Proposal Guidelines & Deadline

We welcome proposals to present at this year’s Alumni of Color Conference. Please review the presentation formats below. Please make sure that your work, research, artistry, etc. is in line with this year’s theme: A Journey Towards Healing: Authenticity & Activism In Education.

Workshop: facilitate interactive sessions devoted to a single topic or theme.
Lecture: present a scholarly subject, project, or practice-based initiative.
Panels: at least 3 speakers.
Artwork: showcase creative work that illustrates the lived experiences of students and/or educators of color.
Screening or Performance: pieces (films, dance, music, etc.) should be no longer than 20 minutes and leave time for a Q&A session to follow.
Other: we welcome various forms of presentations. If you feel like your idea does not fit the categories above, please submit it and articulate how your work aligns with this year’s theme.

Proposed sessions can be up to 60 minutes in length. 

Selection Criteria

We are looking for work that... 

  • Articulates a clear purpose and defines outcomes for attendees and/or a targeted audience.
  • Is thought-provoking and has the potential to stimulate active engagement of participants. 

All submissions must include goals, proposed activities, expected audience size, and proposed length of time (up to 60 minutes) as well as indicate prior experience in conducting such a session (if any). Proposal descriptions should be kept to around 500 words.
Please make explicit how your session will meaningfully deepen attendees’ ability to act in support of social justice in education.

Please indicate if your presentation will take place in-person* or virtually.

Proposal deadline EXTENDED: Wednesday, December 21 at 11:59 p.m EST.

Submit a Proposal


*Unfortunately, as a student-led conference, HGSE does not provide funding for travel or lodging.