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2017 Call for Abstracts


The 2017 WEFTEC Call for Abstracts will open in early October.  Look for more details then!

WEFTEC 2017 Call for Workshops 

Interested in creating a workshop for WEFTEC 2017? Start the process now! Full proposal forms are due November 7, 2016.

Pre-proposals were due July 13. If you did not submit one, don’t worry - you can still submit a full workshop proposal. However, we highly encourage you to involve the relevant WEFTEC Workshop Review Committee member. If you don’t know who that is, please reach out to Mary Ann Linder at for contact details.

The full proposal takes some time, thought, and effort to develop. There are several forms to read and fill out. To help you along the process, here is a quick glance at the various steps:

  1. Read the flow chart to see how the development process for the workshops works.
  2. Review the brief document on how to create an interactive session. Interactivity is one of the most critical components of a good workshop.
  3. Read the scoring matrix, so you know what you will be judged on.
  4. Download the full proposal form.  This takes a bit more time and thought. There are many forms to read and fill out.  The first step is to read all of the materials. Then begin working on the actual proposal form. Make sure when you submit the form, you submit the word document, not a PDF!
  5. Confirm your facilitators (i.e. speakers) and make sure you have them fill out a facilitator confirmation form. Please submit these with the proposal form.
  6. Verify that the WEF Technical Committeerecommendation form will be coming directly from the Committee itself (not the proposal developer!).
  7. By November 7, send your completed proposal forms and facilitator confirmations to The Committee recommendation forms should come directly from the Committee itself.

If you have questions, email Mary Ann Linder at or call 703-684-2442.  


WEFTEC 2017 Call for Session Proposals 

The 2017 WEFTEC Call for Technical Session Proposals is open. Click here to download the form to submit and for more detailed instructions.  Take a few minutes to fully read the instructions before you begin the process! 

WEF is looking for topics that are “hot topics” and not covered by the Call for Abstracts. You can propose any type of session – regular session with individual speakers, panel, colloquium, forum, interactive discussion, knowledge exchange, knowledge development, technology comparisons, etc. 

Proposals must be submitted to Susan Merther at by December 1, 2016. Proposals received by this date will be forwarded to the WEF Program Committee for consideration at their mid-year meeting in Miami.  Proposals submitted after this date cannot be considered for the 2017 program. 

Following the Program Committee mid-year meeting, committee chairs and staff liaisons will be notified of the status of submitted proposals. 

If you have questions, email Susan Merther at or call 703-684-2417.