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 CGScholar, and a submission form will appear. Your screen will look like this:

Step One: Details
  • If you are an existing user of CGScholar (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, CGScholar 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 by clicking "Add Co-presenter.".

Step Two: Describe your Proposal
  • Please fill out the details of your proposal as outlined in the Describe Your Proposal portion of the form.
  • Please note: Full article journal submissions are done on a separate form at .
  • Once you have completed the form, add any co-presenters if necessary.

Step Three: Proposal Author Affiliation(This is You)

This page will allow you to provide details for the program.

Most importantly is to fill out Experience and Contact.

When Filling out the experience, you must add the dates from start to finish, or check the box if it is your current affiliation.

Go ahead and add your city, state, and country of your affiliation. Check the box stating "Use this address for my current affiliation."

Step Four: View Your Proposal

Hover over the gold box with your name in the left side of the screen.

Click on "My Events."

Your proposal will be listed.

Step Five: Email Confirmation

You will receive an email with your proposal information. If you have not, please check your spam folder.


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. 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?

Yes. You may Withdraw and Revise your proposal after it has been submitted.

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.