Call for Presentations

The ACBSP Global Conference Committee invites proposals for presentations for the 2017 ACBSP Global Conference and Accreditation Forum. Presentation proposals may be either practitioner-based or research-based. Practitioner-based presentations should be interactive with a high level of participant engagement and hands-on experience. Research-based presentations should include the appropriate research design and scientific methodology. This can be a presentation based on a previous presentation or research, or a newly introduced presentation and research content.

All concurrent sessions are 45 minutes. This typically will include five minutes for introductions at the beginning, 25-30 minutes to present, five to ten minutes for questions and discussions, and five minutes at the end for concluding remarks and completion of session evaluations.

Two Educational Session Tracks for Your Presentation

All proposals must indicate one of the following concurrent conference tracks:

  1. Global Collaboration: Reducing the Distance Through Innovation
    Preparing students for international success through innovative collaborative solutions.
    The theme is focused on preparing our students for new forms of global business management - virtual/multi-forms, with active ongoing global collaborations. The requirement for international experience has substantially expanded over the last decade. Most businesses are now actually or virtually global through their ecommerce presence. More businesses of all sizes, whether domestic or international, are now operating with team members located all over the world, collaborating virtually thanks to new digital tools. This new paradigm means that not only will all business students need to understand global business, they will also need to do it more directly and concretely - while experiencing first-hand the international collaboration requirements.

    Topics that may be a focus of presentations can include:

    • Cross-institutions global academic curriculum management development
    • Short-term study abroad offerings as part of a course (international business) or a program
    • Virtual international business project collaborations for multi-institution students
    • Global international internships
    • New forms of students/faculty exchanges
    • Hybrid program delivery, connecting students through technology

  2. Accreditation Standards and Criteria Track

    A call for educational scholars to share their expertise. Present at the global conference on the concepts of the ACBSP Accreditation 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 to plan, perform, evaluate and measure results for institutional learning and sustainability. Please specify which Standard the presentation will be covering.

    1. Educational Leadership
    2. Strategic Planning for Business Degree Programs
    3. Business Students and Stakeholder Satisfaction
    4. Student Learning Outcome Assessment Processes
    5. Business Faculty Focus
    6. Education Design and Delivery

Submission Process & Deadlines

The submission deadline is September 5 September 9, 2017.

All responses to this call must be submited through our electronic selection system, with accompanying required items (e.g. photo and bio) at the time of submittal.

Proposals submitted outside of this system will not be considered or accepted. If the submission is completed and the system accepts it for review, it will be acknowledged by email within five working days. If you do not receive an acknowledgement of your submittal, please email or call 913-339-9356.

All proposals are peer-reviewed by representatives of the Global Business Education 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
September 5, 2017
September 9, 2017
Deadline for submission of response to this Call for Presentations
September 15, 2017 Email notification of acceptance
September 25, 2017 Deadline to confirm attendance as a presenter
October 1, 2017 Deadline for submission of Presenters Form with presentation title and 40-word abstract, 70-word bio, high resolution photo, and audio-visual requirements
October 6, 2017 Early registration deadline (presenters are required to register for the conference)
October 11, 2017 First conference call with presenters/authors (optional but recommended)
October 12, 2017 Second conference call with presenters/authors (optional but recommended)
October 16, 2017 Electronic submission of conference documents (e.g. presentation, paper, etc.)
  • Two conference calls with all conference authors will be conducted in October with notice to all authors selected for presentation during the Conference. The purpose of these conference calls is to respond to your questions to ensure the best possible presentation. Each author is asked to participate in only one of these calls but may participate in both. Instructions on how to call in will be available later.
  • Electronic files of your presentation must be submitted to ACBSP home office by October 16, 2017. Presentations are required to be in PowerPoint format. Additional materials should be in Word or PDF format. Files must be submitted by the deadline to be included in the Conference proceedings. Presentations are posted on the ACBSP website following the event. If the files are not received, there will be additional requirements for the presenter.

Conference Registration

  • Submitting a presentation implies that all authors listed in the program book and on the website proceedings will register for the conference. Authors not presenting can be recognized in the brief or detailed description (see submittal in response to Call for Presentations) and in the content of the presentation. Each accepted presentation entitles one author to a discount of 50% off one regular or advance conference registration.
  • If the presentation is accepted, the main contact will be asked to fill out a special registration to register for the conference in order to receive the 50% discount. More information on how to register will be given to you once you have been notified your presentation has been accepted. Individuals responding to this request for presentations are asked not to submit their registration until after they have been notified of their acceptance as an author.

Call for Papers for The Transnational Journal of Business

As you consider the conduct of a presentation at our conference, consider the preparation of submittal to the 2018 issue of The Transnational Journal of Business. The Journal welcomes authors to submit their original research papers, case studies, conference reports, management reports, book reviews, and commentaries on developments in the literature, practice, and excellence in business education, for review and consideration for publication.

More information regarding The Transnational Journal of Business and responding to the Call for Papers is available at the ACBSP web page for The Transnational Journal of Business.

Contact Information

For assistance in responding to this Call for Presentations or for more information about the 2017 ACBSP Global Conference and Accreditation Forum, please contact or 913-339-9356.


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