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We are now taking Call for Presentations for our 2021 Annual Conference! 


For the 2021 ICA Annual Conference, we are offering Conference Workshop presenters the opportunity to select their top 3 days and times for presenting. Please only list days/times that you would be available to present. Please note that we will try our best to provide you with your preferred days/times based on priority and availability. 

In the application form you will be able to choose days between May 31- June 4, 2021 and presentation start times between 8 am- 7 pm EST.

Submit a Call for Presentations Proposal: Conference Presentation Proposal


Choose the format that best suits the presentation that you want to make. Please note that we may suggest an alternative. For example, you may be asked to present for 25 minutes rather than 60 minutes, form a panel with other presenters speaking on a similar topic, change your planned presentation into a poster session, or be a part of a roundtable discussion. We do our best to avoid such situations, but please understand such a situation could occur.

  1. Research-Oriented/ Dissertation Presentation (25 or 60 minutes)
    This type of presentation should include a clearly indicated research topic, a brief literature review, an overview of the research methodology and findings, and a discussion of the implications for theory and/or practice. A significantly larger proportion of 25-minute sessions will be accepted.
  2. Practice-Oriented Workshop (60 minutes)
    This type of session shows, as well as describes, a technique or various techniques for counseling practice, graduate-level teaching, supervision, or other counseling-related matters. This should be a professional development session that gives attendees the opportunity to learn to do something new or apply existing counseling knowledge. 
  3. Forum/ Panel Discussion (60 or 90 minutes)
    Multiple presenters give presentations on a similar topic. A forum can also be convened as a panel discussion (6 presenters maximum). 
  4. Graduate Student Poster Session (60 or 90 minutes--time allotted for all poster sessions)
    Poster presentations with charts, graphs, illustrations, and summaries convey information quickly and effectively and allow for short, informal discussion between the presenter(s) and attendees, as attendees circulate within the poster-session area. Poster sessions serve as an important and interactive forum for sharing professional ideas and for receiving feedback. For virtual conference, all the poster sessions will be scheduled for a 60 or 90 minute time slot and presenters will be informed on the time frame indicated for each presenter. Apply to present a Graduate Student Poster Presentation here: Poster Presentation Application   
  5. Roundtable Exchange (60 minutes)
    This session type gives participants an opportunity to share and discuss work in progress or emerging ideas in theory and practice with other presenters and a small audience in an informal roundtable format. Roundtable Exchanges allow for stimulating conversations and networking opportunities among participants on shared interests. Individual proposals will be grouped into roundtables clustered around shared topics. For in-person conferences, roundtable exchanges will be held in a large room with several discussions taking place at the same time at different tables. Presentations will be delivered in turn for no more than 10 minutes each, followed by a 5-minute Q & A. After all presentations, participants will engage in extended discussion with the other attendees at the table. One presenter will volunteer to serve as a timekeeper. No audiovisual equipment (e.g., no projectors or screens) will be provided.

Submission deadline:  Friday, December 18th by 11:59 pm EST. All proposals will be vetted for final acceptance decisions.

  • Notification of acceptance or rejection of submissions will be sent out in late January (tentative).

  • Only proposals received on or before the deadline that meet all guidelines will be reviewed.

Submit a Call for Presentations Proposal: Conference Presentation Proposal

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