2005 American Council on Consumer Interests (ACCI) Conference, Call for Competitive Papers, Invited Sessions, Roundtables, and Posters

Call
for Competitive Papers,
Invited Sessions, Roundtables, and Posters

American Council on
Consumer Interests

51st
Annual ACCI Conference, April 6-9, 2005,  Hyatt
Regency Hotel, Columbus, Ohio
Program Chair: Sherman D. Hanna,
Professor, Ohio State University
 

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  -
Participate
in next year’s 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.

The
deadline for
receipt of Competitive
Papers
is
October
15, 2004. 
The deadline
for proposals
for Invited Sessions, Roundtables, 
and
Posters  is
November 1, 2004. The subject line for all
submissions should include “ACCI submission” and the first author’s  or coordinator’s name, e.g.,
“ACCI submission, Smith, competitive paper.”

All submissions, reviewing, and notification for
ACCI 2005 will be done
electronically.
An electronic
document
should be prepared in Microsoft Word form, 
follow APA style, and be scanned for viruses to ensure that it
will not
be blocked by incoming e-mail systems. If you do not receive
notification within
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.

It is
expected that three awards will be

available
for “best papers” presented at the 2005 Conference:

AARP’s
Public Policy
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
older
consumer.  The paper should present new
data and/or analysis that focus on one or more key financial services
issues,
broadly defined to include areas such as older persons’ use of banking,
insurance,
securities/investment products, credit and debt, e-commerce, and
on-line
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
addresses practical
and everyday
problems that consumers face.  
Competitive papers for the Applied Consumer Economics Award must
have
three components:  the identification of
a pressing consumer problem or issue, a strong core of economics, and
strong,
convincing communication of the implications of the findings of the
study for
three types of decision makers: consumers, consumer professionals or
policy
makers. Those who wish to have their paper considered for the ACE award
must
provide these three elements in their paper, especially a detailed
discussion
of the immediate usefulness of their findings for decision makers. An award of $200 is provided by ACCI.


The CFP
Board’s ACCI Financial Planning Paper Award
is
given for a paper that focuses on an important financial planning issue
and
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
related to
financial planning.  An award of $1,000 is
provided by the Certified Financial Planner Board.

Cover
Page
.
All
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.

  • For
    competitive papers, the items above should be included in a submission form file that must be downloaded
    and emailed by October 12, 2004.

COMPETITIVE
PAPERS
  

Only completed papers will be considered for
presentation at
the conference. Authors should submit a Word file with the complete
paper,
including all tables and figures. 
Authors should remove any personal identification from the file
by going
to Properties, Summary, and typing in “*****” in the spaces for Author
and
Company.

 

Submission Address:

By midnight Eastern time, October 12, 2004, a competitive
paper submission form
(downloaded from the ACCI web page) should be
completed
and emailed as an attachment to acci2005@yahoo.com

 

By midnight Eastern time, October 15, 2004,
competitive
papers should be e-mailed as attachments to: Sherman D. Hanna

Ohio State University

acci2005@yahoo.com

 

Once accepted, an author may choose whether the
paper will
be published in full (Option 1)  or
published as an extended abstract (Option 2). 
The following summarizes the conditions of  each
option.

Option
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
PRESENTATIONS

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
pages.


Program Showcase session proposals should be e-mailed as attachments by
Nov. 1 to:

Karen Goebel/Joan Kinney

University of Wisconsin

Karen.goebel@ces.uwex.edu

INVITED SESSIONS

Invited sessions provide
an opportunity to focus on specific
topics of interest and importance to consumer researchers. The sessions
are
appropriate when competitive paper submissions would be unlikely to
generate a
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
75 to
100 word (single-spaced) abstract of each presentation for publication
in the
conference program, and a 750-1000 word (single-spaced) abstract of
each
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
proposals should
be e-mailed as attachments by Nov. 1 to:

Jessie Fan

University of Utah

fan@fcs.utah.edu

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION SESSIONS

Roundtable
Discussion Sessions provides participants an informal, collaborative
setting
and the opportunity for interactive discussion often missing in the
more formal
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
explore collaboration
possibilities. 

Roundtables
session
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
conference
program, and a 300-500 word (single-spaced) abstract of each
presentation for
the Program Committee to evaluate.  A
Roundtable coordinator should submit one Word file with the cover sheet
and a
separate Word file with all of the requested information.

 

Submission Address: Roundtable proposals
should be
e-mailed as attachments by Nov. 1  to:

Michael Finke

University of Missouri, Columbia

finkem@missouri.edu

 

POSTERS

Posters provide an
opportunity for
authors to present preliminary findings of a research project. Accepted
posters
will be displayed during a plenary session (detailed guidelines will be
sent
with acceptances).

 

Poster proposals should include the title of the
poster and
a 75 to 100 word (single-spaced) abstract for publication in the
conference
program. Authors should submit one Word file with the cover sheet and a
separate Word file with the requested information.

 

Submission Address: 
Poster proposals should be e-mailed as attachments to:

Yoon Lee

Utah State University

E-mail: acciposter2005@yahoo.com

 

For more information about the American Council on
Consumer
Interests, see

http://www.consumerinterests.org/