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There are four ways for participants to present at the conference.  Research symposia (100 minutes) consist of 3-4 stand alone research papers around a central unifying interest.  Proposals may or may not include a discussant to provide summative remarks.  Panel discussions(100 minutes) consist of 3-5 participants who have unique and important perspectives on a topic important to the psychological study of ethnic minority issues.  The emphasis is on interactive discussion among the panelists as well as the audience.  Panel discussions should include a moderator.  CE Workshops (100 minutes) consists of one or more facilitators who will provide an interactive experience designed to tangibly enhance the knowledge base and/or professional development of psychologists.  These workshops must meet the requirements for providing continuing education credits.  Finally, individual participants will also have the opportunity to present their research findings via poster sessions.  Posters will be grouped according to their research theme.

All presentation proposals are due February 15, 2010 at 11:59 EST.
Participants will be notified by April 1, 2010 as to whether their proposals have been accepted.

Research Symposium
A symposia shall consist of a chair who will provide a brief introduction to the theme of the symposia, followed by 3 or 4 presenters.  Each presenter should be presenting independent research findings that are related to the theme of the symposia.  The symposia may or may not end with a discussant.  The total time allotted for each symposia is 100 minutes with at least 20 minutes set aside for audience questions.  It is the chair’s responsibility to notify all participants of the date and time of the presentation and ensure that all participants attend the conference.  All presenters MUST BE registered for the conference.  Proposals include an overall title for the symposia (130 character limit) as well as a summative abstract for the symposium (250 word limit).  Proposals must also include a title (130 character limit) and abstract (250 word limit) for each presentation.  The first-author of each presentation is expected to present at the conference if accepted. Submit Proposal for Research Symposia. (Link to Research Symposia Proposal Form)

Panel Discussion
Panel Discussion shall consist of a chair who will serve as the moderator for the panel discussion.  The moderator will provide a brief introduction to the theme of the session and the panelists.  Each panelist will provide a few brief introductory remarks.  The moderator will then lead a discussion among the panelists.  Throughout the panel their should be significant opportunity for the audience to engage in discussion among the panelists.  The total time allotted for each Panel Discussion is 100 minutes with at least 50 minutes set aside for interaction with the audience.  It is the chair’s responsibility to notify all participants of the date and time of the presentation and ensure that all participants attend the conference.  All panelists MUST BE registered for the conference. Proposals include an overall title for the Panel Discussion (130 character limit) as well as a summative abstract for the panel discussion (500 word limit).  The summative abstract should include: the topics to be discussed and their relevance to ethnic minority issues; a description of the panelist and their relevance to the topic that will be discussed; sample questions; and a plan for including audience participation.   Submit Proposal for Panel Discussion. (Link to Panel Discussion Proposal Form)

CE Workshops
CE Workshops shall consist of one or more workshop facilitators.  If there is more than one facilitator, then one individual must be designated as the lead facilitator.  The workshop should be interactive and provide opportunity for audience participation. The total time allotted for each workshop is 100 minutes.  It is the lead facilitator’s responsibility to notify all participants of the date and time of the presentation and ensure that all participants attend the conference.  All facilitators MUST BE registered for the conference. Proposals include an overall title for the Workshop (130 character limit) as well as a summative abstract (500 word limit).  The summative abstract should include: the topics to be discussed and their relevance to ethnic minority issues; a description of the facilitators and their expertise relative to the workshop topcis; and 3-5 learning objectives.  Each facilitator will also need to upload a copy of their CV’s or resumes.   Submit Proposal for CE Workshops. (Link to CE Workshop Proposal Form)

 

Poster Presentation
A poster presentation provides the opportunity for presenters to share research findings related to the psychological study of ethnic minority issues with as many summit attendees as possible.  The Poster session allows presenters and attendees to engage in extended discussions about the author’s presentation that is in illustrated format on a poster board.   Each poster must fit on one poster board.  Posters will be grouped by theme whenever possible.  All presenters MUST BE registered for the conference. Proposals include a title for the poster (130 character limit) as well as an abstract for the poster (500 page limit).  Submit Proposal for Poster Session. (Link to Poster Proposal Form)

 

Presentation Equipment
An LCD projector for Powerpoint presentations will be present for all Research Symposia, Panel Discussions, and CE Workshops.  Participants must provide their own laptops. Easles will be provided for poster presentations.  Presenters must provide all other audio-visual aids.

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