Monday, February 17, 2020
The RP Group
Call for Proposals

The Call for Proposals for the 2020 RP Conference is now closed. Notifications about proposal status will go out in mid-January 2020.

 Conference Proposal Selection Criteria

Proposal Submission Process

To align and simplify the RP Conference Call for Proposals and RP Group Awards nomination processes, the two processes are combined on the Call for Proposals and Awards Nomination Form. All eligible presentation proposals will be automatically nominated for an RP Group Award and all award winners will receive a session at the 2020 RP Conference.

For RP Group Awards criteria and other information, please visit the RP Group Awards webpage.

The deadline to submit an online submission form has been extended to 11:59 pm on Tuesday, December 10, 2019.

The theme for the conference is Cultivating a Mindful Data Culture.

Specifically, we are seeking proposals that address the conference theme and introduce or advance the discussion of a topic or utilization a tool or resource that is relevant to the research and planning community.

If you would like to plan for your proposal using a paper version of the form as a reference, you can download a PDF copy.

Conference Proposal Selection

Please consider the following in preparing your proposal:

  1. Institutional Effectiveness

  2. Planning

  3. Advancing Student Equity

  4. The RP Toolbox (research methods)

  • A few tangible, realistic outcomes for your session that may be achieved in 60 or 75 minutes, or in a poster session

  • How participants will be able to apply what they learn in their session to their colleges/districts and their daily practice

  • How the discussion of this topic or application of this resource or tool will advance the field of research and planning

How Are Proposals Evaluated?

Each proposal will be evaluated using this scoring rubric.


If you have any questions about the proposal process, please do not hesitate to contact Lila Tavelli.