How to Write a Conference Proposal: Advice on Finding Calls Writing an Abstract, and Submitting your Scholarship Research
Answering a conference's call for papers requires writing an abstract or summary of what your talk is going to be about, and it's not an easy task! How do you boil down your scholarly work to 250 or 300 words? In this workshop, we'll share a five-part plan for pitching your research at almost anything, share sample abstracts as well as criteria used by conference selection committees, and you'll have a chance to get feedback on an abstract if you wish to bring a draft.
By participating in this workshop you will:
- Participants will consider broad guidelines for writing an effective conference proposal
- Participants will examine various abstracts and identify how effective they are
- Participants will analyze rubrics used by selection committees for different conferences and consider how to tailor their own proposals to the criteria
- Optional: Participants will workshop existing drafts of abstracts
Professional Development Academy Program: GRC
Professional Development Academy Pillars: Research
Learning Experience: Lecture
Time Commitment: < 2 hours
Lifecycle Stage: Early-Mid-Late Master’s, Early-Mid-Late Doctoral
- Melissa Bowles-Terry, Associate Director, Faculty Center
This workshop is open to graduate students. Please RSVP at least 24 hours in advance for the workshop.