CSU-East Bay Oakland Center, Oakland, CA
International and U. S. faculty & students from all Kinesiology and Health-Related disciplines are welcome!
Theme: A Historical Look at Our Future: Remembering Trailblazers and Preparing the Next Generation of Leaders.

ANNUAL Deadline for all submissions: JUNE 15th (Deadline has been extended to July 10, 2024)
Directions to CSUEB Conference Center The Oakland Center 1000 Broadway, Suite 109 Oakland, CA

Submitting a Proposal

Click here to submit a proposal

Students can submit proposals to do a poster presentation in one of four categories:

  1. Research Critique
  2. Literature Review
  3. Original Research
  4. Original Project

For original research, students with particularly strong proposals may be invited to do an oral presentation

Recommended steps:

  1. Review the guidelines below for the type of presentation you would like to do.
  2. Discuss your plans with a faculty member at your campus to gather advice/input.
  3. Write your proposal per the instructions below for the type of presentation you are planning. Be sure to review the evaluation guide to know what criteria will be used in the review process.
  4. If you have co-authors, be sure they have reviewed/approved the proposal before you submit it.

Questions? Contact our Student Research (Peavy Papers) coordinator


Presenters who decide to withdraw or are unable to attend must contact the conference coordinator no later than a week in advance of the conference.  Failure to do so may result in not being invited to present at future conferences.

  • Abstract Guidelines [Download]
    • Research Critiques
    • Literature Reviews
    • Original Research
    • Original Projects
  • Poster Guidelines [Download]
  • Rubrics [Download]
    • Research Critiques
    • Literature Reviews
    • Original Research
    • Original Projects

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Resources & Awards


Your very best resource as you prepare your proposal will be found among the faculty at your institution. Ask them for a review of your proposal and use their feedback to strengthen your work before submitting it for review.

Poster Templates: On the WWW, you can find many sites that provide free templates for creating your poster. Here are just a few:

Link 1: https://goo.gl/XHuvBf
Link 2: https://goo.gl/zv45Su
Link 3: https://goo.gl/WlBH9M


In each category, an award is given recognizing particularly good work.

On-site, evaluators will review your work and subsequently select presentations for recognition.


Do proposals have to be tied to the conference theme?
No. While we are certainly seeking theme-related presentations, WSKW has always provided a venue for a broad range of topics to be presented.
When will we hear back regarding acceptance of proposals?
We plan to do our best to get word back by July 1st to those who submit proposals.