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General Information about Proposals for CCC 2018

Submit a Proposal

Submission Deadline:

5:00 p.m. ET, May 9, 2017

All proposals must be submitted online through the Online Program Proposal System. No mailed proposals will be accepted.


Criteria and Guidelines

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Grants and Travel Awards

Members of the Conference on College Composition and Communication and others who are interested in the goals and activities of CCCC are invited to submit proposals for sessions, posters, and workshops at the 2018 CCCC Annual Convention. CCCC Annual Convention programs are open to everyone, including scholars from other disciplines. Nonmembers of CCCC are welcome to submit proposals but are urged to join the organization. CCCC is a nonprofit organization and cannot reimburse program participants for travel or hotel expenses.

Competition for a place on the program is intense—many good proposals cannot be accepted. Proposals are accepted based on quality and adequate representation of as many hashtags and topics as possible that address a broad CCCC's audience of diverse scholars, teachers, and interests. All proposals are evaluated in two groups (panels and individuals) by reviewers who advise the Program Chair on proposal acceptance. These peer-reviewed submissions will constitute the greater part of the program, with the remainder consisting of sessions initiated by the Program Chair.


To ensure participants receive an early fall notification of program participation, all electronic submissions must be received by 5:00 p.m. ET, Tuesday, May 9, 2017. Proposals must be submitted through the online program proposal system. No mailed proposals will be accepted.

Audiovisual Equipment

CCCC will provide LCD projectors, with the accompanying projection screen, for concurrent sessions and workshops. Presenters are responsible for bringing their own laptop/device and appropriate adapter.

Preregistration for Program Participants

CCCC depends on the support of everyone who attends the CCCC Convention. Program participants must complete a registration form (or register online at and return it with payment when they accept their role in the program.

Online Coaching

Proposals can be reviewed prior to final submission by online coaches (former Stage I and II CCCC proposal reviewers). Review does not guarantee acceptance but is intended to enhance submissions. To qualify, your proposal must be submitted online by April 25, 2017. Follow prompts within the online proposal system to request a coach.

No Multiple Speaking Roles Policy

To ensure maximum participation and a fair process for reviewing proposals, the Executive Committee of CCCC has adopted a policy of no multiple speaking roles. This policy reflects the Executive Committee’s commitment to include as many presenters as possible in the convention program.

Under this policy, a person may be proposed for one—and only one—speaking role in a concurrent session (including those created from individual proposals) or poster session. Additionally, all concurrent sessions must have at least one person designated in a speaking role. Chairing a session; participating in workshops, SIGs, or Caucus business meetings; or taking part in a Standing Group–sponsored panel or workshop does not count as a speaking role. Similarly, an individual may be proposed for no more than two roles as chair and two roles as respondent.


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