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ST. LOUIS • FEBRUARY 2-4, 2022
VIRTUAL • FEBRUARY 23-24, 2022


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We rely on the help of proposal reviewers to decide which concurrent session and poster presentation proposals to accept. New, mid, and senior-level transfer professionals from all functional areas, as well as faculty, administrators, and researchers, are welcome to volunteer. Prior participation as a NISTS conference presenter is preferred but not required.

Please become a reviewer if you have expertise in any of this year's session themes:

  • Credits and Degree Pathways

  • Diversity and Inclusion

  • Leadership and Strategic Planning

  • Matriculation Trends and Issues

  • Partnerships and Collaboration

  • Special Populations

  • Transition Programs and Services

Things to Consider

  • Reviewers will be assigned up to 5 proposals that match their area of interest and/or expertise. Please review the Proposal Review Guidelines and the Proposal Evaluation Rubric to see what type of feedback we're looking for. 

  • It will take 15-30 minutes to evaluate each proposal. You can do them all in one sitting or spread them throughout the three-week review window.

  • The review process is totally online. We'll email detailed instructions for logging in and submitting your reviews on or around September 8th.


Interested in reviewing? 

Thank you for considering this important role! The deadline to apply has passed, but we hope you'll consider volunteering next year.

If you have any questions, please contact

Reviewer Applications Due

Friday, August 27th

11:59 pm PST

Proposal Review Window

September 8th - 24th




We’re looking for professionals with a range of roles and experience in transfer to join our conference planning team. Anyone with experience in conference or large-scale event planning, or who simply wants to lend their skills/ideas, expand their network, and give back to the transfer community, is welcome to apply.  Prior attendance at the NISTS annual conference is preferred but not required for most committees. 

Please note that the duties and time required for each committee varies and may evolve as conference planning progresses. In general, you can expect to meet at least once or twice a month throughout the fall semester and January to plan. Each committee will provide input for the in-person and virtual conference experiences, though we understand not everyone will be able to participate in both events. 

This year's conference committees include: 

  • Local Arrangements 

  • Networking and Engagement 

  • Curriculum Planning

  • National Transfer Student Week 

>> You can read more about the committees and sample tasks here

Interest Meetings

Join us for a quick and interactive session to learn about this year's conference committees! NISTS staff will present a very brief overview of each team's duties and work timelines then answer any questions you have. Participants are invited to interact with their cameras/mics on or via the chat window. We will record the meeting and share the video with all registered participants, so feel free to sign up even if you can't attend live.

There are two interest meeting options:

  • Thursday, July 29th at 2 pm EST 

  • Tuesday, August 3rd at 1 pm EST  

Interested in joining the planning team?  


Please complete the committee interest form, and we'll follow up with more instructions in August. If you're interested in more than one committee, you'll have the chance to rank-order your preferences.

Committee Work Window
September 2021 - February 2022 (varies)

Committee Application Due

August 13th (est.)




On-site volunteers play a critically important role in helping the conference program run smoothly, and there are a variety of opportunities to lend your skills and time either in-person in St. Louis or online during the virtual experience. As a volunteer, you'll have the chance to network with NISTS staff members and colleagues from across the nation, all while gaining a unique behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to run a national conference. 

Our volunteer teams typically include the following, though other opportunities might also become available. Stay tuned for an email in December with information about specific roles and the sign-up process. 

  • Conference Set-Up

  • Greeters

  • Networking Lunch Liaisons

  • On-Site Logistics

  • Registration Help Desk

  • Room Hosts

  • Special Projects

  • Technical Support


Thank you for your willingness to support your peers as a conference volunteer! If you have any questions or need additional information, please don't hesitate to contact us: or 706-864-1579.