Complete Engineer Conference - Call for Workshops

Complete Engineer Conference - Call for Workshops

Help us inspire the leaders you want to hire.

The Complete Engineer Conference is a unique opportunity for an estimated 100-150 students to build the transferable skills needed to succeed in the profession. The College of Engineering is calling on our industry partners to help us deliver hands-on workshops that help our undergraduate attendees build these skills.

We are seeking engaging engineering or construction professionals who are comfortable with both public speaking and activity/discussion facilitation. Each 50-minute workshop is expected to provide the student attendees with the chance to learn about and practice new skills. The deadline for workshop proposals is January 12, 2018.

Please note that the Workshop process is separate from the Sponsorship process. If you are also interested in sponsoring the conference, please visit Deadline for sponsors is also January 12, 2018.

Workshop Proposal Criteria

In order for us to provide the most transformational and engaging experience for student attendees, workshop proposals will be scored based on a rubric containing the following guidelines:

  • Session topic must be clearly related to one of the Complete Engineer competencies.
  • Session Outline clearly identifies hands-on activities or other interactive component during the workshop (group activity, active discussion, individual worksheets, hands-on project, etc.).
  • No more than 5% (2-3 mins) of the session should introduce your company (should be clear from Session Outline). The focus should be on the competency you select.

You are welcome to submit multiple presentation proposals, but please choose different competencies for each. Similar competency sessions will be held at the same time.

Proposal Instructions

  1. Pick a topic you’re interested in facilitating a workshop on. The best place to start is the competencies (see next page). Make sure you think of at least one hands-on activity or interactive component for your workshop.
  2. Identify your co-facilitator(s) if you want to collaborate with others to facilitate a workshop.
  3. Draft your session details before you get to the webform so you can save this to your computer. You don’t have to put together your actual session (PowerPoint or activity materials) until after we’ve notified you if your session is selected.
    1. Choose the ONE competency you will focus on (it’s okay if there are small elements of the others, but please focus your proposal on
    2. Session title (10-word limit, make the title as clear as possible about the session topic)
    3. Session abstract (80-word limit, your abstract will be displayed in the program, so this is your advertisement for the students to choose your session. Be clear about what students will learn.)
    4. Session outline (EX - breakdown of what you’ll cover and each activity by 5-10 minute increments)
  4. Submit your proposal below. The submission deadline is January 12, 2018

Important Notes:
Full A/V will be provided. If you have specific requirements, please note that in the form below.
Workshop size will be between 25-50+ students depending on the number of workshops and number of attendees.

Conference Dates
March 2-3, 2018
Nebraska Innovation Campus
Lincoln, NE

Transportation provided from Omaha.

Jen Skidmore
Director of Student Development

Please add any information you'd like for your additional presenters. We will follow up for more information if you have more than one.
Which dates are you available to present on? Saturday availability might give your proposal an advantage. *
We will do our best to honor your availability. Workshops are "breakout" style like most professional conferences, and your competency might dictate where your session needs to fall in the schedule. If you are set on presenting, please block your availability on both March 2 and March 3.
10-word limit. Make this clearly related to your session topic.
Complete Engineer Competency *
Select just ONE competency as your primary competency. Similar sessions will be held at the same times, so if you want to submit a proposal for more than one topic, select different competencies.
80-word limit. Make this attention-grabbing to draw students to your session, and be clear about what students will learn. This abstract will be printed in the conference program if selected.
50 minutes total. Breakdown what you will cover by 5-10 min increments. Be very clear about what activity/interactive component(s) you will use or we will not be able to score your presentation.
PLEASE NOTE: Your form has only been received if you receive an email confirmation shortly after hitting "Submit" below. Please verify that you receive a confirmation email.
If you do not receive an email within one business day, please do not resubmit. Instead, please contact Jen Skidmore at