Presentation Types

Program: Full programs will constitute 90-minutes consisting of three presenters. Each presenter will present on a conference-relevant topic for 20-25 minutes, allowing 5-10 minutes for questions and discussion. For this Call for Proposals, a 20-25 minute presentation should be proposed and similar presentations will be grouped together by the conference planning committee to create a 90-minute program. Audio-visual equipment may be requested for Program proposals. Please email Emily.Yowell@usm.edu if you would like to propose a coordinated a full 90-minute proposal on a cohesive topic from three presenters.

Roundtable: Roundtable presenters will present on a conference relevant topic for 15-20 minutes in a small, discussion-based environment. Tables will accommodate approximately 12 attendees including presenters and multiple roundtable presentations will occur in the same room simultaneously. Each roundtable presentation will be presented 2-3 times consecutively depending on the scheduling of the roundtable presentations.

Poster: Poster presentations will use a traditional tri-fold, free-standing poster to display information or research relevant to the conference theme. Presenters should be available to answer questions and elaborate on poster content during the poster session which will occur during the Monday evening reception.

All proposals received by the proposal due date through the appropriate email submission will be reviewed by the Program Proposal Review Committee. Criteria considered will include:

  • Relevance to Conference Theme
  • Inclusion of content relevant to Vocational Psychology in the following domains:
    • Theory
    • Research
    • Practice
    • Best Practices and Suggestions for Increasing Collaboration among Theorists, Researchers, and Practitioners in Vocational Psychology
    • Issues and Suggestions for Evidence-Based Practice in Vocational Psychology

Proposals should include the information in the order indicated in the Required Presentation Information page. Proposals should be submitted through the submission portal . Upon submission of presentation proposal information, you will receive a summary of the information entered and the option to save as a PDF. We strongly suggest initially creating and saving your proposal information in a Word document and cutting and pasting that information into the submission system.

Proposals must be submitted by midnight EST on Thursday, October 15, 2015. You will receive an email regarding the acceptance or declination of your proposal by December 2015. Any questions about the proposal can be directed to the presentation proposal chair, Emily Bullock Yowell at Emily.Yowell@usm.edu .