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Call for Proposals


Submit your proposal for the 2021 Conference!

NEW Proposal Deadline: Friday, June 11th

Notifications of acceptance: Late August 

This call for proposals includes submissions for concurrent and poster presentations. More detailed information on how concurrent and poster sessions will be presented this year on the virtual platform will be shared by late May. We are pushing the deadline back to provide more time for submissions once information is shared on the virtual presentation formats.

NEW: There are no longer three concurrent session types to choose from when submitting. The only concurrent session type this year is a full 75-minute session. The style of the session can be a panel or interactive, but it must be submitted as a full concurrent. The 20-minute paper concurrent session type that was combined with other concurrents has been eliminated.

Please hit the Submit Proposal button below to access the proposal submission site. In order to present at the AUCD virtual conference, all presenters are required to adhere to any accessibility guidelines required for virtual presentations. Those guidelines will also be shared later in May with presentation format information.

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Questions regarding the AUCD 2021 Conference should be directed to [email protected].


Proposal Reviews

Proposals submitted to the AUCD Conference are judged on a set of criteria and scale a team of individuals from the AUCD network, including staff from UCEDDs and LENDs and IDDRCs, self-advocates and family members, and current or recent network trainees.

  • Interest to the AUCD Membership, Attendees, and the Disability Field as a Whole: 25 points
  • Effectiveness of Information Delivery: 25 points
  • Connection to the Values of the Network: 25 points
  • Proposal Follows the Guidance Provided, is Clearly Organized, and is Well Written: 25 points


Want to be a proposal reviewer?

AUCD is seeking network members to serve as reviewers for proposals received for the AUCD 2021 Conference. Your time and expertise will have a direct impact on ensuring the content presented at one of the nation's premier disability conferences is of the highest caliber and relevant to attendees. We are seeking individuals with expertise in a variety of topical areas and a diversity of perspectives and representation. Learn more here