Call for Presentation Proposals for WACUBO 2024

WACUBO's 2024 Annual Conference will be held in Anaheim, California on April 28 – May 1, 2024. The 2024 Program Committee seeks presenters from WACUBO member institutions to share their experiences/stories as they address issues facing college and university business officers today. These proposals should give consideration to our conference theme "Dream – Lead – Inspire."

Since 1937, The Western Association of College and University Business Officers has offered business officers in the Western region opportunities to develop professionally, to identify solutions for issues affecting higher education, and to share their expertise with their colleagues. Our membership includes institutions in the western United States, Canadian Provinces, Mexico, and other Pacific Rim nations.

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Presentation submissions were accepted through September 1, 2023. The Program Committee will review submissions and notify presenters whether they have been selected by November 2023.

Questions about proposal submissions may be addressed to the WACUBO office at [email protected].

Business Partners interested in presenting at the 2024 conference will need to submit their proposal for approval. Business Partner presentation slots are available for sponsors starting at the Bronze sponsorship level of $10,000 or higher. The BP submissions must include the active participation of a WACUBO member institution. Inquiries may be directed to the Business Partner Showcase Committee at [email protected].

WACUBO 2024 Presentation Proposal Guidelines and Requirements

Please review the following requirements before submitting a proposal for WACUBO 2024.

The Program Committee encourages submissions from the broad range of WACUBO members:

  • those from large and small institutions
  • from four-year universities and community colleges
  • from executive leadership to frontline staff
  • on topics across finance, human resources, facilities and space management, auxiliaries, safety, and information technology
  • addressing any of the many challenges we face: the ways we work, diversity and inclusion, transformational change, customer service, compliance, campus climate, and crisis management, among others.

Individual presentations are welcome as well as panels from across multiple institutions. 

Presentation timeslots are 75 minutes.

Proposals will be reviewed by the WACUBO 2024 Program Committee and selected based on how well the presentation addresses the following criteria:

  • The originality of concept and approach
  • Relevance of the challenge addressed
  • Clarity of expression
  • Organization of the presentation
  • Completeness of the submission

The Committee will notify proposal submitters of their selection for the program by November 2023.

Conference registration is required for all presenters. 

Submission Requirements

Submitters are encouraged to gather the following information before launching the form. All submissions must include the following information for all presenters:

  • Presenter Information:
    • Name
    • Title
    • Member Institution
    • Address
    • Email Address
    • Phone Number
    • One to two sentences listing credentials
    • Speaker Bio
  • Concurrent Session Presentation
    • Title
    • Brief Informational Description (two to three sentences)
    • Proposal Synopsis (500 words or less) outlining the problem, solution, lesson(s) learned, and a statement of how this information will benefit your colleagues
    • Learning Objectives (3 minimum)
    • Presentation Field of Study
    • Element(s) of engagement related to course content
    • Course Level
  • Permission for WACUBO to record the presentation
  • Permission for WACUBO to publish presentation materials

Headshots for conference promotional materials will be requested if submissions are selected.