Call for Proposals

CASP Convention 2023

October 10, 2023 - October 13, 2023

Hilton Costa Mesa - 3050 Bristol Street, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Deadline: March 31, 2023
Convention, October 10-13, 2023, Hilton Orange County/Costa Mesa
Spring Institute 2024, Dates/Location TBD
Webinars, Dates TBD

Thank you for your interest in presenting to school psychologists!

We are currently accepting speaker proposals for all events – convention, spring institute, and webinars. You can submit as many proposals, for as many events, as you’d like.

Workshop and miniskills proposals may be submitted for all events. Paper and Poster submissions will only be considered for Convention. 

Proposals will go through a review process by our committees. Selections for Convention are expected to be made by the end of May 2023 and Spring Institute by the end of December 2023. Webinar selections will be made at various times depending on the event date, at which point, submitters will receive an email to confirm whether their proposal has been selected or not. Please note, if you submit your proposal prior to an event date being set, we will contact you to confirm your availability.

Please carefully read the instructions below before submitting a proposal. All proposals must be submitted by March 31, 2023. All proposals must be submitted online. 

Please have the following ready to submit as part of your online application:
• A descriptive paragraph with 150 words or fewer, PLUS three learning objectives. 
• One impactful, focused sentence that shares the specific idea, process, or tool participants will be able to apply after your presentation.
• A one-page summary of your presentation. In this summary, please identify the presentation objectives, specific skills to be taught, and the expected learning outcomes. 
• A brief (100 words or less) bio for each presenter
• A headshot for each presenter

Workshop presentations are designed to provide intensive skills development for working school psychologists. They should provide participants with best practices, effective solutions and strategies, and quality resources that can be applied to daily practice. Workshop sessions can be either 3 or 6-hours long and typically provide CEUs/CPD for attendees. Workshops on advanced skills and topics are especially desired.

Mini-Skills presentations are designed for working school psychologists to teach participants specific skills, such as research proficiencies, counseling techniques, or specific assessment methods. It is a time to share what you have learned through your own experience – what works for you as a school psychologist. Each session is 1 hour and 20 minutes long, allowing for comprehensive presentations and ample time for attendee questions. Mini-skills on advanced skills and topics are especially desired.

Papers, Posters, and Panels
Papers address topics relevant to the profession and inform research and/or practice. Each session is 50 minutes long.

Posters are visual presentations scheduled in groups. Poster should be no larger than 4-feet by 4-feet and will be presented on bulletin boards. Do not use tri-fold presentation cardboard. 

Both Paper and Poster presentations are resume-building opportunities for graduate students, professors and working school psychologists. 

Each paper and poster presenter must complete a Convention Registration and pay the associated admission fees. This includes not only the lead presenter, but all co-presenters. Presentations will not be included in the final program if the presenters are not registered for the convention by the early registration deadline. 

Paper & Poster research projects may be considered for the Michael Goodman Memorial Award. For more information, visit our website.

Spring Institute
At this point, we have not determined whether Spring Institute will be an in-person or virtual event. Please indicate whether you’re willing to present in-person, virtually, or both. Dates and location (if applicable) TBD. 

Webinars are a great way to engage working school psychologists on important emerging topics, while allowing them the convenience of learning on their own time, and in their own space. Each webinar should be at least 1 hour, but no more than 3 hours long and typically provide CEUs/CPD for attendees.

Presenter compensation

Honorariums are not provided for most CASP speakers. Travel stipends may be provided for Workshop presenters (not Mini-skills, Papers, or Posters) without the financial support of their employer and who are traveling to participate.
Workshop and Mini-Skills presenters selected through the Call for Proposals receive free or discounted registration, details will be provided in the contract.


You will be asked to indicate which track your proposal falls under in the application form. Tracks are based on the NASP 10 Domains of Practice.

Data Based Decision Making  

Consultation and Collaboration

Academic Interventions and Instructional Support

Mental and Behavioral Health Services and Interventions

School-Wide Practices to Promote Learning

Services to Promote Safe and Supportive Schools

Family-School Collaboration Services

Equitable Practices for Diverse Student Populations

Research and Evidence-Based Practice

Legal, Ethical, and Professional Practice

Leadership and Advocacy