Conference proposals will fall into one of three categories:

  • "Lightning round": 15-20 min “burst” of learning/information/presentation, with remaining time for application, metacognitive activity, or audience discussion. Total 30 mins. 
  • “Roundtable" main speaker participation: Serve as a field expert to answer/participate in dialogue around prepared questions around a conference strand. Total 60 mins.
  • "Interactive workshop": Workshops should center around collaborative audience activities and application of a tool or approach related to a conference strand. Total 60 mins.

Conference Strands: 

  • Educator/Peer Educator Identities & Intersectionalities: engaging student identities; race, class, gender, disciplinary cultures, learning other ways, engaging cultural wealth, funds of knowledge, inclusion, belongingness  neurodiversity, social emotional learning
  • Disrupting and Transforming Policies, Practices, and Spaces for Equity and Social Justice: culturally-informed spaces, culturally-relevant practices, inclusion, diversity, basic needs, cultural capital, transparent practices, tutoring for ungrading and labor based grading practices, innovative learning spaces
  • Training and Community Redesigned with Serving Students in Mind: peer leaders, tutors, staff, coaches, Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions Program, Hispanic-Serving Institutions, Military-Serving Institutions, social emotional learning, student experiences, trauma-informed practice, Chicanx rhetorics, conocimiento (knowledge),undocumented students, safety, community-building
  • Innovative Practices to Disrupt and Transform Online Tutoring and Learning Assistance: reimagining the uses of technology, humanizing online support, inclusion, equity and technology, communications, learning practices online, building social emotional learning
  • Embodied Practices in Tutoring and Learning: spatial design, embodied learning practices, affective learning, cultural/emotional wealth, inclusivity, belongingness, race, class, gender, disciplinary cultures, learning other ways, engaging cultural wealth, trauma informed practices, social emotional learning, brain-culture connection, engaging productively with amygdala hijack, the neuroscience of culture