2020 NCFR Conference Call for Proposals

The March 2 deadline to submit proposals for the 2020 NCFR Annual Conference has passed. The submission system is closed. The call for proposals and details about submitting are still available below.

Proposals are still being accepted for the Theory Construction and Research Methodology (TCRM) Preconference Workshop. The deadline for submissions has been extended to March 29, 2020.

The Call for Proposals

Please download and read through the full call for proposals below for details on conference presentation formats, criteria, topics, and more.

2020 NCFR Conference Call for Proposals (PDF)

Please note: if you submitted a proposal to NCFR 2019, your email login is already in the submission database. You can reset your password if you have forgotten it. 

Two submission opportunities have separate submission systems/processes. Please see the following links:

The Submission Process

The online system for submitting conference proposals is now clsoed. Proposals were due March 2, 2020 — 11:59 p.m. Pacific Standard Time.

NCFR invites family scholars and practitioners from across all disciplines and career levels to submit proposals for papers, posters, symposia, and more.

Two new session types available this year are interactive paper sessions and interactive workshops. Proposals do not necessarily need to be part of a symposium.

Please read through our detailed written instructions for a thorough understanding of the submission process. The video below also provides an overview of the process. While you watch the video, have the written instructions available to answer any questions you might have.

Instructions for Submitting a Proposal (PDF)



Proposal Mentoring Program

NCFR offers a conference proposal mentoring program. We have assembled a cadre of experienced presenters who are willing to volunteer their time to help you with your proposal. To participate, email a draft proposal to Cindy Winter before Feb. 15, 2020. We will match you with a supportive mentor who will give you feedback before you submit your proposal online.


2020 Theory Construction and Research Methodology (TCRM) Workshop

Scholars are invited to submit theoretical or methodological proposals that would be of interest to both basic and applied researchers for the Theory Construction and Research Methodology (TCRM) Workshop, held immediately preceding the 2020 NCFR Annual Conference, on Nov. 10-11, 2020, in St. Louis, Missouri.

The deadline for TCRM submissions has been extended to March 29, 2020, 11:59 p.m. PT. Please note this is a different submission process than proposals for the NCFR Conference. Learn more and submit a proposal.


Conference Proposal Reviewers Needed

NCFR members are sought to serve as conference proposal reviewers. A high number of proposals is expected, and to ensure a high-quality program, all proposals will be blind-reviewed. Reviewers are also needed for the TCRM Workshop, and you may edit your sign-up form responses. Serving as a proposal reviewer is a benefit of NCFR membership.

Sign up form for NCFR members (You will be prompted to log in).


The 2020 Conference Theme

Read about the 2020 theme from Conference Program Chair Brad van Eeden-Moorefield, Ph.D., CFLE.

Dr. van Eeden-Moorefield will also be posting a series of videos on the conference theme over the next few weeks. You can view these videos in the playlist below or watch on YouTube.