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2020 Conference Submission FAQ's






From Climate Change to Social Justice:

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November 12-14, 2020 | Convened Virtually 



New this year: the proposal system is not tied to your ARNOVA membership account. 
You will need to create an account within the submission platform. For more info, check out the 
submission FAQ's 







We are excited to introduce a new and updated conference submissions management platform for both proposal submissions and award/scholarship applications. Here are a few tips to help get ready for the submissions & applications process!





How do I log in to the new submission platform?

Visit the submissions portal and click on your submission type to create a new account to begin submissions process.  You will need to create an account for each submission type (paper, colloquium, panel) however you can use the same email and password for each. 

Do I need to be a current member to submit or create an account?
No, you do not need to be a member to create an account in the system or to complete a submission for proposals and/or Awards & Scholarships.

For proposals submissions, you are not required to be a member to be considered in the committee’s review. Once accepted, you will need to become a member and register for the conference to present at the conference. Note: As an exception for 2020, submissions for non-members and members will close on the same date April 27.

For Awards & Scholarships, all awards nominees and scholarship applicants (Except for Undergraduate Scholars) are required to become active members by the submissions deadline of April 16 May 27, 2020.


Can I use my ARNOVA membership credentials to log in?

No, you will need to create a new account to use this platform. This new account can be used to submit proposals of all kinds, as well as awards and scholarships.


How do I create an account?

Once you select the type of submission type (paper, colloquium or panel) you will be directed to the submission system.  In the top right corner of the page there will be a Log In prompt.  Click on this and a window will pop up asking you for your log in credentials.  At the bottom is a prompt: Need to Create An Account?  Click here and you will be prompted to create an account with your first name, last name, email address and password.  Passwords much be at least 1 letter, 1 number, 8-20 characters and no spaces. Once you create your account you will be directed to the submission page to begin your work.


NOTE:  If you are submitting into different submission types (i.e. you submit a paper and a panel) you will need to duplicate the account you created for your first submission. You will use the same email address and password you used for your first submission.

How do I reset my password?

Click “forgot password” to receive a link to reset your password.


How do I know if my submission or application was received?

You will receive a confirmation code via email. If you do not receive confirmation, please check your Spam/Junk filters or contact ARNOVA at or call us at 317-684-2120.


How do I update my personal information after the deadline?

To update your personal information after the deadline, please contact ARNOVA at or complete the Change Request Form

  Proposal Submissions

Can I save or modify my submission?

Yes, you can modify or update your submission at any time until the deadline.


Do I have a set amount of time to complete my submission?

No, you have an unlimited amount of time to complete you submission.  If your screen is idle for too long, it will prompt you to make sure you are still working. 

Can I submit more than one proposal?

Yes, you may submit multiple proposals. Each proposal requires a separate submission.


I have a problem with my proposal submission. Who can I contact?

Please email or call us at 317-684-2120.

Proposal Submission Guide: Download


  Award Applications

Can I save or modify my nominations/applications?
Yes, you can modify or update your application at any time until the deadline.

Can I save incomplete nominations/applications?
Incomplete submissions will be saved in your account for completion until the deadline.

Can I apply for more than one award or scholarship at once?
Yes, you can apply for multiple awards and scholarships. Each award and scholarship requires a separate application. Note: you may only accept one award and one scholarship.

Can I apply if I have accepted an award/scholarship in the past?
Please check the terms and conditions for each award here:


I have a problem with my application form. Who can I contact?
Please email or call us at 317-684-2120.



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