Connecting Women of Color Conference

The Connecting Women of Color Conference fosters an open dialogue in which undergraduate women can think deeply and critically about current issues. This conference seeks to cultivate an outlet on campus focused on both intellectual and personal development in which women of color at the University of Richmond and their allies can have meaningful dialogues around issues important to them while also serving as a forum to invite women from other local universities to further the diversity work and inclusivity of the conference. The conference intentionally focuses on networking in a welcoming environment with the intentions of connecting students with women that they otherwise may not have the opportunity to meet. This year's conference theme is "Building Across Bridges."

Submit Your Program Proposal for the 2016 Annual Connecting Women of Color Conference

Now is your chance to submit a program proposal to share your expertise with your professional colleagues and students at the 2016 Annual Connecting Women of Color Conference, “Building Across Bridges,” which will take place February 19, 2016 in Richmond, Virginia, at the University of Richmond.

Program Proposal Details

Important Dates:

Call for proposals begins on Nov. 2, 2015

Proposals due by Jan 1, 2016

Presenters will be notified of acceptance/declination on or before Jan. 11, 2016

To assist you in developing your proposal, the following is a brief overview of each section of the proposal you will submit online.

Title. This is the title that will appear in the program. The title is limited to 100 characters or less and should draw the participant’s eye while accurately capturing the essence of the presentation. Titles that draw the eye, but do not actually identify the point of the workshop often leave the participant frustrated!

Program Description. The Program Description is an overview of the session you will present. Please note that portions of this information may be available for participants in the conference program guide. The description should inform the participants as to the content and expectations of the presentation. Program Descriptions are limited to 500 characters or less.

Presenter(s) The person(s) submitting the proposal, job title, organizational affiliation, and contact information.

Learning objectives These are statements that indicate what the participant will know or be able to do as a result of participating in your session. Objectives are limited to 150 characters per objective.

Conference Details

This year's conference will be held on Friday Feb. 19 at the Jepson Alumni Center.

Check-in                      1–1:30 p.m.

Keynote Speaker           1:30–2 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions A    2–3:15 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions B    3:15–4:30 p.m.

Networking Reception      4:30–5 p.m.

Networking Reception will include conference presenters, conference guests, and University of Richmond students, faculty and staff. Heavy hors d' oeuvres will be served.