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ACSP 2016 Is Just Around the Corner!

Friday, September 30, 2016  
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As noted in the first email you received about your abstract acceptance, and a subsequent email about the schedule being posted to, we are once again reminding all presenters of a few important things about the upcoming ACSP Annual Conference in Portland.


You are required to submit a final paper to your session discussant and conference organizers by October 5, 2016. The names of authors that submit by the October 5th deadline and the title of their presentation will be highlighted in the program as having a paper available on request for attendees. Conference attendees use this information to judge the quality of sessions that they are considering attending. Discussants will be advised not to provide comments on presentations for which final papers were not submitted.

Minor modifications to the title of your paper can be requested. A request to change the title of the paper for the program must be made to

Papers are not published but kept on file electronically and shared with peers on request. Instructions for submitting your final paper can be found at menu item Events & Activities, down to Annual Conference, then over to Program & General Information.


All faculty and students participating by presenting a paper or poster, or participating in a roundtable or as a discussant must be registered and paid by October 12th or risk having your name removed from the print program. This is a long standing policy of the ACSP.

All conference related details and links can be found at in the Events & Activities/Annual Conference Section. MAKE SURE TO LOG-IN TO WWW.ACSP.ORG if you are faculty from an ACSP member school, individual faculty, retired faculty or student members! Logging-in will save you money!



ACSP is continuously confirming discussants for paper sessions. Some are already confirmed but we have much work to do. If you’re interested in acting as a discussant, please submit your information at this page using the Volunteer Here! link just under the link to the PDF document called “Roles of Moderators and Discussants”. We will be confirming and adding discussant names to the schedule document on a regular basis. Please continue to check this document.



Withdrawal of your presentation or participation in some way, requires a simple note to the Association office ( with copy to the track chair. Advance and early notice of a necessary withdrawal is much appreciated!

We're really looking forward to seeing you in Portland!


The Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning promotes education, research, service and outreach in the United States and throughout the world by seeking to:

  • recognize diverse needs and interests in planning;
  • improve and enhance the accreditation process, and;
  • strengthen the role of planning education in colleges and universities through publications, conferences, and community engagement;
  • extend planning beyond the classroom into the world of practice.