Submit a Proposal

The deadline for all submissions is October 15, 2023. Any proposals submitted after this deadline will not be reviewed. 

Notification on proposal review will be emailed by January 15, 2024.

To present: If your proposal is accepted, individually or all of your panelists, must be members of NACCS and registered for the conference by February 25, 2024.  Please confirm with all your panelists to confirm participation prior to submission. Other information like presentation titles, institutions/organizations, and emails for each participant is needed. 

Review of proposals: Each proposal must include an abstract with a clear focus of study indicating a written product (or any other formal academic research format) not merely anecdotal observations. Your abstract must be 250-300 words.

The program committee will assess submissions in terms of the following criteria:

 Scholarly merit as stipulated in the NACCS preamble, including the generation of new knowledge, problem-solving in the community, understanding our position within society, study/analyses of our communities, or theory construction.

 Quality of the work to be presented.

 Completed status of the work to be presented. Proposals on works in progress should be submitted after completion of the research.

Submissions are accepted online only.

Format of presentations
Presentations may be proposed in the following formats: single papers, collaborative/team research, thematic panels, workshops, roundtables, films and posters. Please select the appropriate category for your proposal. At the end of each form there is a Comment box. Use the Comment box for information that does not fit within the limits of the form like special requests or a co-authored presentation.   Panels consist of  3-4 presenters, each presenter should expect to have 15-17 minutes to deliver their paper.

Panel Organizers, please have the following information from your panelists:

  • Confirm that all panel participants can attend the meetings during the selected dates. 
  • Have the complete namesinstitutions (school/community organization), and email for each panelist.  Email is very important, as this is the method we will be using to communicate with you and your panelists.
  • Depending on the type of submission, you will also need the title of the presentation and abstract for each panelist. Providing incomplete information upon submission will mean 1) Incomplete information in the program and 2) Additional work for the NACCS staff.  While we understand that the paper title and presenters might change from the time of submission to the time of the presentation, we do ask that you be as complete as possible in the submission process. Do not submit duplicate submissions to correct or update a past submission.
  • If your proposal is accepted, all expenses (membership dues, registration fees, etc.) are your responsibility. NACCS does not pay honorarium or any other type of compensation to presenters.

All presenters are encouraged to pay member dues when submitting your proposal, however current membership is not required to submit. If your proposal is accepted for presentation, each presenter is required to pay both member dues and  registration fees.  Panel Organizers, please communicate these requirements to your panelist! Membership dues range from $40.00-$200 based on an income scale.  Registration fees range from $95.00-$400.  You are highly encouraged to pay dues and fees early to support conference planning.

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Single: click here
Single paper submissions are designed to be presentations of research results, significant interpretive work, or of critical projects. Accepted single papers will be integrated into a 3 or 4 paper panel. If you would like to be placed on a panel with a particular person, please make this request in the comment box at the end of the form. We will make an effort to comply with your request.

Collaborative/Team Panel: click here
The  proposal consists of presentations made by research teams reporting on ONE project. Only one abstract is required. The team must be a minimum of three researchers and no more than five.
NOTE: If your Collaboration involves only 2 presenters, submit  your presentation as a co-authored single paper.

Thematic Panel: click here
This panel consists of 3 or4 presenters reporting on different projects that share the same or similar research question, methods, or topic, event, issue, or teaching endeavor. Each presenter must include an abstract. A minimum of three presenters is required. Often the proposal will include a discussant and/or moderator/chair. Please include all individuals and their proposed roles within the panel on the form.

Workshop: click here
A workshop is designed to be a hands-on presentation (e.g.,teaching, technical assistance, with participant activity). It may include a performance or cultural production, curriculum development and/or a demonstration.A minimum of 3 presenters is required.

Roundtable: click here
A roundtable is designed to provide 4 or5 presenters the opportunity to discuss a single subject (e.g., ethics within Chicana/o Studies fieldwork, administration, publishing, tenure process, etc.). Only one abstract is required. A minimum of three presenters is required.

Poster: click here
Provide Title, Duration, abstract, and contact. This presentation will be on Friday. We will provide you with an easel.  Basic, standard poster board is 22 inches high, 28 inches wide.  A tri-fold poster board measuring 36 inches high, 48 inches wide when opened, might be used if the ends can remain open. Please no poster prints. We will not provide the poster board.

Film: click here
Provide Title, Duration, abstract, and contact.