Diversity summit aims to take next step in Boulder

Deadline for proposal submission is Sept. 19
By Staff

The Diversity and Inclusion Planning Committee at the University of Colorado Boulder is soliciting proposals for sessions for the 2011 Diversity and Inclusion Summit, set for Nov. 8-10 on the CU-Boulder campus.

The theme for the systemwide summit, a collaboration with the city of Boulder and Boulder County, is “Taking the Next Step.” Proposals will be accepted until Sept. 19.

The committee seeks proposals addressing a wide array of topics, including but not limited to:

  1. Culturally responsive teaching and empowerment
  2. Outreach and community engagement
  3. Actions that are evidence-based which lead to:
    1. Awareness development (i.e., raising sensitivity and introduction to little-understood matters of human dignity and treatment)
    2. Skill development for everyday interactions and workplace productivity across cultural differences
    3. Advanced practices for intercultural change and deliberative dialogue

Proposals should be for 50- or 75-minute presentations that identify innovative and progressive action toward diversity, inclusion and social justice at all levels of human and social interaction.

Session proposals should be one to three pages and clearly identify how they meet the conference theme and promote “taking the next step” through identifying actions, outcomes and intended outcomes.

The nomination form may be downloaded at