|2017 MENTORING CONFERENCE: CALL FOR PROPOSALS|
CONFERENCE DATES: Monday - Friday, October 23 - 27, 2017.
LOCATION: University of New Mexico, Student Union Building. Albuquerque, NM.
This year’s conference theme is A Decade of Cultivating an Inclusive Mentoring Community: Developmental Networks for Innovation, Achievement, and Transformation. We seek to facilitate discourse on the effectiveness of developmental networks, and the importance of mentoring and coaching relationships for community building.
WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR
We are particularly keen to receive proposals that are: (a) Informative and relevant to the field of developmental relationships; (b) Supported by theory and research; and (c) Demonstrate ideas that are applicable to the conference theme. The term ''developmental relationships'' includes, but is not limited to mentoring, coaching, networking, and sponsorship.
Topics: Mentoring, Coaching, and Leadership.
Strands: STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics), Arts, Humanities, Business, Health Sciences, Education, and others.
We seek proposals that accomplish any of the following:
• Builds on the knowledge-base of existing literature pertaining to developmental relationships.
• Demonstrates the effectiveness of existing mentoring and coaching programs.
• Proposes a methodology or evaluation model for mentoring and coaching relationships.
• Suggests new ideas and best practices for successful developmental relationships.
• Promotes diversity and inclusion, cross-cultural relationships, and innovation.
Accepted presenters must meet the following requirements (please read carefully):
• Presentation: Individual/panel sessions are assigned a 45-minute slot; we suggest a TED Talk format for the first 30 minutes of the presentation, 10 minutes for Q&A, and 5 minutes for the session's evaluation.
• Paper: Submission of a 5-7-page paper on the topic of your presentation is mandatory. Papers will be peer-reviewed and published in the conference proceedings. In addition to your individual/panel presentation, we strongly suggest to bring a poster to be displayed during the conference poster session. You do not need to write an additional poster paper; however, you will need to submit a Microsoft Power-Point file (template will be provided) with the content of your poster.
• Poster: Submission of a 1-2 page paper describing the content of your poster is mandatory. All poster presenters are also required to submit a Microsoft Power-Point file (template will be provided) with the content of your poster.
• Registration: Presenters must register for the conference; registration grants access to 13 plenary/round table/poster sessions and more than 300 individual/panel sessions. As a token of our appreciation for presenters' contributions to our conference, accepted presenters will receive a 20% discount from the standard fee of $500. Please, register a using your acceptance code.
More information on these requirements can be found on our website at mentor.unm.edu/conference.
SUBMIT AN ABSTRACT - IMPORTANT DEADLINES
Abstract Proposal Submission Deadline May 15, 2017
Accepted Proposal Notification May 30, 2017
Paper Submission Due June 30, 2017
Final Paper Submission Due August 30, 2017
Standard Registration Deadline October 7, 2017