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Call for Proposals

We invite advisers and those in advising-adjacent work to present topics that help advisers mobilize, strategize, or connect their work to a specific community, theory, theme or shared experience.  Please consider the following criteria when submitting a proposal.  Please note, we will offer both full-length sessions (60 minutes) and mini sessions (20 minutes). Deadline for proposal submission is Friday, August 18, 2023.  Submit proposals to 


Proposals should include:

  • Presentation title (maximum of 100 characters)
  • Brief abstract (maximum of 250 words)
  • A session description (maximum of 750 words) including:
    • Your presentation's objectives and how those will be met (e.g. materials, methods, activities). 
    • Presentation You may wish to discuss how the presentation incorporates the conference themes previously identified. 
    • Presentation You may wish to indicate how your presentation will be delivered (multimedia, PowerPoint, etc.).
    • Presentation You may wish to suggest whether your proposal would be better suited for a 20-minute or 60-minute slot. 
  • Please indicate if you are willing to co-present or be connected for a shared presentation.

Evaluation criteria

  • Quality of content: Relevance to advising community (describes current challenges in advising and/or introduces new ideas, approaches, concepts)
  • Quality of delivery: Well developed session organization, engagement, and creativity in an approach


  • An individual can be a presenter on a maximum of two proposals.
  • Sessions that have previously been presented are welcome.
  • Presenters must be willing and available to present during any of the conference session times.
  • NACADA membership is not required to submit a proposal. 
  • We are committed to keeping the conference free and therefore cannot offer any fee waiver or discount for presenters.

Contact information for questions about proposals: Dee Cobb 

Contact information for questions about the conference: Joy Carr or Dee Cobb