Call For Proposals - 2020 VCA Convention
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2020 VCA Convention - Call For Proposals - Deadline to submit June 1, 2020 SAVE-THE-DATE: VCA Convention - The Williamsburg Lodge, November 12-14, 2020

6/1/2020
When: Deadline For Submission: June 1, 2020
Where: United States
Contact: Dr. Amy F. Parks
VCA Office: vcaoffice@vcacounselors.org; 757-766-5


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2020 VCA CONVENTION - CALL FOR PROPOSALS

You Matter!  Planting seeds of growth

 

INVITE TO PRESENT  (printable document)

 

Submission Deadline June 1, 2020 -- Notification by June 25, 2020

 

The Virginia Counselors Association is calling for professional presentation proposals for its Annual Convention, which will be held November 12-14, 2020 at The Williamsburg Lodge.  VCA will uphold NBCC requirements to ensure that continuing education credits earned during the convention are of the highest quality. To view the policy, please visit the website below, paying particular attention to Sections D, E, F, & G (pages 2-10):

CLICK HERE for the NBCC Continuing Education Provider Policy


It is essential that you complete this form in its entirety and with information that is accurate to the best of your knowledge. Failure to do so will result in a declined proposal.  Once you have completed the form and added all presenter information, be sure to click the "Submit" button.  You will receive a confirmation email immediately, if your submission was done correctly.  The deadline to submit proposals is June 1, 2020. (Notification of selection by June 25, 2020)

 

NOTE:  If submitting two proposals, please click on FINALIZE AND SUBMIT REGISTRATION  button and submit the second proposal from the beginning, instead of clicking on the SAVE AND ADD ANOTHER ATTENDEE  button.

 

General Information

The VCA convention is an annual professional development opportunity for counselors who work in a variety of settings. The goal of the convention is to offer a diverse selection of programs for both new and experienced counselors. We are particularly interested in programs that address collaboration among a variety of interests or practice areas (i.e.: school counselors and private practitioners). The convention draws counselors from across the state of Virginia and offers exhibits representing a wide variety of educational programs and products.

 

Sessions

VCA anticipates offering up to 60 sessions on Thursday, Friday and Saturday (November 12-14) one to two hours in length following several formats. According to VCA policy, each VCA division is guaranteed a minimum number of three (3) interest sessions, if deadlines and acceptance criteria are met.  In addition, VCA will be hosting, in partnership with VASC and VACES, two Saturday learning institutes. One geared towards School Counselors and the other for LPCs and Clinical Supervisors. To be considered, presenters should contact the program chairman directly at vcaconventionprograms@gmail.com.


Availability of Presenters

Program presenters agree to present their selected program(s) at any time and on any day of the convention as described above. Scheduling is determined by the Program Committee.

 

Audio-Visual Equipment

VCA does not provide projectors, laptops, microphones, or speakers. VCA will provide internet.

Program Proposal Submission

Proposals for 2020 must be submitted on-line and require the following information:

General contact information

Session Title, format, and intended audiences

Lead Presenter, Credentials (e.g. Ph.D, LPC), Title, Employer

Co-Presenter(s), Name, Credentials & Email

Session Synopsis (limit 50 words)

Session Abstract (limit 500 words)

Session Learning Objectives (5 max)

 

Session & Workshop Formats

Regular SessionPresentation, which may be followed by group discussion or Q & A 

Poster Session: Open forum to share research, theory and strategy for a new concept

 

Program Proposal Submission

Proposals for 2020 must be submitted on-line and require the following information:

General contact information

Session Title, format, and intended audiences

Lead Presenter, Credentials (e.g. PhD, LPC), Title, Employer

Co-Presenter(s), Name & Credentials

Session Synopsis (limit 50 words)

Session Abstract (limit 500 words)

Session Learning Objectives (5 max)

 

Session & Workshop Formats

Regular Session:  Presentation, which may be followed by group discussion or Q & A

Poster Session: Open forum to share research, theory and strategy for a new concept

 

Conference Policies

·         ALL PRESENTERS AND CO-PRESENTERS MUST REGISTER FOR THE CONVENTION! A $20 discount code will be emailed to the lead presenter if selected.

·         Presenters agree to volunteer their services to the program without reimbursement for travel expenses, registration fees, or honoraria.

·         The Lead presenter will receive all communication(s) from VCA & responsible for communicating information to co-presenter(s)

·         There may be no more than four (4) presenters per program. (1lead presenter & 3 co-presenters)

·         Individuals may not be included on more than two (2) presentation proposals.

·         Program presenters agree to present their selected program(s) at any time, on any day of the convention as described above.  Scheduling is determined by the Program Committee.

·         Graduate level students may not be listed as the lead presenter; however, can be listed as a co-presenter.  Graduate students can be the lead presenter for poster sessions.

 

NOTE:  If submitting two proposals, please click on the FINALIZE AND SUBMIT REGISTRATION  button and submit the second proposal from the beginning, instead of clicking on the SAVE AND ADD ANOTHER ATTENDEE button.

 

If you have any questions concerning your proposal submission, please contact the Convention Programs Committee Chair, Dr. Amy F. Parks, at vcaconventionprograms@gmail.com.   Other Convention questions can be directed to Vicky Wheeler at the VCA Office, vcaoffice@vcacounselors.org or the VCA Convention Coordinator, Kristee Trumbo, kristeejo13@gmail.com(Please add these email addresses to your address book to avoid correspondence from going to your SPAM folder)



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