The 2019 Call for Proposals is now closed. Feel free to read about our proposal submission process for the future.


For anyone new to ACTP, the annual conference is a wonderful opportunity to share ideas and best practices and grow professionally in the process. We encourage you to come and showcase your:

    • innovative technologies


    • social media endeavors


    • creative learning strategies


    • tutor training techniques and/or research findings.

You could also share with colleagues about how you are making magic in your coaching, tutoring, or center administration. Our attendees love to learn about how effective management, data collection, assessments, and reporting techniques contribute to improved teaching and learning.

We want sessions on anything that makes your support program or practice distinctive.  Both professionals and students are encouraged to submit proposals.


    • Call for Proposals: Open Now until December 14, 2018 (NOW EXTENDED!)


      • September 1, 2018: the Call for Proposals was disseminated and the online system is open for proposal submissions.
      • Proposals must be submitted online
      • For consideration, proposals must conform to the Guidelines for Submission. Incomplete proposals will not be reviewed.
      • After proposal submission, you will receive a confirmation email as well as instructions on how to access the online system should you need to edit your proposal before the submission deadline.
      • Please review your submission for typographical errors and spelling of names and titles.
    • Notification of Committee Acceptance: December 5, 2018 – December 20, 2018


      • Notification of proposal review decisions will be distributed via email to the person who submitted the proposal.
      • The person submitting the proposal is responsible for notifying other individuals listed as presenters.
    • Presenter’s Acceptance with Completed/Paid Conference Registration Due: January 10, 2018 (necessary for inclusion in conf program)
      • Presenters must register and pay for the conference.
      • If presenters have not registered by the end of the registration period, they names will be removed from the program. If an individual is the sole presenter, the entire session will be removed from the program.

All conference session proposals will undergo committee review. Those accepted will be notified via email by early December.


Typical presentations should demonstrate the research and inquiry process with findings of what works, or hands on activities for coaching and tutoring. We are looking for workshops, panels or roundtables, research reports, and demonstrations of concurrent sessions of either 60- or 120-minutes (i.e. reserved for significant topics/trainings). Typically the final 10 minutes of each hour are reserved for discussion and audience interaction. Concurrent sessions should provide opportunity to review research, information, or practice. Programs should be interactive and engaging.

  • Best Practice & Workshops – offer practical solutions or innovative ideas for the audience. Presentations involving power points, handouts, and Q&A discussion are usually expected. Activities involving the audience are also encouraged. These may include:
    • Hands on applications
    • How to develop a program
    • How do conduct a training
    • Coach training
    • Coaching strategies to support students
    • The use of motivational interviewing
    • Online tutoring
    • Tutor or coach selection
    • Student engagement
    • How to’s
    • Assessment & evaluation
    • Programs that support retention
    • Program review
    • Position
    • Research you have conducted
    • Position papers on critical issues related to coaching or tutoring.
  • Panels or Roundtables – usually focus on significant issues. They have a strong, unifying theme and usually include ample opportunity for audience participation. A panel typically consists of a chair and 3 speakers, each presenting for approximately 20 minutes with the final 30 minutes set aside for audience interaction and discussion. A proposal must list the chair and all speakers, as well as each speaker’s talking points. 
  • Demonstrations – offer the audience a real-life look at a tool, product, or innovative idea that has a hands-on approach.
  • Research Reports – provide background, rationale, hypotheses, methodology, results, and key implications of a completed but unpublished study.