ACPA20 will amplify our association values into meaningful calls to action and provide pathways for the dissemination of timely and relevant information for our field. As an intentional space for deep engagement, reflection, and story sharing, the 96th Annual Convention will frame strong linkages and connection points for our work within the global context of higher education.

ACPA20 is also committed to a convention experience that crystalizes our intention surrounding the strategic imperative on racial justice and decolonization for daily practice in as well as celebrates the vibrant and diverse individuals who chose ACPA every day.  The experience will continue to weave the thread of the association’s past, present, and future with the journey of building a focused Association.

The ACPA20 curriculum includes the following session types:

Call for Proposals OpenMonday, 3 June 2019
Call for Pre-Convention Workshop Proposals ClosesThursday, 1 August 2019
Call for Proposals ClosesFriday, 6 September 2019
Proposal status notificationsWednesday, 23 October 2019
Waitlist confirmations dueFriday, 1 November 2019
Acceptance confirmations dueFriday, 8 November 2019
Early Bird Registration required for all presentersFriday, 6 December 2019
Final Waitlist status notificationFriday, 17 January 2020

Visit the pages below for more information about the #ACPA20 curriculum.


The Proposal Submission process has closed for ACPA20.  Review the timeline below for estimated dates of when we will notify selected presenters.

Session TypeSession TimeDescription
Career Snapshot60 minutesPresentation or skill-building sessions engage centering career development and advancement.
Convention Program60 minutesPresentation or panel sessions on a specific topic
Experiential Program75 minutesPresentation of a specific topic but includes an interactive skill-building or active learning opportunity for participants
Research Paper20 minutes during 75 minute sessionAn opportunity to share emergent research in higher education in a hosted session with two other research papers.
Research & Practice Postern/aPosters on display during scheduled times of ACPA20 with presentation times facilitated by the authors
Pre-Convention Workshops6 or 4 hoursWorkshops taking place the Sunday afternoon and Monday morning before Convention and provide an in-depth discussion on current and emerging topics that transform higher education.

Program Reviewers

The Program Reviewer Application process has closed for ACPA20.

Pre-Convention Workshops

Pre-Convention Workshops will be announced by September 2019.


Information about Caucusing at #ACPA20 will be announced soon!

If you have any questions about the ACPA20 Curriculum please contact the International Office at [email protected].