The 17th Annual ACTP Conference


March 21 - 24, 2021

Registration Information

Registrations for the 17th annual ACTP conference opens on September 28, 2020. All registration options include yearly membership dues to the ACTP and entry to all events (excluding pre-conference workshops) at the conference.


$ 400


Until February 15th, 2021
$ 250


Until February 15th, 2021
$ 250

Submit a Proposal

Proposal Submission Opens
Friday, October 30, 2020
Notification of Acceptance
Friday, November 27, 2020
Presenter Registration Payment Deadline
Friday, September 4, 2020
Proposal Submission Closes
Friday, November 20, 2020
Presenter Conference Registration Deadline
Friday, January 1, 2020

Acceptable Presentation Types and Descriptions

Concurrent Session

50 minutes

Concurrent Sessions at the annual conference should grab and hold the attention of the audience. Presenters should keep in mind that attendees are attending multiple sessions and networking events each day. The most successful sessions are interactive, relevant to the challenges faced by professionals, and able to demonstrate how lessons learned can be adapted to benefit each attendees’ unique situation. Successful sessions list clear learning outcomes at the beginning of the session and a list of actionable take-aways at the end.

Panel Discussion

50 minutes

Panel Discussions at the conference are a great way to share ideas between participants from a variety of programs and can be used as a sounding board and idea exchange to help participants fine tune their initiatives. Panel discussions should begin with a short 5 – 10min presentation to set the tone and agenda for the discussion followed by the presenters beginning the exchange of information and moderating the session.

Poster Presentation

60 minutes, Tuesday

Posters give participants and presenters the opportunity to share and examine problems, issues, and solutions in a casual, personal environment. These sessions are typically informal and interactive. As attendees visit this informal setting, presenters can discuss and share their work on a one-to-one basis. Presenters will use a poster display (and laptop and print materials if they wish) to demonstrate the features and functionality of the tool or program, as well as to provide a visual overview of the project. Presenters should also prepare a few introductory remarks to engage listeners in the subject. Maximum of two presenters.

Preconference Workshop

Full (6 hours) or Half (3 hours) Day, Sunday

Offered as full- or half-day options, preconference workshops provide participants with a deeper examination of various topics, facilitated by leaders with extensive experience in those areas. Workshops are highly interactive and give participants the chance to discuss in-depth approaches to challenges they are facing on campus, share solutions, and learn strategies. These workshops are considered part of ACTP’s professional learning and career development offerings and, as such, require learning outcomes. Maximum of four presenters

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Primary Presenter Information

Prior Presentation Experience and Vendor Confirmation

Co-Presenter 1

Co-Presenter 2

Co-Presenter 3

Proposal Focus and Type

Proposal Information

Title: Limit 150 charecters. This will be the title of your presentation on the ACTP website and all related conference materials.
Description: Limit 1500 charecters. This will be the official description of your presentation on the ACTP website and all related conference materials.
Learning Outcomes: List 3 projected learning outtcomes for your presentation.

Other Information

All presentation rooms are equipped with a projector and HDMI cable. Presenters are responsible for providing any other connection cables. Onsite support will be available to assist with setup.

The following questions are for informational purposes only to assist with conference planning and will not effect the evaluation of the proposal submission.

PreConference Workshops

Below is a sample of our preconference workshops. We offer a variety of workshops on both coaching and tutoring topics.

Interested in presenting a preconference workshop? Apply using the Call For Proposals form by September 30th, 2020 for your topic to be considered for new preconference workshops.

Academic Coach Training Primer: The Foundation of Coaching
This Pre-Conference Workshop Will Cover the Following: An overview of the academic coaching certification process. The difference between counseling, coaching, and mentoring. An overview of the theoretical underpinnings of coaching. Defining coaching and the student’s role in coaching. An overview of the coaching process to include: greeting the student & providing a safe coaching environment, conducting an intake, establishing goals, and boundaries of a coaching relationship. A discussion of the various ethics codes (BCC, ICF, and others as applicable) and the development of the ACTP code of ethics
Ideas, Resources, and Tools for New Tutoring Center Directors
Are you a new tutoring center director? Learn how to gain traction in your new environment and develop the basis for an action plan for the next year as well as a multi-year strategic plan. In this session, you will be presented with a multitude of ideas, resources, and tools to develop or enhance key facets of your tutoring center to increase its impact. Topics may include: conducting an informal review, developing vision/mission, planning, program design and implementation, training, budgeting, status reporting, creating a tutor handbook, managing and improving daily operations, developing an annual report, implementing an advisory board, dealing with bureaucracy, and more!
Data Is As Data Does How to Illustrate Student Success
Behind every successful learning center is a steady, constant stream of data that is vital to the long-term operations of the program. Learning centers often rely on their data to demonstrate effectiveness, justify budget requests, and most importantly pinpoint areas that may need review or improvement. This makes proper data analysis a vital part of the survival and growth of learning centers. While every center does its own, slightly different, data analysis; most aspects of the data analysis process remain the same. This presentation will take you through this process from beginning to end. It will discuss important data that learning centers should be collecting and ways to visualize and analyze that data using summary statistics and statistical testing. Differences between positive and negative outlook data will be discussed as well as how to present each to relay results that are both easily digestible and meaningful. This presentation will demonstrate using Microsoft Excel*, R, SAS, and SPSS to produce reports and discuss the benefits of doing analyses outside of a data tracking system. Finally, a group discussion of important tests will wrap up the presentation.
*While not required, a laptop with a current version of Excel is recommended
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Venue Information

Embassy Suites at USF

3705 Spectrum Blvd
Tampa, Fl 33612

Area Attractions


Some of the best beaches in the United States are located in the Tampa Bay area. The City of St. Pete Beach is a barrier island community located just off the Pinellas County mainland of Saint Petersburg, just south of Treasure Island, and Clearwater Beach. With miles of pristine, white sandy beaches, year-round sunshine and an abundance of recreational opportunities, these beaches are some of the most enjoyable in the world.

Busch Gardens

Busch Gardens Tampa is a 335-acre African-themed animal theme park.  The park officially features 8 roller coasters and 2 water rides amongst other rides and animal attractions. Its newest roller coaster, Cobra’s Curse, was opened in June 2016

Sparkman Warf

Sparkman Wharf is an entertainment complex located in downtown Tampa. This neighborhood is one of the fastest growing areas of Tampa with high rise condominiums, shops, dining, and entertainment venues. 

Florida Aquarium

The Florida Aquarium enables you to get up close to many of Florida’s aquatic and terrestrial animals and ecosystems, as well as others from around the world. More than a must-see attraction, we are working to protect and restore our blue planet on many conservation fronts, including research and rescue efforts that help restore Florida’s sea turtle and coral populations and to ensure that sharks continue to swim our seas.

Museum of Science & Industry

Tampa’s Museum of Science & Industry (MOSI) is a scientific playground with more than 450 hands-on activities in the largest science center in the southeastern United States.

Tampa Riverwalk

The Tampa Riverwalk provides access for anyone who desires to enjoy a walk, jog or bike along this continuous pathway extending from the Channelside area to Tampa Heights along the east side of the Hillsborough River. It incorporates pedestrian amenities, art and interpretive elements, retail and restaurants, and parks and open space.

The Dali Museum

The Dali Museum, across the bay in charming St. Petersburg, celebrates the life and work of Salvador Dali (1904-1989) and features works from the artist’s entire career. The collection includes over 2,100 works from every moment and in every medium of his artistic activity, including oil paintings, many original drawings, book illustrations, artists’ books, prints, sculpture, photos, manuscripts and an extensive archive of documents.

Tampa Bay History Center

A Smithsonian Institution Affiliate, the Tampa Bay History Center includes three floors of permanent and temporary exhibition space focusing on 12,000 years of Florida history. It features a museum store, the Witt Research Center, a map gallery, event hall, and the Columbia Café, a branch of the historic Columbia Restaurant. One of Tampa’s premier cultural venues, the History Center features cutting-edge interactive exhibits and provides a unique educational experience for all ages. 

Tampa Museum of Art

The Tampa Museum of Art opened its award-winning home in 2010 with a commitment to providing innovative public programs with a strong focus on antiquities and modern and contemporary art.  It is the region’s largest museum devoted to art of our time and has built a reputation for embracing contemporary photography and new media. The Museum balances a growing collection with a dynamic annual schedule of special exhibitions that bring the world’s finest visual arts to the region.

USF Botanical Gardens

The USF Botanical Gardens is part of the Department of Geography, Environment and Planning in the College of Arts and Sciences. It consists of about 16 acres of gardens and greenbelt on the USF Tampa campus. The Gardens maintains a living collection of more than 3,000 of plants, animals and natural habitats. 

Ybor City

Ybor City is a historic district in the city of Tampa. Several structures in the historic district are listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Evoking the history of Ybor City, the classic brick streets and historic facades blend into a distinct sense of culture that enlivens your environment while preserving a rich history of diversity, community and industry.

Places to Eat

With strong cultural influences, Tampa offers a variety of amazing restaurants for conference attendees who would like to explore beyond the hotel’s excellent dining options (Mangroves Grille and Oak Tree Lounge).

Columbia Restaurant

The original Columbia Restaurant, located in the historic Ybor City is the oldest continuously operated restaurant in Florida, the oldest Spanish restaurant in the United States and one of the largest Spanish restaurants in the world with 1,700 seats in 15 dining rooms taking up 52,000 square feet over an entire city block.  Founded in 1905 in, the landmark is still owned by the Hernandez/Gonzmart family and serves Spanish and Cuban cuisine. 


Ulele is a native-inspired restaurant and brewery, using fresh fruits, vegetables, seafood and other proteins from Florida when they are available.  Ulele sits on the banks of the Hillsborough River next to the Ulele Spring.  It is adjacent to the Water Works Park, which has been transformed into a family-friendly park.

Mise en Place

Mise en Place is Tampa’s premier restaurant for Modern American cuisine, an exciting and dynamic fare whose flavors reflect the Chef’s insatiable love of food as well as our region and our global community on the West Coast of Florida. The passion of independent proprietors is reflected in the spirit of the staff and the quality of the level of personal care in the dining experience.

The Capital Grille

From the moment you step into The Capital Grille, the experience is one of comfortable elegance. African mahogany paneling and Art Deco chandeliers provide a warm, stately setting for our nationally renowned dry-aged steaks, fresh seafood, and acclaimed world-class wines. With service as gracious as it is attentive, we look forward to impressing you.

Bern's Steak House

Bern’s Steak House is famous for not only its food, much of which is organic and grown especially for Bern’s, but also for its massive wine list.  In its cellars can be found depression-era French red wine, pre-war Sauternes, and Madeira from the 17th century. Diners can take a tour of the wine cellar as well as the kitchen at Bern’s after their meal.

Vendor Information

Vendor Registration will open on September 28, 2020.

Silver Sponsor

$ 1,250
  • 1 Medium Advertisement in the Electronic Proceedings Booklet
  • Advertisement on the ACTP Conference Website
  • 1 Brochure or Promotional Material in the Conference Packet
  • 1 Free Regular Conference Registration
  • 1 Concurrent Session Presentation
  • 1 Skirted 6'/8' Vendor Table
  • Conference Wi-Fi Access
3 Available

Gold Sponsor

$ 1,750
  • 1 Large Advertisement in the Electronic Proceedings Booklet
  • Advertisement on the ACTP Conference Website
  • 1 Brochure or Promotional Material in the Conference Packet
  • 2 Free Regular Conference Registrations
  • 1 Concurrent Session Presentation
  • 1 Skirted 6'/8' Vendor Table
  • Conference Wi-Fi Access
  • 3 Minute Presentation at a Breakfast
2 Available


$ 650
  • 1 Small Advertisement in the Electronic Proceedings Booklet
  • Advertisement on the ACTP Conference Website
  • 1 Brochure or Promotional Material in the Conference Packet
  • 1 Skirted 6'/8' Vendor Table
  • Conference Wi-Fi Access

Vendor Ala Cart Options

Welcome Reception Sponsor

$ 1,000

Keynote Lunch

$ 750


$ 500

Medium Advertisement in Conference Book

$ 400

Small Advertisement in Conference Book

$ 300

Advertisement on the Conference Website

$ 300

Single 6'/8' Skirted Vendor Table

$ 500

Conference Packet Insert (1 or 2)

$ 275 Each

Conference Packet Insert (3 or more)

$ 200 Each