2018 Call for Presentations

educate and inspire, share and influence

If you are looking to...

  • share new research,
  • establish more visibility within the industry,
  • influence your peers,
  • give back to your profession,
  • advance your profession,
  • reach potential clients,
  • or influence our industry's trajectory,

...then you should submit one or more presentations to be considered as a Continuing Education course at METROCON18 Expo & Conference taking place in Dallas on Thursday, August 9 & Friday, August 10, 2018.

When is the window to submit?

Between January 8 @ 8:00 AM (CST) and March 2, 2018 @ 5:00 PM (CST). Submitters will be notified by May 1 if they have been chosen.

What kind of topics are we looking for?

A variety as to serve Interior Designers, Architects and other essential Industry Members working in all markets: education, healthcare, hospitality, institutional, multifamily, residential, retail/store planning, and workplace/corporate.

>> In High Demand

  • Courses that are already approved by other entities such as AIA, EDAC, and/or GBCI.
  • Topics with Health, Safety & Welfare [HSW], Barrier-Free [BF] and Sustainable Design [SD] content that qualify as CEPHs for TBAE for continuing education requirements for Texas Registered Interior Designers and Registered Architects.
Thank you for choosing me as a presenter. It was a wonderful experience, and I look forward to participating next year.
— Karen Williams-Taylor, Color & Design Manager - PPG Paints
It was truly a wonderful experience for me to present at Metrocon. Thank you for making me feel so welcome!
— Amy Wagenfeld, PhD, OTR/L, SCEM, CAPS, FAOTA, Professor – Western Michigan University

How do I submit a Presentation?

Before starting the online submission process using the black button below, please scroll down and read our guidelines, the information you will be expected to provide during submission, and all other details surrounding submitting presentations for consideration.

For Reference: Past Course Offerings


All submissions will be reviewed and chosen by the current Committee of Volunteers. Items taken into consideration:

  • Overall quality of the presentation.
  • The topic's relevance to the industry.
  • Practical applications of material.
  • Timeliness of the topic.
  • Qualifications of the Speaker(s).


Presentations do NOT have to be pre-approved by IDCEC [Interior Design Continuing Education Council] to be considered. All courses chosen for 2018 that do not already have individual, non-expired IDCEC numbers will be submitted by the METROCON Committee to IDCEC together. Once approved, each course will receive an individual, one-time use conference IDCEC course number that can be used for METROCON18 only.


► Individuals may submit as many presentations as they would like to be considered.

► Any presentation over 1-hour in length will be not chosen.

► Any presentation containing promotional material for specific products and services geared to encourage sales will not be chosen.

► Courses presented at METROCON in the last three years are not likely to be chosen.

► Presentations may be given by between one to five speakers. For example: If the session is panel discussion, then you may have a moderator and up to four panelists.

► All classrooms will be automatically outfitted in a classroom style configuration that seats 100-150 people. Though seats may be moved around during a class, no additional tables will added for a specific class. Due to cost and time considerations, METROCON cannot accommodate varying room configurations.

Speaker Expenses

As METROCON is not-for-profit event governed by volunteers from other not-for-profit professional organizations, we do not have the budget to pay honorariums or travel expenses.

Your AV team was fantastic! Everything went without a single hitch. Thanks for all of your incredible help/support!
— Christopher Plumlee, President – Elevate Strategy Group
This is an incredible amount of work. Truly labor of love! Thank you so much!
— Gabriela Jacobsen, CID, Lighting Designer – Schuler Shook
Very impressed with all the work the committee does. I think it ran very smoothly.
— Debi Fuller, RID, IIDA, LEED AP BD+C, ID+C, Sr. Interior Designer – The BECK Group
Thanks so much for yet another smooth-as-silk show! I can’t imagine the work you put into that, but we appreciate it!
— Glenn Garry, Communications Manager – Texas Board of Architectural Examiners

Before starting the submissions process, please have the following information ready

Information for EVERY Speaker for EACH submission:

► Name and Appellations - i.e. AIA, ASID, CHID, EDAC, IIDA, LEED AP, RID, etc.

► Company Name, Job Title, Email Address, Cell Phone Number

► Address

► Biography (limited to 675 characters w/ spaces max. for IDCEC submission formatting purposes) If desired, you may also upload a file containing additional biographical information [file type: PDF | maximum file size: 10MB].

► Head shot [file type: JPG | file size limited to 10MB] Note that this is optional at time of submission, but it might be requested if the course is selected.

Information for EVERY submission:

► Presentation Title: Limited to 100 characters w/ spaces max. for IDCEC submission formatting purposes.

► Presentation Description: Limited to 1,000 characters w/ spaces max. for IDCEC submission formatting purposes. If desired, you may also upload a file containing additional description information [file type: PDF | maximum file size: 10MB].

► Prior Approvals: If applicable, indicate any entities that have previously approved the course, taking care to provide each associated approval number. Approval Entities: IDCEC | AIA | GBCI | EDAC | Other.

► Content Coding (pick only one): GEN - General | HSW - Health Safety Welfare | HSW/BC - Building Codes | HSW/BF - Barrier Free (must contain at least 75% Barrier Free content) | HSW/SD - Sustainable Design (must contain at least 75% Sustainable Design content)

► Design Practice Area(s) to which the course applies (check all that apply): Education Design | Facilities Management | Healthcare Design | Hospitality Design | Institutional Design | Multifamily Design | Residential Design | Retail Design / Store Planning | Workplace Design / Corporate Design

► Course Level: Basic | Intermediate | Advanced

► Whether or not you are willing to present this course more than once during METROCON.

► Preferred Date to Present: No Preference | Thu, August 9, 2018 | Fri, August 10, 2018

► Preferred Time NOT to Present: No Preference | 7:30 AM | 9:00 AM | 11:00 AM | 1:00 PM | 3:00 PM (Thu only) | 5:30 PM (Thu only)

► Whether or not your presentation requires that sound from your computer and/or tablet and be broadcast through our speakers.