Presentation Submission Form

We encourage Breakout session & Poster presentation submissions on a wide array of topics related to children and youth with behavioral or mental health needs.

Breakout & Poster Submissions Due: June 15. The form will remain open until Monday, June 17, 2019, at 5:00 p.m. Central Time for submissions.

Presentation Proposal Form

If submitting a Breakout Session

(Title of Session: 20 words max)
Brief Description of Session: 3-6 sentences. MSLBD reserves the right to edit description to fit the space available in the program.

Level of the Proposed Session
Identify the intended experience level of the audience with this subject.
General Submission or Strand
Session is identified for a special strand or general submission ((Breakout Sessions Only)
Intended Audience
Please select all that apply

Session Outcomes
Please list two or three outcomes for the proposed session:

Detailed Proposal Description

Carefully organize your (450 max word count)  PDF file. Use clear, concise language to describe exactly what you will be presenting.

  • Begin with a brief introductory paragraph that provides an overview of your topic.
  • Describe the theory, concept, or research basis of your topic
  • Your proposal does not need to be a formal research study and, ideally should be oriented for practitioners and/or caregivers.
  • If it is a practitioner and/or caregiver-focused, the topic should be one that is based on sound theory or has been tested by others and not just a “good idea”.
  • Describe exactly what you will be presenting including how you will be presenting it.
  • Explain the impact your proposal has on the field and how it is aligned with the MSLBD mission
  • Remember, if your proposal’s focus is to showcase a product (e.g., materials, books, videos, or consultation services) for sale, you should not submit a proposal through the peer-reviewed process. Instead, you will want to complete an application to become an exhibitor.
Attach PDF file. Maximum of 450 words.
No file selected

Is Presenter a BCBA?
(Breakout Proposals Only) Are you, or a co-presenter for the proposed presentation a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA)?
If one or more presenters are BCBAs, and if approved would you like this presentation to be considered for BCBA continuing education credit?
Sessions that offer BCBA CEUs must provide content that goes beyond what is required under the current BCBA Task List and be consistent with the BCBA Guidelines for Responsible Conduct. The session can address any aspect of behavior-analytic practice, science, methodology, and theory. Offering your session for BCBA CEUs does not require additional responsibilities and provides a needed service to BCBAs wishing to maintain certification.

Presenter Information
First & Last Name, Degree, Institution, City, State. List in program order for each individual. Example of Listing: Reece Peterson, PhD, Elisabeth J. Kane, MA, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE; Michael Couvillon, PhD, Drake University, Des Moines, IA; Joseph B. Ryan, PhD, Clemson University, Clemson, SC
Last Name, First Name, Degree, & Email address
Last Name, First Name, Degree, & Email address
Last Name, First Name, Degree, & Email address
Last Name, First Name, Degree, & Email address
Last Name, First Name, Degree, & Email address
Information for MSLBD


  • Only the first presenter will be informed about the acceptance status of the presentation.
  • One complimentary registration will be provided per presentation - to the first presenter unless otherwise indicated. No travel reimbursement or honorarium will be provided.
  • All presenters must register to attend the Symposium. Only those registered by December 20 will be listed in the program.
  • Breakout Notifications: July 10-15; Poster Notification: August 1-8      

Sessions included in the Symposium program are not to be used for promoting commercially and/or individually produced materials or services. Display tables are available in the exhibit space at a fee for this purpose.

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