Proposals Must be Blinded

Proposals must be blinded for review, including the title, session description, and references. Do not name authors, institutions, states, counties, cities, projects, or websites. Instead, use “Author (year)” for citations and references, and “X” for specific names or identifying information (e.g., “Project X”).

Unblinded proposals will not be reviewed.

Submission Requirements

Be prepared to submit the following information for each proposed session:

Presenter Information

Provide required information for all presenters, including

  • name
  • affiliation and position
  • mailing address
  • phone number and e-mail address

Session Information

Provide the presentation strand, session format, and duration, if applicable.

Session Keywords

Provide 3-5 keywords that specify the session topic beyond the strand description.

Session Description

Provide an informative title (up to 15 words) and a brief description of the session (up to 40 words) to be listed in the program. Both the title and session description must be blinded.


All proposals must be:

  1. blinded  for review;
  2. a maximum of two-pages including references;
  3. single spaced, 12-pt font, with 1-inch margins; and
  4. PDF  format.

Proposals longer than two pages will not be reviewed. Proposals should provide sufficient information for reviewers to use the review criteria and include some detail of how the session will be organized in the proposed time frame.

Limits on Participation

Regardless of session format, an individual may serve as lead presenter for no more than one session and may appear no more than twice on the program. Lead presenters must personally certify that all co-presenters have confirmed their willingness to participate in the session.

Resources to Consider when Preparing a Proposal

  • With the exception of the Poster Session, the conference venue will provide a screen and digital projector for each room. Presentations requiring audio must indicate their request as part of the proposal submission. No other equipment will be provided by AMTE.

  • For the Poster Session, a 30” x 40” foam board, push pins, and an easel will be provided. Laptop computers and/or audio speakers are not appropriate for use in the Poster Session.

  • Internet access will be available to presenters and attendees in all conference areas.