Calgary 2011: Call for Proposals

“Transitions: Academic Advising on the Road to Success” | Region 8 NACADA conference | March 10-12, 2011 | Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Announcing the 2011 CALL FOR PROPOSALS

Deadline: January 7, 2011.

Proposals will be accepted from November 15, 2010 to January 7, 2011 with review of submissions completed and notification sent by January 17, 2011. Take this chance to share with your Region 8 colleagues your successes and research in:

  • Programming
  • Use of technology
  • Application of theory
  • Working with various student populations
  • Balancing your various roles as an advisor
  • Student transitions from community college to four-year, freshmen, international students, sophomores unsure of majors, or seniors nearing graduation
  • Creating partnerships across campus

Your session topic is not required to focus on the theme of “Transitions”.

Criteria for selection of paper/presentation: Proposals will be evaluated based on relevance to current issues in advising, appeal to conference participants, creativity, ingenuity, and applicability for participants after the conference.  We are seeking a wide range of presentation topics relating to academic advising from a variety of advising professionals in our region.

Eligibility for submission: Those who are involved in advising- administration, faculty, full-time advisors and administrative staff are invited to submit proposals. We encourage novices and experienced presenters alike. Share your research, best practices or techniques with colleagues in the region.

Proposals should include: your presentation title, learning objectives, and desired format (i.e. panel, roundtable, etc.) Titles do not need to incorporate the conference theme.

Please include a brief abstract describing your presentation and the desired learning objectives. Abstracts will be included in the conference program and on the conference website. Please limit abstracts to 135 words.

Format options for conference sessions include paper or topic presentations, panel discussions, and roundtable discussions. Paper or topic presentations and panel sessions discuss current issues in advising. Some are based on research, some share best practices, and some are developmental, while others are theoretical. The format may be mostly lecture with a discussion following, a panel session followed by questions, or a more informal discussion. Roundtable sessions are less-structured discussions on relevant advising topics that generate audience/presenter interaction. All sessions will be approximately 1 hour long.


  • Due to budgetary considerations, the conference is unable to offer complimentary registration or lodging for paper presenters.
  • Commercial products are not to be promoted in NACADA sessions.
  • NACADA does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or marital status.

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