Call for Proposals


Welcome to the NEAIR Proposal Submission system for the Annual Conference, November 19-21, 2017 being held at the Westin Jersey City Newport Hotel, in Jersey City, New Jersey.  The conference theme is “IR Leadership: Refining Our Roles, Maximizing Our Impact”, and we invite you to propose a conference presentation that shares your new and innovative work in IR and how you are using leadership skills to promote institutional effectiveness.  No matter your current level or how long you have been in IR, we want you to share how you are leading your office and institution to success! 
NEAIR invites you to collaborate across different functions within a college or across institutions.  The new “Panel” Presentation Format (see below) requires this collaboration, however we encourage all sessions, regardless of Presentation Format, to consider engaging in these collaborations as they lead to more dynamic presentations and speak to a wider audience.

NEW THIS YEAR! Instead of asking for a "type" of proposal, you will need to choose a Presentation Format from one of the five options below. Since these are new this year, please take time to review the full details of the presentation formats along with the AV/room set-up that they each provide in our Call for Proposals Overview. Varying presentation formats will promote engagement of the audience and will enhance the overall conference experience for presenters and attendees.

The five Presentation Formats are:

1. Speaker (30- or 45-minute session; one-to-three presenters)
2. Power Talk (15-minute session; one or two presenters)
3. Panel (45-minute session; three or four presenters)
4. Discussion Group (45-minute session; one or two leaders)
5. Poster Presentation (visual display, with one 45-minute Q&A session; one-to-three presenters)

Pre-Conference Workshop Sessions (PCW) - Scroll down and click on button below

Special Interest Groups (SIG):

A SIG does not necessarily need to be formally organized or affiliated with NEAIR.  Any member interested in meeting with other members regarding a particular interest group (Catholic institutions, community colleges....) are encouraged to submit an application for a SIG. Conference planners will be sending out a call for Special Interest Groups (SIGS) late summer. 


1. You will NOT be required to upload your proposal. All elements of your proposal will instead be collected through the webform within the Call for Proposals system. Supporting documentation may be uploaded, if necessary, but we ask that you combine all supporting documentation into ONE PDF document. 

2.  Current membership is not required in order to submit a proposal; however, if your proposal is accepted, you and any co-presenters must join NEAIR or renew your NEAIR membership as well as register for the conference. 

3. Scholarly Papers (formerly known as Contributed Papers) MUST be submitted by September 22, 2017 to be considered for the Best Paper or Best First Paper Awards. Authors retain all copyright to the paper and are free to submit the final version to an academic or practitioner scholarly journal. Scholarly Papers typically are 8-30 pages in length, contain research questions, methodologies, literature reviews, and findings (though variations are acceptable), and is the quality expected of graduate students or manuscripts submitted for peer review.  Please review the Scholarly Paper Guidelines for more information on scholarly papers.

Proposal Submission deadline: Friday, May 19, 2017

Questions? Please contact Allison Walters, Program Chair,; Wendy Weiler, Associate Program Chair,; or Beth Simpson, NEAIR Managing Director/Conference Event Planner,

2017 Call for Proposals Overview – please read and use to prepare your proposal for the new Call for Proposals web submission system.