Plan to join us for the ILACADA Annual Conference at UIS on September 21st, 2018

The call for proposals for ILACADA’s Annual Conference is now open! The theme for this year’s conference is “Lights Camera Action: Award-Worthy Advising.”  Submissions on any and all topics are welcome, but topics focused on the conference theme are preferred. Here are a few suggestions from the conference committee:

Lights –Theoretical, aspiring, foundation, environment

Camera –Process, documentation, assessment

Action –implementation, manner which you go about it

Who Should Submit a Proposal:

We encourage novice as well as experienced presenters to submit a proposal. Advisors, administrators, faculty, counselors, career development specialists, researchers, and graduate students are all welcome to submit proposals. If you have advanced techniques or proven practices to share that address higher education’s academic advising needs, please consider submitting a proposal.

For more information on creating a presentation proposal and the evaluation criteria used by the reviewers, please click here to view the NACADA tutorial guide.

Session Formats:

Presentation: One-hour session that can include lecture, demonstrations, and/or participant discussion about topics relevant to the field of academic advising.

Panel Discussion: One-hour panel session where speakers address a specific advising topic each from their own perspective. Panel sessions are highly interactive with panelists representing multiple points of view from different institutions. Time is allowed for audience input and questions.

Important Deadlines:

  • July 1, 2018 – Proposal submissions due
  • Week of July 23rd – All potential presenters will be notified of their proposal status
  • June 1st– Conference registration opens

Questions and Submission:

For questions regarding your proposal, please email Craig McFarland

2018 ILACADA Annual Conference Call for Proposals
(Please do not use abbreviation)
Due to the high costs of Audio-visual equipment, please consider carefully the most efficient presentation methods. Check ONLY specific equipment needed. In all cases, computers are the presenter\'s responsibility. Program Committee will determine availability. Do not request equipment for which you do not have training to use.
500 words or less
150 words or less
Please identify any and all of the NACADA Core Competencies in the area of Conceptual, Informational and Relational that are relevant to your presentation
Proposals from representatives who do not represent higher education institutions will be reviewed separately. Sessions are not to be used by individuals for marketing or selling products or consulting or other services. This policy does not prevent product users from referring to specific commercial products nor does it prevent user roundtable discussions regarding specific products. Submission of this proposal signifies my agreement to abide by the NACADA Commercial Policy. YOU MUST CHECK ONE
1. All of the presenters listed must register and pay the appropriate conference registration fee. 2. Presenters must be available to present at any presentation time during the conference. 3. All of the presenters listed attest that all conference presentations and materials are their original work; and/or that they will obtain permission to use any materials that are not their original work and correctly cite the original source(s).

Once you submit your proposal, you will see a \”Presentation Proposal has been Submitted!\” confirmation page indicating that your proposal has been successfully submitted. Please be patient during processing – it may take a few moments.


A confirmation containing your submission details will be automatically sent to you via email following your successful submission. The subject line will read: \”Confirmation of ILACADA Presentation Proposal.\” If you do not receive an email confirmation, email Please notify us if you don\’t get the email confirmation within one day of submission.

If you need to make a change to an application you have already submitted, email DO NOT re-submit the same application if you need to make a change.