CFP – International Globalization, Diversity and Education Conference, Due: Dec. 8, 2014

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Call for Proposals
Conference Theme:
Co-Constructing Identities in Local and Global Spaces
February 26-27, 2015
Northern Quest Resort – Spokane
Proposal Deadline: December 8, 2014
We are pleased to announce the call for proposals for the 11th Annual International Globalization, Diversity and Education Conference to be held at the Northern Quest Resort & Casino in Airway Heights, Washington. This year we will focus on the theme of Co-Constructing Identities in Local and Global Spaces. This gathering is committed to engaging activists, educators, and scholars from diverse disciplines in deep and meaningful dialogues around what we can do together to address and engage in alleviating and/or eliminating current social and environmental injustices in our local, national, and international communities.  With a focus on responsibilities, connections, and critical questions, we are especially interested in how we learn from each other and the diverse fields of teacher education, special education, critical disability studies, bilingual education, curriculum and instruction, geography, anthropology, social work, nursing, public health, indigenous studies, post-colonialism, cultural studies, queer theory, place-based education and more.
Individual papers, panels and alternative sessions that may include film/documentary screenings, workshops, exhibitions, poster sessions, and other creative endeavors are invited. The goal of the conference organizers is to have sessions that encourage conversation among the participants and the audience.
Submission guidelines
Proposals for papers, panels, and alternative formats should not exceed 500 words.  Proposals will be judged on the quality of the narrative, relevance to the conference theme, and likely interest to our audience.  A program committee will evaluate proposals in an anonymous review process. Criteria for evaluation will include:
1.     Significance of the topic to the conference theme
2.     Potential appeal to audience
3.     Overall quality of the proposal
Proposal type:
Individual Paper
Presenters of individual papers will be grouped into sessions (by the conference committee).  Paper sessions are approximately 60-75 minutes in length and will include an opportunity for audience conversation.  Each presenter will have approximately 15 minutes to present his or her work.
Panel Presentation
Panel presentations are a group of presenters that have been organized by a session chair around a theme of their choosing. Panels are more flexible than paper sessions in that panelists could discuss a topic as a group rather than giving individual papers. Panels will be scheduled for 60-75 minutes and must include time for audience participation.
Alternative presentation
Proposals for alternative presentations such as films, documentaries, performances, workshops or other creative endeavors are highly encouraged.  In your proposal please indicate the kind of presentation you will be doing and the time needed.  Shorter presentations, installations or exhibitions may be combined. Please indicate if you have special space or technology requirements.
To submit a proposal:
  • Use the attached form
·        Send as an attachment to:
·        Send by mail to:          Globalization, Diversity & Education Conference
                                                College of Education
                                                PO Box 642114
                                                Pullman, WA 99164-2114
                                                Phone: (509) 335-6393
                                                Fax: (509) 335-2097
Proposal deadline:                  December 8, 2014

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