Share Your Knowledge
The strength of the conference stems from sessions developed and led by dedicated educators and professionals like you.
Interested in partnering with another institution or an ACCUPLACER team member but don't know how? Email us.
Describing Your Session
Conference sessions can be led by testing directors, college faculty, school administrators, enrollment professionals, or any other professional from across the spectrum of education. Because of the wide range of ideas and audiences at our conference, your description should make the topic and target audience of your session completely clear.
Keep in mind that, if accepted, your session title and description will be published online and in the conference program. All conference attendees should be able to quickly read your description and clearly understand what they’ll learn in your session. Avoid using abbreviations, acronyms, or references that attendees might not be familiar with.
This year’s conference theme is “Student Success in College and Career – New Practices for a New Normal.” We're seeking proposals—within any of the categories listed below—that will provide attendees with the information, knowledge and skills to implement equitable placement policies that promote student success. Sessions must be relevant to today's challenges and opportunities.
Session categories (used to organize the conference program) include:
- Equity and Access
- Career and Technical Education
- Practice, Preparation and Interventions
- Multiple Factors (measures)
Session topics (used to provide attendees more detail about the session content) include:
- Account Setup & Operations
- Placement Policies
- Proctoring Options
- Implementation of Interventions
- Best Practices
Before drafting your session proposal, be sure to read the guidelines on this page and on the Writing Guidelines page before you start writing.
- We're seeking 15-, 20-, 30- and/or 45-minute breakout sessions or 60-minute roundtable discussions from professionals comfortable with presenting virtually and being recorded.
- To ensure high engagement, all sessions must be concise and interactive.
- Presenters will be required to provide their final session materials by May 28, 2021 and be available for both a content and technical rehearsal to be scheduled before June 11, 2021. Session materials will be made available to conference attendees prior to the start of the conference.
Guidelines and Procedures
- Presenters and copresenters have a discounted registration rate of $50 for the full event.
- Submit a proposal only if you've secured funding from your institution to attend the conference and only if you're available to present at any time during the conference.
- Submit no more than two proposals, either as a lead presenter or copresenter. We ask that you obtain consent before you list other individuals as copresenters and provide their contact information.
- As a lead presenter, you're responsible for sharing with your copresenters all information you receive from College Board staff about conference policies and logistics.
- All session titles and descriptions, along with presenter names, job titles, and states, are part of the official conference program and will be edited for consistency and accuracy.
- All proposals will be reviewed by the ACCUPLACER National Conference Planning Committee.
Review the Presenter Information page for more information.
Keep in mind that because of the need for a balanced program and because of time and space limitations, not all qualified proposals can be accepted. If your proposal isn't accepted for this year's conference, please consider submitting one next year.
Note: Session proposals promoting the purchase of books, materials, or services won't be considered for the conference program.
The ACCUPLACER National Conference Planning Committee will review all proposals and notify you of its decision on your proposal by April 16, 2021.
Questions? Email us.