Call for Presentation Proposals

Psychology of Boys at Risk: Indicators from 0-5

November 5 & 6, 2015
Eldorado Hotel
Santa Fe, NM

The Santa Fe Boys Educational Foundation and the Infant Mental Health Journal invite proposals for discussion of issues in symposia and workshops relevant to the theme/title of the conference: The Psychology of Boys at Risk: Indicators from 0-5. The main focus of the conference is the exploration of the roots of boys being at risk in early childhood, especially considering factors that have been discovered in the 0-5 period that might be causally related to later problematic outcomes for boys manifested in school failure, juvenile criminality, and mental health problems.

The following information is provided to assist in preparing proposals for presentations. For further information or questions, please contact

Submission Types (All submissions are peer reviewed.)

Symposium. A symposium combines no more than two or three presentations grouped around a common sub-theme or closely related topics. Symposium presentations should be organized around a common theme and involve investigators from different institutions, or consist of presenters from higher education and the community.  Symposia are scheduled for a maximum of 50 minutes.  Each symposium presenter will be allotted an equal portion of time, with 15 minutes set aside for active discussion with the audience.

Workshop. Workshops are designed for one or several presenters from the same institution or project team who plan to share information about a particular body of knowledge, evidence-based practice, engaged teaching techniques, assessment or research instrument, or methodology, or successful program intervention. Active discussion between audience and presenter(s) should take place throughout the session. Workshops will be scheduled for 50 minutes.

NOTE: The number of symposia or workshops accepted will depend on quality of proposals and conference space available for such events.  The number of competing symposia/workshops is restricted to 4 per time slot.

Proposal Submission Requirements

Presentation title (10-word maximum)

  • Presentation subtheme(s) or topics the proposal relates to
  • Presentation format (Symposium, workshop, or poster)
  • Abstract for conference program (50-word maximum)
  • Presentation description (300 word maximum)
  • Presentation technology needs
  • Primary presenter contact information
  • Contact information for up to five co-presenters

Criteria for Evaluation of Submissions

  • Completeness and clarity of presentation
  • Relevance to the theme of the conference
  • Additional weight will be given to community-based scholarship/evidence-based practice including the following, as applicable:
    • Evidence of reciprocity and mutual benefit from the standpoint of all partners – the university (faculty, staff, or students) and the community partner(s)
    • Inclusion of community partner “voices”/perspectives
    • New learning, questions, models, practices illustrated by your work
    • Evidence that your work has changed your partners/communities/institutions
    • Measures used to demonstrate changes in individuals or organizations
    • Evidence of strategies for program sustainability
    • Implications or “take-away” message for people attending your presentation.

Procedures for Submissions

  • Proposals should be submitted as PDF documents and emailed to with the subject title: Proposal Submission.
  • Notifications of acceptance will be made within 15 days of receipt of proposal.