A Guide to Submitting Proposals

Are you considering submitting a proposal to present at CAPTA’s 2017 Conference, People, Purpose, and Passion? Below are five excellent sample conference proposals from our 2016 Conference, CAPTA Vision and Revision in the Center, which was held at George Mason University. You are welcome to review these sample proposals to help you plan your own.

Do you have questions about submitting a proposal? Email Kate Hutton (kghutton@fcps.edu).

Please note: These proposals were submitted for our 2016 conference, Vision and Revision in the Center. Proposals for our 2017 conference should reflect the conference theme of People, Purpose, and Passion. Submission and evaluation criteria have been updated for our 2017 conference, and therefore, while these proposals are meant to serve as exemplars, those who are submitting proposals for 2017 should carefully review our updated submission guidelines and evaluation rubric.

Sample Feature Presentation 1: “Business Casual: The Unofficial Business Model for the High School Writing Center” Grace Mammon and Jocelyn Mendez, Colonial Forge Writing Center


Sample Proposal Presentation 2:“We Can’t Stress this Enough: The Write Way to Relieve Pressure” Sofia Caballero and Jo Luttazi, Herndon Writing Center


Sample Workshop Proposal:”The Art of Mindreading: Introspection in the Writing Center” Tim Biondo, Canton Writing Center


Sample Panel Presentation Proposal:”Envisioning a New Writing Center by Looking Through the Eyes of Special Needs Clients” Sarah Baldwin and Kayla Hearl, Albemarle Writing Center


Jenny Goransson, director of the West Springfield Writing Center, prepared this brainstorming activity to guide her tutors in writing a conference proposal in advance of the 2015 MAWCA conference.

Before you submit your proposal, we encourage you to review our 2017 CAPTA Conference Proposal Rubric.



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