Submit a Proposal

Step-by-Step Guide

If you're interested in presenting at the conference or submitting your work to the journal, but are unsure how to begin, start here! This step-by-step guide will walk you through submitting your proposal, start to finish.

Getting Started

From the research network homepage, select the conference you are interesting in attending from the top menu, then select "Call for Presenters". On this page, select the "Submit a Proposal" button at the bottom of the page. You will be directed into CGPublisher, and a submission form will appear. Your screen will look like this:

Step One: Details
  • If you are an existing user of CGPublisher (if you have previously submitted a proposal, registered for a conference or membership, or ordered an article from our bookstore) please use Option 1 with your existing username and password
  • If you are a new user, CGPublisher will assist you in creating a username and password as you submit your proposal. Please use option 2 to fill out your details
  • If you have a co-author, you will be able to add their details in step four.

Step Two: Describe your Proposal
  • Please fill out the details of your proposal as outlined in the Describe Your Proposal portion of the form. If you are unable to attend the conference, but would like to submit your article to the journal, please select "Article Submission" from the "Proposal Type" drop-down. Please note: If you choose an in-person proposal type, and it is accepted, you will also be able to submit a full article for potential publication in the journal.
  • Once you have completed the form, click the “next” button

Step Three: Proposal Co-Author (This is You)

This page will have your details at the top:

Go ahead and add your location and country, plus any biographical details within the provided boxes, then click "next".

Step Four: Confirm Your Proposal Details

This page will contain two boxes, your proposal information as well as your personal information

  • If you do not have a co-author, review your submission at this stage. If you are ready to submit your proposal select the “Submit Presentation Proposal to Conference” button and proceed to the next step.
  • If you do have a co-author, select the “Add a Co-Author or Co-Presenter” button.
    • On the form that appears, enter in your co-authors relevant information and select “Accept Changes”.
    • If you have any additional co-authors, you may continue to select the “Add a Co-author or Co-presenter” button, submit their information, and select “Accept Changes” until you have added all of them.
    • Once you have added all of your co-authors or co-presenters and are ready to submit your proposal, click the “Submit Presentation Proposal to Conference” button.

Step Five: Confirmation Screen (Skip This Step if you did not have to create a CGPublisher account)

If you have created a new CGPublisher account in step one, you will receive a confirmation screen

To confirm your account, wait for our confirmation email and follow the link provided.

Step Six: Proposal Complete

If you already have a CGPublisher account, then you will be directed to your proposal screen, which will look similar to the image below. You will also receive a confirmation email.

Proposal review can take up to 5 weeks. You will receive an email once your proposal has been reviewed. To check the status of your proposal at any time, you can follow the instructions here.


What do I need to submit at the proposal stage?

The online submission form requests information on the author, a brief abstract of the presentation (for subsequent inclusion in the conference program), and a succinct summary of the work, which includes the information specified in the Proposal Guidelines. For more information, see the section on Submitting Your Work: Conference Presentations.

What does an article submission proposal entail?

If you are unable to attend the conference in person but still wish to submit an article for potential publication, you may submit a proposal for article submission. If your proposal is accepted, you may submit an article for potential publication at any time. Before your article can be published, you will need to become a member of the knowledge community. Individuals who attend the conference automatically receive community membership until one year after the conference, but you can also register and become a knowledge community member without attending a conference.

Can I change my proposal from in-person presentation to a proposal for article submission or vice versa?

Yes. You can change your proposal type at any time prior to the conference. To do so, please contact us.

Can I change my proposal after it has been submitted?

No. Once your proposal has been submitted, you cannot make changes.

Is there a limit on the number of papers I can present at the conference?

As a matter of fairness and as a function of the scheduling process, each presented paper must have a separately registered author. For instance, in the case of three registered presenters of a single paper, each may co-author up to three presented papers, but there must be three registered participants—with at least one person available to present each of the three papers. In other words, there must be at least one in-person registration per paper presented at the conference.

How long will it take to find out whether or not my proposal has been accepted?

Proposals are generally reviewed and responded to within 3-5 weeks. To ensure a response regarding acceptance in time to take advantage of the registration deadlines, be sure to submit you proposal at least 5 weeks prior to the registration deadline.