PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: ILACADA Fall Drive-In Conference "Hitting a Home Run" Call for Proposals – due August 15th

UARC will be providing transportation for any presenters and attendees from UIC for this conference, which is FREE for ILACADA members and $25 for non-members.

See more below for the call for proposals:

The call for proposals for ILACADA’s annual fall drive-in is now open! The theme for this year’s conference is, Hitting a Homerun: Helping Students Meet Their Educational Goals. 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.

Include in your submission: Name, address, school, 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.

Important Deadlines:

  • August 15, 2016 – Proposal submissions due
  • Week of September 1, 2016 – All potential presenters will be notified of their proposal status
  • NOW, July 2016 – Conference registration opens

Questions and Submission:

For questions regarding your proposal or to submit your proposal, please email all required information to Melissa Franzen at

Please contact Joey Volpe ( for questions about logistics for the transportation UARC is providing to the Fall Drive-In Conference.