The 2015 Call for Proposals is now closed. The 2016 Proposal form will open during Summer 2015.

Deadline: September 1, 2015


Submission Guidelines:

  • All submissions, including repeating sessions from prior years, must be submitted through the online submission system. Be prepared to submit the following information:
    • Session Type- (Keynote, Track, Mini Workshop, Special Topic, Preconference, Other).
    • Main topic, keywords and key tools gained by the participant.
    • Presentation Title and Description. A longer abstract as well as an abbreviated description will be required. Abstracts should contain learning goals and objectives and should reflect the depth necessary for the selected session length. (uploaded document)
    • Current resume or CV for each presenter will be required. (uploaded document)
    • Workshop level- Beginning, Intermediate, etc.
    • Equipment, AV requests and any other special session needs.
  • Topics may include but are not limited to: Adolescent/AODA issues, Boundary Issues, Drug Courts, Elderly, Gambling, Inhalants, Intervention, LGBTQ Issues, Nursing Issues, Multicultural Issues, Relapse, Rural Prevention, Sexual Trauma, Treatment Issues, Women's Issues, etc. 

Payment and Reimbursement information: Note-See the overall program schedule for specific session scheduling changes for 2015.

  • Please note that all payment information is based per session. Multiple presenters will split the payments and any applicable reimbursements referenced below. Institute Faculty who choose to stay and/or eat off-campus during the conference should plan to do so at their own expense without reimbursement.

Institute Track:

  • 12 hours taught over 3 days, 4 hours each day - MON, TUES, WED
  • $1200 honorarium, up to $500 travel reimbursement, includes complimentary conference registration and on-campus room and board.


  • 4.5 hours taught over 3 days, 1.5 hours each day - SUN, MON, TUES
  • $300 honorarium, includes complimentary conference registration and on-campus room and board.

Special Topic:

  • 1.5 hours taught within one day - SUN or MON or TUES
  • $100 honorarium payment OR $100 discount off of conference registration. (Full conference registration and on campus room and board is NOT included as part of special topic payment.)
  • Those who are presenting only a special topic are eligible to apply to scholarship/travel award assistance. If a scholarship is awarded, an honorarium will not be paid.

Please note: If you have not received a response within 24-48 hours of your submission, please contact taggartt@uwstout.edu to verify your materials were submitted and received correctly.