Call for Workshop Presentations: National Community Tax Coalition Annual Conference

Posted by on February 23, 2009

National Community Tax Coalition
Call for Workshop Presentations

The National Community Tax Coalition, a project of the Center for Economic Progress, announces a Call for Workshop Presentations for its 7th National Conference “Realizing the Dream: Promoting Financial Opportunity in All Communities.” The 2009 Conference will take place on August 31st and September 1st, 2009 at the Marriott Rivercenter in San Antonio, Texas. The Conference will consist of two days of training, learning, networking, and shaping the direction of community-based tax preparation, financial services, leadership development, and advocacy. The Conference is expected to draw over 600 participants from across the nation representing the public, private, and non-profit sectors. At the Conference, the National Community Tax Coalition will enhance participants’ ability to increase economic opportunities for working families by accomplishing three goals.

• Participants will share experiences that help tax programs improve and better serve their communities;
• Participants will learn about proven products and strategies to help families improve their financial health and begin to build assets; and
• Participants will discover how to be an effective advocate on tax and financial issues facing working families.

Call for Papers for Conference Workshop Presentations

The Realizing the Dream Conference is the premier forum to share your experience and knowledge, and to identify roadmaps for long-term success. This Call for Workshop Presentations seeks to identify and select workshop presenters that can bring a combination of strategies related to theory, best practices, and practical application that will facilitate the advancement of the community-based tax preparation and asset building fields.

We invite presentation submissions from researchers and practitioners (academia, private sector, government, consulting) in the tax preparation, asset building , tax and asset-building policy, and leadership development areas. Workshops will run for 90 minutes and some workshops may repeat. Workshops are limited to two speakers and one moderator. Workshops with more than one presenter will allow up to 30 minutes per presenter; workshops with only one presenter will allow between 45 -60 minutes for the presentation. The intent is to leave the balance of the workshop for interaction with participants. We request that speakers consider the diversity of the audience to whom they will be presenting as they prepare their presentations. Accepted papers will be highlighted on the National Community Tax Coalition’s website.

Selection Process

The Conference Content Development Team will review and select presenters based on: 1) the applicability of the subject in the fields of community-based tax preparation, financial services, leadership development, and advocacy in tax/savings policy; 2) the theoretical framework and/or practical application of the presentation; and 3) the planned interaction with workshop participants. A blind review (reviewers will not know the author’s identity) by the planning committee will be conducted. Selection is based on innovation, technical merit, theoretical framework (if applicable), clarity, and relevance to the conference theme. For information, contact Jackie Lynn Coleman, Co-Coordinator, National Community Tax Coalition at

Phase I: Submissions – Initial Proposal (Deadline –Thursday, March 12, 2009)

Selected presenters will be notified by Thursday, March 26, 2009. Final materials will be due to the Center for Economic Progress by Monday, June 1, 2009.

Note: Accepted presenters will be eligible for a reduced conference registration fee and will be required to register for the conference in advance. The Center will pay for one day of hotel accommodations for one presenter per accepted submission.

Submit Materials:

Phase I: Initial proposal submissions must be made by email to Catherine Ro, Project Manager, at We will send you an email acknowledgement, so remember to provide a valid email address.

Questions, Contact:
Jackie Lynn Coleman
Co-Coordinator, National Community Tax Coalition
Center for Economic Progress
29. E. Madison Street, Suite 900
Chicago, IL. 60602

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