Now Accepting Presentation Proposals for WACUBO 2023

WACUBO's 2023 Annual Conference will be held in Phoenix, Arizona, April 30–May 3, 2023. The 2023 Program Committee seeks presenters from WACUBO member institutions to share their experiences/stories as they address issues facing college and university business officers today. These proposals should give consideration to our conference theme "Rising to the Challenge."

Since 1937, The Western Association of College and University Business Officers has offered business officers in the western region opportunities to develop professionally, to identify solutions for issues affecting higher education, and to share their expertise with their colleagues. Our membership includes institutions in the western United States, Canadian Provinces, Mexico, and other Pacific Rim nations.

Presentation submissions will be accepted through September 1, 2022. The Program Committee will review submissions and notify presenters whether they have been selected by October 2022.

Questions about proposal submissions may be addressed to the WACUBO office at [email protected].

Business Partners interested in presenting at the 2023 conference will need to submit their proposal for approval. Business Partner presentation slots are available for sponsors starting at the Bronze sponsorship level ($10,000 or higher). Inquiries may be directed to the Business Partner Showcase Committee at [email protected].

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WACUBO 2023 Presentation Proposal Guidelines and Requirements

Submit your proposal by September 1, 2022. 

Please review the following requirements before submitting a proposal for WACUBO 2023.


The Program Committee encourages submissions from the broad range of WACUBO members:

  • those from large and small institutions
  • from four-year universities and community colleges
  • from executive leadership to frontline staff
  • on topics across finance, human resources, facilities and space management, auxiliaries, safety, and information technology
  • addressing any of the many challenges we face: the ways we work, diversity and inclusion, transformational change, customer service, compliance, campus climate, and crisis management, among others.

Individual presentations are welcome as well as panels from across multiple institutions. 

Presentation timeslots are 75 minutes.

Proposals will be reviewed by the WACUBO 2023 Program Committee and selected based on how well the presentation addresses the following criteria:

  • Originality of concept and approach
  • Relevance of the challenge addressed
  • Clarity of expression
  • Organization of the presentation
  • Completeness of the submission

The Committee will notify proposal submitters of their selection for the program by October 2022.

Conference registration is required for all presenters. Discounted registration for up to two attendees will be provided for each proposal selected for the conference. 

Submission Requirements

Submitters are encouraged to gather the following information before launching the form. All submissions must include the following information for all presenters:

  • Presenter Information:
    • Name
    • Title
    • Member Institution
    • Address
    • Email Address
    • Phone Number
    • One to two sentences listing credentials
    • Speaker Bio
  • Concurrent Session Presentation
    • Title
    • Brief Informational Description (two to three sentences)
    • Proposal Synopsis (500 words or less) outlining the problem, solution, lesson(s) learned, and a statement of how this information will benefit your colleagues
    • Learning Objectives (3 minimum)
    • Presentation Field of Study
    • Element(s) of engagement related to course content
    • Course Level
  • Permission for WACUBO to record the presentation
  • Permission for WACUBO to publish presentation materials

Headshots for conference promotional materials will be requested if submissions are selected.