Conference Proposal Instructions


Call for Proposals Instructions

The TEXAAN Annual Conference is an exciting occasion for professional advisors, faculty advisors, administrators, and other student development professionals interested in advisement to come together and share best practices, gain professional development, and engage in networking opportunities with regional and statewide colleagues.

The conference planning committee welcomes proposals from advisors and administrators at all levels of expertise and experience. Your participation and contribution sustains the growth of the professional advising field.

Instructions for Online Submission: 
1. Complete all items of the online proposal. In the boxes that do not apply please put N/A or does not apply. Incomplete submissions will not be considered.
2. Please submit all information in plain text. Avoid using bullets or other special characters in the abstract and/or proposal section.
3. Proposals should be submitted online at on the online proposal application page.

Session Format
Presentations will be approximately an hour. Sessions can include lecture, demonstrations, panel, and/or participant discussion. Presentations are encouraged to engage attendees, provide active participation, discussion, and creativity.


Proposals will be evaluated on the basis of:

  • Timeliness of the Subject Matter
  • Clearly stated purpose and objective
  • Adaptability of ideas to a variety of institutional settings
  • Topic's contribution to advising field
  • Reflective of good writing practices
  • Creativity in an approach or ways to manage a situation


Presentation Proposals:
1. Proposals from inexperienced, as well as experienced presenters are earnestly solicited.
2. Only list co-presenters who will be attending the conference and making the actual presentation.
3. Presentation titles should be descriptive of the content of the session. They need not reflect the title of the conference.
4. Submit a 130 word abstract that accurately describes the content and focus of your presentation. The abstract will be published in the printed program should your proposal be accepted.
5. Be specific in your proposal on the interaction that will take place in your session, as well as, the format (lecture, panel, etc.). Panels are required to be formed by the person submitting proposal, must have a moderator, and are expected to represent the perspectives of more than one institution.
6. Check only specific equipment essential to deliver your presentation. Presenters are required to provide their own laptop.


Dates to Remember:

  • November 15, 2016: Proposals received after this date will not be reviewed. Early submissions are appreciated.
  • November 30, 2016: All presenters listed will be notified with the results of the proposal evaluation process.
  • December 15, 2016: Presenters must confirm their proposal acceptance to be officially placed in the conference program.  Please assure all presenter and presentation information is finalized, no program changes will be made after this date.


  • All presenters and co-presenters must register for the conference and pay the appropriate fee. Due to budgetary considerations, the conference is unable to offer complimentary registration or lodging.                   .
  • All presenters will be expected to submit an electronic version of handouts, materials, and/or presentation used in their session to TEXAAN. The material will be published to a web page accessible to conference attendees.
  • Any questions and/or concerns about the Call for Proposals process should be emailed to the Vice President of Programs (

Thank you for your interest. The proposal application is closed for the 2017 Conference.