Below are the proposal submission requirements. We strongly suggest you first write your proposal in an offline format prior to submitting it through the online system.
The proposal form does not auto save. Be prepared to complete and submit the entire form in one setting. Your login will time out after 60 minutes of inactivity.
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 conference guidebook and website. Resumes/CVs are used to apply for continuing education units (CEUs).
More details about Credentials can be found here.
The title is the “first impression” of your presentation and should reflect overall session content. While creative session titles are welcome, candidates are strongly encouraged to make sure the session title accurately reflects the session content. Please spell out all the words in the title and do not use acronyms or abbreviations.
Character limits: Maximum of 90 characters (includes spaces), which is approximately 10 words.
The abstract is the summary of session content. It should include the most important information, strategies, or practices that will be covered. The abstract will be published online and is subject to edits at the discretion of the review committee. Candidates are strongly encouraged to make sure the session abstract accurately reflects the session topic and content to be presented or facilitated.
Character limits: Maximum of 600 characters (includes spaces), which is approximately 100 words.
Include 3-5 session objectives that indicate a gained practical knowledge and complete the following statement:
“At the end of the session, participants will be able to...”
Consider using this list of action verbs when drafting your objectives.
Character limits: Maximum of 200 characters per objective (including spaces), which is approximately 30 words.
Select one session type. Please make sure your total number of presenters fits within the provide range for each session type.
Select one session level.
Primary and Secondary Topic Areas
Select one primary topic area which best characterizes the overall session content. Select up to six additional secondary topic areas.
Select all population targets that apply.
Select up to 10 targeted audiences to which your content is most focused, relevant, or beneficial.
Select all targeted ages that apply.
Complete each of the below areas in as much detail as possible.
This information allows reviewers to better understand and evaluate the proposal. Vague or insufficient responses will receive a lower score.
Character limits for EACH numbered response below: Minimum of 100 characters (includes spaces), which is approximately 15 words; maximum of 2,000 characters (includes spaces), which is approximately 250 words
1. In one sentence, summarize the main point you want attendees to take from this session.
2. What are the themes, concepts, and/or examples you will elaborate upon during your presentation?
3. Describe the significance and timeliness to the field. Why is this information important at this time?
4. What have you learned as a result of implementing the ideas and concepts included in this proposal? Include results or data collected, if applicable.
5. Describe the intended outcome or benefit your session would provide. How might the methods, ideas, and strategies be transferable and applicable to attendees’ work or setting?
OCALICONLINE 2023 is a live-on-Zoom event. If your proposal is accepted, the expectation is that you and your co-presenters would be available to present live on Zoom at your scheduled date and time during November 14-17. If there is an exceptional circumstance that prevents you from presenting during live on Zoom during the conference dates, please email Jill Hudson to inquire about the possibility of recording your session in advance.
11:59 pm EDT | March 31, 2023
Late proposals will not be accepted.