Dates: March 28-30, 2008
Submission Deadline is June 4, 2007, 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Technical support from Precis Abstract Management is available Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time.
For questions regarding the proposal process of a non-technical nature, please contact Debbie Beales at firstname.lastname@example.org or 800-347-6647, ext. 306.
The 2008 Annual Conference will offer Education Sessions in the following formats:
- 90 Minute Sessions
- 60 Minute Sessions
- 30 Minute Project/Research Poster Sessions
New for the 2008 conference, education sessions will be listed by level in the Program Guide. The two levels will be Introductory and Advanced.
- Introductory – Participants should have some basic knowledge of the specific content area but do not need to have in-depth knowledge or skills; the education session will add to their basic knowledge of the topic.
- Advanced – To benefit fully, participants should have substantial working knowledge or skills in the specific content area. Typically, they currently use that knowledge and skill in their jobs, and the education session will refine and expand their current expertise.
ACA is actively seeking advanced programs and has reserved slots for these sessions.
The Main Presenter must be a current ACA member in good standing EXCEPT for invited addresses. The main presenter is also the contact person and is responsible for notifying all other participants of acceptance, rejection, scheduling and any other information provided by ACA. A presenter (Main or Co-Presenter) may be listed on no more than two ACA Education Sessions. (Invited addresses are excluded.) A committee of professional counselors representing all divisions, organizational affiliates and regions using a blind review process will review proposals.
Please note: Attendees have many programs to select from and often choose those that have well written descriptions; therefore the writing style (grammar, spelling, punctuation, flow) of your proposal is an important aspect of the evaluation process – 30% of the total score. Please prepare your proposal in a word document, and use the grammar/spell check before copying and pasting into the online form.
Submission of this proposal is an acknowledgement that all proposal participants agree to: Be available to present the program on any given day of the conference at any given time; not charge a separate fee for attending the program; and not sell any products or services during the program. If your religious beliefs prevent you from working on a particular day, please let us know and we will attempt to honor it. All participants in accepted education session programs must register for the Conference. Call 800-347-6647, x222 for information on membership and registration options.
2008 Conference Education Sessions