Here are answers to some of the frequently asked questions about the Annual Meeting.


How long should the presentation be?

The Workshop Panels are scheduled for 90 minutes. Most panels have four presentations, and a few have five. For Workshop Panels with four presentations, please prepare individual presentations of no longer than fifteen (15) minutes, to allow time for questions and discussions. Your Workshop Panel Chair will be asked to notify you at 5 minutes remaining, and strongly remind you with one minute left.

Do I need to submit my paper in advance?

ACUNS does not require that presenters submit their papers, and any papers should be submitted after the Annual Meeting. Paper submission is voluntary, but ACUNS does hope to upload as many revised papers as possible following the Annual Meeting. These papers are featured in our scholarly articles library and advertised through our E-Update with an audience of over 3,500 people. To submit your paper after the Annual Meeting please follow these guidelines and email your paper to [email protected]

Is there access to AV and/or internet when presenting?

While the Workshop Panel rooms all should have A/V available, please do not rely on it in case there are technical problems. We will do our best to address any problems that may arise, but the Program will carry on as scheduled.

What is the role of the Panel Chair?

Each panel has a chair assigned in advance to act as the moderator. The primary role of the chair is to introduce the panelists, ensure the presentations are on schedule, and direct the Q&A session following the presentations. As a presenter, it is important to ensure your presentation is within the allotted length so that all panelists have equal time. If a presentation runs over time, the chair may instruct the presenter to finish so that the panel is on schedule.

Paper Submissions
To submit completed papers, email [email protected] with a copy of your paper attached as a word document or a PDF. All papers submitted as word documents will be converted to PDFs for electronic display.

If preferred, presenters may submit a powerpoint presentation in lieu of a paper.

General Writing Guidelines:

  • 20–25 pages, typed on standard 8 1/2″ by 11″
  • Double-spaced (2.0 spacing in MS Word)
  • 12 point Arial font
  • Follow the Chicago Manual of Style
  • Use footnotes rather than endnotes