Dear Colleagues, Happy new year! Hope everyone is doing well and off to a good start for the new year! This year's ATA Annual Conference will be in Palm Springs, California on October 23-26, 2019. And it's time to start preparing proposals for the conference! I would like to ask you to consider submitting session proposals to the ATA. Approved speakers will gain professional recognition and networking opportunity among colleagues and receive a significant discount on the conference registration fee. If you would like to give a presentation at the ATA, please consider submitting your proposals to the KLD Conference Committee first. You can email your KLD session proposal (100 words or less) and your bio (100 words or less) in a Word file to me at by February 22, 2019 to allow plenty of time for feedback and revision before you submit the proposals. The KLD Conference Committee is here to help you: to review and provide helpful comments to the speaker that will increase the chance of getting the proposals accepted. Please make sure to refer to the following ATA webinar before you write a proposal. How to Write a Winning ATA Conference Proposal Speakers only need to submit a proposal, not the actual presentations, to the ATA by March 2, 2019. (check the ATA website later for the official/exact deadline.) ATA will notify the speakers regarding approval status in early summer. When his/her proposal is approved, a speaker will have about 3-4 months to prepare for the actual presentation until the ATA Conference in October. Looking forward to seeing many interesting proposals! Best regards, Jisu Kim Chair KLD Conference Committee