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2024 VITA U Conference held at The University of Georgia - Call for Presentation Proposals

University of Puerto Rico - Mayagüez and University of Georgia


An academic conference dedicated to the scholarship of university-affiliated volunteer income tax assistance programs.

Call for Oral and Poster Presentations

Deadline for Submission: January 19, 2024

Notification of Submission Status by February 15, 2024

VITA U Conference

The University of Georgia – Athens, GA – May 29 - 31, 2023

Please note: Extended abstracts are required for presentations (oral and poster). Full papers will also be accepted for review. Abstracts detailing planned research for the 2024 tax season are encouraged. Up to (2) submissions per lead author will be accepted.


The purpose of the VITA U conference is to provide a forum for academics to share their research and scholarship focused on tax-based service-learning programs affiliated with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. Scholarly work focusing on any aspect (i.e., teaching, research, structure, community impact assessments, etc.) of university/college-affiliated VITA programs is encouraged. Student submissions are also encouraged.

 Types of Submissions

Submissions for presentation at VITA U must fall within one of two categories: oral presentation or symposia presentation. Presenters must be present at the conference. Virtual or hybrid presentations will not be allowed.

Oral Presentations – Extended abstracts must provide sufficient detail to assess the likelihood of successful implementation (if planned research) or the overall significance and benefit of the scholarly work for other conference participants and VITA stakeholders.

  • Proposals should not exceed 2,000 words. Tables and figures are not included in the overall word count.
  • Proposals detailing planned research during the 2024 tax season are encouraged.
  • Accepted oral presentations will be given 20 to 25 minutes of presentation time at the conference and will be followed by questions and discussion.
  • In the event of many high-quality submissions that exceed capacity to accommodate oral presentations, some high-quality submissions may be accepted as poster presentations. 


Symposia – Panel sessions can also be proposed for presentation. A panel discussion should include a group of individuals, with each one representing a different perspective on the topic. A symposia proposal should specifically identify each panel member, their unique perspective on the topic, and the benefit that the panel discussion will bring to conference attendees. Symposia submissions should not exceed 1,000 words.


Submission Conditions

Authors will be notified whether their submission has been accepted by February 15, 2024.

Submitting authors must ensure that a presenter for the proposal attends the conference in person to present. All travel costs and conference registration fees are the sole responsibility of the presenter. A presenter may present no more than two submissions at the conference. Any additional accepted proposals will be removed from the conference agenda.

Presenters of accepted proposals are expected to:

  • Register for the conference and pay registration fees by April 19, 2024.

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