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EACE22 Call for Proposals

For more than 21 years, the EACE Annual Conference has been the region's premier professional development and networking event for HR/recruiting and college/university career center professionals. Next year, we’re "placing our bets" on EACE22, which will be held June 22-24, 2022 at the famous Borgata Hotel, Spa & Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

If you submit a proposal to present at the 2022 Annual Conference, you will be notified regarding the status of your proposal by March 2022. If you have any questions, please contact the Annual Conference Programming Committee Co-Chairs.

Session Topics

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

  • Assessment and strategic planning (best practices, new approaches to program assessment, learning outcomes, graduate outcomes)
  • Career coaching and counseling best practices
  • Community colleges
  • Diversity, inclusion, equity and access (DEIA)
  • Employer relations and recruiting (best practices for HR recruiters, diversity recruiting)
  • Leadership (methods for career advancement, hiring and/or training best practices, creating office culture)
  • Marketing and technology
  • University/employer connections (collaborative programming and initiatives)
  • University partnerships (faculty/academic and alumni affairs/development partnerships with career centers)

For 20-minute speed learning sessions, consider the topics above or:

  • New initiatives and/or programs within your college, university or organization
  • New technology being utilized in your office
  • Strategies for meaningful engagement (with faculty, students, employers, alumni, community)

The deadline to submit EACE22 proposals was December 10, 2022. Please contact the Annual Conference Programming Sub-Committee Chairs to inquire about late submission. 

Important Information
  • Presenters are expected to represent your proposal submission. 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.

  • 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 WiFi and LCD projector package with playback sound capabilities. Laptops are NOT provided.

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

Tips for Submitting Your Proposal

Check out this webinar conducted by the EACE 2021 Annual Conference Programming Co-Chairs 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.

  3. GET CREDIT - Sessions that are SHRM or HRCI accredited have an increased likelihood of being selected for the conference, and tend to have higher attendance. Review the guidelines for HRCI (Human Resources Certification Institute) and 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 2022 Annual Conference will be held June 22-24, 2022 at the Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Find out more.

What is the timeline for the proposal process?

  • October 2021: Call for Proposals opens
  • December 2021: Deadline for Submissions 
  • December 2021 - February 2022: Programming Committee reviews proposals
  • March 2022: Notification of acceptance

When will I know if my proposal was accepted?

Lead presenters will be notified in March 2022 of the status of their proposal.

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?

EACE22 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 Professional Development Grant and/or Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship which will open in Fall 2021.

Who should I contact with additional questions?

2022 EACE Annual Conference Programming Co-Chairs.