Program Proposals

Submission Information

The ACPA20 Program Submission Process is now closed, as the deadline to submit a proposal for was Friday, 6 September 2019.

Important Dates

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

Program Types

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.

ACPA members of color, trans members, women, members with differing disability and ability statuses, and members with other minoritized or silenced identities are encouraged to submit program proposals for the ACPA20 Convention in Nashville.


The ACPA20 Program team will develop resources to assist as you prepare your educational session submission. These resources include a program proposal worksheet – a form one can build out program proposal prior to entering it into the portal, the rubrics used to review program submissions, as well as webcasts, and micro-sessions (will be added as acquired.)