ACPA20 Convention Call for Proposals


Thank you for your interest in submitting an educational session proposal for the ACPA20 Annual Convention in Nashville, Tennessee 2-5 March 2020.

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 Convention Planning Team invites educational session proposals that seek to engage with these goals. This Call for Proposals includes the following session types:
Session Type Session Time Description
Career Snapshot 60 minutes Presentation or skill-building sessions that center career development and advancement
Convention Program 60 minutes Presentation or panel sessions on a specific topic
Experiential Program        75 minutes Presentation of a specific topic but includes an interactive skill-building or active learning opportunity for participants
Research Paper 20 minutes of a 75-minute session An opportunity to share emergent research in higher education in a hosted session with two other research papers
Research & Practice Posters N/A Posters on display during scheduled times of ACPA20 with presentation times facilitated by the authors
Pre-Convention Workshop 6 hours or 4 hours Workshops take 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 due date to submit a Pre-Convention Workshop proposal is Thursday, 1 August 2019.  
The due date to submit a proposal for all other session types is Friday, 6 September 2019.
If you have any questions or experience any difficulties with the submission process, please contact the International Office at

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