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Call for Proposals 2024

ARUCC PCCAT Joint Conference 2024 - Call for Proposals (NOW CLOSED)

ARUCC and PCCAT are excited to have received your proposals in response to our Call for Speaker Proposals for the upcoming joint ARUCC & PCCAT Conference 2024.

The Call for Proposals process CLOSED January 19, 2024. Thank you to those that submitted proposals for this national event.

We look forward to notifying selected speakers estimated in February 2024. Your expertise will make a meaningful contribution to the conference and the work of our organizations.

Key Details

  • Event Name: ARUCC & PCCAT Conference 2024
  • Date: June 23 – 26, 2024
  • Location: Hyatt Regency Hotel, Calgary 


We are looking for speakers who can deliver compelling presentations, ignite discussions, and inspire our attendees. This year our theme for the event is Charting the Way Forward: Exploring New Paths to Success.

Our work in higher education is fast-paced and ever changing. Exploring innovative approaches to solving problems and achieving goals is more critical than ever. With a ‘build, learn, iterate’ outlook on continuous improvement and change, institutions are increasingly forging new paths to success to achieve EDI, transfer mobility, enrolment and student success goals.

The full list of topics include:

  • AI solutions at work
  • Strategic enrolment management
  • Transitions from traditional systems and technology
  • Communities of practice, communication networks, competency-based pathways
  • Institutional/regional/national partnerships to facilitate credit transfer and learner mobility
  • System data, technology and tools and learner access to information to support pathways & mobility.
  • Research and/or cross-institutional initiatives on current registrarial issues, such as micro-credentials & credential recognition
  • Change as a positive impact
  • Creativity in soft skills development for teams
  • Innovation in equity, diversity and inclusion 
  • Collaboration on inter- and intra-provincial pathways and partnerships
  • Competency development to support change
  • Any topic relevant to the work of our members


Speaker Benefits:

  • Exposure to a highly targeted and influential audience.
  • Networking opportunities with industry peers and potential collaborators.
  • A chance to make a lasting impact on our attendees.


Please read the proposal guidelines before developing and submitting your session proposal using the link provided below. The ARUCC PCCAT Program Sub-committee will accept proposals that achieve balance across the Conference program on a range of topics and perspectives that represent the depth and breadth of ARUCC’s and PCCAT’s membership, emerging issues, regional and national interests, and institutional demographics.

  • We are accepting proposals for in-person presentations.
  • Sessions are 55 minutes each,  including 10 minutes for questions and answers. Presentation formats include breakout sessions, panels and roundtables.
  • Sessions organized jointly with partners are particularly welcome; corporate members must partner with institutional or organization members on session submissions.
  • Presenters’ names, titles, and organizations will be used to promote the session.
  • Submitting authors certify that all co-authors have reviewed the proposal and agree to participate if accepted.
  • Your abstract must be written in the present tense.
  • Proposals must be submitted via Pheedloop – click here to access the link in English or French
  • You may save your submission and return to make edits by logging back into the website with your credentials. 
  • Keep a copy of your proposal.
  • Deadline for proposal submissions is being extended to January 19, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. EST.


Our selection committee will review all submissions and notify selected speakers estimated in February 2024.

If your proposal is selected, you agree to provide your session in-person at the 2024 conference in Calgary, and that you will register on/before the speaker registration deadline.

For Reference – Conference Costs:

  • If you wish to join us for a single day during the conference at the membership rate of $500.00 plus 5% GST will be applicable,
  • If you wish to join us for the duration of the conference the membership rate of $800.00 plus 5% GST will be applicable. 
  • If you only wish to join us for your session – there will be no additional fee charged. 


We are committed to creating an inclusive and diverse event. We encourage speakers from all backgrounds, industries, and experiences to submit their proposals. If you have a unique perspective to share, we want to hear from you!

We look forward to receiving your proposals and hope to welcome you as a speaker at ARUCC & PCCAT Conference 2024!