Peer-to-peer knowledge sharing is the cornerstone of the conference’s 68-year history and the backbone of the Association. Do you have research to share, innovations to brag about, or best practices that others may leverage on their campuses? Consider submitting a proposal to present an Educational Session or a Poster Session at the NODA Annual Conference. Presenting at a national conference is an excellent professional development opportunity for anyone.
Educational Session proposals should include specific participant learning outcomes and be grounded in both research and theoretical frameworks, if applicable. Educational Session must benefit members by meeting one or more of NODA’s learning outcomes for conferences. They are:
Increase knowledge regarding trends and best practices related to the field of orientation, transition, and retention.
Increase understanding of current research in the field of orientation, transition and retention.
Benchmark programs/services with peer institutions
Increase formal and informal network with peers engaged in the field of orientation, transition and retention.
Enhance student leadership skills related to orientation, transition, and retention programs through participation in developmental learning experiences
Additionally, proposals must address how the information presented can be adapted to different types and sizes of institutions. The Committee is in search of sessions across the three NODA focus areas: orientation, transition, and retention. All presenters at the NODA Annual Conference must be current NODA members; please make sure your membership is up-to-date for the conference.
View a brief video of your peers on how to submit a great proposal:
Whether your institution has a longstanding program that is a staple of your college or university or you have recently created an innovative new initiative, we encourage you to utilize the Poster Session to share your strategies and successes with your colleagues.
Poster sessions are a wonderful opportunity for conference attendees to engage in deep dialogues with presenters or to absorb your session contents at their own pace. Posters will be on display for several hours prior to the beginning of the official one hour poster session time block when presenters will be asked to to be available to present their work and field questions.
Poster Session Timeline:
Poster proposals are due April 1, 2016 at 11:59 PM, CST.
All proposals will be peer reviewed by fellow members of NODA.
Poster selection will be communicated via email beginning May 16, 2016.
If poster is selected, presenter should follow these guidelines:
All posters should be 36”x48”. Selected posters will be tacked on rollaway display boards.
Submit an electronic version (PDF) of the poster by October 1, 2016.
Bring the presentation-ready poster to the conference.
Label the back of the poster with the name and a cell phone number in case there is a need to be reached during the conference.
Drop of the poster at the Conference Office or check-in booth (all posters must be submitted by 3 p.m. on Saturday, November 5, 2016).
Plan on presenting the poster from 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. on Sunday, November 6, 2015.
This time block allows for presenters to stand with their poster and still eat lunch and attend a portion of their regional meeting.
Associate Members (AM) have the opportunity to submit a proposal to present a Highlight Session. These are time slots dedicated to AMs who are interested in exhibiting their products or services to NODA members through a 50-minute session. One Highlight Session will be available in each of our ten time slots.
If selected for a Highlight Session, an AM exhibiting at the conference will pay a $250 fee (in addition to their $1000 exhibit fee). If selected for a Highlight Session, an AM who is not exhibiting will pay a $750 fee (in addition to the $340 conference registration fee). Presenters will be notified of selection by the beginning of June, 2015. Scheduling of session times will be determined by the NODA Executive Director and a core team from the 2015 Conference Program Planning team based on technical requirements and programmatic considerations.
Proposals are due April 1, 2016. We will only be taking online submissions. If you are currently a NODA Associate Member, please sign in to the NODA Member Portal before filling out this form.
Things to keep in mind as you create your proposal:
Your program should have clearly articulated goals and outcomes as well as a defined outline.
Your program should be relevant to the field of orientation, transition, and retention.
Your program should be compatible with the NODA mission and values
NODA is seeking peer reviewers that are willing to assess educational program submissions as well as poster session submissions for this years Annual Conference. Rubrics will be provided for both.
In order to serve as a proposal reviewer, you must have presented at a national conference, NODA or otherwise. Reviews will be conducted through a double blind process, and will be evaluated according to a standardized rubric.