The 2018 Call for Proposals will open Summer 2017!

Deadline: September 1, 2017


2018 National Rural Institute:
Sunday, June 10- Thursday, June 14, 2018

Submission Guidelines:

  • Due to changes in the schedule and format. All submissions, including repeating sessions from prior years, must be submitted through the online submission system. Please be prepared to submit the following information:
    • Session Topic: Topics may include but are not limited to:
    • Adolescent AODA issues, Boundary Issues, Designer Drugs, Co-Occurring Disorders, Domestic/Interpersonal Violence, Drug Courts, Elderly/Aging Issues, Gambling, Inhalants, Intervention, LGBTQ Issues, Nursing Issues, Multicultural Issues, Prescription Drugs, PTSD, Relapse, Rural Prevention, Sexual Trauma, Substance Abuse and Mental Health, Treatment Issues, Veterans/Military, Women's Issues, etc.
  • Presentation Title and Description. A longer proposal/abstract as well as an abbreviated description will be required.
    •  Abbreviated descriptions should not exceed 200 words.
    •   Extended 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)
  • Session Type: (Keynote, Track, Special Topic (stand alone or series), Preconference, Other).
  • Keywords: (10 maximum)
  • Workshop level: Beginning, Intermediate, etc.
  • Equipment: AV requests and any other special session needs.

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.

 Institute Tracks:

  • 11.5 hours taught over 3 days  in 1.5 hr–2 hr blocks, MON, TUES, WED
  • $2000 flat rate (no travel reimbursement/stipend)
  • Includes complimentary conference registration and on-campus room and board, with single room option.
    Track Schedule   
    Institute Tracks (.15 CEU)10:30 AM12:00 PM1.5
    Institute Tracks continued (.2 CEU)1:15 PM3:15 PM2
    Institute Tracks continued (.15 CEU)3:45 PM5:15 PM1.5
    Institute Tracks, continued (.15 CEU)10:30 AM12:00 PM1.5
    Institute Tracks, continued (.15 CEU)2:00 PM3:30 PM1.5
    Institute Tracks, continued (.15 CEU)10:30 AM12:00 PM1.5
    Institute Tracks continued (.2 CEU)1:15 PM3:15 PM2

Special Topic:

  • 1.5 hours taught within one day - TUES or WED or THURS
  • No Special Topic sessions Sunday or Monday
  • $100 honorarium payment OR $100 discount off of conference registration.
  •  Those who are presenting 1-2 Special Topics and plan to attend the rest of the conference are eligible to apply for scholarships. If a scholarship is awarded, an honorarium will not be paid.
  • Those leading 3 Special Topic sessions will have included in their compensation complimentary conference registration and on-campus room and board, with single room option.
    Special Topics (Individual and Series)   
    Special Topics (.15 CEU)4:00 PM5:30 PM1.5
    Special Topics (.15 CEU)3:45 PM5:15 PM1.5
    Special Topics (.15 CEU)8:30 AM10:00 AM1.5

Special Topic "Series"  (replacing the mini workshops)

To facilitate the most versatile schedule possible for attendees, all Special Topic sessions should be structured to be “standalone” sessions. However, faculty may submit a “series” of related Special Topic sessions if participants will gain a greater understanding of an area by attending 3 Special Topic sessions about the same topical area in a particular order. Note that each section of the series still must be structured as a stand-alone session and should be submitted separately. Attendance at all portions of “series” will not be required.