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Submit a Proposal

Proposal deadline EXTENDED for the 2021 CCCC Annual Convention. Proposals are now due by 11:59 p.m. EDT on Monday, June 8, 2020.

Submit a Proposal

Criteria and Guidelines

General information

Program Format

Area Clusters

Information Required to Submit

Grants and Travel Awards

The following information will be needed to submit your program proposal for CCCC 2021.  All proposals must be submitted through the online proposal system by 11:59 p.m. EDT on May 28, 2020.


Type of Session (select one)

  • Concurrent Panel (3 or more speakers)
  • Roundtable (3 or more speakers)
  • Engaged Learning Experience (at least two leaders/facilitators)
  • Individual (1 or 2 speakers)
  • Poster
  • 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 goals of the proposed session and the means by which those goals will be pursued. What should the audiences/participants take away from the session, and how will you help them accomplish that goal?

Word count limits for the description:

  • Concurrent and roundtable proposals: 2,000 words
  • Individual proposals: 250 words
  • Engaged Learning Experience session proposals: 1,000 words
  • Poster proposals: 1,000 words
  • Special Interest Group proposals: 1,000 words
  • Standing Group sponsored panel or workshops proposals: 1,000 words
  • Workshop proposals: 1,000 words

Descriptions that exceed the word count limits will be cut at the limit prior to review.

Do not refer to speakers/performers 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 most appropriate cluster for your proposal from the list below. Your proposal will be reviewed according to the cluster.

1. First-Year Writing
2. College Writing Transitions
3. Labor
4. Writing Programs
5. Community, Civic, and Public Contexts of Writing
6. Reading
7. Access
8. Historical Perspectives
9. Creating Writing and Publishing
10. Information Literacy and Technology
11. Language and Literacy
12. Professional and Technical Writing
13. Theory and Research Methodologies

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
    • Speaker
    • Roundtable Leader
    • Chair and Speaker
    • Chair and Roundtable Leader
    • Respondent
    • Workshop Facilitator
    • Special Interest Group Chair
    • Standing Group or Caucus Chair
  • Session or Presentation Title
  • Willing to serve as Documentarian?




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