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Upcoming 2020 Conference Submission Deadlines

2020 NODA Annual Conference

Last day to submit a Proposal: May 11, 2020 at 11:59pm CST

What to include in your proposal

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 participant in developmental learning experiences.

Important Guidelines

  • The lead presenter must be a full-time staff member or graduate student, and must be a current member of NODA. *You will not be able to access the application if you do not have an active membership.
  • All educational sessions at the conference will be 50 minutes in length.
  • Each program proposal will be reviewed by at least two experienced members of the Association, who have presented at any national or regional conference on the topic area.
  • For the Annual Conference, reviewer feedback will be provided for all submissions, accepted and not accepted.
  • All educational sessions must adhere to NODA's Statement of Ethical Standards and Statement on Non-Discrimination.
  • Presentation titles are limited to 60 characters.
  • Abstracts are limited to 500 characters.
  • Presenters are required to include time frames in the outline on their presentation content.
  • Presenters are asked to select a "Primary Intended Audience".
  • Presenters will be asked to identify which Core Competencies their presentation content addresses, at which level they are addressed, and how attendees will be developed on each competency during the presentation. 
  • No person is allowed to submit more than 7 educational session proposals for the annual conference, regardless of if a person is listed as the primary presenter or not. Any submissions over 7 will not be peer-reviewed.
  • No presenter will be allowed to present more than three educational sessions during any Association educational offering including, but not limited to, annual and regional conferences.

Helpful Resources


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