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Call for Proposals

Deadline: October 9, 2022

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

The 50th Annual SWASAP conference will be held in Oklahoma City from November 12-16, 2022.

The priority deadline for proposal submission is October 9, 2022. An email detailing the final status of proposal selections will be sent October 16, 2022.

Concurrent sessions should be 50 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
  • Program planning
  • Self-advocacy / Self-care: Insisting on healthy working conditions
  • Mental health & wellness for students and TRIO employees

Creatively incorporating the conference theme of Continuing the Legacy of Leadership, Advocacy, & Equity in Education is highly encouraged.

Potential presenters should submit a proposal by clicking 50.

If you have any questions or comments contact the chair:

Juanita Showers at

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