Submit a Proposal
The Diversity Symposium Planning Committee is now accepting proposals for the 2021 Diversity Symposium, being tentatively held October 25 – 29, 2021.
Due to the ever-changing nature of the pandemic and the uncertainty regarding events in the fall, the Planning Committee has decided that the 2021 Diversity Symposium will be held in a virtual setting.
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 and a presenter bio, are due by Friday, June 11, 2021.
We ask presenters to consider trending topics of diversity in higher education; BIPoC communities and support; religious inclusion; anti-racism initiatives and efforts; Trans and non-binary communities and support; 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 cite peer-reviewed academic sources in the development of session content.
- Please note, session windows are 90 minutes in length.