ACPA21 Convention Call for Proposals


Use this form to submit a Career Snapshot, Career Focus Session, Convention Program, Experiential Program, or Pre-Convention Workshops ONLY. To submit a proposal for one of the Scholarship Session Types please use the Scholarship Session Program Proposal Form

Thank you for your interest in submitting an educational session proposal for the ACPA21 Convention, a virtual experience taking place 1-17 March 2021. The ACPA21 Convention Team, ACPA Governing Board, Entity Leadership, and International Office are committed to a Convention centering attendees’ experience, focusing on building community, dedicated to a strong curriculum, and embracing the future of ACPA's Strategic Imperative for Racial Justice and Decolonization.

ACPA21 Guiding Framework

Real. We will engage in honest, difficult, and enlightening conversations about timely topics and critical issues affecting our work, including ACPA’s Strategic Imperative for Racial Justice and Decolonization. 

Revitalizing. We will offer opportunities for professionals to learn, connect, engage, and recommit ourselves to our work in higher education. We will welcome ACPA members from across the world to our largest membership state (California) and engage in contemporary issues on campus and in the region/state. 

Refreshing. We will support the community and development ACPA provides professionals and we will celebrate and uplift our members and their contributions to the world.

The ACPA21 Convention Team invites educational session proposals that engage this framework as well as those that reflect our continuing work with ACPA's Strategic Imperative for Racial Justice and Decolonization. The Call for Programs includes the following session types:

Session Type Session Time Description
Career Snapshot 30 minutes Abbreviated session presented in an open-space setting within Career Wellness Center focused on career development, wellness, and/or advancement.
Career Focus Session 60 minutes Presentation or panel session focused on convention attendees' career development, wellness, and/or 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
Pre-Convention Workshops 4 or 6 hours Workshops taking place the Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning before Convention and provide an in-depth discussion on current and emerging topics that transform higher education.
Scholarship Sessions 30 or 60 minutes Please review the separate scholarship sessions proposal form for more information about scholarship session types including, Research-in-Process, Multimodal, Methods Workshop, and Research & Practice Poster.

For more information about Education Session Proposals and Proposal Resources, review the information on the ACPA21 website.

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 ACPA21 Convention.
The due date to submit an Education Session Proposal is Friday, 2 October 2020.
If you have any questions or experience any difficulties with the submission process, please contact the Convention Team at

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