Call for Proposals
NCFL is now accepting proposals for concurrent sessions during our 22nd National Conference on Family Literacy, April 28-30, 2013, in Louisville, Kentucky. The deadline for conference proposals is Friday, November 23, 2012. For the second year, a Conference Proceedings will be published for accepted research-strand presentations and accompanying papers. Please note the requirements for accepted research strand proposals below the following general guidelines.
General guidelines for proposals
- Session content should relate to the conference theme – Engaged Learning, Engaged Families, Engaged Communities
- Sessions are one hour in length and will run concurrently with other sessions.
- Participant handouts and resources must be made available online at a designated date prior to conference presentation.
- If selected, presenters may be asked to offer their presentation twice during the conference.
- If a session can be presented in both English and Spanish, please submit two proposals — one in English and one in Spanish.
- All presenters and copresenters must register for the conference. NCFL grants lead presenters a waiver of one-half of the basic conference registration fee.
- Basic conference registration fee is $465; late registration fee is $530 after February 25, 2013.
- Lead concurrent presenters will be charged $232.50 to attend the conference. If registering after February 25, 2013, lead presenters will pay $265.
- Copresenters are required to pay the full conference registration fee.
- Only the lead presenter will be contacted by NCFL.
- Sessions are intended to share content and may not incorporate sales presentations.
- The deadline for proposals is Friday, November 23, 2012.
Guidelines for Research Paper Submissions
2013 National Conference on Family Literacy Conference Proceedings
We are pleased that we are going to publish a Conference Proceedings again. Accepted research presentations and accompanying papers will be published in the proceedings.
Presentations (one-hour sessions) and papers should be based on the author’s research with a focus on teaching, learning, instruction of and collaboration with adults and/or children in the context of family literacy or family-focused learning. NCFL has a wide audience, primarily practitioners; therefore, authors should emphasize implications for practitioners as well as for research.
Accepted proposals will be notified in early December. Papers must adhere to the specifications listed below and must be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5:30 p.m. PST March 1, 2013. Research presentations are contingent on submission of a paper.
Papers will be returned by March 29, 2013, if revisions are needed. Revised papers must be submitted by April 12, 2013. The published Conference Proceedings will be published electronically April 28, 2013.
For further information, contact Dr. Blaire Willson Toso at email@example.com.
- A formal 6 page single-spaced typed paper (including references, figures, tables, charts) that incorporates the following: statement of the research topic, literature review, theoretical framework, methodology, analysis, findings, discussion, and implications
- 200-word abstract
- Keywords listed (no more than four)
- Word document (.docx) version 2007 or Mac version 2008
- One-inch margins (2.5 cm)
- 12-point font, Times New Roman
- APA 6th Style format
- Images should be in JPEG; Tables and flowcharts in MS Word or MS Excel
- Running Header with the paper title
Paper submissions must include a cover sheet with the following:
- Title of paper
- Author name(s) and affiliations
- Lead author contact information (address, phone number, email address)
- The Warrant Statement: I [we] warrant that the Submitted Work is an original creation of the listed Author(s) and that the Author(s) has (have) the right to publish on the research being reported. As the Author(s) I [we] are solely responsible for the content of the Submitted Work.
- November 23, 2012: Proposals due
- December 1, 2012: Proposal acceptance notification:
- March 1, 2013: Papers due
- March 29, 2013: Papers returned to authors with comments, if needed
- April 12, 2013: Returned papers due
- April 28, 2013: Papers published