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EACE24 Call for Proposals

Being an EACE conference presenter is a perfect opportunity to enhance your resume and personal brand! You do not need to be an EACE member to present at the conference, and you’re encouraged to share this opportunity with friends and colleagues.

Submit a Proposal
Session Formats & Topics

Typical session formats include:

  • 60 Minute Break-out session (Discussion, Lecture, Case Study with discussion, Resource/Topic Review)
  • 60 Minute Panel
  • 20 Minute Speed Learning Session

If you are interested in submitting for a 60-minute break-out session please consider covering one of the following topics:


  • International Student Recruitment
  • Employee Resource Groups
  • Benefits Issues for Marginalized Communities (Disabilities, BIPOC, LGBTQ+, etc.)
  • Employee Engagement (Gen Z)
  • Employment Law and Compliance
  • Employee Analytics

College Partners

  • Student Engagement
  • Student Mentorship
  • Student Analytics
  • Career Curriculum (creating career courses, integrating career content into existing courses)
  • Career Coaching and Counseling Best Practices
  • Community Colleges
  • HBCUs and HSIs

Both (Employers & College Partners)

  • Inclusive Workplace Culture
  • Conflict Mediation
  • Intergenerational Engagement
  • Data-Driven Actions in Decision-Making
  • Affirmative Action in Recruitment
  • Leadership (methods for career advancement, hiring and/or training best practices, creating office culture)
  • Marketing and Technology
Important Information
  • Incomplete forms will not be accepted. ALL co-presenter information must be included at the time the proposal is submitted.
  • Presenters will not be compensated and do not receive complimentary and discounted registration.

  • For accessibility purposes, presenters are expected to use the EACE Universal Design PowerPoint template. If approved, presenters are required to have five copies of their presentation that comply with the Universal Design standard for distribution, if necessary. 

  • Break-out session rooms will be equipped with basic LCD projector package. Laptops are NOT provided. Internet may not be available in break-out rooms.

  • EACE does not print handouts. Presenters will be encouraged to upload any session handouts to the EACE Mobile App.

Tips for Submitting Your Proposal

View a sample conference proposal here. Need help putting together your proposal? Watch our tutorial below for helpful tips and tricks for submitting a conference proposal: 


Additional Tips:

  1. GIVE IT TIME - A good proposal takes time to create! Set aside a few hours to review past proposals, draft out your presentation outline, and craft your title and session description.

  2. MAKE IT CATCHY - The title and description you create now will be used for all promotional materials, so consider the audience, topic area and relevance to your presentation. Use action verbs and results-oriented words. Your title must be both attention-grabbing and give a good description of your session. Less is more when it comes to the length of the session description.

  3. GET CREDIT - Sessions that are SHRM accredited sessions have an increased likelihood of being selected for the conference, and tend to have higher attendance. Review the guidelines for SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management). 

  4. SHARE TAKEAWAYS - Think about the learning outcomes. What information will attendees learn? What new insights will you cultivate? What best practices or how-to’s will you share? Answer the following: “By attending this session, attendees will gain…”

Who can submit a proposal?

Anyone who has a relevant topic to share! We’ve had submissions from graduate assistants, faculty, career counselors, VPs, directors, recruiters and more. You do not need to be a member of EACE to submit a proposal.

Where and when is the Annual Conference?

The EACE 2024 Annual Conference will be held June 19-21, 2024 at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown. Find out more.

What is the timeline for the proposal process?

  • October 23, 2023: Call for Proposals opens
  • December 22, 2023: Deadline for Submissions 
  • December 2023 - February 2024: Programming Committee reviews proposals
  • Late February - Early March 2024: Notification of status of proposal submissions (The designated lead presenter receives this communication.)

How are proposals selected?

Proposals are evaluated by the Annual Conference Programming Sub-Committee. Several key factors that influence selection include, but are not limited to:

  • Does the proposal contribute to the overall diversity of topics for the conference?
  • Is the focus of the proposal/presentation clear and well-defined, and specific to EACE members?
  • Does the proposal provide educational benefit?
  • The proposal is non-commercial nor self-promoting.

How long should my presentation be?

Break-out sessions are 60 minutes and Speed Learning sessions are 20 minutes. You should be sure to leave time for questions at the end. 

Do presenters get discounted conference registration?

EACE24 break-out session and/or speed learning session presenters do not receive discounted registration. If a presenter cannot attend the full conference, entry for the session only can be granted. Presenters needing financial assistance to attend are encouraged to apply for a 2024 Professional Development Grant and/or Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship.

Who should I contact with additional questions?

2024 EACE Annual Conference Programming Co-Chairs.


Submit a Proposal