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The Higher Education Accounting Forum brings together campus and industry accounting experts and offers an opportunity to showcase solutions, initiate provocative discussions, and share effective strategies. The program committee invites you to submit a proposal to present a concurrent session at the 2022 forum, taking place in Seattle and online April 24–26.



We are seeking presentations on (but not limited to) the following topics:

  • Audit preparation and responding to audit recommendations or findings
  • Practical readiness and advice for implementing new accounting standards
  • Federal compliance
  • Fraud mitigation strategies and tactics
  • Post-pandemic budget models and forecasts Liquidity and reserves
  • ERPs / Cloud migrations
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Process or business model transformation
  • Communicating financial information effectively
  • Post-pandemic workforce
  • Using analytics to assess transactions, risk, and controls
  • Benchmarking (internal or external)



The program committee will be evaluating sessions best suited to the needs of financial professionals at colleges and universities. It is important to note that, rather than basic overviews, we are looking for more in-depth and practical treatments of accounting and financial management topics. Some key considerations as you prepare your proposal:

  • Focus on presenting the concept and allow ample time for application of campus scenarios to illustrate it. Include as much detail as possible about the presentation.
  • Include 3 learning objectives that complete the sentence, “After participating in this session, you will be able to...”
  • All proposals must include at least one speaker from a college or university. For proposed panels, the number of corporate presenters may match but not exceed the number of presenters from a college or university.
  • NACUBO encourages submissions that include panelists that focus on our principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion.


Guidelines for Submission

  • The deadline for submissions is December 8, 2021. Proposals may be submitted at any time until 5:00 p.m. ET on the deadline date.
  • If a proposal is accepted, NACUBO expects all speakers and panelists to be present in-person. We will not be accommodating online speakers or panelists for this event.  
  • Submission of a presentation does not guarantee participation in the program. Include all presenters that will take part in the presentation. Do not list co-presenters without their commitment that they will be on the program. The co-presenter(s) must agree to all the terms and conditions for participation. There is a limit of 5 speakers per submission.
  • Speakers must be from member institutions and will receive a discounted registration rate for the meeting. Speakers will not receive any royalties, honorarium, reimbursement of expenses, or other compensation from NACUBO in connection with the program.
  • Each proposal must have at least one speaker from a college or university. Any submission that does not include a presenter from a college or university will be considered incomplete and will not be accepted.
  • Acceptance notifications will be sent by January 24, 2022. All selected speakers will receive an official confirmation letter.
  • NACUBO reserves the right to revise presentation titles or edit the session description of selected presentations for NACUBO promotional and program publications.
  • Proposal submission topics cannot be changed after the review and selection process.
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