203A Howell-McDowell

Morehead, KY 40351

Dr. Caroline Atkins

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Call for Proposals is now closed for the 2019 Conference

Proposal submissions closed on June 30.

We are calling for all education, social work, social service agencies, state and local government, judiciary, health care, and business and industry practitioners to submit proposals sharing experiences and best practices through thought-provoking presentations, interactive demonstrations, and engaging conversations.

/   Who Should Submit a Proposal:


All sessions should be designed to be 60 minutes in length with an additional 15 minutes provided for a question and answer period.

/  Length of Presentation:



/ Audience

Presentations should be interactive, engaging, and relevant to the learning outcomes of this conference. If presentation focus is more appropriate for corporate, social agency, and/or higher education, it should be clearly identified as such.


/  Presentation Scope

Conference participants include entry to senior-level professionals from across the spectrum of organizations and institutions. Presentations should have a wide appeal.

  • Proposals should supplement and enhance the conference theme.

  • The Planning Committee welcomes proposals related to any dimension of diversity including, but not limited to:

    • Defining diversity and inclusion

    • Building inclusive communities

    • Addressing other aspects of diversity: religion, disabilities, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, conscious/unconscious bias, multiculturalism, veterans, Appalachian culture, poverty, mental health, foster care, gender, and access to higher education.

    • Strategies for engaging the campus and the larger community in diversity education.

    • Managing controversial issues on campus or in the workplace.

  • Proposals may be papers, presentations, workshops, performances, or other creative modes of promoting the education and acceptance of diversity and inclusion.

  • Proposals may be submitted by individuals or groups of students, faculty, staff and community members.

  • Be complete (Typed and limited to 300 words; include the following sections: Title, Target Audience, Session Synopsis/Abstract, Objectives/Outcome, Method of Presentation {i.e. discussion, power point, activity, etc.} and Equipment Needs).

  • Include the presenter(s) name, job title, institution/organizational affiliation, complete mailing address, telephone number, e-mail address, and biographical information (limit biographical information to 500 words).

/  Proposal Criteria


/  Presentation Policy


Presenters are responsible for providing all handouts.


/  Proposal Submission

Submission for the 2019 Tri-State Conference on Diversity & Inclusion is currently OPEN. 

Email proposals to: 

Dr. Linda Koenig

Director of Counseling & Health Services

Shawnee State University

Mr. Robert Pleasant

Associate Director, Student Resource Commons

Ohio University Southern