ACES 2013 Call for Program Proposals

We are excited to announce the Call for Program Proposals for the ACES 2013 Conference, “Promoting Unity While Affirming Diversity,” being held October 17-20, 2013 in Denver Colorado.


The purpose of ACES INFORM is to provide training and continuing education on research methods and strategies for enhancing scholarship. Program content may be related to qualitative, quantitative, mixed methods, and single-case research designs, instrumentation, sampling, data analysis, manuscript development, or grant writing. Proposals including components of previously conducted research should focus on methods sections and how the researcher negotiated a particular methodological challenge that informs future research design. An emphasis on results/implications for practice is better suited for the general conference program. ACES INFORM includes a full, free pre-conference training day on Wednesday, October 16th and an advanced research track embedded in the general conference.

Types of ACES INFORM Programs

50-minute Education Session – Pre-conference Wednesday, October 16, 2013

2-hour Advanced Research Training Session – During the General Conference


General Conference Programs

Types of General Conference Programs

50-minute Education Session

50-minute Roundtable Session

30-minute Poster Session

90-minute Research Symposia NEW FOR 2013


Education Session Description

An education session is a 50-minute presentation that may be conceptual, training focused, or dissemination of research findings. Projectors will be available for presenters.


Roundtable Session Description

A roundtable session is a 50-minute discussion facilitated by the presenter(s).


Poster Session Description

A poster session is a 30-minute session for presenters to display and discuss their topic.


Research Symposia Description NEW FOR 2013

A symposium is a focused session in which multiple participants present their research about a common theme, issue, or question. These 90-minute sessions consist of three 15-20 minute presentations followed by 30 minutes of facilitated discussion. A discussant will facilitate a conversation between presenters and the audience. Discussant’s role is to synthesize key issues and findings raised by presenters and facilitate a conversation that reflects the body of work presented.

The presentations will be grouped into symposia by the conference committee based on keywords submitted by the presenter and review of proposal content. Submissions, therefore, should be for a single 15-20 presentation on a research topic. Discussants will be invited during the summer months once symposia are scheduled.


Program Proposal Requirements

•         Presenter Name(s)

•         Type of Program (Education Session, Roundtable Session, Poster Session, Research Symposia)

•         Title of Program

•         Program Description (Please include rationale, program goals, delivery method, and connection to conference theme. Maximum of 1500 characters)

•         Learning Objectives (Maximum of 500 characters)

•         Program Summary for Publication in Conference Program (Maximum of 500 characters)

•         Keywords (Maximum of 3 words)



January 31, 2013; 11:59 p.m. (MST)


The Portal to Submit Program Proposals

Please click on the link below or cut and paste the link into your web-browser to access the program proposal submission portal.

We recommend that presenters prepare program proposals in a word processing program before opening the submission portal. Presenters are encouraged to cut and paste their proposal from a word processing program into the submission system. Only information listed above will be requested in the submission system.



If you have any program related questions, please contact Elysia Clemens, Theresa O’Halloran, or Margaret Lamar at

If you have general conference questions, please contact Heather Helm, Conference Chair,


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