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CALL FOR PROPOSALS: 20th Annual Diversity Conference

PRIORITY DEADLINE FOR PROPOSAL SUBMISSIONS: Monday, February 14, 2022

NOTE: This conference will be in hybrid format offering both in-person and virtual options for participants.

  • S.H.I.F.T., Brockport Together!

    Brockport's 20th Annual Diversity Conference • March 28-April 1, 2022

    The Diversity Conference seeks to promote open-mindedness, celebrate diversity, and promote awareness of divergent views on our college campus and within our communities. The conference also serves as a forum in which to establish or enhance self-awareness in relation to community building endeavors.

    THEME
    The theme is S.H.I.F.T., Brockport Together!
    S — Strength
    H — Hope & Healing
    I — Intentional inclusion
    F — Family & Friends
    T —Togetherness

    The Diversity Conference will be a moment where, as a community, we start to shift from one place to another; to do that, we must be honest and reflective about inequities and racial bias present at our institution to genuinely S.H.I.F.T. This conference will be a catalyst for leaning into our strengths to cultivate hope so that we can move towards a path of healing, allowing us to be intentionally inclusive towards our campus family and friends, so Brockport can be a community of togetherness. The work starts and ends with us, so let us S.H.I.F.T. together!


    PROPOSALS
    This year, we ask that all proposed presentations relate to the above-mentioned conference theme, S.H.I.F.T., Brockport Together!

    We invite and encourage proposals from students*, faculty, staff and community organizations, partners, and local/regional/state industry entities (educational and professional). We request proposals that are 45 - 75 minutes in length (including Q&A) that relate to the conference theme. Presentations should focus on research or evidence-based actions that result in awareness, knowledge and skill development referencing one or more of the above-mentioned conference themes.

    *PLEASE NOTE: Student presenters must co-present with a faculty and/or staff member.

    Programs may include one or more of the following EDI relevant suggested categories:
    • Culturally responsive/relevant practices and teaching strategies in engaging diverse populations
    • Effective recruitment and retention efforts of underrepresented populations
    • Utilizing diversity data as a benchmark for systemic and strategic change
    • Increasing equity, diversity and inclusion ownership to all stakeholders
    • Recognizing and addressing power, privilege and difference
    • Gender Equity
    • Restorative Justice Initiatives
    • Social and cultural differences (e.g. race, language, socioeconomic class, religious beliefs, sexuality, etc.)
    • Policy development for practices of inclusive excellence
    • Impact of media/social media on EDI advancement efforts
    • Other - we will also consider proposals that may not fall under one of the above categories, but you feel is of importance and relevant to the conference.


    To submit a proposal for the 2022 Diversity Conference, please complete the online form, below.

    PRIORITY DEADLINE FOR PROPOSAL SUBMISSIONS: Monday, February 14, 2022

    NOTE: Please be aware that not all proposals submitted for presentation may be accepted. Accepted presenters will be notified by Monday, February 21, 2022. Presenters accepted for this conference do not receive honorarium, speaker’s fee or reimbursement of expenses associated with presenting at this conference. Presentation supplies and copying services are not provided. All presentations may be recorded for rebroadcast on campus for educational purposes.

  • Submit your proposal by MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2022.

    Please complete this application form and attach a brief biography for each presenter (100 words or less).

  • PRESENTER INFORMATION

  • Presenter's Name Presenter's Name *
  • Address Address *
  • Presenter's Phone Presenter's Phone * - -
  • Co-Presenter's Information

  • Co-presenter's Name Co-presenter's Name
  • Address Address
  • Co-presenter's Phone Co-presenter's Phone - -
  • Second Co-presenter's Information

  • Second Co-presenter's Name Second Co-presenter's Name
  • Address Address
  • Second Co-presenter's Phone Second Co-presenter's Phone - -
  • SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS:
    Do any of the presenters have dietary restrictions or require any special accommodations? *
    SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS:
    Do any of the presenters have dietary restrictions or require any special accommodations?
  • Workshop Proposal
    Only proposals that reflect the theme of "S.H.I.F.T., Brockport Together!" will be considered. Proposals should be for 45-75 minute sessions (including time for Q&A).

    Presentations, roundtables and panel discussions will be considered.

  • Which of the five themes relate to your proposal? (select all that apply)
    Which of the five themes relate to your proposal? (select all that apply)
  • Type of Proposal
    Type of Proposal
  • Length of Session
    Length of Session
  • Media Release Agreement

  • I do hereby consent to participate in interviews, the use of quotes, and the taking of photographs, movies or video tapes in association with The College at Brockport, State University of New York Diversity Conference. I also grant The College at Brockport the right to edit, use, and reuse said products for non-profit purposes including use in print, on the internet, and all other forms of media.

    In addition, I hereby allow the release of any materials provided and shared at my workshop(s).

    I also hereby release The College at Brockport, State University of New York and its agents and employees from all claims, demands, and liabilities whatsoever in connection with the above. I am of full and legal age, and I have read this release and am familiar with its contents.

    NOTE: Speakers accepted for Educational Sessions at this conference do not receive honorarium, speakers fee or reimbursement of expenses associated with presenting at this conference. Workshop supplies and copying services are not provided. All workshops may be recorded for rebroadcast on campus for educational purposes.

    If available, presenters are required to submit supporting presentation materials by April 4, 2022. These materials will not be available to Conference attendees until after the Diversity Conference. Presentations will be for student use and will be posted to the SUNY Open Access Repository (SOAR) one week following the Conference.

    Please submit your presentation materials to diversityconference@brockport.edu by April 4, 2022.
    I do hereby consent to participate in interviews, the use of quotes, and the taking of photographs, movies or video tapes in association with The College at Brockport, State University of New York Diversity Conference. I also grant The College at Brockport the right to edit, use, and reuse said products for non-profit purposes including use in print, on the internet, and all other forms of media.

    In addition, I hereby allow the release of any materials provided and shared at my workshop(s).

    I also hereby release The College at Brockport, State University of New York and its agents and employees from all claims, demands, and liabilities whatsoever in connection with the above. I am of full and legal age, and I have read this release and am familiar with its contents.

    NOTE: Speakers accepted for Educational Sessions at this conference do not receive honorarium, speakers fee or reimbursement of expenses associated with presenting at this conference. Workshop supplies and copying services are not provided. All workshops may be recorded for rebroadcast on campus for educational purposes.

    If available, presenters are required to submit supporting presentation materials by April 4, 2022. These materials will not be available to Conference attendees until after the Diversity Conference. Presentations will be for student use and will be posted to the SUNY Open Access Repository (SOAR) one week following the Conference.

    Please submit your presentation materials to diversityconference@brockport.edu by April 4, 2022.
  • * Speakers accepted for Educational sessions at this conference do not receive honorarium, speakers fees, travel expenses or reimbursement for other expenses associated with presenting. All workshops may be recorded for rebroadcast on campus for educational purposes.

    A copy of this proposal will be emailed to you after you hit submit.

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