CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Proposals for the
2019 Tri-State Conference on Diversity & Inclusion
are now being accepted. The Conference will be held
September 27, 2019 at Morehead State University
and is being chaired by staff in the Office of the President and Communications and Marketing. The 2019 conference theme is
Equity in Education: Erasing Opportunity Gaps.
All workshops should be centered on the central theme of diversity and inclusion with a focus on achievement gaps for marginalized student populations. Information on past workshops can be found at
. The review of proposals will begin
May 1, 2019
The Planning Committee welcomes proposals related to any dimension of diversity including, but not limited to:
- Defining diversity and inclusion
- Building inclusive communities
- Addressing other aspects of diversity: religion, disabilities, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, conscious/unconscious bias, multiculturalism, gender, Appalachian culture, poverty, mental health, foster care, veterans, and access to higher education.
- Strategies on engaging the campus and larger community in diversity education
- Managing controversial issues on campus, in the classroom, or in the workplace
Proposals should supplement and enhance the conference theme. Proposals may be papers, presentations, workshops, performances, or other creative modes of promoting the education and acceptance of diversity and inclusion.
Instructions for Submitting a Proposal
Who should submit:
The Planning Committee is calling all educators, behavioral health professionals, social service agencies, state and local government, judiciary, health care, business and industry practitioners to submit proposals sharing experiences and best practices through thought-provoking presentations, interactive demonstrations, and engaging conversations.
Length of Presentation:
All sessions should be 60 minutes in length with an additional 15 minutes for a question and answer period.
Conference participants include high school and college students as well as entry to senior level professionals from across the spectrum of organizations and institutions. Presentations should indicate if they are best suited for secondary students, post-secondary students, professionals, or are appropriate for all levels of experience.
Presentations should be interactive, engaging, and relevant to the learning outcomes of this conference. If the presentation focus is more appropriate for corporate, health care, social agency, and/or higher education it should be clearly identified as such.
Presenters are responsible for providing all handouts to attendees and their own travel expenses. Presenters are also responsible for providing an electronic copy of their presentation to the Planning Committee one week prior to the event. Presenters should indicate any audiovisual equipment needs with their proposal. The Planning Committee will not be able to honor onsite requests the day of the conference.
Presenters selected will be expected to cooperate with the continuing education guidelines of the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board, the West Virginia Board of Examiners in Counseling and/or the Kentucky Board of Licensed Professional Counselors as required by the Planning Committee.
Email proposals to:
Dr. Linda Koenig
Director of Counseling & Health Services Associate Director, Student Resource
Shawnee State University Commons Ohio University
*It is suggested that you place the above email address in your contact/whitelist to prevent bounce-backs as notification will be made in email.
Proposals may be submitted by individuals or groups composed of students, faculty, staff, and community members. All proposals must be typed, double-spaced, 12-point font, and limited to 300 words.
Complete proposals will contain the following
- Clear identification of the lead presenter who will serve as the contact person
- Presenter(s) name(s)
- Job title
- Institution/organizational affiliation
- Complete mailing address
- Telephone number
- E-mail address
- Biographical sketch (500 words or less)
Complete proposals will contain the following
- Audience Experience Level
- Presentation Scope
- Session Synopsis/Abstract
- Method of Presentation (i.e. discussion, power point, activity, etc.)
- Audiovisual Equipment Needs
Ashland Community & Technical College
Marshall University School of Pharmacy
Morehead State University
Morehead State University-Ashland
Mountwest Community & Technical College
Shawnee State University
University of RIO Grande