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Call for Program Proposals

19th Annual Conference:

"Say My Name: Centering the Voice of Our Experiences"

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Virtual Conference 

African American Women in Higher Education – New England is accepting proposals for program presentations to be facilitated at its Annual Conference related to the theme, ‘’Say My Name: Centering the Voice of Our Experience”. Presenting an educational session at this virtual conference enables you to share your knowledge and experience by discussing topics unique to Black women in higher education. 

Proposals are due August 4, 2021 by 11:59 pm.

Notification will be made the week of September 3, 2021.

Proposals will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  • Content, creative design of presentation and thoughtfulness of topic
  • Significance, timeliness, and relevance to the theme
  • Level of interaction with participants

Relevant topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Impact of the Pandemic and/or Racial Trauma on Black Women's Mental Health
  • Lift as you climb: Black women elevating each other
  • Black Dollars: Leveraging our Economic Power
  • The Joy and Burden of Black Women Advancing
  • Leading Change and Resilience
  • Imposter Syndrome - Fact or Fiction? 

Plenary sessions are 55 minutes in length, including a question and answer portion. Attendees represent a variety of professional areas in the academy; student affairs professionals from two- and four-year institutions, representing public, private, and proprietary institutions.


The Conference Planning Committee encourages you to distribute this Call for Programs to your colleagues and associates for their consideration.

For more information, please contact:

Lisa Smith McQueenin, President



Conference registration is complimentary if your proposal is accepted. 

(Complementary registration is limited to 2 presenters per proposal)


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