PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: OAD hosting Open Office Hours to develop ILACADA Conference Call for Proposals next Tuesday (July 18) and Wed (July 19). Proposals due on July 21st!

Presenting at conferences is a great opportunity to contribute to the learning in our advising community!

Are you not sure what to propose? Do you want a second pair of eyes on a proposal? Want to brainstorm on the best approach?

This coming week OAD is hosting two times for OAD Open Office Hours for advisors to come by and work through ideas for conference proposals.

Join us to discuss your proposal:

Tuesday, July 18th between 3:00 pm and 5:00 pm


Wednesday, July 19th between 10:00 am and 11:30 am

Proposals are due on Friday, July 21st and we want you to consider presenting about the great work we do at UIC!

OAD will be providing transportation to the ILACADA Annual Conference on Friday, September 22nd – please let Joey ( know if you’re interested in going with the OAD group! A formal RSVP will be sent along later in the summer. See the call for proposals below…

The deadline for the Call for Proposals has been extended to Friday, July 21st.  Also, conference registration is now open!  To submit your session proposal of register for the conference, go to  The theme for this year’s conference is, Advising: The Root of Student Success.  Submissions on any and all topics are welcome, but topics focused on the conference theme are preferred.

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.

Session proposals will be accepted electronically.  Click here to submit your 2017 ILACADA Conference session proposal.  Session proposal should include the name(s) of presenter(s), institution, e-mail, phone number, along with title and abstract and proposal of the session.  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.

Other Important Information:

  • Proposal submissions deadline extended to July 21, 2017!
  • Week of August 21, 2017 – All potential presenters will be notified of their proposal status
  • Conference registration is now open!

Questions and Submission:

For questions regarding your proposal, please e-mail Mazen Nagi at