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Poster Presentations


Student members are invited to submit a Student Poster Presentation proposal for the upcoming Counselor Conference to be held January 31-February 1, 2020 at the Courtyard Scottsdale Salt River in Scottsdale, AZ. Selected poster presentations will be displayed during the breaks 

on Friday, January 30 all day and students must be available to attend and present their poster presentation in visual form. Poster presenters should be available with their poster for the entire all networking breaks to discuss their poster.

Students should also be prepared to provide a no more than 5-minute formal verbal presentation during the lunch on Friday. Equipment for a PowerPoint will be made available if so desired. 


What's Required

Please provide your Cover Page, Letter of Sponsorship and Abstract. Abstracts should be 500 words or less. If abstract is based on original research that was funded by an outside source, you must include the name of the funding source. 

1.  Contact Information

Information must include:

  • Primary Presenter Full Name

  • Primary Presenter Credentials

  • Primary Presenter Degree Field and School

  • Phone

  • Email

  • Presenter Bio and Photo

  • Additional Presenters (Names, Phone, Email)

  • Poster Title

2.  Letter of Sponsorship

The program abstract form must be accompanied by a letter of sponsorship from a department chair, program director, or supervisor of the contestant who is a member of the Arizona Counselors Association. This letter must attest to the originality of this research and its compliance with the rules of the contest.

3.  Abstract

All abstracts must contain the following sections and headers:

  • Original Research or Literature Review Noted

  • Introduction/Background

  • Methods

  • Results

  • Conclusion​

NOTE: Alternative Focus of the Posters - Literature Review

A literature review that is structured around: (1) Defining a research question; (2) Deciding on a scope of the review; (3) Selecting the databases, (4) Conducting the search, and (5) Reporting the results is eligible to participate BUT is not eligible for competition and awards recognition. 

Submission Deadline

The deadline to submit your poster is Monday, January 13. (EXTENDED) 

Notification of Acceptance/Discounted Conference Registration - $50

Notification of acceptance as a presenter will be by January 15 (New Date) .  All those accepted will be offered a $50 registration to the full conference. If accepted, the poster should be no larger than 4 ft high and 4 ft wide.  One easel shall be provided. 


1st, 2nd and 3rd place awards shall be given for original research submissions. 

First Place = $300
Second Place = $225

Third Place = $150

How to Submit

Please submit your presentation using this online form. Include all of the required information requested above. 


A confirmation email of receipt shall be sent.