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Save the date for Atla Annual 2021 in Forth Worth, Texas, June 16-19, and online.


Submit your Proposal

We invite you to submit your conference proposal by Sunday, January 3, 2021.


What’s New in the Proposal Form?

Given public health concerns related to the pandemic and the increased volume of attendees at Atla Annual 2020 Online, the Conference Committee is planning a hybrid experience for 2021. We expect some conference sessions will be held in person and some will be held online. One of the very first questions you will encounter on our revised proposal submission form asks where you would prefer to present: in person, online, or either.

The revised form contains several other noteworthy changes. You will find that the new form asks for a complete session description, one that you would be proud to see printed, devoid of typos and clearly expressing an overview of the content of your session. Please be sure to spell check and proofread, and you may even consider asking a colleague or friend to review it. As in previous conferences, we will return to 50-minute sessions. Also, new this year, rather than solicit learning outcomes, we are asking you to consider what attendees will take away from your session. Please be thoughtful in developing session goals or major takeaways that attendees will remember long after your presentation.    

As a reminder, here is the conference proposal timeline:

Conference proposal timeline

Submit Proposal

Submissions are due on Sunday, January 3, 2021. Remember that leaders of interest groups and denominational groups should also use this form, submitting business meetings or presentation sessions on behalf of their group.

If you have any questions about this call for proposals or the annual conference, read the Atla Blog or contact the Chair of the Conference Committee.

The Conference Committee looks forward to reading and considering your proposals!


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Watch Recorded Sessions

With over thirty-nine concurrent sessions over three days, Atla Annual 2020 Online attendees may have missed a meeting or five they wanted to attend.

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