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Workshop in Progress


Part II - ISD | Closing the Gap

Submission Deadline:

5pm EST on February 24, 2020

Note:  The submission deadline has passed.  Those who submitted proposals were notified of their proposal status on February 28, 2020.  We expect to have the initial schedule available for review by potential attendees no later than March 6, 2020.  

You asked and we plan to deliver!

The original ISD | Closing the Gap virtual event went so well, that you asked for a Part II.  Now it's time to submit your proposals. WOO HOO!


As each day passes, the expectations placed on instructional designers grow and change.  As a seasoned instructional designer, we appreciate your interest in helping others learn more about the field and hone in their skills.  As such, we thank you in advance for considering facilitating a session at our upcoming virtual event entitled, ISD: Closing the Gap.  The proposal submission deadline is 5pm EST on February 24, 2020, and the actual event will be held on March 26, 2020


We are seeking quality proposals, focused on methods, tips, and tricks used to help close the gap between concept and execution.

Session ideas may include (but are not limited to):

  • ways new IDs can quickly identify a solution to a specific training need and/or hone in on the use of a specific instructional design approach

  • methods for connecting with and presenting ideas to SMEs, stakeholders, and sponsors

  • ideas on ways new IDs can keep the momentum of their training project going, even when they are met with rejection


This event is open to representatives from within various sectors, including (but not limited to): Higher Education, Healthcare, Corporate, Nonprofit, and Government Organizations. There is no fee to attend, but contributions are accepted.

Workshop Expectations

All sessions included within this event are expected to be hands-on, providing participants with practical skills, techniques, or ideas that can be used in a daily practice.  As such, facilitators are strongly encouraged to prepare creative sessions that deeply engage participants in a collaborative way. 


At a minimum, proposals should include:


  • a brief description of your topic and its importance to instructional designers (to be used on the program page)

  • ways in which instructional designers can apply concepts in daily practice,

  • efforts to actively engage participants, noting that this is a virtual workshop (noting keyword: workshop) so activities must be adaptable to the virtual environment

  • expectations of participants during the workshop, and 

  • a list of take-a-ways for those participating in your session


All sessions will take place online.  As such, all facilitators are encouraged to include activities, tools or techniques to actively engage participants.  The maximum time frame allotted for each session is 45min (to include Q/A).

Timeline & Other Details

If your idea is accepted, you agree to the following:

  • register for the virtual event no later than March 13, 2020 ​

  • complete a DRY RUN (tech check) no later than March 18, 2020

  • submit the final electronic versions of presentation materials for use within the resource library no later than Monday, March 23, 2020

  • your session being recorded and used by Hillstock & Associates, LLC

  • no monetary compensation will be offered/provided to facilitators


Hillstock & Associates, LLC is known for being a little unconventional.  As such, we are not requesting that you setup an account to submit your workshop idea.  Instead, simply email your thoughts to with subject line Part II: ISD | Closing the Gap.  Be sure to address the criteria listed above. 


Feel free to email questions to to schedule a call to discuss your idea or give us a call at 864.326.5162

Event Sponsors

We are currently seeking sponsors for this event.  If you are interested in being a sponsor, please email us at with the subject line: Event Sponsorship

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