First-Person Account— Detailed Instructions


First-person accounts are individual or group presentations based the experiences of the presenter(s). The first-person account may be a narrative of personal experience, reflections on experiences, or expression of the experiences in an artistic form — storytelling, verse, or other form. The purpose of the first-person account is to enlighten, to inspire, or to challenge the listeners. First-person accounts will be allotted a maximum of 20 minutes for one presenter and 30 minutes for 2 or more presenter. Shorter accounts are welcome.

Submission instructions

The proposal submission website will have fields for entering the following required information.

Time: 20 minutes for one presenter; 30 minutes for two or more presenters
Participants: One or more
Title: Limit title to 90 characters including spaces.
Principal author: Name, highest educational degree, email and complete mailing address, cell and work telephone numbers, institution/business affiliation, and Division 48 membership status
Co-authors: Highest educational degree, e-mail address, institution/business affiliation, and Division 48 membership status.
Summary statement: A declarative statement of 25 words or less describing the substantive core message, question, finding, or conclusion of the presentation. This may be a tentative statement subject to revision for the final presentation.
Supporting summary: Statement of 250-500 words describing the presentation.
Citation: Suggested APA form citation of the proposed presentation omitting bold or italics formatting. The title may be of any length.
Accommodations: Indicate any accommodations for a physical disability that would facilitate your participation (e.g., ramp to head table, hand-held microphone, flexible microphone, table microphone, lavalier microphone) or scheduling limitations due to religious constraints.

Special expectations

A revised submission with proposed citation, updated brief summary, and supporting summaries should be submitted by February 20, 2018 to be included in the conference proceedings. Additional information will be provided.