Submit Proposals

Submit Proposals for Papers, Panels, G.I.F.T.S., and more!

DEADLINE EXTENSION: All Feb. 5 deadlines extended to Feb. 12

Submission Guidelines

*No works submitted to these email addresses will be considered for competitions/awards. Follow this hyperlink for Competitions & Awards

Paper Proposals 

Paper presentations are of an original research paper that investigates a problem from an empirical or theoretical perspective. Submit an abstract of 250 words by February 12, 2017 to [email protected]. The completed paper must be submitted by March 12, 2017. Additionally, submissions are also being sought for special competitive papers (see Competitions & Awards). Please label the subject line “NACC17Paper.”


Panel Proposals

Panels include a discussion led by up to five participants on specific themes or issues relevant to communication centers. Panel proposals should include a description of how attendees will be invited to participate. Please submit a proposed title for the session, a 100-150 word abstract, and a list of participants with contact information to [email protected] by February 12, 2017. Please label the subject line “NACC17Panel.”


Individual Great Ideas for Teaching Sessions (G.I.F.T.S.) Proposals

A special slot for GIFT presentations will be included at the 2017 conference (based on interest). Individuals and small groups are encouraged to share unique, novel, and/or effective approaches to communication center work. Is there something that your center does or uses that you think the rest of us would find useful or interesting? Tell us about it! Please submit a title for the GIFT with a 100-150 word abstract to [email protected] by February 12, 2017. Please label the subject line "NACC17Gift."

Interactive Workshop Proposals

Workshop sessions can be geared toward new or experienced staff and consultants, and are an opportunity to provide training on any communication center-related topic. Workshops that offer creative strategies and materials that can be adapted for use at other centers are especially encouraged. Please submit a proposed title for the session, an agenda for the workshop, and a 100-150 word abstract to [email protected]  by February 12, 2017. Please label the subject line “Workshop Session."


Creative Works Proposals

We encourage centers to share the creative work they have produced, including, but not limited to, interactive presentations, online teaching units, videos, and social media campaigns. We invite those who offer creative works to also submit a related panel, workshop, or paper proposal. Submissions should include a 100-word abstract including file attachments or the URL of the creative work by February 12, 2017 to [email protected]. Please label the subject line “Creative Works.” Project drafts will be accepted with final digital submissions due by March 12, 2017.


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