Proposal Submissions

Applications for Submissions are listed below.

Please make sure you are submitting under the correct tab.

Call for papers 

  • Accept through July 11, 2022.

  • Send out notices of acceptance on August 1, 2021.


*Please be prepared to present either Friday or Saturday as we cannot guarantee specific days.

Abstract Guidelines

Presentation Proposal Guidelines



Structuring Your Proposal


The conference proposal form provides the basic guidelines for structuring your symposium presentation. A good proposal should make the message simple, clear, original, relevant and include the following features:


Start with a creative title: (12 words). This should NOT be the same as the title of your paper but should be related if you choose that option.


Research-based Abstract:

Using APA Style Guide 7 as the reference, all abstracts should be 200 or fewer words. This should include the Background, Purpose, Methods, Results, and Conclusion sections.

Simple: Give 3 Objectives

Add a sentence at the end of your abstract that details in a concise manner what the audience members will learn from your presentation.

An example of the start of the sentence:  “After my presentation, my audience will…”


Electronic Poster Presentation Guidelines


What is an e-poster?

An e-poster is an electronic version of a poster presentation. An e-poster may include text, figures, charts, tables, images, and artwork.

The purpose of allowing e-poster presentations is to provide a platform for the dissemination of scholarly work for those who are unable to attend this conference in person.


How and where will e-posters be displayed?

E-posters must be submitted by no later than August 1, 2022, to be included in the conference program. This submission date will allow the conference committee to review and approve of all submissions and to have them properly posted on the LDW website under the designated E-Poster section for review by conference participants.

What specifications do I need to be aware of for e-posters?

Please prepare your e-poster presentation in accordance with the below specifications. Please do not enable document encryption or password protection. The e-poster should be no more than 15 slides as beyond that it is difficult to sustain the attention of your audience. Focus your slides on the most critical information while highlighting the points that will have the largest impact on praxis.


The presentation must be in PowerPoint Show (PPSX) and no Prezi presentations will be accepted.

How do I create a PowerPoint Show?

Microsoft provides training for this type of PowerPoint. Click here to view.

Please note that once you record the PowerPoint, you will need to save it using the following file format indicator .PPSX.  When you save start with SAVE AS then select FILE FORMAT at the bottom of the screen. Using the Dropdown Menu select POWERPOINT SHOW (.ppsx). You now have a movie of your PowerPoint so that your audience can see and hear you give your talk.

Guidelines for a slide show that is disability-friendly


Font: Times New Roman 16 point or higher.

Colors: Please be friendly to those with visual impairments. Do not use a light font on light backgrounds or dark fonts on dark background. It is best to use a clear background color and a contrasting color for the font. Red font tends to be lost on many people so it is best to avoid that color unless it is on white backgrounds and is part of a large title. Click here to learn more about accessibility options.


Start with the title page that provides the name of the presentation and the presenters. (Not included in the 15 slide count)

End with a slide that includes your contact information. (Not included in the 15 slide count)

Images and Tables:

  • You are welcome to use images and tables in your presentation.

  • All graphs and tables must be embedded in your file and have titles with proper citations included.

  • Avoid animated GIF files and be careful to respect copyright and personal anonymity with your images and/or photos.

  • Do not embed any videos or hyperlinks links into your presentation.

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