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Deadline extended for 2009 Diversity Conference proposals

May 6, 2009

Deadline for proposal submission has been extended to May 15, 2009, and notification regarding the status of this program proposal will be sent by May 22, 2009.


This year's diversity conference, Diversity in the 21st Century: Talking about Diversity is designed to offer the opportunity to engage in those sometimes difficult discussions about diversity so that we can begin to recognize how our own biases may inhibit progress toward our shared goals and develop strategies to reduce their impact.


Call for Proposals 
9th annual Diversity Conference
Diversity in the 21st Century: Talking About Diversity
Sept. 22-24, 2009


As institutions of higher education seek to enhance diversity and ensure that such diversity is valued and individuals can attain their full potential, one element of achieving diversity is often overlooked - the necessity of “talking about diversity.”

There is a reluctance to confront the biases we all have and to understand how those biases affect our actions and decisions as they relate to those who differ from us whether in terms of age, gender, disability, race/ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation or other aspects.

This year’s diversity conference, Diversity in the 21st Century: Talking about Diversity is designed to offer the opportunity to engage in those sometimes difficult discussions about diversity so that we can begin to recognize how our own biases may inhibit progress toward our shared goals and develop strategies to reduce their impact.

Session guidelines


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.

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 the Conference focus as it relates to ability, age, GLBT (gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender), gender, national origin, race/ethnicity, religion, veterans, and socio-economic status.
Presenters, please remember to include time for discussion when planning your workshop session.

Additional information

For complete information, please visit our website at www.diversity.colostate.edu to download and complete the submission form. Should your proposal be selected, the information provided will be used in our conference program and advertisement.

Don’t forget to attach a session abstract of no more than 200 words and a presenter bio of no more than 100 words.

Deadline for submission has been extended to May 15, 2009, and notification regarding the status of this program proposal will be sent by May 22, 2009.

Renee Gorman, coordinator, Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity
Student Services Building, Room 100; Fort Collins, Colorado 80523
Phone: (970) 491-5836
Fax: (970) 491-2690
Renee.Gorman@colostate.edu


Contact: Renee Gorman
E-mail: Renee.Gorman@colostate.edu
Phone: (970) 491-5836