The SACES Executive Committee is pleased to announce the call for proposals for the 2024 SACES Conference, which will be held on November 7-9, 2024, in Dallas, Texas. We invite proposals for the conference that address all areas of counseling, counselor education, and supervision.
Pre-conference sessions and the Emerging Leaders Workshop will occur on Thursday (11/7), with a welcoming reception on Thursday evening. The conference educational sessions will run on Friday (11/8) and Saturday (11/9) from 8 am to 5 pm.
Proposals Due- March 4th
Proposal Notifications- May 1st
Presenter Registration Deadline- September 1st
Presenters are encouraged to create presentations with the Presenter Guidelines for Accessibility and Inclusion posted on the SACES Conference Website.
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50-minute Content Sessions
50-minute Roundtable discussion
50-minute Posters Sessions
25-minute Express Sessions (Empirically based research, two presenters max)
Career development and counseling
Counseling specialty areas
(e.g., addictions; clinical mental health; rehabilitation; college counseling & student affairs; marriage, couple, & family; school counseling; CE&S doctoral programs)
Teaching and learning
Counselor professional identity and practice issues
(e.g., supervision, ethics, personal career development, leadership & advocacy, gatekeeping, mentoring)
Group dynamics and counseling
Human growth and development
Research and program evaluation
Social and cultural foundations
Wellness and prevention
Beginner level (explores introductory concepts and skills),
Intermediate level (expands on introductory knowledge, skills, and competencies),
Advanced level (requires prerequisite knowledge, preparation, and experience)
Provide a minimum of 3. Please note that learning objectives must be in the form/format of observable, measurable goals. These are statements of what learners/participants can do after attending the session. Objectives MUST contain action verbs, such as "Learners will be able to state 2 strategies" or "...will be able to list 3 findings." Other acceptable action words include recite, write, compute, explain, demonstrate, select, and critique. Verbs to avoid include know, understand, be exposed to, appreciate, become aware of, or become familiar with.
Provide a minimum of 3 APA formatted sources used to research the topic.
Provide the collective experience related to the proposed session (max 1500 characters) and Select all from the following :
Presented on this topic at a regional or national conference
Invited speaker or trainer on this topic
Authored or co-authored a peer-reviewed article on this topic
Published a book or (co)authored a book chapter on this topic
Taught or currently teach a course related to this topic
Worked or currently work with clients impacted by this topic
Individuals' names may only appear on two presentations, whether you are the lead presenter or co-presenter.
Lead presenters must maintain active ACES membership throughout the proposal and conference time frame.
All presenters will be available to present Friday, 11/4/22, and Saturday, 11/5/22, from 8 AM - 5 PM
All presenters must register by 9/1/24 to appear in the CE- Go SACES Conference schedule.
SACES will provide one LCD projector/screen combo in each content presentation room. The presenter is responsible for any other A/V needs (e.g., Computer VGA/HDMI adapters, Internet access, DVD/CD players, televisions, etc.).
Presenters will make their presentation and related handouts available to participants in CE-Go within one week of the conference and adhere to the Presenter Guidelines for Accessibility and Inclusion posted on the SACES Conference Website.
Presenters have reviewed the SACES registration cancellation policy. Cancellations received after the CE-Go Attendee Dashboard has been launched may result in a presenter/proposal disqualification for the 2026 SACES Conference.
Proposals will be blind-reviewed and rated on the following review criteria:
- Clear rationale for program
- Clearly stated and appropriate learning objectives
- Appropriate content and format
- Overall organization and clarity
- Relevance of topic to SACES membership
- Appropriate fit with program tracks
- Attention to cultural and ethical considerations
- Relevant presenter credentials
1/24 – Proposal portal opens
3/4/24 – Deadline for proposals and edits to previously submitted proposals
5/1/24 – Decision and Scheduling notification
5/31/24- Deadline to make Proposal Changes
9/1/24- Deadline for presenters and co-presenters to register; all presenters must register by this date and attend the conference to be included in the conference program
Presenters are also expected to follow the presenter guidelines for accessibility and inclusion. If you have any questions, please contact the Conference Program Chair, Dr. Isabel Farrell, at firstname.lastname@example.org
The SACES Executive Committee would like to invite you to become a conference proposal reviewer. You can indicate your interest in being a reviewer by completing an application here. All conference proposals undergo a double-blind review. Each reviewer must be available to evaluate submissions between 3/1/22 and 4/1/22 and be willing to complete at least 25 proposals.