CONCURRENT VIRTUAL SESSIONS FOR PROFESSIONALS

The Louis Stokes Midwest Regional Center of Excellence (LSMRCE) virtual conference, "Broadening Participation in STEM: Pivot, Adapt, Thrive," will be held Nov 6-7, 2020.

CALL FOR PROPSALS

We are currently accepting proposals for sessions that are rooted in the conference themes. The audience is higher education faculty, administrators, and mentors in the STEM/broadening participation community.

SESSION FORMAT

  • Sessions are 45 minutes in length and focus on a current issue within the conference themes.
  • Sessions will be presented virtually through Zoom and recorded for post-event viewing.
  • Each session will have a moderator to assist with technology and participant interactions.
  • Sessions allow for interactive polls, Q&A, hand-raising, and chat features. We encourage presenters to take advantage of these features to engage with participants.
  • Sessions should include supplemental resources or tools for participants to use after the conference.

CONFERENCE THEMES

We encourage all submissions to include at least one of the following conference themes in the context of broadening participation of underrepresented minorities in STEM.

  • Building a Community of Scholars
  • Equity in STEM
  • Mentoring Future Leaders
  • Research in STEM Education
  • Leveraging Networks
  • Virtual Teaching in STEM

DEADLINES

  • Proposal deadline is Aug 1, 2020. Early submission is encouraged. Submission window will close once all the slots are full.
  • Presenters will be notified no later than Sept 1 via email.

WHAT DO PRESENTERS RECEIVE?

Presenters and co-presenters receive complimentary conference registration ($50 value).

ONLINE PROPOSAL SUBMISSION FORM