2019 Call for Conference Proposals!

The Illinois Council on Family Relations will be hosting its Annual Conference
Intergenerational Relationships: Building Bridges for Diverse Families
Friday, April 12, 2019
Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois

We are seeking proposals which examine or promote resiliency in families from:

  • Undergraduate and graduate students
  • Researchers and educators
  • Practitioners and social service providers
  • Family life educators
  • Members of the community

We are seeking proposals in the following formats:*

  • Paper presentation
  • Panel discussion/presentation
  • Workshop
  • Poster presentations

Proposals must be submitted electronically and include the following:

  • Proposal title (Limited to 12 words or less)
  • Authors’ names, education level, and affiliation
  • Presenter(s) names
  • Abstract (not to exceed 450 words) – a description of your proposed presentation, including how it relates to the conference theme
  • 3-5 key words that your presentation focuses on
  • Your Preferred format: paper presentation, poster presentation, panel discussion or workshop*

*A workshop focuses specifically on techniques and/or skills either in a particular field or related to a particular

Special instructions for undergraduate student proposals:

  • It is expected that you will work with a faculty mentor who will help guide you through the creation of your proposal
  • Is expected that your faculty mentor will read through your proposal before you submit it to ILCFR and, when needed, offer you suggestions for edits.
  • If you are submitting a poster with a faculty member, ILCFR would like you (the student) to be the presenter at the conference poster session.

All proposals submitted will be blind-peer reviewed by the ILCFR proposal review committee.

Submit your proposal through the following link:


Proposals are due by February 18, 2019. Presenters will be notified by March 12, 2019.

Please email Dr. Jacquelyn Frank ([email protected]) for more information about the conference or submitting a proposal.

The Illinois Council on Family Relations is affiliate of the National Council on Family Relations

For more information visit: www.il.ncfr.org

National Council on Family Relations
The Illinois Council on Family Relations is an affiliate of the National Council on Family Relations