Call for Proposals

NACE 2014 Conference & Expo Call for Proposals Is Open

The theme of the NACE 2014 Conference & Expo in San Antonio,Texas, is Connect Compare Collaborate. Help shape the program for NACE 2014 Conference & Expo by sharing your expertise. Submit your best, most creative session ideas for consideration at this year's event!

Submission Deadline
Submission Guidelines
The Benefits of Presenting
Audience
Submission and Notification Timeline
Non-Commercial Nature of Workshops
Professional Development Session Formats
General Guidelines for All Professional Development Sessions
Complimentary Registration, Honorarium, and Reimbursement Policy
Submit Your Proposal
Questions


Submission Deadline

The deadline to submit your proposal for the 2014 Conference & Expo is Wednesday, October 16, 2013, at 11:59 p.m. ET.

Note: You CAN save partially completed submissions for future completion.


Submission Guidelines

Facilitate a traditional workshop, lead an interactive session, or deliver solutions and ideas in a rapid learning format. NACE's 2014 Conference Committee is looking for cutting-edge topics, trends, and best practices in career services and college recruiting. The committee is seeking proposals that feature relevant content; are informed by theory, research, and/or practice; encourage opportunities for learner engagement; and are practically applicable by conference and expo attendees.

Each proposal will be evaluated and scored using the 2014 Conference & Expo proposal evaluation and scoring criteria. Please review these criteria by clicking here.

In particular, the committee is seeking proposals that:

NACE is specifically seeking submissions in the following topic areas:

Career Services Professionals University Recruiting & Relations
Assessment and Accountability Assessment and Accountability
Career Counseling and Coaching Internships - Programs, Evaluation, Intern Development
Developing Employer Relationships Managing and Developing Staff
Managing and Developing Staff Recruiting Diverse Populations
Marketing to Employers and Marketing to Students Using Social Media Tools to Engage and Recruit Students
Counseling Advanced-Degree Candidates Onboarding and Rotational Programs
Using Social Media Tools to Engage and Recruit Students Recruiting Advanced-Degree Candidates
Counseling STEM Students Recruiting STEM Candidates
Diversity Issues in Career Services

The Benefits of Presenting

As a presenter at the NACE 2014 Conference & Expo, you will:

Audience

NACE is the leading source of information on the employment of the college educated. Our professional association connects more than 5,200 college career services professionals at nearly 2,000 colleges and universities nationwide, and more than 3,000 university recruiting and relations professionals. The NACE 2014 Conference & Expo will attract these professionals.

More than 1,800 career services and university relations and recruiting professionals attended the NACE 2013 Conference & Expo. Fifty-three percent of attendees were from college organizations; 31 percent were from employer organizations; and 15 percent were from suppliers, vendors, and consultants.

Submission and Notification Timeline

You must submit your proposal by no later than 11:59 PM ET on Wednesday, October 16, 2013. You will receive an acknowledgment e-mail of receipt upon submission.

Primary presenters will receive their acceptance status notification the week of December 2, 2013. The presenter of an accepted proposal will receive detailed information (including required forms and the presentation schedule) upon confirmation.

Each presenter must fully complete and return their individual form within two weeks of receiving notification of acceptance.

Monday, September 9, 2013 NACE opens 2014 Conference & Expo call for proposals
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 Proposal submissions due to NACE
Week of December 2, 2013 Presenter acceptance notifications distributed
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 Speaker communication begins to presenters from NACE

Please note: If your proposal is accepted, NACE reserves the right to edit the presentation description and title, and may reassign track or other elements as necessary.

Non-Commercial Nature of Workshops

To maintain the educational integrity of the program, presenters may not use their workshop as a platform for promotion of their products and services, or for monetary gain. NACE provides a unique forum for professionals to have an open dialogue and creative exchange of ideas free from commercial content. If a presenter uses his or her workshop as a promotion platform, he or she will not be allowed to submit proposals to present at future NACE conferences or events.

Professional Development Session Formats

Presentations should incorporate meaningful interactivity and ample opportunity for discussion between presenter(s) and attendees. When submitting your presentation idea, you may select from the following presentation formats:

General Guidelines for All Professional Development Sessions Complimentary Registration, Honorarium, and Reimbursement Policy

One complimentary conference registration will be awarded per Traditional, Peer2Peer, or Deep Dive session. SMARTtalk presenters will receive 50 percent off a regular registration fee. If there are multiple presenters for a workshop, the lead presenter (submitter) must advise NACE which presenter will be awarded the complimentary registration. Complimentary registrations are non-transferrable.

In order to present at the conference, you must be a registered (paid or complimentary) attendee. NACE does not issue workshop-only passes.

No honorarium or funding is available for speaker travel or lodging.

Submit Your Proposal

Click here to begin the proposal submission process for the NACE 2014 Conference & Expo. Please note that you can save partially completed submissions for future completion.

Questions

Questions? Please contact the NACE professional development team via e-mail or phone, 610.868.1421.