Call for Proposals

The ACHE Annual Conference and Meeting is a time and place for members to network and learn together as we renew our professional relationships and establish new connections. 

The 2013 conference theme is “We Make a Difference: Practice, Pegagogy, People.”  The conference will be held in Kentucky at the Lexington Convention Center on November 4-6, 2013. 

The 2013 ACHE Annual Conference and Meeting will showcase the many ways continuing higher education makes a difference in the lives of our students, in our institutions, in our communities, as well as across the nation and around the world as we extend lifelong learning opportunities to the broad spectrum of audiences we serve. Conference sessions, keynote presentations, workshops, and roundtables will enlighten, energize, and educate on topics that will help us continue to make a difference. 

The American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE) will host its annual conference in the same venue during that week, and we are coordinating with AAACE to link our conferences with a day of shared conference programming and events. This collaboration will expand the reach of each conference to serve our members with some shared sessions, expanded networking opportunities, joint social events, and guest access to each association’s exhibit space for a day.  ACHE and AAACE have a natural synergy that builds on our shared goals and interests; linking our two conferences extends the networking andlearning 
opportunities for our members. 


The conference planning committee is pleased to announce the 2013 Call for Proposals. Members and friends of the Association are invited to submit proposals that engage, inspire, inform, and challenge. We seek a variety of proposals to build an exceptional conference program:  
  • Thinking: Research and strategy; creativity and thinking new programs and unique models; innovative concepts; transformative roles and responsibilities; innovation and visionary work in continuing higher education. 
  • Doing: Pragmatic focus on key competencies and critical skills; the practical application of theory; tips, tools, techniques, model-building, and case studies; management strategies; effective learning and teaching tools and environments. 
  • Serving: Access to quality continuing higher education; impactful marketing; student services, advising, and customer service approaches; recruitment and retention. 

Proposals must be submitted via our online submission process at  by Monday, February 4, 2013.  

From the Proposal Space website create an account (requires email address and your name) and select “Start a Proposal.” Search for the ACHE 2013 call, and complete the submission form. You can stop and start your proposal any time before you submit; be sure to save your edits as you go. However, once you submit the proposal, you will not be able to make changes. 

The online submission form asks for a brief overview of the presentation (Session Description) and a more detailed uploaded document (Session Details). 

You will be notified when your proposal has been received.  

If you have any questions or comments about the submission process, please contact Clare Roby at

Review of proposals will begin on February 5, 2013. Presenters will be notified of the results of the review by early March. 


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