Annual Conference Call for Proposals
December 15, 2017 through February 22, 2018
Call for Proposals brochure
Proposal submission overview (recommended reading for anyone considering submitting a proposal)
Tutorial for writing an effective title, proposal and abstract
It is highly recommended that everyone submitting a proposal, whether an experienced or novice presenter, review this information. Well-written submissions have a greater probability of being selected.
Download the Instructions for Submitting a Proposal
Understanding the Online Application Form
- A well-written proposal and abstract will enhance your application. Check for spelling errors before submitting! A well-written proposal and abstract will enhance your application. Check for spelling errors before submitting!
- An individual may submit a maximum of four (4) presentation proposals, whether as a lead or co-presenter, for preconference workshops, poster sessions, concurrent sessions, panel sessions, commission/interest group meetings or Hot Topic sessions, per conference.
- View all poster session information here.
- Are you interested in putting together a panel, or being a part of a panel session? To learn more about Panel Sessions, read the information here before you start the submission process.
- It is critical that the title and abstract reflect the content of your proposed session. Attendees depend on the abstract, printed in the conference program, to determine which sessions to attend.
- Poor evaluation scores often result when the printed abstract bears little relation to the actual presentation. This is the most often mentioned criticism on the individual evaluations.
- Deadline for submitting is February 22, 2018. Late proposals will not be accepted. Do not wait until the last day to submit your proposal.