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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

General information

Program Format

Information Required to Submit

Grants and Travel Awards

The following information will be needed to submit your program proposal for CCCC 2018.  All proposals must be submitted through the online proposal system by 5:00 p.m. EDT on May 9, 2017.


Type of Session (select one)

  • Concurrent (3 or more speakers on a panel)
  • Individual (1 or 2 speakers)
  • Poster
  • Roundtable (3 or more roundtable leaders)
  • Special Interest Group
  • Standing Group Sponsored Panel
  • Standing Group Sponsored Workshop: Wednesday Morning
  • Standing Group Sponsored Workshop: Wednesday Afternoon
  • Standing Group Sponsored Workshop: All-Day Wednesday
  • Workshop Morning
  • Workshop Afternoon
  • Workshop All-Day

Proposal Level (select one)

  • 2-year
  • 4-year
  • Graduate
  • All

Title of Session

Abstracted Description (less than 140 characters)


Briefly describe the focus and purpose of the proposed session; however, provide sufficient detail for the reviewers to evaluate the quality of the proposal.

Character limits for the description:

  • Concurrent and roundtable proposals:  7,000 characters
  • Individual proposals:  1,500 characters
  • Poster proposals: 7,000 characters
  • Special Interest Group proposals:  7,000 characters
  • Standing Group sponsored panel or workshops proposals:    7,000 characters
  • Workshop proposals:  7,000 characters

Descriptions that exceed the character limits will be cut at the character limit prior to review. All character limits include spaces.

Do not refer to speakers by name. If more than one presenter is included, identify separate presentations by “Speaker 1” and “Speaker 2.”

Individual proposals that are accepted will be combined into panels by the Program Chair and Stage 2 Reviewers.

For SIGs, Standing Group, and Workshop proposals, please also specify meeting day and space needs.


Please select the three most appropriate hashtags for your proposal from the list below. (CCCC 2018 will not be based on topical clusters.) These hashtags will be used within the printed program, as well as on social media during CCCC 2018. Three hashtags are required for each proposal.

  • Pedagogy (#Pedagogy)
  • Basic Writing (#BW)
  • Assessment (#Assess)
  • Creative Writing (#CreativeWriting)
  • Rhetoric (#Rhetoric)
  • History (#History)
  • Technology (#Tech)
  • Language (#Language)
  • Professional Technical Writing (#PTW)
  • Writing Program Administration (#WPA)
  • Theory (#Theory)
  • Public, Civic, and Community Writing (#Community)

Sponsored By

If the session will be sponsored by a Standing Group or Special Interest Group, please enter the group name in this field.

Participant Information

The following information is needed for each participant:

  • Full Name
  • Email Address
  • Role
    • Chair
    • Co-Chair
    • Presenter/Speaker
    • Roundtable Leader
    • Standing Group/Special Interest Group Chair
    • Respondent
    • Workshop Facilitator
  • Speech Title (optional)




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