We are pleased to announce the Call for Program Proposals for the WACES 2016 Conference! Please note, attendees without passports or passport cards are encouraged to plan ahead and apply for the necessary documentation to make the trip to Canada and join us for a fantastic conference! The conference will be held at the Pinnacle Hotel in downtown Vancouver between Thursday November 10 to Saturday November 12, 2016. There will be an Emerging Leaders event on Thursday November 10.
Types of General Conference Programs
50-minute Education Session
An education session is a 50-minute presentation that may be conceptual, training focused, or dissemination of research findings. Projectors will be available for presenters.
50-minute Roundtable Session
A roundtable session is a 50-minute discussion where presenters can share ideas and engage participants in meaningful conversations.
30-minute Poster Session
A poster session is a 30-minute session for presenters to display and discuss their topic.
Desired Conference Program Topics
We are particularly interested in sessions that address the conference theme of innovation and collaboration in counselor education and supervision. Examples of innovative and collaborative topics include:
Cross-collaborations with faculty from different institutions
Innovative approaches to clinical supervision
Innovative approaches to school counseling
Affordable Care Act and integrated behavioral healthcare
Preparing counselors to work in primary care settings
Student learning outcomes and the 2016 CACREP standards
Neuroscience-informed approaches to counselor education and supervision
Technology-assisted counselor education and supervision
Ethical issues pertaining to social media and various forms of technology in counseling
International counselor education
Transgender issues in counselor education and supervision
We are also interested in topics that address Thelma Duffey’s presidential agenda as President of the American Counseling Association:
Professional counselor advocacy
Prevention of interpersonal violence and anti-bullying
Program Proposal Requirements
Primary Presenter Name, Degrees, Licenses, University Affiliation or Employer, Job Title, Expertise on Proposed Topic Area, and Contact Information
Additional Presenter(s) Name(s), Degrees, Licenses, and Contact Information
Preferred Session Format (Education Session, Roundtable Session, Poster Session)
Title of Proposed Program (120 characters max)
Proposed Program Description (Please include rationale, program goals, and content. Maximum of 2000 characters max)
Proposed Program Summary for Publication in Conference Program (Maximum of 500 characters max)
Keywords (Maximum of 3 words)
April 15, 2016; 11:59 p.m. (PST)
The portal to submit program proposals is now open.
We recommend that presenters prepare program proposals in a word processing program before opening the submission portal. Presenters are encouraged to cut and paste their proposal from a word processing program into the submission system. Only information listed above will be requested in the submission system.
You will not be able to edit your responses once the submission deadline has passed. Please ensure you have entered correct information, so we may accelerate the decision process.
Upon completion, you will be redirected to the WACES website. You should also receive a confirmation email within approximately 24 hours.