Present at the Prizmah Conference 2023

The Prizmah Conference 2023


Thank you for your interest in the Prizmah Conference 2023! The Prizmah team is excited to learn about your ideas and to build powerful learning experiences together.

Presenter Types

We are accepting proposals from two types of presenters for the Prizmah Conference 2023

Partner Presenters
Field Presenters
Facilitators and trainers from organizations working to advance Jewish day schools, and who can share leading practices and/or develop participants’ professional capacities. School or community leaders who want to share a resource, idea, or approach in an Ignite Presentation.
The Partner Presenter proposal process closed in late July. Field Presenter proposals are being accepted now! Proposals will be accepted until Friday, September 23, 2022.


Conference Theme

The theme of the Prizmah Conference 2023 is Creative Spirit. Together, leaders from schools, communities, organizations, foundations, Federations, BJEs, universities and research institutions, educational institutions, and professional service providers, will celebrate the spirit of creativity that they bring to their work every day, and explore the creative competencies that they can apply to impact students, schools, and communities.

Session Formats

Based on feedback from past Prizmah Conferences and other Prizmah gatherings, we are differentiating the types of sessions that Partner Presenters and Field Presenters will present. Partner Presenter sessions (Expert Presentations, Panel Discussions, and Learning Labs) are designed to develop participants’ capacities as Jewish day school leaders. Field Presenter Ignite Presentations are designed to share leading practices that will move schools and communities forward.

Session Format
Participants Will
Presenter(s) Will
Proposals Accepted From
Ignite Presentation
10 presenters
5 minutes each
  • Learn about several innovative ideas or unique approaches in rapid-fire succession.
  • Reflect on how they might apply these ideas or approaches to their own context.
  • Share a 5-minute presentation (20 slides that automatically advance every 15 seconds) along with 5-10 other field leaders united by a common theme.
Field Presenters


Session Design Process and Timeline

  Review the guidelines on this page, write your proposal, and submit it through the RFP system. The Prizmah team will review your proposal, evaluate it, and either accept or decline your proposal. The Prizmah team is excited to partner with you to design your session. If your proposal is accepted, you will meet once or twice with us to share feedback and work together to create a meaningful learning experience. Facilitate your session at the Prizmah Conference!
Partner Presenters The Partner Presenter proposal process closed in late July. Partner Presenters will be notified about next steps by Tuesday, September 6, 2022. Design meetings will take place from August through December. January 8 - 10, 2023
Field Presenters Field Presenter proposals will be accepted August 8 - September 23, 2022. Field Presenters will be notified about next steps by Friday, November 4, 2022. Design meetings will take place from September through December. January 8 - 10, 2023


Frequently Asked Questions

What is an Ignite Presentation?

Ignite Presentations are an engaging way of sharing leading practices that can move schools and the field forward. You’ll have 5 minutes to present 15 slides, which will be set to automatically advance every 20 seconds. After the presentation, there will be 5 minutes for Q&A from the audience. Your presentation will be grouped with other presenters that share similar ideas, themes, or trends. The format has been used successfully in conferences around the world (including past Prizmah Conferences) and it is popular among participants and presenters because it empowers you to really hone in on the core ideas and novel approaches that participants can take away and apply to their schools.

May I promote a product or service in my presentation?

Prizmah Conference sessions facilitate conversations about ideas and trends shared across the field, and therefore should not be designed for the express purpose of promoting or selling any particular product or service. If you are interested in promoting your work, we encourage you to learn more about our exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities.

What questions will I need to answer on the proposal form?

We strongly encourage you to write your answers in a document before you fill out the form. On the form we’ll ask for:

  • Working Presentation Title (60 character maximum)
  • Working Presentation Description (300 character maximum)
  • Ignite Presentations are meant to share leading practices that participants can apply in their own context. What are two to three concrete takeaways that participants will get out of your presentation? (600 character maximum)

We will also ask some demographic questions that will help the Prizmah team understand your background and will provide useful information as we think deeply about creating cultures of belonging at the Prizmah Conference.

How are Ignite Presentation proposals evaluated?

Proposals are reviewed and scored by Prizmah team members with content-area expertise. We are especially looking for proposals that:

  • Meet the emergent needs of the leaders of the Jewish day school and yeshiva field, including professionals and lay leaders.
  • Share a leading practice, idea, or approach that is framed around concrete takeaways that other field leaders can apply.
  • Expose field leaders to fresh perspectives and creative ideas.

How will the Prizmah Conference create a culture of belonging for all participants?

We are striving to design the Prizmah Conference as a space that fosters belonging among Jewish day school and yeshiva leaders. Our field is diverse, and we believe that the diversity of the field should be reflected among our presenters. The session proposal form will ask some questions that will help the Prizmah team understand your background and think deeply about how we might, together, create an intentional culture of belonging at the conference and in our field, and help lift up traditionally underrepresented voices in the Jewish community. This effort is a work in progress; we appreciate your partnership and invite your feedback.

Are presenters compensated? Is there a registration discount available for presenters?

The Prizmah Conference is designed by the field and for the field, and we are proud to be one of the leading opportunities for leaders of the Jewish day school and yeshiva field to share ideas and approaches. Generally, we do not provide an honorarium, travel and hotel reimbursement, or discounted registration to Partner Presenters and Field Presenters who submit proposals through the session proposal process.

Early bird registration discounts are available until November 15, 2022, and discounts are also available to Prizmah Network schools that bring a team of four or more participants and to participants from schools with 150 students or fewer. For more information about pricing and registration, visit the Prizmah Conference website.

How do I register for the Prizmah Conference?

By submitting a session proposal, you agree that you will register for the Conference once registration opens on August 29, 2022. For more information about pricing and registration, visit the Prizmah Conference website.

What COVID precautions will be in place?

Prizmah prioritizes the health and safety of our community. We closely monitor CDC, local health authority, and Prizmah medical advisory team guidance for gatherings, and will follow those guidelines. Conference participants, presenters, exhibitors, and our Prizmah team are required to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19, and to have received at least one booster shot. Full Covid safety protocols will be shared with participants in Fall 2022 and updated as needed.

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