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Important Dates & Notices To Section Coordinators


Please note that the Section Coordinators shall accept or reject all papers submitted within two weeks of the date on which the presentation is submitted. If you do not meet this deadline, we will accept submissions on your behalf. Section Coordinators are strongly encouraged to draft panels during the presentation submission process, when appropriate.

  • August 14, 2024 - The website will be open for Conference Registration and the submission of individual sessions, individual abstracts, and panels/roundtables.
  • November 1, 2024 - Early Bird registration ends.
  • December 20, 2024 - Final Date for submission of abstracts and panels to the Section/Affiliate Coordinators.
  • December 21, 2024 – Late Submission January 10, 2024 – Late Submission ends -- Starting this date Additional submission can be accepted at the discretion of the Section/Affiliate Coordinators – A $25.00 fee must be paid before the submission can be accepted.
  • January 10, 2025 - Section/Affiliate Coordinators' final date for Accept/Reject/Referrals submissions to their section.
  • January 12, 2025 - Section/Affiliate Coordinators submit their first draft of their sessions to WSSA using the submittal portal provided, with their requested day and time of the session.
  • January 13 through January 15– No changes/modification/Additions will be accepted by WSSA
  • January 16, 2025 - WSSA returns the first draft of the program to the Section/Affiliate Coordinators with the day and time of the panels.
  • January 17, 2025 - WSSA the program will be posted on the website as a draft program with a notice it may be subject to change. Website will be updated each Wednesday until March 27, 2025.
  • January 28, 2025 – Weekly Updates to Website Will start –On each Wednesday Section Coordinators will submit changes to program. Changes will be posted to Website by Friday of the same week.
    • Day and time of the panels will be assigned. Space, day and time will be reserved for the Sections.
    • Section Coordinators are responsible for verifying the time, date and content of each panel.
    • All Changes to the program shall only occur during these assigned times.
  • March 29, 2025– Final draft program will be for the purposes of the Conference will be distributed. Updates will be continuous through the end of the Conference. Please note that updates are dependent on the information provided by the Section Coordinators. WSSA is not responsible for changes of which it has not been notified.
  • April 30, 2025 - WSSA Program with all changes will be posted to the WSSA Website.