SGS Call For Presentations

2022 Call For Presentations

SGS is happy to invite Late Breaker Poster Submissions.

Deadline: February 11, 2022 at 11:59 PM EST.

Notification of Acceptance by February 18, 2022.

The Student Poster Session will take place on April 5, 2022 from 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

The Professional Poster Session will take place on April 6, 2022 from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

You also have an option to submit a virtual presentation (up to 20 minutes) in place of presenting your poster in-person if you are unable to attend. You will be asked to indicate your availability as part of your submission.

Simple On-Line Submission

Submission on-line is quick and easy. Those wishing to submit their work for consideration will need to create a user account through the Ex Ordo Software portal. This process will start at the Ex Ordo submission portal. Once a user account is created, the user will see a usage-disclaimer statement. Upon its completion, the system will share additional, specific instructions about how to proceed with the proposal submission. Please be certain to read it prior to moving forward in the submission process.

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SGS suggests that the first author (or lead presenter) prepare and submit the presentation information. Prior to beginning the on-line submission process, please have all of the contact information for all authors available. For the first author, provide the full name, degree, institution/organization, mailing address, e-mail, and phone number. If there are co-authors, information for each author may be added as “additional authors”. For each additional author/presenter, provide the full name, degree, institution/organization, and email. Each person listed as a presenter will be required to enter a personal bio of 200 words along with contact details. Presenting authors will be required to upload a PDF of their CV or resume.

Due to the recent increase in security by many institutions, emails sent from Ex Ordo may be blocked. It is extremely important that submitting authors and presenters instruct their organizations to add and to their safe sender list so that our emails aren't quarantined. Please include an alternative email so that we may be able to reach you with important announcements or status updates on your submission.

To help us with the formatting of all the program guide, presentation proposals must be submitted in plain text. If you would like to cut-and-paste from a word processing application such as Microsoft Word or Apple Pages, the unwanted formatting adding by these applications must be removed. To do so, please follow the instructions below.

  • From Microsoft Word (or any other Windows application,) first copy-and-paste from Word into Notepad, then copy-and-paste from notepad into the text box provided in the presentation window. (To open Notepad, press and hold the windows key, then press the 'r' key. Type Notepad, then press Enter.)
  • From Pages (or any other Mac application,) first copy-and-paste from Pages into TextEdit. Then copy-and-paste from TextEdit into the text box provided in the presentation window. (To open TextEdit, it can be found in the Applications folder.)

Each submission will be considered complete when all of the following information is provided and saved: Title of Presentation, Presentation Proposal Abstract, Conference Domain Preference, Session Type (e.g. Poster), Domain Sub-Topic Selection, brief biography for each presenter along with credentialing information, Author/Co-Author information, Presenting Authors CV or resume uploaded, a brief statement on how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted your submitted abstract, a brief statement on the session’s usefulness to applied practice or research, three learning outcomes, and a review and acceptance of the conference’s commercial interest/conflict of interest disclaimer. As an option, submission information may also include any specific requests for session room setup, special accommodations, or equipment requirements.

The body of the presentation proposal in the abstract text box should not exceed 250 words. Write the proposal to appeal to a very diverse audience. Abstract proposal may be edited by the presenter/author up until the abstract deadline.

If you experience technical difficulties submitting your application on-line, or have questions about the presentation submission process, please contact Amanda James in the SGS office at (866) 920-4660 or


We have provided Presentation Examples for Paper/Poster and Mini-Workshop presentations. You can view, print, or download this PDF document - click or tap on the "Download" button.

There is also a YouTube webinar featuring specific information on how to write an abstract.

General Guidelines:

  • Presenters do not need to be a member of SGS to submit a presentation or to present at the conference.
  • Submitting a presentation implies that the presenting authors, as listed within the presentation submission will register for the conference. When submitting this presentation for consideration, please be sure to distinguish who will be presenting authors versus general contributing authors. All symposium panel members or special guest speakers are required to be registered to attend the conference. This conference is structured to include numerous conference registration options including single day passes. Conference rates are generously discounted for members of the Southern Gerontological Society and even more so if purchased before the early registration deadline of March 2, 2022.
  • Because all correspondence pertaining to the presentation submission will be directed to the individual who has submitted the proposal, it is highly advised that the first presenting author be the submitter. Those wishing to submit a proposal will need to create a user account through the SGS Ex Ordo website. Ex Ordo profiles are not connected to any SGS Membership accounts.
  • Presenters are welcome to submit multiple presentations.
  • Presenters will be able to save partially submitted information and return to your work later.
  • Presentations should follow APA formatting guidelines.