Conference Call for Programs and Posters

The 2018 GCC Conference Planning Committee invites GCC members to submit proposals for the annual conference, which takes place June 27-June 29, 2018 in Madison, Wisconsin. This year, the conference theme is Discovery and Development: Empowering Others, Empowering Ourselves.

We are excited to receive your proposals for either member-generated breakout sessions or poster sessions!  Deadline for all proposals is March 12, 2018, 5 p.m., CST.
Guidelines for All Proposals
We are seeking proposals that provide best practices and advance new ideas related to:
  • Improving the career preparation and professional development of graduate students and postdoctoral scholars
  • Promoting diversity and inclusiveness in our professional community or in those we serve 
Guidelines for Member-Generated Breakout Sessions (50 minutes)
Member-generated breakout sessions are offered concurrently. Presenters engage a large group and share innovative programs and ideas. Teams from different institutions can collaborate on the submission of a proposal.
Proposals for member-generated breakout sessions will be selected via a review process that rates the strength of the proposal in the following areas:
  • importance of the topic, issue, or problem
  • innovation
  • evidence of impact
  • clarity of outcomes for the session
  • potential to engage participants in the session
  • alignment with the conference theme   
In addition, the committee will aim to select presentations that represent a range of perspectives and institutions.
If your proposal is not selected, you will have the option to present a poster. There is more information on the submission form.
Member-Generated Breakout Session Submission Form
Guidelines for Poster Sessions
The poster session is an ideal venue for interacting one-on-one or in small groups about a program, resource, or improvement and for members to disseminate their work broadly. This was a great success last year! The poster co-chairs have created instructions for preparing a poster so that it will be easy for you to create and present a poster in 2018.
Use the link below to indicate that you would like to display a poster at the conference. All posters will be selected for display at the conference and there will be ample time for viewing. This will facilitate the broad exchange of ideas for all members interested in sharing their work.
Poster Session Proposal Submission Form

We are looking forward to your proposals! 

With best regards,

Kay Gruder, University of Connecticut, Member-Generated Programming
Briana Konnick, University of Chicago, Member-Generated Programming
Mallory Musolf, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Member-Generated Programming
Tami Hutto, Emory University and Georgia Tech, Poster Sessions
Nai-Fen Su, Medical College of Wisconsin, Poster Sessions