Understanding the Online Application Form
Please enter 1 to 3 key words that best describe your presentation (maximum of two words per field). Examples would include but are not be limited to: retention, 2-year college, military students, academic coaching, high-achieving, appreciative advising, etc. These keywords will be used to match your proposal with the appropriate reviewers.
Only co-presenters who will actually be at the conference should be listed. You may have many persons who worked on your project, but we list only those presenters who will be making the actual presentation.
Prior Experience Information
Made available to the Program and Commission chairs to help them decide which proposals to designate as 'Commission Sponsored'. We strongly encourage submissions from both experienced and novice presenters.
Proposals from individuals who do not represent accredited higher education institutions will be reviewed separately. At no time is it permissible for a session or workshop presenter to use his/her presentation time slot to advertise or promote a commercial product, service, or company. View a complete description of the NACADA Commercial Policy
If you choose Concurrent as the format you wish to present, please be specific in your abstract on how much interaction will take place in your session. Concurrent sessions are 60-minute presentations that can be either a lecture format, or a panel format. Panels are required to be formed by the person submitting, must have a moderator and are expected to represent the perspectives of more than one institution.
Presented in the form of a bulletin display and delivered primarily through the use of graphics and handout materials. These sessions are most appropriate for display of specific programmatic approaches and research findings. The presenter should expect to make brief remarks when approached by attendees, share information, and answer questions about the presentation topic. All poster sessions are presented during a 1 hour poster breakfast or lunch. Audiovisual equipment or internet is not available for poster sessions.
Audio/Visual (AV) Requests
- Check only specific equipment essential to deliver your presentation. Technology should be utilized only when it significantly enhances the quality of your presentation. Please be conservative in your request and consider alternatives. Presenters must be capable of connecting their own computers to rented data projectors. NACADA cannot provide setup assistance to individuals at the conference.
- You are encouraged to bring your own data projector. NACADA will provide a projection cart and screen. Again, be adept at setting up your own computer and projector at the conference.
- Computers are your responsibility.
- AV cannot be utilized for Poster Presentations.
Select an advising topic/track as it applies to the content of your presentation. Tracks and keywords are used in dividing the proposals up to go out to readers. The tracks are also used in the on site program to help attendees decide which session they would like to attend.
This information is required but will be used for the Conference program only, not as part of the acceptance process.
Include the complete title of the presentation, but do not include your name. The proposal should state the presentation's objectives and clearly describe how objectives will be met (materials, methods, activities, etc.) Refer to evaluation criteria above. There is a 750-word limit on the proposal.
135-word limit. Do not use bullets, italicize, bold or underline for emphasis.
The format will not be retained after online submission. This abstract will be published in the printed program should your proposal be accepted. Conference participants use session abstracts to determine which sessions to attend; therefore, it should accurately describe the content and focus of your proposed session. Include the complete title of the presentation, but do not include your name. Enclose cited publications in quotation marks. PLEASE proofread your abstract.
Abstracts exceeding the 135-word limit will not be reviewed. The 135-word limit includes the presentation's title.