presenters Application Form to: You will receive confirmation of your submission via e-mail. 
  6. Applications are due by November 30, 2011. 

Additional information 

For additional information, contact Alexander Kinney, Cleveland State University, Monte AhujaCollege of Business, 1860 E. 18th Street, BU 327, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 Phone: 216-802-3381, Fax: 216-687-9331, Email: