Call for Proposals
Clemson University Men of Color National Summit
Closing the Achievement Gap for African-American and Hispanic Males
April 12–13, 2018
The 2018 Clemson University Men of Color National Summit will offer educational, informative and enlightening sessions that enable summit participants to experience engaging, empirical and interactive learning opportunities. Accordingly, the summit’s leadership team seeks session proposals from a diverse array of leaders and scholars that address critical social issues, highlight solution-centered perspectives and describe best practices affecting the achievement of African-American and Hispanic males.
The Call for Proposals submission process is open September 5, 2017–November 15, 2017. All session proposals must be submitted on or before November 15, 2017, to be considered for review. See below for frequently asked questions. For other questions and comments about the call for proposals, please email Lamont A. Flowers, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Educational Leadership and executive director of the Charles H. Houston Center for the Study of the Black Experience in Education.
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Frequently Asked Questions
- Who is the primary audience of the Clemson University Men of Color National Summit?
The audience is diverse with respect to race, gender, religious beliefs, economic status and other cultural differences.
- How do I submit a session proposal for review?
To submit a session proposal, complete all 20 items on the online proposal submission form.
- When are session proposals due?
All session proposals must be submitted on or before November 15, 2017 to be considered for review.
- How will prospective presenters receive confirmation that their proposal was submitted successfully?
The primary presenter will receive an email confirming that the session proposal was submitted.
- When will the primary presenter be notified of the proposal review committee’s decision?
The primary presenter will be notified on or before December 20, 2017, via email.
- If selected for presentation, does the primary presenter have to register for the summit?
Primary presenters will be registered automatically after they accept the offer to present the session at the summit. The co-presenter(s) will have to register and pay the registration fee for the summit.
- Will presenters receive compensation for the session?
The primary presenter and the co-presenters will not receive compensation for the session. However, we will provide a hotel room for two nights for the primary presenter, which includes breakfast for both days of the summit.
- How long is each session?
Each session is 50 minutes.
- When are presenters expected to arrive at the session room?
Presenters are expected to arrive at the session room 10 minutes before the start of their session.
- Are presenters expected to present their session multiple times during the summit?
Presenters are expected to present their session on each day of the summit for a total of two sessions.
- Will audiovisual equipment be available in the session room?
Presenters are expected to bring their laptop computer if they use PowerPoint or some other presentation software during the session. The session room will contain a podium, microphone, projector, screen and connecting cables.