Call for 2023 Conference Proposals and Registration is Now Open!

This year’s conference will be held downtown Nashville, TN, at the DoubleTree Hotel next to Printer's Alley and a five-minute walk from Broadway's row of bars and honky-tonks. The Ryman Auditorium, Bridgestone Arena, and the Country Music Hall of Fame are half a mile away. Enjoy live music every evening and a warm chocolate chip cookie when you arrive.

New to the Conference

This year, in order to encourage more entry-level researchers and assessors, we are introducing two labels to conference sessions - beginner and advanced. Presenters who choose beginner level will expect their participants to have little prior knowledge of the subject of their presentation. Advanced sessions will assume at least basic knowledge research and assessment principles, while still training participants in more advanced skills.

Think things like: a training in open source statistical software, Incorporating AI into research, perhaps even training in particular assessments to help them to incorporate them into their practice. Sessions that will be helpful for participants who are new (and maybe even scared of!) and experienced with research and assessments will be given priority for content sessions.

Call for Proposals

The Conference Committee for AARC invites members, colleagues, students, and other assessment and research specialists to submit proposals. We welcome all proposals that advance the counseling profession and promote best practices in assessment, research, and evaluation in counseling. Please pay careful note to the type of presentation to match sure it matches your goals  

  • Poster Session (for sharing text, charts, graphs, and other visual aids associated with an active study protocol or the results of a completed project.)
  • Content Session (for sharing conceptual or methodological innovations with an emphasis on teaching a specific technique or skill followed by a period for response to audience questions)
  • Round Table Session (for in-depth discussion on a particular topic.Typically includes 15 minutes of emerging scholarship or conceptual ideas, followed by 45 minutes of collaborative discussion and feedback).

Submit your proposals for a poster, round table, or content session using this submission portal:

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The submission due date is June 2 by midnight CST.

Proposals details:

  • Presenter and co-presenter(s) Name, Email, Affiliation, Job Title, Degree, Credentials, and Brief Bio
  • Desired Presentation Format
  • Program Title
  • Program Abstract (75-Word Maximum)
  • 3 Learning Outcomes
  • Synopsis of Program (250-Word Maximum) that details purpose, goals, content, and justification of how your presentation is innovative.

Registration for the Conference is open!

We are using Sched again for this year’s session program and registration. More details on Sched will follow.

Register for this year’s conference (9/8-9/9 in Nashville, TN) at the following link:

The link to “reserve tickets” is to the right of the screen on laptops.