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Notification of presentation acceptance and process for the virtual conference will go out by late September

AUCD Conference Chair and Board President-elect, Tawara Goode, and the AUCD staff planning committee are working hard to ensure the breadth and diversity of the network are represented in the accepted proposals this year which includes concurrent sessions and posters. We are currently on track to get proposal notifications out and launch registration at the end of September.

Concurrent sessions and posters will be presented as pre-recorded sessions on the virtual platform this year on December 7 and 8 of the conference. We hope to include some opportunity for presenters and attendees to "chat" about the sessions after they run. Proposal acceptance notifications will contain detailed information on 1) formats required for submitting recorded presentation, 2) process for submitting presentation online, 3) training opportunities and resources for presenters related to recording and accessibility requirements, and 4) specific deadlines for submitting presentations and other timelines. Those who are accepted to present as either a concurrent session or poster will have the opportunity to opt out this year it's determined that their session will not convey well as a recording.

We are very committed to ensuring that recorded concurrent and poster presentations are engaging and accessible. We will have more information available by the end of September and ask that you wait for your notification and the accompanying information before asking questions about your proposal.

We thank everyone for your participation in AUCD 2020 and for your patience as we roll out this new and exciting virtual experience!


Accessibility & Inclusion

AUCD works to make the Conference experience as accessible and inclusive as possible. By doing this we hope to create an environment where everyone feels like they belong. It is our intent that presenters fully consider their potential audience when preparing and delivering their presentation, and that attendees feel comfortable with the understanding that sessions will be accessible.

Although specific instructions for virtual presentations will be sent along with acceptance notifications at the end of September, we'd like to provide you now with accessibility reminders and resources that you can use any time. We are also excited to announce a webinar by CEDC on creating accessible posters. *Please note that this webinar and instructions are meant to be about general accessibility, and are not the instructions for submitting your poster for the virtual conference.

  • Check out some accessible presentation resources here.
  • Register for Making Accessible Academic Posters on September 23rd. This will be archived on the conference website.