OCTOBER 9-12, 2020

To submit a session for consideration for CCRA's 110th Annual Convention please complete our submission form linked below.  You will receive a copy of your submission sent to the email address you provide in this form.  If you do not receive a copy of your submission, the session did not get submitted correctly. The submission deadline is April 15, 2020.

Note: CCRA does not pay speaker fees.  Do not submit sessions where the speaker requires or requests a fee.  Selected presenters receive complimentary conference registration.  All other expenses are on your own.  The dates for the Conference are October 9-12, 2020 and it will be held at the beautiful Westin Long Beach in Long Beach, California.

Convention Topics

The Convention program topics cover four key areas within the professions. Each topic has examples of subtopics to define presentation proposals within these broad topic areas. Prospective presenters should select the topic area for the general subject and then choose the more specific subtopic to better describe the presentation and learning objectives for the proposed seminar. Presentations are usually 60 or 75 minutes with the last few minutes left for questions.

You may submit a seminar proposal that doesn't fall within these categories if you believe it will be relevant to the 2020 Convention attendees.

State of the industry/profession

  • workforce
  • state and federal regulations
  • official, freelance, or captioning
  • steno


  • software training
  • realtime
  • trends in technology 

Professional development

  • ethics
  • leadership/management skills
  • marketing/advertising
  • business development
  • health and wellness

Teaching & learning

  • court reporting education
  • captioning education


In order to complete this submission, the following will be required:

  • Session title
  • Three learning objectives
  • Session description
  • Session level of expertise (beginner, intermediate, advanced)
  • Session focus (CART/Captioning, Technology/Software, Legislative, Student, Freelance, Official)   
  • Speaker name and email address – For all speakers (do not submit speakers unless they have confirmed their availability to present) 
    • All secondary speakers must be submitted to CCRA no later than February 27, 2020 for final approval.  In the unlikely event speakers have not been finalized by that date, CCRA reserves the right to cancel your presentation.
  • Title– For all speakers
  • Email– For all speakers
  • Mailing address– For all speakers
  • Photo– For all speakers
  • Bio – For all speakers

Submit a Session Proposal