2013 Call for Proposals

 NACAC's 69th National Conference
September 19-21, 2013 
NACAC invites proposals for presentations to NACAC’s 69th National Conference. The goals of the conference are to provide educational and networking opportunities for college admission counseling professionals, including secondary school counselors, college admission officers, independent counselors and educational consultants, community college representatives, financial aid administrators, enrollment managers, community-based organizations (CBOs), gap-year providers, and affiliate organizations.

Submissions are welcome from all relevant counseling professionals and must be received electronically on or before January 4, 2013 **DEADLINE EXTENDED**.
To expedite your submission process, NACAC recommends that you:
  1. Click on the links on the side of this page that include information on conference structure, presenter requirements, the selection process, rules of participation, helpful hints and frequently asked questions or review the 2013 Call for Proposals document for more information.
  2. Discuss and confirm adherence to 2013 Call for Proposals rules of participation by all proposed presenters.
  3. Gather and prepare all required information in an electronic document. Critical items to remember include:
  • Proposed title* (limited to 250 characters)
  • Full name, contact information and two (2) sentence biography for the proposed session’s moderator and a maximum of four (4) presenters for preconference seminars and educational sessions and two (2) presenters for Learning Lounge sessions.**
  • 250-word summary*
  • Learning objectives (limited to 50 words)
  • Previous presentations
  • Additional information (limited to 50 words)
*NACAC reserves the right to edit/modify these items for length and marketing purposes.

By preparing the items listed above prior to beginning your submission, an average submission takes approximately 20 minutes to input online.
Biographies must include one sentence with current professional information and one sentence with educational background. A sample biography is included below:
“Joe Smith is the Director of Admission at Far State University (WA). He has a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from State College (MD) and a masters in Education from State University (VA).”
Next Steps
You will receive an email confirmation including your proposal reference number once your proposal has been processed. Keep this email for your records, and refer to the proposal reference number should you have questions regarding your submission.
To make changes to an existing proposal, or to submit a new one, you must login to the submission system using the username and password that you created when logging into the system for the first time. Once you are logged in, you will be able to select an existing proposal or submit a new one. Incomplete submissions (those not finalized by January 4, 2013 **DEADLINE EXTENDED**) will not be reviewed or considered for acceptance.
If you cannot complete the entire process at one time, the online system allows you to save a draft of your submission, exit the system and return to update it at a later time. To do so, click on “Save and Continue” at the bottom of your screen and then click on “logout.” In addition, the online system includes checks for missing information before you finalize the submission and allows you to review the completed submission before you click submit.

Acceptance/rejection notifications will be emailed to the organizer in late February 2013. No updates on the status of a proposal will be provided until this official notification.
For more information about the Call use the links on the right hand side of this page.
Need more information? Contact NACAC's Conference Department by email or 703/299-6839.