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.

Submissions are accepted until June 15, at 11:59 PM Central Time. 

Breakout acceptance letters will be sent between July 10-21, 2023. 
Poster acceptance letters will be sent between August 1-11, 2023. 

Presentation Proposal Form

Alternate Review

(Title of Session: 20 words max)
Description of Session (keep it brief): 3-4 sentences. MSLBD reserves the right to edit description to fit the space available in the program.
Please list two or three outcomes for the proposed session:

Level of the Proposed Session
Identify the intended experience level of the audience with this subject.
General Submission or Strand
(Breakout Sessions Only) Session is identified for a special strand or general submission
Intended Audience
Please select all that apply
Consider for BCBA CEUs
(Breakout Proposals Only) Are you, or a co-presenter for the proposed presentation a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA)? May we consider this session for BCBA CEUs?

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. One page max. Please include session title.
No file selected

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 Office. Designate a co-presenter the complimentary registration for this session. List additional presenters. Will any of the presenters be changing affiliation before the 2024 Symposium?


  • 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 attending must register to attend the Symposium. 
  • Breakout Notifications: July 10-21, 2023; Poster Notification: August 1-11, 2023     

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.

Form Review

After successful submission, you will be redirected to a confirmation page. You will also receive an email showing your completed proposal information.