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The deadline for proposals was February 15, 2024. Late session proposals are considered as space becomes available.

ATALM Conferences fulfill the educational and networking needs of Indigenous peoples from throughout the world. Known for delivering practical and culturally relevant training, the conferences provide a unique opportunity to share knowledge and build networks.

  1. Complete a separate form for each proposed session. If you are submitting a double session, separate forms must be submitted for each session.
  2. For more information on submitting a proposal, including FAQs, descriptions of session types, focus areas, and other information, please visit the ATALM Call for Proposals webpage. 
  3. To view examples of sessions from past conferences, go to Past Programs.


Conference presenters carry significant responsibilities. All presenters are expected to:

  1. Register for the conference at the time their session is accepted. Presenters may register at the early bird member rate of $350. Sessions will not be published until all presenters register.  
  2. Presenter support is available for qualifying presenters. Request for Presenter Support applications are available HERE. Priority is given to Native presenters and presenters presenting more than one session. 
  3. Create well-prepared, high-quality presentations ensuring the content is clear, concise, and engaging.
  4. Design sessions that encourage audience engagement through discussions, Q&A sessions, activities, or workshops that allow participants to actively participate and learn.
  5. Attend the full conference and contribute to a meaningful exchange of ideas and knowledge.


  • February 15, 2024  - Deadline for submitting session proposals
  • February - March 2024 - Session proposals reviewed
  • April 1, 2024  - Acceptance/decline notifications distributed
  • May 1, 2024  - Deadline for presenters to accept or decline offer to present, register, and pay for the conference.
  • June 3, 2024  - Preliminary Program released
  • October 1, 2024 - Final Program Book released
  • November 12 - 14, 2024 ATALM Conference, Palm Springs, California


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  2. To collaborate with other presenters, click on "Manage Collaborators" and add email addresses for the presenters you wish to invite. More information on adding collaborators may be found here.
  3. Save a draft of your work if you would like to complete it later. More information may be found here. 
  4. If the information you submitted changes after submission, you may request authorization to edit the application. More information may be found here.
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