This page contains instructions on how to create a user account and how to submit a session proposal. After carefully reading and following the instructions below, if you are still having problems please feel free to contact us and we will be glad to assist you.

1. Create your #DCATL Conference User Account

All names listed on the session proposals must have a user account. Before submitting your session check that each of your co-presenters has created an account. The corresponding author will be the person who submits the proposal on behalf of the presenting team.

  • Select the Create Account Here Button Below
  • ‚ÄčEnter your email address
  • Enter First, Last Name and Institution
  • Enter your Country, City and State or Province.
  • Profile Image (optional): we encourage all users to upload a headshot profile photo. Presenter headshots are displayed on session and presenters pages.
  • Bio (optional):  we encourage all users to complete a biography. You can log into your account at anytime to complete the bio.
  • Click the checkbox to confirm you are not a robot.
  • After clicking on the Create Account button, you will be redirected to the homepage and further down the page you will see a confirmation message
  • Check your email (and your spam folder). This email contains a link that confirms your account. Click this link and enter a new password
  • Important:you must enter a new password and then hit save. If you do not change your password or hit save you will not be able to log back into your account.

Create Account Here

2. Submit Your Session Proposal

Prior to beginning your proposal submission, we highly encourage that you complete your proposal in a Microsoft word document first and then paste your answers into the relevant text box. Only the user who submits the session will have the ability to make any edits to the abstract or presenters list prior to the deadline.

  • Log in your DCATL Conference User account and return to this page.
  • Select the Submit Session Proposal Here Button at the bottom of this page
  • Enter Session Title
  • Select Your Proposal Format
  • Enter Session Description: 
  • Speaker(s) field should be populated with your User ID
  • Enter Additional Speaker(s):
    Contact and confirm that each of your co-presenters have created accounts. Select the "add another speaker" button underneath the Speaker(s) field.  Then select the correct username using the autocomplete.

Submit Session Proposal Here