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Call for Proposals


More than 500 higher education professionals attend the AACRAO Technology & Transfer Summit to explore how technology integrates into campus operations, and how strategic planning can foster innovative approaches to employing transfer credit and policies to facilitate academic mobility and improve student success.

The 2023 Summit theme is Finding creativity in Technology and Transfer. The four primary focus areas are:

  • The utilization of technological resources, information systems, research, best practices, and innovation.
  • The engagement, retention, and success of all transfer students.
  • The impact of people to meet institutional goals and strategies and ensure positive student experiences.
  • Professional development in creative leadership, teamwork and collaboration, partnerships, and more.

AACRAO invites you to share your ideas and experiences by submitting session proposals for our 2023 summit. Presenting provides unparalleled opportunities to share projects, initiatives, white papers, etc. as an individual, a team, or as part of a panel of experts. Your contributions are vital to making the Technology & Transfer Summit a continued success.

Presentation Topics

As the higher education landscape changes, we need to continue working towards a re-envisioned system that serves and supports the community and remains relevant, innovative, affordable, accessible, and more.

Session proposals should have a connection to the summit theme of “finding creativity in technology and transfer”. Creativity can be envisioned in multiple ways and from many perspectives. We encourage new and experienced presenters to submit a proposal.

If you need help with ideas here are a few to get you started:

  • Advocacy
  • Alternative credentialing and transcripting
  • Curriculum design and scheduling
  • Customer service
  • Data
  • Enrollment planning
  • Integrated ERPs
  • International transfer
  • Orientation and onboarding
  • Partnerships Policy and legislation
  • Staffing and training
  • Student demographics
  • User Experience
  • Vendor, selection, and purchasing

For additional support, join the virtual webinar to learn more about the submission process. January 30, 2023, at 3 pm ET or February 28, 2023, at 4 pm ET

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Selection Criteria

We are committed to providing a comprehensive, non-promotional, diverse program relevant to all institutional types.

Proposals from community colleges, private institutions, system offices, and groups consisting of representatives from multiple institutional types are especially encouraged. All proposals will be evaluated based on the relevance of the topic, the breadth and/or depth of the topic, the presenter’s knowledge, the alignment with AACRAO’s core competencies and learning outcomes, and the presenter’s strategies to engage the audience.

If your session is selected, you may register for the meeting at a discounted rate. 


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Corporate Presentations

What classifies as a Corporate Presentation:

  • If you are employed by organizations offering goods and services
  • Subject matter promotes the company's product

Sessions submitted through the regular proposal form will be reviewed for appropriate content and may be reclassified as a corporate presentation, which would dictate a presentation fee. For information on corporate presentations and fees e-mail

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