What is a proposal?
A proposal is a summary of the presentation you would like to give at our conference. This is the required information:
Note: You may provide presenter information for any number of presenters. You may change your proposal title and description anytime between selection confirmation and till 3 months before the Conference
It has two purposes:
How long can your proposal be?
DO NOT IGNORE THESE LIMITS! Remember that reviewers may have to read up to a 100 proposals. Short, concise proposals receive higher ratings. Think carefully about what is most important about your presentation. Reviewers will be impressed by your brevity. Do not include your research paper!
How can I describe my proposal presentation in only 100 characters?
What is the difference between the Abstract and Other Details?
The "Abstract" cannot be longer than 100 words. The Abstract will appear in the Conference Program. The Abstract should summarize what you did and attract people to attend. Leave the details out and just explain what unique information, ideas, or techniques you will present.
Note that only the Selection Committee will see Other Details, and they will read your Abstract first before reading Other Details. So, Other Details should provide additional information.
For a research study, you might include the number of cases or other measures to show how much work went into it.
For a presentation of ideas, you could explain the sources for your ideas. Include information about the number of times and places you have previously presented this information. Use Other Details to tell the Selection Committee why your presentation is important and how it may be useful to attendees.
Other Details should be no longer than 3 paragraphs.
What is the difference between the types of presentations?
Note: The 20-minute sessions are intended to introduce a topic so that interested attendees can find you later and talk with you more. This is a very short amount of time.
You should ask for the length of time you need to fully explain your topic. If you ask for only 20 minutes, you will not be offered 40 minutes. But if you ask for 40 minutes and your proposal is not among the highest-rated proposals, you may be offered 20 minutes. The decision will be based on how many proposals we receive that are high quality, and how valuable your information appears to be to our attendees.