Submit an abstract or session proposal to the upcoming UAA conference.

Submission Deadline
December 1, 2021 (At 11:59 pm CDT the electronic submission system closes.)

Late submissions are NOT accepted!


Call for Participation


One-Session Policy
To maximize opportunities and minimize scheduling conflicts, UAA limits your participation (as presenter, speaker and/or moderator) to one (1) session. Exception: Persons in sponsored and professional development panels, poster session, or breakfast roundtables can participate in one additional session. DO NOT agree to participate in more than one session, unless you meet the exception criteria.

Individual Paper Proposal

Individual Paper Proposal

  •  Individual paper proposals are grouped to form a panel by the program committee. Research paper panels are 90 minutes long. Within each session, approximately 15-20 minutes should be reserved for open discussion.
  • In sessions with five presenters, each presenter is allotted 10 minutes.
  • In sessions with three or four presenters, each presenter is allocated 12 minutes.
  • It is best to plan on 10 minutes regardless of the number of presenters since last minute changes in the panel could affect your allotted time.
  • Reading papers is not acceptable.
  • If a moderator does not arrive, we ask that the first presenter assume this role
  • Paper presenters should tell attendees how to obtain a copy of the paper, if it is accessible.
  • Step 1: View Checklist for Individual Paper Proposal
  • Step 2: Submit Individual Paper Proposal
Poster Proposal
Organized Panel Session Proposal

Organized Panel Session Proposal 

  • Pre-organized panel proposals consist of 3-5 research paper presentations. Research paper panels are 90 minutes long. Within each session, approximately 15-20 minutes should be reserved for open discussion.
  • In sessions with five presenters, each presenter is allotted 10 minutes.
  • In sessions with three or four presenters, each presenter is allocated 12 minutes.
  • It is best to plan on 10 minutes regardless of the number of presenters since last minute changes in the panel could affect your allotted time.
  • Reading papers is not acceptable.
  • If a moderator does not arrive, we ask that the first presenter assume this role
  • Paper presenters should tell attendees how to obtain a copy of the paper, if it is accessible.
  • Step 1: View Checklist for Organized Panel Session Proposal
  • Step 2: Submit Organized Panel Session Proposal
Colloquy Session Proposal

Colloquy Session Proposal

  • A colloquy is a structured, formal discussion of a topic by a few selected individuals (typically four or five speakers). Each individual speaker makes prepared comments. After all speakers have spoken, they then engage in an open discussion with the audience. Colloquy speakers do not, however, present written papers or in-depth research findings. Instead, speakers draw upon their general knowledge, background, and experience of the subject being discussed. Colloquy sessions are 90 minutes long. Within each session, approximately 15-20 minutes should be reserved for open discussion.
  • In sessions with five speakers, each speaker is allotted 10 minutes.
  • In sessions with four speakers, each speaker is allocated 12 minutes.
  • It is best to plan on 10 minutes regardless of the number of speakers since last minute changes in the colloquy could affect your allotted time.
  • Step 1: View Checklist for Colloquy Session Proposal
  • Step 2: Submit Colloquy Session Proposal
Breakfast Roundtable Discussion Proposal

Breakfast Roundtable Discussion Proposal

  • A breakfast roundtable is an informal discussion of a topic during breakfast. The discussion is led by one or more persons but open to anyone who wishes to join in and share his or her views. Leading a roundtable is a good way to meet people who share your interests. Because breakfast roundtable sessions take place in the general dining area, the use of audio-visual aids and equipment (other than a laptop computer without a projector) is not possible. Breakfast roundtables are scheduled during the one-hour period of breakfast (typically 7-8am). If you are leading the discussion, plan to arrive at least by 6:45am to ensure that interested persons are greeted.
  • Step 1: View Checklist for Breakfast Roundtable Discussion Proposal
  • Step 2: Submit Breakfast Roundtable Discussion Proposal