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TxCFR Conference Proposal Submission

Submission Deadline:  January 1st, 2018

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.

Call for Proposals!

TxCFR invites new and established professionals, practitioners, researchers, graduate students, and undergraduate students to submit a proposal to present at the 2018 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:

  • Research Papers - Presentations of original research

  • Workshops - 1-hour interactive, experiential presentations

  • Roundtable Discussions - Facilitating thoughtful discussion on a particular topic related to family strengths & challenges

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

Student Poster Competition

TxCFR invites students to submit poster presentations for consideration at the 2018 TxCFR Conference. Posters addressing the conference theme of Family Strengths & Challenges are especially encouraged, however, all posters within the field of family science and that meet the eligibility requirements are welcome. The following cash prizes will be awarded:

  • 1st Place:  $100

  • 2nd Place:  $75

  • 3rd Place:  $50

Judges will be present during the session, and winners will be announced during the closing luncheon on the final day of conference.

Eligibility:  The first author or sole author on the poster must 1) be an undergraduate or graduate student, 2) register for and attend the 2018 TxCFR Conference, and 3) must follow the required guidelines for poster submission. Posters must reference scholarly, peer-reviewed journal articles to be considered for this competition. Posters may feature comprehensive reviews of literature, research proposals, or completed research studies. In addition to these basic requirements, posters will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Comprehensiveness in terms of relevant background research and theory

  • Clarity in written and oral communication

  • Structure and organization

  • Potential implications for practitioners or researchers that are current and significant