Dear Colleagues,

The call for proposals for ILACADA’s annual spring drive-in is now open! The theme for this year’s conference is, “May the 4th be with you: Acknowledge, Implement, Motivate: AIMing for self care to awaken your inner Jedi.” 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, email, and 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 view the NACADA tutorial guide.

Submission: Please submit your proposal online click here.

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 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:

  • March 15, 2018 – Proposal submissions due
    Week of March 19, 2018 – All potential presenters will be notified of their proposal status
    NOW – Conference registration opens

Questions and Submission:
For questions regarding your proposal, please email Michele Aurand at

Michele Aurand
ILACADA Spring Drive-In Committee Chair
Western Illinois University