Call for Presentations

The College of Continuing Education at Dalhousie University is proud to host the CAUCE Conference 2018, the Canadian Association for University Continuing Education conference in Halifax, NS, from May 28 to 31, 2018.

The Call for Presentations will open September 2017.

An exciting opportunity

Under a new conference planning model, we are looking for volunteers to participate on a national Program Planning Committee. The purpose of the committee is to plan, develop and evaluate a comprehensive and informative educational program that will form the concurrent session piece of the program.

In addition to strengthening your leadership skills, your commitment will provide you with the opportunity to give back to your professional community, learn about the organization, and will enable you to build valuable contacts and connections. You will help guide program planning and ensure that the conference content is relevant and that the speakers selected will leave attendees educated and inspired.


The Program Planning Committee will:

  • Develop and seek approval on 3 or 4 streams that align with the overall conference theme.
  • Develop the ‘Call for Proposals’.
  • Develop selection criteria; review and select submissions.
  • Review and revise session descriptions and biographies as required.
  • Schedule presentations and assist with populating the Guidebook app (if required).
  • Mentor and guide session presenters.
  • Make recommendations for themes for future years
  • Review and update the program planning section of the conference planning document as needed.

Meeting Frequency

The committee may plan to meet face to face at the current year’s conference in May to begin discussions for the call for the following year and to debrief the current year’s work. However, you do not need to attend the 2017 conference to participate!

Email communication will be used to facilitate the work to be completed over the summer months as required. At the call of the Chair, the committee will have monthly teleconference meetings beginning September.

Membership and Term of Office (To be confirmed)

The committee will consist of eight to ten members, at least two from each region (East, Central, West). The term of office for this committee will be considered following the first year of operation.

Selection Process for Committee Members

CAUCE values commitment and active committee members. Qualified members must be good standing and have interest in the work of the committee, be able to participate in committee meetings when scheduled, and be able to contribute to the activities of the committee.

To express your interest in becoming a member of the CAUCE Conference Program Planning Committee, please indicate your interest by contacting the Secretariat ( before May 15, 2017.

We hope you will consider this exciting opportunity to expand your network and grow in your work!