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2021 Virtual Poster Program

Call for Abstracts

If you have a story to tell about your community's efforts promoting social change or lessons learned emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic -- research projects, community narratives, and community advocacy work -- we invite you to share your work in a virtual poster session at the 2021 Virtual National Community Leadership Summit.

Abstracts will be accepted on a rolling basis until October 1, 2021  at 11:59pm ET. 

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Important Deadlines

Posters will be presented during the Summit on October 18 and 22, 2021. 

Submitted abstracts  will be accepted on a rolling basis until October 1, 2021.

If accepted, you will be notified by email.


Posters will be displayed on the conference platform and visible to Summit attendees from October 18th - 22nd, 2021 and for 30 days following the summit.

All presenters must register to attend the summit.


The summit registration form may be accessed here.

We are looking for posters reporting (1) data stories; (2) research and evaluation; (3) family, youth, and community leadership for social change - advancing racial justice; and (4) lessons learned from community leadership responding to and emerging from COVID-19. 


Data storytelling includes research projects, community narratives, or community advocacy work which uses data to tell a story. While community leadership stories for social change and lessons learned responding to and emerging from COVID-19 do not have specific guidelines, we encourage presenters to use visual aids such as pictures, video, or graphs.


View an example data storytelling poster here: PDF or PowerPoint

If you have questions regarding poster topics, please contact us at

Summit Registration
Data Storytelling & Community Leadership
Abstract Submission

Posters will be reviewed and accepted on a rolling basis until October 1, 2021.

You will be notified of your acceptance via email by October 4, 2021. 

Final Poster Upload

Presenters must submit their final poster by October 12, 2021.

Formatting instructions will be included in the acceptance email.

Office hours will be available to answer questions related to poster development. Office hour times are: 


Thursday, September 30: 5 - 7pm

Tuesday, October 4:  4 - 7pm

Friday, October 8: 8:30 - 11am 

If you would like to attend these sessions, please email for the office hours zoom link. 

Please contact with questions.


All abstracts must be submitted by October 1, 2021 in order to receive full consideration.

The abstract guidelines and submission form can be found on the following pages.

General Information
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