Pre-Conference: March 13–14, 2025Main Conference: March 15–17, 2025Boston, Massachusetts

How to Write a Great Conference Proposal

Tips for Writing a Great Conference Proposal

  1. Review the Guidelines Page carefully and follow the instructions completely. There are a number of changes that have been made this year. Failure to comply with the guidelines could result in your proposal being rejected.
  2. Compile all of the required information for a submission in advance from all presenters to make the submission process easier.
  3. Print and use suggestions on How to Write a Great Conference Proposal.
  4. Keep the conference theme in mind when writing your conference proposal. While not all presentations must tie directly to the theme, presentations that incorporate the theme are more likely to be accepted.
  5. Consider submitting a proposal at the beginning/introductory or advanced learning level. ISSTD works to have a broad range of learning levels in the conference schedule and presentations at these levels are not as frequently submitted.
  6. For those who English is a second language or have expressive language difficulties may request help from someone on the program committee in editing their abstracts to meet acceptable grammatical standards. Such requests should be made BEFORE the proposal is submitted. You may contact ISSTD Staff at to receive support.
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