ATTENTION STUDENTS AND FACULTY!
Call for submissions for the 2007 CalABA Julie Vargas Student Research Award. Deadline: December 1, 2006
Due to budget constraints, CalABA can only provide the audio-visual equipment listed in the
submission instructions. Presenters who wish to use other equipment must provide it themselves.
- An address is an individual oral presentation, usually reporting research or discussing a conceptual,
historical, methodological, professional, or applied topic. All addresses are 50 minutes in duration.
- A symposium comprises a series of presentations organized around an empirical, conceptual, methodological,
historical, or practical theme, organized and submitted by a chairperson who moderates the session. There may be
3 or 4 presentations, followed by remarks from a discussant intended to integrate the presentations.
Symposia are 80 minutes in duration.
- Posters consist of visual displays of information, usually reporting empirical research.
Posters are organized into poster sessions by the Conference Committee. Presenters will have 15
minutes prior to the session to set up the poster, and must remove all materials within 15 minutes after
the end of the session.
- Your poster is similar to a condensed version of an APA report. It should include the same sections, but in an abbreviated format.
- You will be provided a tabletop for your poster. Your poster should be free standing or you may bring your own easel.
- Your poster should be about 4’ x 6’ in size.
- The poster session area will not provide projection equipment, electrical outlets, etc.
- Posters must only report findings of the research. No advertising or product identification by brand name is allowed.
- At least one of the authors must be by the poster to answer attendees’ questions at all times.
- The text of your poster should be visible from at least 1 meter away. As a result, you should use a large font for your primary text (20 point or larger) and an even larger font for your headings.
- Avoid fonts that are script or difficult to read.
- Use graphs, and/or tables (preferably color) to show results. Graphics make your poster more interesting.
- A neutral poster is more amenable to the eye than a brightly colored background. A splash of color here and there, perhaps highlighting central finding(s) or provocative results, will make your poster "stand out" from the crowd.
- Try to keep your poster simple and avoid artsy or ornate presentations. Any color that is used should call attention to your poster, not obscure it.
- Although handouts are not required, it is recommended that you come prepared with a brief handout that summarizes your presentation that can be given other attendees (50 copies are recommended).
- A workshop is an intensive educational session presented by an individual or team of individuals.
The audience is expected to gain skills or knowledge that they can apply in their work. This is typically
accomplished through active audience participation and, when feasible, skill practice.
Workshop presenters must provide appropriate handouts to reduce note-taking requirements, and encourage
application of workshop content. CalABA will duplicate a reasonable quantity of handouts if given
sufficient advance notice. Submissions for workshops must indicate the level of skill required for
audience members to benefit from the workshop (i.e., introductory, intermediate, advanced). Workshops
are either 3 hours or 6 hours in duration.
IMPORTANT: SUBMITTING EVENTS FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION CONSIDERATION
Submitting your presentation for Continuing Education is easier than ever! If we
have your license or certification number on file, it will automatically be
placed in the applicable CE online form.
CalABA is accredited as a provider of continuing education by the following organizations:
The CalABA Professional Standards Committee is responsible for managing CalABA’s
continuing education program. We are committed to providing a number of quality
continuing education opportunities at the 2007 conference for Board Certified Behavior
Analysts® and Board Certified Associate Behavior Analysts®, as well as
California licensed psychologists, marriage and family therapists, licensed clinical
social workers, associate social workers, licensed educational psychologists, and
certified speech-language pathologists and audiologists.
Not every presentation at the CalABA conference can be offered for continuing education for every
category of certificant or licensee, however, because each of the accrediting organizations has specific
standards for continuing education events and instructors with which CalABA must comply. Therefore, the
Professional Standards Committee asks everyone who submits a proposal for an address, symposium, or
workshop at the CalABA conference to review the Continuing Education section of the submission form
to see if your presentation might qualify for continuing education units (CEUs). If it does,
WE STRONGLY ENCOURAGE YOU TO PROVIDE THE INFORMATION REQUESTED TO ENABLE THE PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS
COMMITTEE TO DETERMINE IF YOUR PRESENTATION CAN BE OFFERED FOR CEUs. Why? Because if your presentation is approved
for continuing education for one or more professions, it will:
- help attract an audience for your presentation
- help ensure that professionals attending the conference keep up with developments in the field
- help maintain the integrity and vitality of the field
- support CalABA and its continuing education program