Call for Proposals

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 Types and Format

There are 3 types of concurrent sessions as outlined below. All session types are conducted in-person at the Hyatt Regency Schaumburg.

  1. Breakout sessions are 45 minutes in length, including discussion and Q&A. Breakout sessions are intended to deliver information, provide resources, and cultivate reflection on how to leverage this new knowledge or resource.
  2. Roundtable discussion sessions are 75 minutes in length including contextual set-up, discussion activity, and Q&A. Roundtable discussions are intended to provide a platform for groups to have deeper conversations based upon common interests or themes.
  3. Workshop are 90 minutes in length including presentation, discussion, activity, and Q&A. Workshops are intended to provide a space for the learner to practice new skills in a supportive environment. All workshops must have an interactive component and provide attendees with actionable knowledge or tangible resources.

Conference Themes

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

  1. Equity and Inclusion in STEM
  2. Workforce Development
  3. Sustainability
  4. Systemic Change
  • Proposal deadline is July 1, 2022. Early submission is encouraged. The submission window will close once all the slots are full.
  • Presenters will be notified no later than August 15 via email.
What do presenters receive?
  • Presenters and all co-presenters receive complimentary conference registration ($300 value).
  • The lead presenter receives 2-nights complimentary hotel at the Hyatt Regency Schaumburg. These 2 nights can be made into two, 1-night stays for co-presenters.


Session abstracts must be submitted by July 1, 2022 at 11:59 PM ET by clicking the submit button below.