The Symposium organizers and Board members unanimously agreed to postpone the NAFAPA 2020 Symposium due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite having to cancel the 2020 Symposium, NAFAPA's mission is as important as ever. In the short term, the board members will discuss and update the details of moving forward. 


Location: Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada

Conference Theme: Communities of Practice

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Important dates:

  • Abstract Submission Opens:  March 16, 2020

  • Abstract Submission Deadline:  April 30, 2020

  • Abstract Notification:  June 1, 2020

  • Early Bird Registration Opens:  May 1, 2020

  • Early Bird Registration Ends:  June 30, 2020

  • Online Registration Ends:  September 30, 2020

  • Conference Begins:  Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Note: On-site registration will be available on October 13 at Brock University at the regular registration rates for faculty and students.

Procedures and Deadlines for Abstract Submissions

The deadline for abstract submission is April 30, 2020. Abstracts will then be reviewed and authors should be notified of the status of their abstract submission around June 1, 2020.

All abstracts are limited to 250 words (text only). The abstract narrative in the online submission form is structured according to the following: introduction, methods, results/findings, and implications/conclusions. Your abstract narrative should include the research question(s), the significance of the study, description of the sample, major procedures, data analysis, and results/conclusions.

Authors submitting research abstracts will be required to select their preferred presentation format or select the option of either format to provide the symposium organizers with maximum flexibility in scheduling. The organizing committee will make every effort to meet your selection preference but it is important to realize that not all preferences can be accommodated.

All abstracts should be submitted using the online forms available on the website. If you have any questions or concerns about the submission of your abstract, please send an inquiry to