Preconference Events: Thursday, September 6, 2018 at 1:00 PM EDT to 5:00 PM EDT

Full Coference: Friday, September 7, 2018 at 8:00 AM EDS to Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 5:00 PM EDT

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Omni Hotel, Richmond, VA 
100 S 12th St
Richmond, VA 23219

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Philip Gnilka  
Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling 

2018 Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling Annual Conference in Richmond VA

Call for Program Proposals
The Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling (AARC) invites members, colleagues, students, and other interested assessment and research specialists to submit proposals for the 2018 National Assessment and Research Conference. We welcome all proposals that advance the counseling profession and that promote best practices in assessment, research, and evaluation in counseling.
Please submit completed proposals via this portal (https://cmt3.research.microsoft.com/AARC2018 ). When you go to the site, click on the "Registration" button to create an account. Once you are registered with the site, you will then be able to submit a proposal for the conference. Also, this year you will be able to save and edit proposals within the system.
The program submission deadline is May 15, 2018 and program decisions will be made by June 15, 2018.
Proposals Requirements
1. Program Title
2. Abstract (1,000 character maximum; this will be what attendees read in the conference program)
3. Authors (You will need the name, email, and affiliation for all authors on proposals to submit)
4. Type of Presentation (Poster Session, Roundtable Session, Presentation Session)
5. Days Available to Present
6. Synopsis of the Content of Your Proposal. (2,000 character maximum; Please include a brief overview of the goals, learning objectives, content, and presentation format)
7. Author Biosketches (Provide for each author on the proposal; 500 character maximum)
If you have quesitons, please contact the Conference Chair, Dr. Philip Gnilka at pbgnilka@vcu.edu.

Conference Schedule

Thursday, September 6, 2018 (1pm - 5pm)

Preconference Sessions - Please note that preconference sessions have limited space, and you can only choose one. Given the space limitations, participants will be signed up on a first-come first-served basis for those how register.

Option 1: Women in Research: Action through Vision and Mentorship

While women, generally, have made significant inroads at all levels of academic careers, women still face challenges compared to their male counterparts. These challenges may span across a variety of academic roles, such as teaching, research, and service; however, speaking specifically to research, women tend to experience lower levels of research self-efficacy. The questioning of one's ability in research and scholarship may be due to internal voices, a sense of feeling like an imposter, training experiences, and/or the intersectionality of identities women bring into their careers and more specifically the research identity. The goal of this workshop is to hear other women's stories, which include a blend of success and struggle; while individually laying a foundation and action plan for moving forward as a researcher in your career. 

Option 2: Stats Camp
There will be several different analyses being presented by various experts. While the final topics have not been finalized some of the subjects being considered are meta-analysis, latent class analysis, mediation/moderation, and longitudinal SEM. As additional information is finalized, this will be updated.
Septebmer 7, 2018 (8am - 5pm)
Full day of conference sessions

Saturday, Septebmer 8, 2018 (8am - 5pm)
Full day of conference sessions

Hotel Room Reservations at the Omni Hotel in Richmond VA

Hotel reservations can be made by going to the Omni Hotel Reservation Portal for the Conference.  https://www.omnihotels.com/hotels/richmond/meetings/aarc-2018-conference

We have a reduced rate of $148 per night. Space is liminted for the special rate, so book early to ensure you get a room. You must reserve your hotel room by August 10th to get the special rate.