The American Council on Education Women’s Network- Ohio (ACE WNO) invites you to submit a proposal for its 23rd annual conference. We are inviting feedback currently about the modality of the Conference, including interest in in-person versus virtual attendance. Please let us know your interest here.
The Conference will be hosted by Ohio University, and any in-person elements will be held in Athens, Ohio!
Conference sessions are intended to create opportunities for deep discussion and skill-building related to developing women, and to inform attendees on current higher education issues and trends. Practice-based proposals are especially encouraged.
The Conference theme encourages us to reflect on and celebrate strength, allyship, community, leadership, and inspiration for transformation. This theme is also intertwined with ACE’s goal of moving the needle to increase women’s representation in senior leadership positions.
Suggested concurrent session topics include, but are not limited to, the following (starred topics will be given priority consideration):
Accessibility and Allyship*
Queering the Campus C-Suite*
Women of Color and Higher Education Leadership *
Lessons learned from COVID-19 (emergency planning, teaching online)*
The Pandemic Fallout and Comeback: Impacts on Women's Leadership, Workplace Success, Financial Security*
A New Reality: Work from Home
Access and Equity for Women in Higher Education*
Moving from Faculty to Administrative Roles*
Staff Advancement into Leadership Roles
Women in STEM and Under-Represented Fields
Mentoring, Sponsoring and Uplifting Women
Best Practices in Administration (entry, mid & senior level)
Characteristics and Contributions of Leadership that Empowers (from feminist, womanist, mujerista lenses)
Mapping Career Paths
Imposter Syndrome, Superwoman Syndrome, and Redefining Success
Questioning the Concept of Civility & Silencing Voices
Possible Concurrent Session Types: Presentation (50 minutes): This format is a presentation of research, practices, topics, or programs presented by an individual or group in a traditional lecture format. Up to three individuals can submit together for a panel presentation.
Roundtable (50 minutes): This format allows for interactive discussion between an individual or group (up to three facilitators) and the audience. Roundtable discussions should be guided by at least three questions, which should be included in your proposal, and may include a case study presented by facilitators.
Workshop (50 minutes): The workshop is an activity-based session in which an individual or group provides context and depth on the subject and then facilitates a discussion or experiential learning activity with attendees. Note: Presenters are encouraged to leave time for Q&A near the close of their sessions.
Tips for Creating a Successful Proposal:
Clearly and thoroughly complete each portion of the of the proposal form.
If feasible, relate the topic of the session to the conference theme.
Clearly state the goals and objectives of the session.
Focus the topic so that the presentation fits within the allotted time frame.
Target the topic to a mixed audience of faculty, staff, administrators, and graduate students.
Include an interactive component (if appropriate).
To review last year’s conference program, click HERE.
Concurrent Session Proposal Requirements and Submission Information: All proposals must be submitted by Friday, June 11, 2021 via this ONLINE PROPOSAL FORM. Late and/or incomplete submissions will not be considered.
Presenters will be notified no later than June 30, 2021 if their proposals have been accepted. Accepted presenters will be asked to provide a professional headshot for inclusion in the conference program.
Questions about this CFP should be directed to Dr. M. Geneva Murray at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject heading “ACE WNO Conference.”