diversity symposium--call for proposals

Gae Broadwater (gbroadwater@gwmail.kysu.edu)
Fri, 18 Dec 1998 15:51:50 -0500

Diversity Symposium Poster Session 1999
Request for Proposals

6:00 * 9:00 p.m., Thursday, June 3, 1999
Poster Session Presentations

KAIROS! A moment in time bursting with energy! That's what's in store for
participants at the 4th national diversity symposium hosted by the CES National
Center for Diversity. The Galt House in Louisville, Kentucky, will be the
location of this event on June 3-5, 1999. Featured speakers and presenters
include Loretta J. Ross, founder and Executive Director of the Atlanta-based
Center for
Human Rights Education, the Institute of Cultural Affairs, and the S.T.A.R.
Program (Serious Teens Acting Responsibility) based at South Carolina State
Creating KAIROS Through Diversity and Dialogue

A new feature of the 1999 symposium is a poster session to showcase diversity
success stories, practices, and critical research for participants to take back
to their schools, workplaces, and communities. In keeping with the overall
theme of the symposium, participants will be able to visit with colleagues who
leading the way to build and strengthen diversity in programs and organizations.

These will be graphic displays that encourage informal discussions on the
overall and daily themes of the symposium.

*Session themes are:
-Dialogue, Diversity, Decision
-Taking Action with our Partners
-Walking Hand-in-Hand with the Spirit.


By February 8, 1999, 4:30 p.m. EST (date to receive, postmarks not acceptable)
potential presenters are requested to submit a copy of their poster proposal(s)

Gae Broadwater
CES National Center for Diversity
Kentucky State University
Cooperative Extension Facility
400 East Main, Campus Box 196
Frankfort, KY 40601
Phone: 502-227-6325
Fax: 502-227-5933

Proposals must include the following information:

1. The names of all presenters/contributors. Please note the lead
presenter with an asterisk (*).

2. Complete mailing address, E-mail address (if possible), telephone, and
FAX number for the main

3. The title of your poster.

4. Indicate which category the poster session is addressing:

            a) Educational Programming for Diversity
    b) Research on Diversity Initiatives and Activities
    c) Youth Initiated Activities and Programs

5. Prepare an abstract of the poster presentation that does not exceed 500
words in length. This abstract needs to describe:
    -program, practice or research design
    -the original idea or goal that was being addressed through your efforts,
why did you do this?
    -impact, consequences, achievements, or results
    -lessons learned in carrying out this work
    -how this poster fits in with the overall or one of the session themes
listed above*


Anyone planning to attend the diversity symposium may submit an abstract, both
youth and adult posters are encouraged.

Abstracts submitted for the symposium are accepted on the understanding that the
main presenter will register for the conference by April 30, 1999. Poster
co-presenters are not required to attend, and if they do they need to observe
the deadlines for registration, or register on-site if the programs are not yet
full. Registration fees for the symposium are $ 275/adult and $125/youth
(after May 1, 1999 the fees are $325/adult and $165/youth). All applicants will
receive registration materials as soon as they submit their proposals.

Contributions without a lead presenter will not be accepted and an individual
may be the lead presenter for ONLY ONE POSTER at the symposium. This is to
ensure that for each accepted poster there is at least one presenter available
to interact with participants during the scheduled presentation

All correspondence concerning an abstract will be sent to the main presenter.

By Monday, March 15, 1999, the notification of the acceptance of the abstract(s)
submitted will be sent to the main presenter. If the person who is listed as
the main presenter is unable to attend the meeting, he or she should immediately
name a person who is a co-presenter on the abstract and who is not the main
presenter for another poster.

All presenters will be responsible for their own expenses, including conference
registration, travel, lodging, meals, equipment rental, and handouts for
participating in the poster session and symposium.


February 8, 1999
Deadline for submitting abstracts to the Poster Committee Chair. The Poster
Session Committee will review submitted abstracts.

March 15, 1999
The Poster Chair will notify the lead presenters of accepted posters.

May 1, 1999
The lead presenter for each accepted poster must register for the conference by
this date.

June 3, 1999
Posters must be in place by 5:30 p.m. on that Thursday evening. Presenters
should be available by their posters from 6:00 * 9:00 p.m., so those symposium
participants can have the opportunity to stop by and talk with you about your
work. You may remove your poster anytime between 9:00 and 10:30


Each poster presenter will have a 3' x 4' space to work with to display his or
her information. No technical equipment will be provided for poster sessions.

All posters should be mounted between 3:30 and 5:30 p.m., Thursday afternoon,
June 3, and may be removed anytime between 9:00 and 10:30 p.m. Thursday evening
after the viewing.


The main goal of our poster session is to offer symposium participants a chance
to interact with the presenters and to establish contacts for further
correspondence. For this reason, it is important to feature the following
PROMINENTLY on your poster and on any handouts you distribute:

   1. The title of your poster.
   2. The name(s) and institutional affiliation(s) of the presenter(s).
   3. If possible, the E-mail address of at least one presenter.
   4. The postal mail address, phone, and FAX numbers of at least one presenter.

Posters should be readable from a distance of 5 feet. The smallest readable type
font at this distance is 20-25 point. If you have to resort to a smaller font
size, you are using too much text. Artwork, photos, charts, and graphs typically
make up the bulk of a good poster. Detailed information is more effectively
conveyed in printed handouts that can be read outside the charged atmosphere of
this symposium. You might prepare a short (five to ten minute) verbal
presentation which you can give to people who want to be "talked" through your

Poster Session Committee

Paige Dunlap - 4-H Member & H.S. Junior - Maysville, KY
Gina Eubanks - Southern University
Olga V. Fuste - Washington State University
Cathy Martinez - Colorado State University
Pam Morris - Purdue University
Larry Yee - University of California
Deborah H. Seward - University of Tennessee Chair


Contact Gae Broadwater at the CES National Center for Diversity. Also, if you
want more information about the symposium program, contact the Center at
502-227-5904 or by e-mail, 502-227-5904 or by e-mail, jharris@gwmail.kysu.edu.

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