Abstract Submissions have been closed.  There are still opportunities to get involved.

Special Sessions

Special sessions should NOT replicate existing ACLCA 2021 session formats (i.e., paper presentations and poster sessions). Within these constraints, the format is yours to design. Special Session submission comprises (usually up to) 3 or 4 speakers and a moderator. These sessions are more interactive than abstract presentations and can take on a number of formats including, but not limited to experts' discussion plus Audience Q&A; a rapid-fire sequence of five-minute talks, or a hands-on demo.

Student Poster Contest

Students are offered the opportunity to participate in our annual Student Poster Contest. This contest is offered only to currently enrolled students. Any student may enter by submitting an abstract through our submission process.


Accepted abstracts may be published in the ACLCA 2021 Conference Paper Proceedings. For those who chose to submit papers, all will undergo a review process and must meet the specified guidelines. Papers are due September 27, 2021.

February 1, 2021

Call for Abstracts and Pre-Conference Workshops Opened

May 7, 2021

Call for Pre-Conference Workshops Closed

May 28, 2021

Pre-Conference Workshop Presenters Notified

June 1

Abstracts for Presentations, Special Sessions and Posters Closed

June 1- June 21, 2021

Presentations, Special Sessions and Posters Abstracts In Review

June 30, 2021

Presentations, Special Sessions and Poster Submitters Notified

July 19, 2021

All Sessions and Speakers Finalized and Published to Website

August 23, 2021

Presenter Registration Deadline *

September 20, 2021

Pre-Conference Workshops

September 21 - 24, 2021

ACLCA 2021 Virtual Conference

*All presenters for sessions, special sessions, and posters must be registered by this date.