Professional Development Committee: Meeting Proposals

Preparing a conference proposal: advice and samples

If you plan to submit a paper proposal to the SMT, you may find the materials below helpful. Included are Professor Joseph Straus’s handout on writing a proposal, created for the 2007 session of the Professional Development Committee, and a group of proposals selected from those considered by the 2010 and 2011 Program Committees to be particularly successful. Please note that modeling a proposal on one of those shown below will not guarantee acceptance; furthermore, a proposal using an approach or a format not represented here may be well received. We are grateful to Professor Straus and the authors of the proposals below for permission to post their materials here.

Proposal session handout and selected sample proposals



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