Call for Proposals

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We invite IU students, faculty, staff, alumnae, employers, and community members to submit session proposals (workshops, presentations/talks, or panels) that provide an opportunity for women in the IU community to learn about and engage with the use of technology across a broad spectrum of majors and academic fields. Proposals are due by 11:59pm, January 26, 2020.

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Session Formats

Interactive Workshops

  • Workshops are intended to emphasize hands-on technology or skills related to career success. For faculty, suggested topics include technology used in the course of research, teaching, or scholarly writing.
  • Workshops directly related to gender are also welcome. Possible topics include: salary negotiation, combating unconscious bias, claiming authority in the classroom or other work environments, and how to advocate for gender equity.
  • Workshops that focus on professional development are encouraged. Possible topics include time management, communication skills, leadership, interviewing skills, etc.

Panel Presentations

A panel of 3-4 persons who present their work and expertise on a common theme, issue, or question, and then discuss them with the audience.


Presenters will showcase/demonstrate/discuss technology as used within their field of study or career.

Submission Guidelines

Submission deadline is 11:59pm, January 26, 2020. To submit a proposal, please provide the following information:

  1. Contact information and brief (1-2 sentence) bios of all presenters.
  2. The title of your workshop, presentation, or panel.
  3. An abstract of your session to be printed in the conference program and on the conference website. The abstract should clearly define how the session relates to women and technology.
  4. Specify primary audience: Staff, faculty, or students.
  5. Specify recommended audience level: Beginner, intermediate, and/or advanced.
  6. A list of your A/V needs, if they differ from standard classroom technology.

Multiple proposal submissions are welcome; please submit each one separately.

All presenters are invited to attend the Keynote talk and dinner Friday night. Lunch is provided to those who present to students on Saturday.

Prior Workshop Topics

Some examples of sessions offered at prior years' Summits can be found below.