Call for Proposals is open

The 2020 UNC CAUSE Call for Proposals is now open! This year’s conference will be held virtually. To submit a proposal and learn more about this year’s conference, please visit:

The deadline for proposal submission is Tuesday, June 30th 2020.

We are accepting proposals within the following conference tracks.

Session Categories

  • Customer Support & Engagement
  • Infrastructure & Operations
  • Innovation
  • Leadership & Professional Development
  • Security & Compliance
  • Teaching & Learning
  • Special Interest Group sessions
  • Vendor sessions

This year has been full of opportunities for UNC System schools to blaze trails and develop amazing solutions that have helped our institutions maintain momentum during a global crisis. Let’s hear about it! Do you have a tip or trick you’ve been working on, but you think it might be useful to a smaller crowd? Propose a “lightning talk!” Did you collaborate with colleagues at other institutions? Consider a panel discussion! Maybe you participated in a poster session and you’d like to share it? Our goal is to encourage content in any form, and our Program Committee will be working to be more flexible about content types for this year’s schedule.

We look forward to this year’s submissions and are excited to see what’s to come. Please keep an eye on for the latest information regarding the conference, including updates on COVID-19.

UNC CAUSE is continuing a permanent, multi-year theme of More than a Conference. The planning committee for this year’s conference would like attendees to focus on networking and building relationships with attendees from other universities to keep the conversation going all year. After all, that’s what UNC CAUSE is all about!

COVID Update

The UNC System Office has been monitoring the situation with COVID-19 closely and has provided the UNC CAUSE Planning Committee with guidance regarding campus activities, events, and conferences. Our campuses and communities have changed rapidly over the past few weeks as we seek to understand the impact and implications of the COVID-19 virus in the short and long term.

At this time, the committee is continuing plans for 2020 UNC CAUSE for this fall.  The committee anticipates opening up the call for proposals in mid-May and early-bird registration by June 1.  In the event that 2020 UNC CAUSE must be canceled this fall, full refunds will be issued.

Please feel free to contact us with any specific questions or concerns. 
Please check this website frequently for updates and further information.  

SIG Advisement

For Special Interest Groups that traditionally host in-person meetings during the Spring semester, it is currently advised to transition these sessions to remote solutions until such time as the UNC System can resume normal gathering rules.

As a reminder, UNC CAUSE offers support to SIG as defined in our SIG Event Guide. For SIGS who have questions or support requests in light of these modified meeting circumstances, please contact the UNC CAUSE SIG Chair via email at