Call for Proposals

The Submission Process is Now Closed - Conference Registration is now available here. 

2011 Biennial Call for Proposals

To submit a proposal, click HERE. The deadline for receipt of program proposals HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO: 5 PM (EST), JANUARY 7, 2011.

We invite submissions that represent all areas of community research and action, including but not limited to:

  • new contributions to theory, methodology, and practice;
  • reflections about ethics;
  • contributions toward the implementation and dissemination of innovative programs;
  • human diversity and social ecology;
  • multicultural approaches;
  • prevention of problems in living;
  • promotion of competence and health;
  • empowerment of historically disenfranchised groups;
  • evaluation of community-based programs and services;
  • collective social action;
  • self- and mutual-help;
  • community-based interventions, advocacy, consultation, and training;
  • interdisciplinary collaboration; international developments and contributions;
  • partnerships with community groups;
  • interactions of groups in the larger community; 
  • institutional and organizational change.

Program proposals pertaining to the conference theme, and those involving cross-institutional collaboration will be given priority. A goal of the conference is to foster constructive discussion, interaction, creativity, and the exchange of ideas involving community research and action in a variety of cultural contexts. Therefore proposals that emphasize active interaction among presenters and the audience, and integration of diverse perspectives and collaboration with community members will be given particular priority.


To submit a proposal, click HERE. The deadline for receipt of program proposals HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO: 5 PM (EST), JANUARY 7, 2010. Proposal submission guidelines will be available online.


Poster Presentations can emphasize research, practice, action or other initiatives. Posters will be organized in thematic groups.

Symposia provide a forum for discussion, debate, and explication of diverse perspectives as they pertain to significant issues in the field. Symposia may be used to present practice and/or research themes. Presenters should allow significant time for discussion and audience participation. A symposium should be composed of no fewer than three separate presentations. A discussant may be included as one of the three, but is not required.

Roundtable Discussions provide an alternative forum for discussion and debate of a specific issue. This format is especially appropriate for sessions in which the presenters' role is to facilitate the audience's exploration of the issue. A roundtable discussion may be led by one or more facilitators.

Town Meetings feature discussion of critical issues pertaining to community research and action. This format is most appropriate for exploring the broad issues that cut across various topics in the field. A town meeting may be led by one or more facilitators.

Workshops provide a means to teach new skills of relevance to the field. A workshop may be taught by one or more instructors.

Innovative Sessions may incorporate the arts, technology, literature, athletics, politics, leisure, humor, religion, etc., to address issues of relevance to community psychology in an innovative and exciting way. They may include simulations, experiential sessions, or activities that promote interaction and exchange.


To Browse and search a DRAFT PRELIMINARY schedule of conference presentations go to the following link     Note: you DO NOT need to login to view this draft schedule, just use the links on the left side of the page.

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