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Call for Proposals

Deadline: October 15, 2021


The Southwest Association of Student Assistance Programs invites submissions for high-quality concurrent sessions for the SWASAP Annual Conference.  

The 49th Annual SWASAP conference will be held virtually via Zoom from November 7-10, 2021.

The priority deadline for proposal submission is October 15, 2021. An email detailing the final status of proposal selections will be sent October 22, 2021.

Concurrent sessions should be 60 minutes in length.

Suggested Session Themes

While our session themes are flexible, ideally, they will encompass presentations that blur traditional boundaries between functional areas and across 2-year, 4-year, and multiple TRIO programs. Although you'll have the opportunity to designate a broad target audience when submitting your proposal, we challenge you to consider how your insights might be applied to a more experienced group of TRIO professionals.

  • Cross-cultural communication
  • Conflict resolution
  • Diversity and inclusion in professional communications
  • TRIO trends and issues
  • Partnerships and collaboration: Communicating the value of your program to your immediate community & D.C.
  • Special challenges and opportunities
  • Helping students through current events
  • Self-advocacy / Self-care: Insisting on healthy working conditions
  • Mental health & wellness for students and TRIO employees

Creatively incorporating the conference theme of Our Foundational Fifty: Celebrating our past and planning for the future is highly encouraged.

Potential presenters should submit a proposal by clicking the link below:


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