Call for Proposals

Proposals are now closed.

We are inviting submissions to the 40th Annual Midwest ECO Conference: Building Diverse Communities for Change, focusing on engaging and building diverse perspectives with the goal of social action and change. Diversity is emphasized in the stakeholders involved—practitioners, community members, academics, and others—, the identity characteristics welcomed and acknowledged for their strengths, as well as the diverse systems and ideologies mobilized. As such, this year’s conference emphasizes sharing ways in which we enlist the collaboration of entities that may have different beliefs and experiences, incorporating knowledge of the context in which diverse groups function, and ways in which we work together despite differences and find common ground, question, and explore to create change.

Proposals should be an abstract of no more than 200 words. Uploading your presentation, poster, workshop text, etc. is optional; only the abstract is required for the September 9th deadline.

Preference and special consideration will be given to proposals aligned with this year’s theme. Ideas for ways in which your submission may relate to the theme include:

  • How diverse stakeholders are involved
  • How diversity is conceptualized from a strengths-based perspective
  • How diverse perspectives, theories, and ideologies are utilized
  • How context of diverse groups is acknowledged
  • How the above relates to social action or change

Types of Submissions accepted include:

  • Posters: Posters can demonstrate projects, collaborations, and empirical research.
  • Workshops: Facilitators lead a workshop inciting reflection, conversation, or consideration by teaching skills, techniques, etc.
  • Presentations and Symposia: Presenters share their work in a lecture-based format individually or in groups.
  • Roundtables: Authors facilitate a conversation or debate, providing a brief introduction and open-ended questions for attendees.

Proposals are now closed.

Midwest Eco 2016 is proud to be sponsored by the Irwin W. Steans Center at DePaul University. You can follow them on Facebook and Twitter.