Submit a Conference Proposal

Conference proposals are due on October 1, 2022.  After initial review of proposals, there will be an opportunity to revise and resubmit the proposal based on feedback from the conference committee. 

You may submit one proposal for each session type (asynchronous and synchronous). 

Submissions should include the following:

  • Presenter name(s), role(s), institution(s), and email(s)
  • Session format (asynchronous research presentation, asynchronous technology/program profile, synchronous workshop, synchronous roundtable discussion)
  • Working title
  • 3 keywords that best describe your proposal
  • A proposal in one of the following formats:
    • Written proposal (about 500 words)
    • Audio or video proposal (5 minutes or less)

The OWCA accepts proposals for the following session formats:

Asynchronous Formats

Asynchronous presenters will pre-record a presentation that will be available to attendees starting April 6, 2023, throughout the conference, and until July 15, 2023. After this date, presenters can choose for their recording to be deleted from the OWCA website or to be moved to our public scholarship database.

Asynchronous presentations should be a maximum of 10 minutes in length. All asynchronous presenters will also participate in a facilitated synchronous Q&A session scheduled during April 13-14, 2023. Asynchronous sessions should be in one of the following formats:

  • Research Presentation: A pre-recorded presentation by an individual or group exploring a specific topic/question or presenting data.
  • Program or Technology Profile: A pre-recorded presentation by an individual or group showcasing how your writing center approaches a particular aspect of multimodality, or how you use a particular technology to facilitate online writing center work.

Synchronous Formats

Synchronous sessions will be reserved for interactive conversations that provide explicit opportunities for attendees to do and create things or actively participate throughout. Synchronous sessions should be in one of the following formats:

  • Workshop (75 minutes): An interactive session that briefly introduces a topic and invites audience members to participate in activities that help them apply concepts or develop new materials.
  • Roundtable Discussion (45 minutes): A participatory experience in which all attendees are led in a conversation by a moderator who guides the conversation through specific questions or prompts.

If you have any difficulty using the form below, please contact the Conference Committee at

Submit Your Proposal