2015 Conference Proposals Now Ready to Be Submitted
The NCTA website is now ready to accept proposal submissions for the September 9-12 annual conference in St. Pete, FL.
More information will be shared in the following weeks, but if you've already given the 2015 conference a great deal of thought and know that you've got within you a topic that you're anxious to discuss, then CLICK HERE .
Those submitting a proposal who wish to be considered for financial assistance to defray conference expenses because their university is unable to support their travel will have the option to indicate their need; a limited number of awards will be available for this purpose.
Details regarding a limited number of awards for first time conference (non-presenter) attendees will be made available in early spring of 2015.
Continue to visit the NCTA conference website for updates.
New frontiers in high-tech cheating
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