Key Things to Know

Extended abstracts deadline: 5 August 2020, 11:59 p.m., Pacific Time

Before beginning the submission, please review the information below.

  • The body of your abstract must be 2000 characters or less, not counting spaces. Before going on to the Abstracts Submission Form, please view 5 Tips for Preparing Your Abstract for additional guidelines on preparing your abstract.
  • Non-Refundable Submission Fees: US$25 Students / US$50 all others
  • PLEASE BE PATIENT! When submitting an abstract, the first page is slow-loading. We thank you for your patience while the page is loading.
  • If you want to edit an abstract you have submitted for this meeting, you can reenter your abstract ID and password on this page and hit the Resume/Edit Submission button. Please make note of your ID and password found in the upper left-hand corner on your abstracts submittal page.
  • If you notice you have submitted your abstract to an incorrect session, please complete your abstracts submission, then notify Nancy Wright or Heather Clark to move your abstract to your preferred session.
  • When submitting an abstract to a discipline session, a list of possible topical sessions may pop-up during the submission process. This list is provided as an option for you, in case you feel your abstract might fit well into one of those sessions.
  • After review and approval of your abstract for the meeting, you will be asked to sign a GSA Right to Record your presentation for on-demand playback.

GSA Abstract Submission Guidelines

Abstract Content and Presentation

  • Please familiarize yourself with and adhere to the Events Code of Conduct for abstract publication and meeting presentation.
  • Abstracts must describe recent findings in the realms of science, pedagogy, or their applications.
  • All abstracts undergo peer review. Common reasons for rejection include dubious conclusions, questionable methodologies, poorly written prose, and incomplete or outdated information.
  • The Technical Program Committee (TPC) will attempt to honor the authors’ designations of Topical Session, Discipline, or presentation mode (oral or poster). Final assignments remain at the discretion of the Technical Program Chair (TPC). Session scheduling and presentation modes are firm once assigned. No changes will be made to the program after acceptance notices are mailed.


  • Again, please adhere to the Events Code of Conduct describing content, authorship, and scholarship.
  • CO-AUTHORS: You may be listed on additional abstracts as a non-presenting co-author. There is no limit to the number of abstracts one can co-author.
  • All presenting authors, including invited speakers, are responsible for paying their abstract submission fee, and their meeting registration fees.
  • The presenters' email address will not be sold. For more information, please see GSA's Privacy Policy.
  • Acceptance notifications will be emailed 27 August.
  • Enhance your professional reputation by submitting a refined abstract. Then, deliver an admirable presentation.


  • Acceptance notifications will be emailed 27 August.
  • GSA has a downloadable "no recording" graphic available to use on your presentation, if you wish.
  • All presentations—oral and posters—will be recorded for delivery on the meeting platform.
  • GSA and their audiovisual vendors will work directly with each accepted abstract in order to ensure a great recording of your presentation is prepared. More information will be sent in early September.
  • Here is an early view of recording instructions for the oral presentations.  
  • Here is an early view of the recording instructions for poster presentations. 
  • View an example from Jennifer Taylor showing how the poster recordings should look: e-Poster Presentation from GSA 2020 North-Central Meeting.
  • Recordings for each presentation must be completed by 2 October.
  • Presentations will be available online beginning 19 October.


  • Sessions are going to be scheduled for either 2 hours in the morning, or 4 hours in the afternoon. Please take some time to review the GSA 2020 Connects Online schedule.
  • Oral sessions will have a mix of both oral and poster presentations.
  • All recorded presentations must be completed and uploaded by 2 October. 
  • Presentations will be posted and available for viewing 19 October.
  • During the session, some session chairs may want to show presentations, followed with a 3 minute question and answer period. Other session chairs may opt to not show the recording, but use the time for questions and answers.
  • For sessions that have all posters, there will be a showing of the presentation, followed by a 5 minute question and answer.
  • Presenters must be present during their time slot.