Diversity Symposium Moving Online for 2020

The Diversity Symposium is moving to an online format for 2020 in order to balance public health safety concerns with continuing to offer this critical learning opportunity for our community. Making this decision now allows presenters the opportunity to prepare for a virtual session as they submit their proposal ideas instead of having to adjust later due to possible continued in-person restrictions.

Please indicate if you are willing and able to present your material either in a live online or  pre-recorded format to be provided to registered participants. Please know that video recording assistance is available for those who wish to record their session ahead of time. More details will be provided as we get closer to the Diversity Symposium in October.

Image of a logo for the 2020 Diversity Symposium, depicting multicolored shapes

Session criteria

We ask presenters to consider trending topics of diversity in higher education; current national and international dynamics; and topics directly relating to diversity initiatives at Colorado State. Sessions will be selected based on the criteria below:

  •  Creativity is important in presentation style, format and title. Consider that participants will have a wide variety of learning styles. Highly participatory sessions are generally better received; please remember to include time for discussion.
  • Attendees at the conference will consist of traditional and non-traditional age college students, community members, faculty, and staff. Please be sure to designate your target audience.
  • Priority consideration will be given to proposals that address CSU’s diversity definition specifically.
  • Priority consideration will be given to proposals that cite peer-reviewed academic sources in the development of session content.
  • Please note, sessions are 50 minutes in length. If you would like your session to be longer than 50 minutes, please make a note in your abstract and we will seek to accommodate this request if possible.

The selection committee reserves the right to select sessions which align with the mission and vision of the Office of the Vice President for Diversity.

All proposals, including a session abstract of no more than 150 words and a presenter bio of no more than 100 words, are due by Friday, June 19, 2020.

Diversity Symposium Session Proposals Application

  • First NameLast NameTitleOrganization 
  • Comprehensive of all presenters listed above. 100 words or less per presenter.
  • Please choose three words, topics, or terms to best describe your session to assist attendees in selecting sessions that best fit their interest. If you would like to add a category, please check “other” and fill out the box below.
  • For those interested in a live streaming of their session via a virtual platform or a live Q&A of their pre-recorded session, please select which days and times work for you:
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.