for Competitive Papers,
Invited Sessions, Roundtables, and Posters
Papers, poster abstracts, and proposals for
panel sessions and roundtables are encouraged for research
reports, reports about educational programs, and policy analyses
related to the interests of consumers.
Start planning now – -
in next years ACCI Conference – – Submit a Competitive
Paper or a proposal for a Poster, an
Invited Session, or
a Roundtable – – or Offer to serve
as a paper reviewer or session chair.
deadline for receipt of Competitive
Papers is October
15, 2004. The deadline
for Invited Sessions, Roundtables,
and Posters is
November 1, 2004. The subject line for all
submissions should include ACCI submission and the first authors or coordinators name, e.g.,
ACCI submission, Smith, competitive paper.
All submissions, reviewing, and notification for
ACCI 2005 will be done
electronically. An electronic
should be prepared in Microsoft Word form,
follow APA style, and be scanned for viruses to ensure that it
be blocked by incoming e-mail systems. If you do not receive
one week of your submission, you should send it again. Make sure to
save a copy
of your submission e-mail until notified of the final decision.
expected that three awards will be
for “best papers” presented at the 2005 Conference:
Institute Financial Services and the Older Consumer Award is given for a research paper that advances
the knowledge base regarding financial products and services and the
consumer. The paper should present new
data and/or analysis that focus on one or more key financial services
broadly defined to include areas such as older persons’ use of banking,
securities/investment products, credit and debt, e-commerce, and
technology. It should timely and
relevant policy recommendations that are valuable to academicians,
policymakers, and financial services professionals.
It should also advance the knowledge base in aging research in a
professional manner that promotes a constructive image of older persons. The $2,500 award is provided by the Public
Policy Institute of the American Association for Retired Persons.
The Applied Consumer Economics
Award is given for a paper that
problems that consumers face.
Competitive papers for the Applied Consumer Economics Award must
three components: the identification of
a pressing consumer problem or issue, a strong core of economics, and
convincing communication of the implications of the findings of the
three types of decision makers: consumers, consumer professionals or
makers. Those who wish to have their paper considered for the ACE award
provide these three elements in their paper, especially a detailed
of the immediate usefulness of their findings for decision makers. An award of $200 is provided by ACCI.
Board’s ACCI Financial Planning Paper Award is
given for a paper that focuses on an important financial planning issue
presents information or ideas that are useful for consumers as well as
financial planning professionals and policy makers.
Financial planning issue is broadly defined to include the
various areas of personal financial planning and consumer issues
financial planning. An award of $1,000 is
provided by the Certified Financial Planner Board.
submissions must include a file for a cover page with the following:
- List of
names, e-mail addresses, affiliations, and phone numbers for all
authors and participants.
- Title of
paper, poster, roundtable, or invited session.
competitive papers, the items above should be included in a submission form file that must be downloaded
and emailed by October 12, 2004.
Only completed papers will be considered for
the conference. Authors should submit a Word file with the complete
including all tables and figures.
Authors should remove any personal identification from the file
to Properties, Summary, and typing in ***** in the spaces for Author
By midnight Eastern time, October 15, 2004,
papers should be e-mailed as attachments to: Sherman D. Hanna
Ohio State University
Once accepted, an author may choose whether the
be published in full (Option 1) or
published as an extended abstract (Option 2).
The following summarizes the conditions of each
1. The full paper will be published
in the online publication Consumer
Interests Annual. Under
this option, the paper may not, as of
April 1, 2005, be published in any
journal or other conference proceedings nor be under consideration for publication in any journal.
Option 2. An
extended abstract and full citations will
be published in Consumer Interests Annual.
Program Showcase sessions provide an opportunity to share creative
programs, successful teaching methodologies, and other “ideas that
work” with your colleagues. Program Showcase proposals should include
two separate pages (files):
1. A cover sheet with
contact information about the presenter(s), and
2. A 300 to 500 word (single-spaced) abstract of the presentation.
The abstract should include the purpose or objective of the program, a
program description, and any impact evaluation results. Be sure to
include the title of the Program Showcase session on each of the two
Program Showcase session proposals should be e-mailed as attachments by
Nov. 1 to:
Karen Goebel/Joan Kinney
University of Wisconsin
Invited sessions provide
an opportunity to focus on specific
topics of interest and importance to consumer researchers. The sessions
appropriate when competitive paper submissions would be unlikely to
cohesive session on the topic.
Invited session proposals
should include a list of the
speakers and presentation titles, the name of the discussion leader, a
100 word (single-spaced) abstract of each presentation for publication
conference program, and a 750-1000 word (single-spaced) abstract of
presentation for the Program Committee to evaluate.
Authors should submit one Word file with the cover sheet and a
separate Word file with all of the required information.
Submission Address: Invited Sessions
be e-mailed as attachments by Nov. 1 to:
University of Utah
ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION SESSIONS
Discussion Sessions provides participants an informal, collaborative
and the opportunity for interactive discussion often missing in the
presentations. A roundtable session may
focus on the discussion of issues of interest to members or may include
informal presentations of ongoing research to receive feedback or
proposals should include a list of the speakers, the titles of their
presentations, the name of the discussion leader, a 75 to 100 word
(single-spaced) abstract of each presentation for publication in the
program, and a 300-500 word (single-spaced) abstract of each
the Program Committee to evaluate. A
Roundtable coordinator should submit one Word file with the cover sheet
separate Word file with all of the requested information.
Submission Address: Roundtable proposals
e-mailed as attachments by Nov. 1 to:
University of Missouri, Columbia
Posters provide an
authors to present preliminary findings of a research project. Accepted
will be displayed during a plenary session (detailed guidelines will be
Poster proposals should include the title of the
a 75 to 100 word (single-spaced) abstract for publication in the
program. Authors should submit one Word file with the cover sheet and a
separate Word file with the requested information.
Poster proposals should be e-mailed as attachments to:
Utah State University
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