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When will the 2017 CFP be available?

The 2017 CFP is available now:

What is the deadline for submissions?

February 22, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. EST

When are accept/decline notifications sent?

Accept/decline notifications will be sent to the email used in the proposal process on April 25, 2017.   Please save your accept/decline email notification.

How do I recruit participants for my proposal?

NWSA has relaunched the discussion forum for the annual CFP inside your member portal where you can post. Under Annual Conferece, please select "Find Collaborators" and post in the forum "2017 Panel/Workshop/Roundtable Discussion". An additional option is to post to the NWSA Facebook at


What are the requirements to submit a proposal?

All presenters and moderators must have an individual login and password in order to for the proposal to be submitted. Current and recent individual members will be able to retrieve their logins from the home page of using the email address associated with their membership. If you are including a potential presenter who has never been an individual member of NWSA, they must create a Guest Login. Please send any questions about log in credentials to as early as possible. NWSA office staff will more easily be able to assist those who make early requests.


How many times may I present at the annual conference?

Whereas we do not have a strict rule on how many times a participant can appear in the program, we recommend no more than two because of scheduling challenges.

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What type of logins can submit a proposal?

Current and expired individual memberships and Guest Logins are able to submit a proposal. Institution/program memberships cannot submit proposals. If you have trouble logging in or retrieving your password, please email


How can I retrieve my password?

If you have had a membership with NWSA, and do not know your online username and password, go to and click on “Forgot your password?” under “Member Login.” Enter the email address you have used to renew your membership from previous years. Please note: If you received a reminder regarding the presenter deadline, enter this email into the box. This is the email associated with your membership. If you now use a different email address, log in and update this information.

What do I do if I didn’t receive my password?

Please email


How do I create a Guest Login?

  • Create a Guest Login here:
  • Please allow up to 24 hours for the system to refresh and for their name to appear in the submission system. To “push” a new record, once the new account is created, logout, refresh, and then login using the newly created credentials. Then click "Submit a Proposal" on the left hand menu bar. And "Click Here" to enter into the submission site. The record will now appear in the submission system.
  • Please note, that all accepted presenters must become/have a current individual membership as well as register for the conference in order to present at the conference. However, you do not have to have a current membership to submit a proposal.

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How do I check my membership status?

If you have been a member in prior years, or you created a Guest Login to submit your proposal, please log into using your username and password. Once logged in, look on the left hand side of the page for a message that says “Welcome Your Name” and your expiration date. If you have a current membership, this date will read “12/31/2017” If it reads a date prior to 12/31/2017, please click “Renew” on the left side menu bar.


When do memberships expire?

All memberships run on a calendar year. 2017 memberships expire on December 31, 2017.


I have a Guest Login, how do I renew?

Login using the credential used to create a Guest Login. Once logged in, look on the left hand side of the page please click “Membership Renewal.” It is important that you log in to renew your membership using the same credentials generated to submit your proposal. Please do not create a new account. If you have a problem, email


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What are the requirements for presenters and moderators?

All accepted presenters and moderators, including pre-conference presenters and all moderators, must have current (2017) individual membership AND be pre-registered for the conference no later than July 18, 2017. Membership and Conference Registration are two separate processes and require separate fees. Individual members receive reduced conference registration rates.

What are the accessibility requirements for presenters?

Please review the accessibility requirements here:


How can I make an accessibility request?

Please complete the form available here:


Is there childcare available at the NWSA Annual Conference?

Yes, the sign up form will be available in late April. More information can be found here:

Is there wifi in the breakout rooms?

There is no wifi or internet access in the conference session space.

I have another question that isn't answered in this FAQ.

Please email

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