Call for Presentations, Papers, and Reviewers

The deadline for submissions has passed (August 15). If you've been selected as a presenter, important dates and deadlines are below.

Preparing Students for Career Succcess is the theme of the 2016 ACBSP International Conference and Accreditation Forum in Cancun, Mexico. The ACBSP International Conference Committee invites your proposals for presentations.

Now, more than ever, business schools must demonstrate ways in which they are evolving to meet the needs of students and preparing them for a competitive global economy. How will this be accomplished? How can we, as business educators, transform our classrooms to meet the ever-changing marketplace and provide the greatest educational value for our students? We invite you to explore and share successful strategies that will prepare our students for career success.

In addition, presentations may be offered on the Accreditation Standards and Criteria track. These sessions focus on the ACBSP standards and criteria, which are modeled after the Baldrige National Quality Program, Education Criteria for Performance Excellence. The standards and criteria present the leading edge of validated management practices that have proven to work in high-performing institutions of higher education in order to plan, perform, evaluate and measure results for institutional learning and sustainability. There will be one session for each of the Standards (1-6). Please specify which Standard the presentation will be covering.

All proposals are peer-reviewed by representatives of the International Conference Committee. Authors will be notified of the status of their proposal and the committee's decision as either accepted without modification, accepted with modification, or not accepted.

The following table provides detailed information for deadlines and submissions. Please consider these dates as you prepare your submission in response to this Call for Presentations.

Date Activity
August 15, 2016 Deadline for submission of response to this Call for Presentations
August 25, 2016 Email notification of acceptance
September 3, 2016 Deadline to confirm attendance as a presenter
September 10, 2016 Deadline for submission of Presenters Form with presentation title and 40-word abstract, 70-word bio, high resolution photo, and audio-visual requirements
September 15, 2016 Early registration deadline (presenters are required to register for the conference)
October 6, 2016 First conference call with presenters/authors (optional but recommended)
October 9, 2016 Second conference call with presenters/authors (optional but recommended)
October 13, 2016 Electronic submission of conference documents

Complete details, including the submission form, can be found in the Call for Papers document.


The submission deadline is August 15, 2016. Contact ACBSP for all questions and concerns related to the Call.

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