Call for Proposals – 2012 NAFSA Annual Conference
May 27-June 1, 2012Comprehensive Internationalization: Vision and Practice is the theme of the NAFSA 2012 Annual Conference & Expo in Houston, Texas, which will feature hundreds of sessions and workshops, unlimited networking opportunities, and a dynamic expo.The 2012 Annual Conference Committee (ACC) is seeking proposals that will be informative and relevant, informed by theory and research, encourage opportunities for learner engagement, and/or demonstrate application to the work of participants. In particular the ACC is keen to receive proposals that:
- Bring comprehensive internationalization to the forefront
- Cultivate professional leadership skills
- Feature a presenter with outstanding expertise in the topic area who brings new insights
- For panels, have diverse presenters (for example with varying level of experience in the field; of different nationalities; or from different institutions and geographic regions)
- Are based on or supported by research
- Contain new ideas, and are on the cutting edge
- Stimulate and provoke discussion
Types of Proposals
|Session||Sessions may be 60 or 75 minutes in length and are open to all conference participants, with audience sizes ranging generally from 50-800. A good session covers one topic in depth, rather than giving an overview of many topics.||Monday, August 1 at 11:59 p.m. EDT||Late November|
|Workshop||Workshops precede the conference and are one half-day to one full-day in length. They feature a participant-centered and highly interactive approach. Workshops cover topics and skills that are important to international educators today—recent changes, new approaches, and timely content— and also provide substantive training and opportunities for practice and critical discussion.||Monday, August 1 at 11:59 p.m. EDT||Late November|
|Poster||Posters are visual presentations displayed on tables and bulletin boards organized in fairs focused on a particular theme. Presenters stand next to their displays to explain content and answer questions. Fairs generally last for 90 minutes.||Thursday, December 15 at 11:59 p.m. EDT||Late February|
Regardless of proposal type, proposals will only be accepted through the online proposal system. Proposals will not be accepted in any other manner. Proposals cannot be accepted after the deadlines.
This Call for Proposals is organized to assist you in preparing a proposal for the 2012 Annual Conference. The proposal forms have changed significantly from last year, so use this Web page as your guide to navigating the new requirements.
Session and Workshop Proposals