(The Call for Session Proposals is NOW CLOSED.)

The U.S. Department of State’s EducationUSA network invites U.S. Higher Education (HEI) Representatives and EducationUSA Advisers to submit session proposals for the EducationUSA South & Central Asia (SCA) Regional Forum, January 31 - February 3, 2018 in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Below please find the Calls for Proposals for both U.S. Higher Education Representatives and EducationUSA SCA Advisers. Please note that registrants are not required to submit a proposal in order to participate in this conference. Collaboration and joint session proposals are strongly encouraged. If you have a great proposal suggestion but are unsure of with whom to partner, please submit your proposal and the Session Proposal Committee may be able to assist.



All submissions should be submitted electronically through the above form. Confirmation of receipt will be sent by email.




For any questions related to this Call for Proposals, please contact the REACs, Ishrat Jahan at or Karen Bauer at & include "SCA 2018 Session Proposal" in the subject line of your message.



          Potential Topics         

Click HERE to View a PDF of Potential Session Proposal Topics & Instructions

These themes can be used to guide the development of proposals, and the program committee welcomes proposals on additional topics not already included. Collaborative proposals including both EducationUSA Advisers and U.S. Higher Education Representatives as presenters are particularly encouraged.

          Session Commitment         

(The Call for Session Proposals is NOW CLOSED.)

Submission Deadline:  EXTENDED to November 22, 2017

Presentations must be targeted to the professional educational advising community and should focus on current trends and/or issues in the field rather than the promotion of a specific institution. Presentations are accepted based on the originality, quality and timeliness of content, and the presenter's qualifications and level of expertise on the proposed subject matter. Joint proposals from EducationUSA Advisers and U.S. Higher Education Representatives are encouraged.

All proposals submitted by the November 3rd deadline will be reviewed and evaluated. Presenter Chairs designated on this form will be notified of selection decisions by Early December 2017.

Target Audience:

  • The primary target audience consists of beginner (less than 2 years), intermediate (3 to 6 years, experienced (7+years) HEI colleagues; and EducationUSA Advisers.
  • The secondary audience is ECA, IIE, EducationUSA partners, and REACs.

Room Arrangement:
Theater or round table seating arrangements can be requested. An LCD projector, laptop computer and sound equipment will be available in each presentation room.

Presentation Materials Submission Timeline:
Each selected presenter is requested to submit the presentation and accompanying materials in electronic format to the Proposal Session Committee by January 25, 2018.

No presenter may use a workshop session for commercial or institutional promotion or criticism of a competitor.

Following the event, session PowerPoint presentations and handouts will be made available electronically for the EducationUSA advising network and Forum attendees.

Speaker substitutions are not permitted except in the case of an emergency and are subject to approval from the Proposal Session Committee. If a speaker is forced to cancel, his or her institution is not guaranteed a speaking slot for any alternative speaker. The Proposal Session Committee reserves the right to refuse to accept an alternative speaker, and pursue other interested parties.

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