Press Release

Call for Submissions to the 2023 Social and Emotional Learning Conference, hosted by CASEL

For the first time since 2019, the premier SEL conference will be held in person

January 24, 2023

The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) is now accepting submissions for the 2023 Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Exchange, the nation’s largest forum on SEL. Education leaders, researchers, and advocates are invited to submit and present their latest evidence, practical guidance, and high-quality work.

For the first time since the 2019 conference, the SEL Exchange will be in person from November 7-9, 2023, in Atlanta, Georgia. The three-day event brings together thousands of education leaders and experts from around the world to share and deepen knowledge and spur practical innovations that advance SEL for all young people. 

Submissions are invited from across education settings and disciplines on SEL research, implementation, policy, and communications related to the conference theme of adult SEL: “Leaders as Learners: Building the Village Our Children Need.” There are 13 categories for submissions, including academic integration, assessment, family engagement, policymaking, and more. Submitters will also have the option to select from five presentation formats: 90-minute breakout session, three-hour extended learning session, PechaKucha, research paper, or poster session. 

The deadline to apply is March 14, 2023, at 11:59pm ET. Following a multi-round review process led by field leaders, all submitters will be notified at the end of May if their submissions have been accepted for presentation at the SEL Exchange. CASEL seeks submissions that are anchored in research and feature diverse voices in the education space, including policymakers and students.

“Research confirms that supporting the social and emotional learning of the adults in the school community contributes to better conditions for young people to learn and thrive,” said CASEL President & CEO, Dr. Aaliyah A. Samuel. “With caregivers facing high levels of stress and a renewed effort to retain educators, we need to prioritize greater connection and support for all the adults in young people’s lives. This is why adult SEL must be a critical piece of long-term recovery in education and beyond.”

Stay in touch and get updates: Email Alerts, SEL Exchange Website, Twitter.


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