Call for Proposals

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We extend this open invitation to employers, IU students, faculty, staff, alumnae, and members of the general public, to submit proposals for breakout sessions at the 2021 Statewide Summit on Women & Tech: Empower, Engage, Educate conference that provide attendees an opportunity to celebrate women & technology and to share, learn, engage with, and experience technology across a variety of skill levels and topics. Proposals are due by 11:59pm, January 26, 2021.

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Session Formats

Interactive Workshops

  • Interactive workshops on topics such as technology skill development, empowerment, and/or professional development for personal and career success.
  • Workshops directly related to empowerment 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 and/or research used within their field of study or career.

Submission Guidelines

Submission deadline is 11:59pm, January 26, 2021. 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, students, or professional.
  5. Specify recommended audience level: Beginner, intermediate, and/or advanced.

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

Prior Workshop Topics

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