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Call for Proposals

2019 TxCFR Annual Conference

Thursday, February 28th - Friday, March 1st, 2019

Preconference Event Begins February 27th

Austin, Texas | Holiday Inn Midtown Austin

Program Vice President:

Jennifer Newquist, Ph.D.

Stephen F. Austin University

Proposal Submission Deadline:

Extended to December 15th!

11:59 p.m. Central Standard Time

Conference Theme
Promoting Healthy Families:  Policy and the Dynamic Family

The annual TxCFR Conference bring together practitioners, researchers, students, and others working to serve Texas families. Join us for networking, professional development, and best practices for serving our communities. TxCFR invites new and established professionals, practitioners, researchers, graduate students, and undergraduate students to submit a proposal to present at the 2019 TxCFR Conference. Submissions related to the theme are especially encouraged, however, all topics related to family are welcome. 

 

Proposals may be submitted in the following categories:

  • Papers - Presentations of practice, policy, or original research

  • Workshops - 1-hour interactive, experiential presentations

  • Roundtable Discussions - Facilitating thoughtful discussion on a particular topic 

  • Professional Poster Presentations - Summarizing original research, a review of research, or a research proposal

  • *Student Poster Presentations & Competition

  • *Graduate Poster Presentation & Competition

*Please see additional student poster competition guidelines before submitting.

Criteria for Proposals

Consistent with the standards outlined by the National Council on Family Relations, TxCFR proposals must 1) describe work that has progressed sufficiently to allow the presenter to prepare a polished presentation in time for the conference, 2) utilize a method of research or practice that is appropriate and rigorous, 3) be clearly written and logically organized, 4) demonstrate a strong connection to research, theory, policy, and/or practice, and 5) include 3 measurable objectives. Please see the sample objectives created by the National Council on Family Relations below for guidance.

Sample Objectives:

  • To evaluate the effectiveness of the [insert title here] family program.

  • To analyze the [insert family policy here] from a family perspective.

  • To demonstrate return on investments families provide in health care.

Please note that these are only examples. Your objectives do not need to include this specific wording.

Proposal Requirements

Before submitting your proposal, be sure you are prepared to include the following elements:

  1. Proposal title

  2. Author(s) and credentials

  3. Presentation format

  4. Proposal focus

  5. Short abstract (including your title and the 100-word synopsis of your proposal--do NOT list the authors of the proposal)

  6. Long proposal:

    1. Long proposals for professional submissions (Papers, Workshops, Roundtable Discussions, and Poster Presentations) must include the title, a summary of 500 - 1000 words, a maximum one pages of references, and an optional maximum of two pages of figures/tables--do NOT list the authors of the proposal. This will be used for blind review. Generally, the following components should be included in long proposals for professional submissions:

      1. Method of Research or Practice

      2. Analysis and Preliminary Results/Conclusions

      3. Implications for Policy/Research/Practice

      4. Aims/Goals​

    2. Long proposals for student poster presentations and competition must include the title, a summary of 350-500 words, and a draft of the poster information. Do NOT list the authors of the proposal within the summary or on the draft of the poster information. This will be used for blind review. Additional guidelines and requirements for the student poster presentations and competition can be found in the 2019 TxCFR STUDENT POSTER COMPETITION GUIDELINES document. Please review it carefully before submitting.
  7. An agreement that at least one author will attend the conference and present if your proposal is accepted. Please note that any author or co-author who plans to attend the conference must register and pay the registration fee.

If you submitted by December 1st, you will be notified no later than January 1st, 2019 if your proposal is accepted. If you submitted by December 15th, you will be notified as soon as possible.

Submit Your Proposal

All proposals will be peer-reviewed in a blind review process to determine acceptance. If accepted to present, any author that is presenting must register for the TxCFR 2019 Conference. Before you begin completing your submission form, please have your short abstract and your long abstract prepared in MS Word/DocX files ready. If you have multiple proposals to submit, please submit each one separately. Please do NOT use a phone, mobile device, or tablet to complete this proposal. Please use a computer. 

Please indicate the type of proposal you are submitting. Please note that if we do not meet the minimum number of undergraduate or graduate students for the student presentation, the undergraduate and graduate poster presentation competition will be combined:

Please indicate the primary emphasis of your presentation:

Choose the primary focus of your presentation:

First Author's Highest Completed Degree:

First/Lead Author is an:

Second Author's Highest Completed Degree:

Second Author is an:

Third Author's Highest Completed Degree:

Third Author is an:

Fourth Author's Highest Completed Degree:

Fourth Author is an:

SHORT ABSTRACT

Please upload your short abstract using the button below. Include the presentation title, but do NOT include author names. This brief synopsis of your proposal should be no more than 100 words and should be uploaded in a MS Word or DocX file type.

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OBJECTIVES

Objectives are required for presentation submissions. (See explanation in Call for Proposals.) Please list 3-5 objectives in the space below:

LONG PROPOSAL

Please upload your long proposal using the guidelines outlined above in the Call for Proposals. Do NOT list the authors of the proposal. Do NOT include any identifying information about the presenter(s). This document will be used for blind review. Please upload a MS Word/DocX document.

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FOR STUDENT POSTER SUBMISSIONS ONLY:

In addition to your short abstract and your long proposal, please upload a draft of your poster information using the guidelines outlined above in the Call for Proposals. Please upload either a MS Word/DocX document or a PowerPoint file.

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Max File Size 15MB

AUDIOVISUAL NEEDS

All presentation rooms will be equipped with digital projectors and screens. NOTE:  You must bring your own laptop/presentation device. If you have any additional AV needs (i.e., paper flip chart), please list them in the space below:

TERMS OF SUBMISSION: The deadline is 11:59 p.m. CST, December 1st, 2018. Acceptance notifications will be sent by January 1st, 2019. Authors' contact information will only be used within TxCFR. All proposals will be peer-reviewed in a blind review process to determine acceptance. If accepted to present, any author that is presenting must register for the TxCFR 2019 Conference. Failure to register will result in the accepted presentation being omitted from the conference program. You must agree to the TERMS OF SUBMISSION described above in order for your proposal to be considered for acceptance. When you press the "Submit" button below, you will send all of the author contact information above.

IMPORTANT:  After clicking submit, please wait a few seconds for the confirmation message to appear in the space directly below.

If you have a question about your submission, please contact TxCFR using the contact field at the bottom of this page or by emailing TexasCFR@gmail.com.