Abstract Proposal Submission is Now Open for the 2017 ICE Exchange

Abstract Proposal Submission is Now Open for the 2017 ICE Exchange

Have you or someone you know advanced your credentialing program? Share your challenges, successes, and lessons learned with the credentialing community at the 2017 ICE Exchange, ICE's annual conference, Monday, October 23 - Thursday, October 26 in New Orleans, LA

If you are an employee of a company that provides products or consulting services to credentialing organizations, we welcome your submission; however, you must co-present with at least one representative from a credentialing body for it to be considered. 

ICE is currently accepting proposals for five different session types:

  • Concurrent sessions: full-length presentations at 60 or 90 minute lengths
  • Jump start sessions: 60-minute presentations, starting in the early morning
  • Lightning Learning sessions: 15-minute presentations, TED Talks style
  • E-Poster presentations: virtual poster displayed on a flat-screen monitor that uses dynamic, visual elements to inform a viewer on key issues or critical research
  • Roundtable discussions: serve as facilitator of a 45-minute attendee discussion on a key issue or hot topic

Learn more about the these topics on the ICE website under FAQs. 

Session Topics ICE is Looking for in 2017

ICE's Program Committee strives to create an overall educational program that both incorporates diverse topics areas and is suitable for beginning, intermediate, and C-level audiences at various stages in their credentialing program's life cycle. 

The Program Committee encourages submissions on good or best practices, and trends that you believe will have a profound effect on the industry in the future. In addition, the committee encourages submissions that utilize presentation styles that encourage peer learning, and provide practical strategies that are applicable to day-to-day work. 

  • Business of Certification
  • Marketing and Communications
  • Security, Records & Data Management Tools
  • Test Development & Administration
  • Assessment-Based Certificate Programs

Learn more about the these topics on the ICE website under FAQs. 

Follow these three simple steps to submit an abstract proposal

Step One: Visit the ICE website for insights on the conference vision, topic suggestions, intended audience, speaker rules/regulations, and submission guidance. 

Step Two: Identify a credentialing trend, groundbreaking research finding, or innovative practice that a) the credentialing community needs to know about and b) could be effectively covered in the selected presentation format. Gather the required information for the abstract proposal. 

Step Three: Submit your proposal through the online system no later than 11:59 pm ET on Wednesday, March 22, 2017. Late proposals will not be accepted.

Visit the ICE website to review our Abstract Proposal Submission Guidance and to submit a proposal. If you have questions as you are preparing or submitting the proposal, please contact Katie Scott at 202-367-1165 or

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