Thank you for your interest in submitting a proposal for the 2017 NAPLA Conference in Pittsburgh, PA. Unfortunately, the period for submitting proposals has closed. To see a list of the sessions that were selected, visit the Conference Schedule page.
The 2017 NAPLA Conference will be held Monday, June 12th through Thursday, June 15th in Pittsburgh, PA. NAPLA is currently accepting proposals for sessions to be held throughout the conference. Concurrent sessions will be held over the course of five separate time slots spanning the three days from Tuesday, June 13th through Thursday, June 15th (Monday, June 12th will primarily consist of new pre-law advisor training).
Each year we call upon those involved in preparing students for law school, as well as law school officials, to propose informational and engaging sessions to be held throughout the week. These proposed sessions create the cornerstone of the conference program and help to determine the success of the conference.
If you have an idea for a session to be held at the upcoming NAPLA conference, please use the link provided below to submit a proposal. This proposal can be an idea for an interesting topic, an individual plan for a presentation, or a topic to be addressed by several speakers. The session you propose does not need to be a completed program, but rather can still be a work in progress. Please provide as much detail as you are able, though, so that we may have an accurate reflection of what you envision. Please submit all proposals by Friday, December 23rd. The Conference Committee will review submissions over the coming months, contacting all those who submitted a proposal by the end of February.
This year the conference sessions will be organized into five separate tracks. These tracks are intended to provide organization to the sessions so that conference attendees can better identify those sessions they most wish to attend. The five categories for submissions are:
If you have an idea for a great conference session, but you don’t feel like it fits neatly into one of the tracks listed above, we encourage you to submit your proposal anyway. When filling out the submissions form, just choose “Other” within the “Proposed Conference Presentation Track” field.
NAPLA is exploring the possibility of incorporating a poster session to the conference program for 2017. Those sessions not selected as a conference session may be invited to present their topic as a poster at the conference. If interested, please indicate your willingness to present at the poster session in the appropriate space when filling out the online proposal submission form.
Fill out this Form by Friday, December 23rd.
We are looking forward to a great conference in 2017, but we can’t do it alone. We need your great proposals to make this goal a reality. Whatever your idea, we encourage you to submit a proposal to present at the conference.
Did you know that NAPLA offers scholarships to help defray the costs of conference attendance for pre-law advisors whose institutions are unable to provide financial support for them to attend the conference?
If you want to attend the 2017 NAPLA Conference in Pittsburgh, but your institution is unwilling to pay for you to go, be sure to take advantage of this great opportunity.
Visit www.naplaconference.org/conference-scholarships for full details and a scholarship application.