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Call for Proposals

CFP Submission Is Now Closed | Scheduling Emails Will Be Sent on 23 July 2018

About the CFP

The ILA seeks proposal submissions from the global community that represent the best contemporary thinking about leadership from a diverse range of leadership scholars, practitioners, educators, program directors, coaches, consultants, thought-leaders, students, and other leaders and leadership professionals.

The conference theme, Authentic Leadership for Progress, Peace & Prosperity, along with six tracks that focus more broadly on leadership in education, scholarship and research, development and coaching, business, public/government and nonprofit, and youth will be explored during half- and full-day workshops, keynote presentations, concurrent sessions (papers, panels, presentations, symposia, and workshops), roundtable discussions, and poster sessions.

The six track chairs coordinate the peer review and selection of concurrent sessions including experiential workshops, panel discussions, presentations, research symposiums, and paper presentations. Visit the Requirements and Evaluation pages to learn more, then make your submission online using your ILA login credentials.

The official language of the ILA conference is English. Translation services are not provided.

Proposal Collaboration Opportunity

Are you interested in building your global network and finding new colleagues with whom to submit a conference proposal? We encourage ILA members to post your idea on ILA Intersections’ HubILA discussion group to find potential co-presenters! Or, if you are not yet a member, we invite you to join today!

Acceptance Status Notification

Acceptance status notifications will be emailed to everyone by 14 May 2018 so it is vital that your ILA profile includes a valid email and daytime phone number. In addition, please ensure that your email system will accept messages from @allacademic.com and @ila-net.org — and that the messages don't go to your clutter, junk, or spam folder.

If accepted, the next step is to confirm your conference participation by 10 July 2018 by registering for the conference. If you have not registered for the conference by 15 July your presentation will be subject to removal from the schedule and the presentation slot offered to someone committed to attending.

ILA Account or CFP Submission Inquiries

Please contact ILA2018Global@ila-net.org or +1 (202) 470-4818 with questions or for assistance with the CFP.

If you have trouble logging into your ILA profile, please contact our membership team at +1 (202) 470-4818 or membership@ila-net.org.

Tips for Submitting

Below you'll find tips for making the submission process a smooth one.

  • As you organize your submission, ask your copresenters if they are already part of the ILA and if not, you'll need their name, title, organization, and email address. You can go here and type their email address to see if they are already in the system. If they are new, you (or they) can add them before you begin or as you complete your submission. Note: it takes an hour for the ILA database and the CFP systems to sync.
  • Create your submission in a word-processing program first and save it. Cut and paste information into the online system.
  • Proposals should not include presenter names, affiliations, or any other identifying information in the title, description or abstract. Submissions that include any identifying information on the first page may be subject to immediate rejection. You will add yourself and your copresenters on the second page and this information will not be visible to the reviewers. Accepted proposals will have the opportunity to revise and include identifying information at a later date.
  • The online submission system will timeout after 60 minutes if you stay on the same page. You can refresh your session by clicking on the timer in the gray header at the top of every page. Note: If you time out of the session and have not finished submitting your proposal, you will have to start over. A proposal is not saved until it is completely submitted.
  • Be sure to click on the "Accept and Continue" button at the bottom of each page until you reach the confirmation page. When a proposal is successfully submitted, the system will display a confirmation page and will send a confirmation message to the email address in your ILA profile.
  • You can edit your proposal until the 1 February 2018 submission deadline. Log in with your ILA credentials, click on "Submit or Edit a Proposal" on the Submitter Menu, then click on the "edit" link next to the title of the proposal. In order to save all changes, click on the "Accept and Continue" button at the bottom of each page until you reach the confirmation page. If you exit the proposal before reaching the confirmation page, your edits will not be saved.
  • To Serial Comma or Not? Please follow the ILA Style Guide (pdf) when writing your program book title and short description. This two-page document covers the most common style issues such as serial commas, capitalization, and more. If it's not covered in the style guide, we prefer AP for its readability and APA for references and citations.