Proposals must be submitted online through OCALI Pass, a free online user account.
All proposal submitters will need to either (a) create a new account, or (b) review and verify their information in an existing account. Please use a current mailing address and active email address that is frequently checked. Email is OCALI's primary communication tool.
All proposal submitters are also required to include a short personal bio and upload a resume or curriculum vitae (CV). Bios are shared with attendees through the website. Resumes/CVs are used to apply for continuing education units (CEUs).
A separate account, presenter bio, and CV should be created and uploaded for each individual presenter and co-presenter. All co-presenters must be added to a proposal by the submission deadline of March 31, 2022.
Don't wait. Enter or update this information as soon as possible, so you can easily submit your proposal on time!
Review the proposal requirements in advance so that you can create a comprehensive proposal.
Think creatively about which session type would best allow the audience to experience, understand, and/or engage with your session ideas, principles, or strategies. Consider the lessons, take aways, and/or action steps that will allow the audience to replicate or implement session content in their own work. Review the topic areas and targeted audiences to carefully select which will best highlights your content. Attendees will use these criteria as they sort the final program when looking for the sessions they would like to attend.
Pay attention to the question-specific limits (minimums and/or maximums), requirements, and the number of selected responses allowed per question. Many fields specify a character limit, not a word limit, which also counts the spaces between words. If guidelines are not followed, the online form will alert you with an error and ask you to revise your answer.
We strongly suggest you first compose a proposal in an offline format (such as Microsoft Word) prior to submitting it through the online system.
Please note that the proposal submission form does not save incomplete proposals. Be prepared to complete and submit all proposal details in their entirety in one sitting.
The online submission form does not auto save. Your login will time out after 60 minutes of inactivity.
As you review your proposal content, be sure your title and abstract clearly and accurately describe your session content. OCALICON participants rely on this information to understand and select which sessions they will attend.
Clearly define the learning objectives and goals for the session that indicate or describe the practical knowledge or strategies participants will learn or gain. Consider using this list of action verbs when drafting your objectives.
Provide an accurate overall session description that highlights innovative ideas or strategies, encourages audience interaction, and is noncommercial in nature.
Ensure the proposed content is able to be fully and clearly presented in the allotted session time.
Carefully consider your topic of interest, your perspective, and your preferred session types as you create proposals and add co-presenters.
Each person may submit mulitple proposals (whether as a primary presenter or co-presenter), but will likely not be selected to present all of them in the final conference program. Please submit your preferred content.
Only co-presenters who will be part of the presentation at OCALICON should be included on a proposal. There may be several people who have authored or contributed to a project or study, but only those who will actively contribute to the presentation should be listed as co-presenters.
We sincerely appreciate the time you take to complete the proposal process. Thank you for submitting!
Notifications will be sent out via email to the primary presenter of each proposal in early June 2022. Please note that due to the significant number of proposals OCALICON receives, not all proposals will be accepted.