Present at ACUBE

You are invited to submit a proposal to present at the 62nd Annual ACUBE meeting October 19th and 20th at Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI.   We welcome abstracts from all attendees.  Regardless of your professional level, you can share your best teaching ideas and biology education research with colleagues!  We welcome proposals on any topic related to college and university biology education. 

DEADLINE:  Attendees interested in presenting their work at ACUBE should submit their abstract by 11:59pm PST on August 20, 2018.  Abstracts received after the deadline may still be considered if there is room in the meeting schedule.   

HOW to SUBMIT: If you are interested in submitting an abstract, you will need to submit your abstract at the time of registration at  ACUBE EventBrite.

Presentations can be one of the following presentation formats:

  1. Oral presentations are 20-minute or 40- minute sessions that offer an opportunity to share an innovative teaching idea or teaching approach or results of biology education research.
  2. Workshops are 80-minute sessions that actively engage participants in an interactive learning process around a specific topic. This could include demonstrations of a hands-on laboratory activity, active learning technique or classroom activity, or any other “how to”.
  3. Roundtables are opportunities for extended discussion on a specific topic of interest in a small group setting. Roundtables are excellent venues for giving and receiving targeted feedback, engaging in in-depth discussions, and meeting colleagues with similar interests. Roundtable presentations should include a 10-minute presentation, followed by 30 minutes of discussion and feedback with the topic being determined by the speaker.
  4. Posters are welcome on any biology education topic.  The author(s) host informal sessions about their work which can be about an innovative teaching idea or approach or biology education research.  Poster size is 36 x 48 inches.  We also welcome posters from your undergraduate students about their biology projects and their experience as a learner.  A brief reflection about their learning experience must be included although this can be attached to or displayed next to a poster they created for another audience.


  • Abstract should include no more than 350 words
  • Your abstract should clearly and concisely describe what you will present. If you are presenting a learning activity or lab exercise, describe the activity, intended student population and how the activity is used in the classroom or lab.  If you are presenting biology education research, describe the research question or problem, research design and analysis.
  • Formal assessment of a learning activity or approach is not required for presentations or workshops on innovative teaching ideas but the activity or approach should have been implemented at least once in the classroom or lab.
  • You may submit as many abstracts as you would like.
  • If you’re interested in presenting please log on to the ACUBE website and click on the Annual Meeting link.  Registration, payment, and abstract submission take place concurrently at the Eventbrite site.  You will need to start and complete your abstract submission and registration in one sitting.  Therefore we encourage you to save your abstract in a Word or pdf file that you can copy and paste when you register.  Please be sure to indicate the presentation format you are submitting your abstract for. 
  • Decisions regarding proposed abstracts will be emailed by the end of August.
  • To see examples of past abstracts that were accepted for presentation, go to


2018 Call for Proposals