Call for Presenters: PA Multicultural Education Conference

Posted by on November 10, 2008

11th Annual Conference
April 3-4, 2009

Juniata College

Call for Presenters
The National Association of Multicultural Education (N.A.M.E.) is a national non-profit organization that was founded in 1990. N.A.M.E. is committed to a philosophy of inclusion that embraces the basic tenets of democracy and cultural pluralism. It also believes that multicultural education promotes equity for all regardless of culture, ethnicity, race, language, age, gender, sexual orientation, belief system or exceptionality.

The Pennsylvania Chapter of NAME is one of the most active in the country and will be hosting our 11th annual conference at picturesque Juniata College in Huntingdon, PA. The purpose of the PA-NAME conference is to unite individuals from a variety of disciplines, educational levels, and institutions to provide leadership in national and state discussions. These discussions include equity, diversity, and multicultural education. This year’s conference is themed “Sustaining Diversity” and will be dedicated to both our own renewal and regeneration in part, but in a greater portion it will be about garnering a new set of tools to sustain and expand the progress made in the last forty years in multicultural education. We anticipate a wide array of presentations that focus on historical and contemporary tools we use to sustain diversity and how we can push the movement forward into the next generations’ lives. For this reason, PA-NAME invites you to submit a presentation proposal for its annual conference.

Presentations are 1 hour workshops or presentations that look at different faucets of multicultural education or experiences. We ask that presenters design their presentation in a manner that allows participants to begin work on tangible projects that may be continued at home. Presentations should be designed to analyze and generate conversation addressing various dimensions of diversity. Proposals addressing the research and the application of concepts related to the theme are also invited.

Please use the following guidelines to complete and submit your proposal to lead a session during the conference. Proposals must include all of the following elements to be considered in 250 words or less:

• Title of Presentation
• Presenter(s) Contact Information
• Session Format: □ Workshop
□ Presentation
• Session Abstract
• Target Audience
• Presenter(s) Biography (brief)
• Brief Session/Bio Descriptions for the Program
• Audiovisual/Technology Requirements List

All proposals must be submitted by e-mail attachment in MS Word format to:

PA-NAME 11th Annual Conference
Conference Proposals


The deadline for priority consideration for received proposals is October 30, 2008. The final deadline is December 15, 2008. The conference committee, made-up of PA-NAME members, will review and select proposals based on applicability, creativity, and clarity. Accepted presenters will be notified by December 30, 2008

All presenters will be responsible for their own conference fees and travel expenses and all presenters must be registered by December 31, 2008.

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