The Careers Conference program is full. Please consider submitting a session proposal for Careers Conference 2014. The 2014 Call for Proposals will be available in Spring 2013.
Please read before submitting your session proposal.
TYPES OF PRESENTATIONS
Concurrent Sessions offer the opportunity to present on a topic or program and discuss its relevance and applicability to colleagues and peers. Participants expect high quality presentations that provide information they can use to enhance their effectiveness or apply to their own work. Sessions are 60 or 75 minutes in length and AV technology is available.
Showcase Program Award Sessions are concurrent sessions that receive special recognition as exemplary or cutting-edge career development practices or programming. Programs must be operational for a minimum of two years and will be in operation at the time of the conference; have demonstrated measurable success with designated populations; and use a developmental guidance framework. As an attachment to your proposal, please send a file answering these questions: 1) Who does the program/practice serve and how has it been successful or effective? (include any assessment or research results) 2) With whom have you collaborated in the creation/adaptation of your program/practice? 3) Have you won any awards or received any recognition for your program/practice? 4) How could this program/practice be adapted to other groups or sites? Note: programs not selected as a Showcase Program will be considered for a Concurrent session.
Roundtable Sessions are informal sessions where participants are literally seated around the table for a short presentation and discussion. The presenter has 20 minutes to present his/her material, then participants move to another table. During one session slot, the presenter will give the presentation 3 times. No AV technology is available.
ABOUT INFORMATION REQUESTED ON YOUR PROPOSAL
Title. Must accurately reflect session content. Long titles will be shortened.
Format preferred. If you do not have a preference, we will select the format that best fits your subject matter. Presenters of Concurrent sessions also may be assigned a Roundtable slot to deliver a shortened version of their session.
Lead presenter. Provide all information requested. This person will be the primary contact regarding the session.
Additional presenters. Provide all information requested for each presenter up to four total. This information must be included for co-presenters to appear in the program.
Brief summary. Summarize the session content accurately and completely for use in the conference program and web site.
Strand. Choose only one strand that best fits your topic.
Audience level. Carefully consider and check only those that apply.
Technology. Technology is available only for Concurrent sessions.
ADDITIONAL PRESENTER INFORMATION
Correspondence. We will communicate via email. Please include all current contact information, including email address. Provide alternate summer contact information, dates, and instructions if applicable. Deadline for submission: September 7, 2012. You will be notified of your proposal acceptance by September 30, 2012.
Handouts. Presenters must provide sufficient handouts for each session they present, whether a Concurrent or Roundtable session.
Presenter Registration Policy. Presenters who are assigned a session slot(s) will receive notification by email by September 30, 2012. All presenters and co-presenters must register for the conference at the presenter discount fee no later than December 17, 2012. If a presenter registration is not received by that date, we will assume you will not be presenting and the session slot will be re-assigned to another presenter.
Cancellation Policy. Registration fee refunds—less a $50 service fee—will be made if a written request is received by January 9, 2013, 4:00pm CT. No refunds will be made after January 9, 2013.
Room setup: Due to scheduling needs and room capacities, we are unable to accomodate special setup needs. Rooms (except Workshops and Roundtable sessions) will be set theater style (chairs only).
Handouts: Presenters must provide handouts at their presentations. Specific information on expected audience sizes will be available in January 2013.
Download the 2013 Call for Proposals postcard.