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Internationalization Summit

Friday, April 11, 2014

For priority consideration, session proposals must be received by 8am Monday, March 3, 2014. Submissions received after March 3rd will continue to be reviewed on a space permitting basis through March 10th. 

Participate in the first University of Denver summit on internationalization and be a part of the conversation about what internationalization means to the DU community.

All members of the DU community are encouraged to submit proposals and participate in the summit. Proposals can come from diverse philosophies and perspectives including, practical/applied, theoretical, dialogic, collaborative, research-oriented, programmatic, experiential, and action-oriented.

Session formats to consider: poster presentation, break-out session, working group, research presentation, applied workshop, as well as lecture, round-table, and panel discussion.

Successful proposals will focus on international or global perspectives or experiences as they relate to teaching, learning, research, personal development, programming, and engagement in the public good both locally as well as internationally.

Please consider the following as you prepare your proposal:

  • Learning objectives and your topic's Relevance to Internationalization: You will be asked to explain how your proposed session has both.
  • Length:
    • Poster Session: Session will occur during Summit schedule and presenter must be available to answer questions.
    • 20 minutes: Student International Experience Symposium Session
      Prepare a 15-20 minute presentation/multimedia session highlighting the diverse range of academics, research, service, internship, an/or global experiences you've participated in here and/or abroad.'
    • 60 minutes: Standard Session
      Prepare a 60 minute presentation, panel, round table or applied workshop focused on a facet of  internationalization theory, research, application, and/or experiences on campus, in the community, and/or abroad. Consider collaborating with students, student organizations, faculty, and staff.
    • 75 minutes: Extended Session
      We may be able to offer a very small number of extended 75 minute sessions.
    • 120 minutes: Double-Length Workshop
      We may be able to offer the possibility of a double-length workshop (covering both afternoon sessions) for exceptional topics/proposals.
  • Presenters: To model collaboration and to increase impact, we encourage having at least two presenters for each session, especially pairs/teams from different disciplines or operational areas, a mix of students and employees, etc.
  • Interactivity: Wherever possible, we encourage presenters to actively engage participants in creating their own learning, versus being passive observers of media, speakers, etc. Beyond including question and answer time at the end, how can you involve the participants?
  • Universal Design: We encourage all workshops to be proactive in including a diversity of learning styles, mobility and visual abilities, etc. See
  • Audience. You'll be asked to indicate what level of prior knowledge/experience your session presumes of participants, and what university roles (student, instructor, etc) would benefit most from your session.
  • Substantial Focus: We will "tag" each session in the program with up to three descriptors from the list below, that let potential participants know more about its topic and approach. On which, if any, will your session substantially focus?
    • Best/Promising Practices: Developing and/or sharing useful how-to's that participants can apply in their own settings.
    • Creative: Sharing the process, presentation, and impact of performing, studio, digital and other creative activities.
    • Leadership/Management: Motivating and empowering others around internationalization.
    • Programming: Sharing ideas about designing programming that supports internationalization.
    • Research: Sharing findings and implications from research projects.
    • Specific population(s): Experiences of and issues facing specific segments of the campus community related to internationalization/ international experiences. (Be sure to specify in your description and abstract above.)
    • Teaching & Curriculum: Designing content and leading learning.

Proposal submission must include the following:

  • Primary contact name and information
  • Session title, relevance to internationalization
  • Three session outcomes (what participants will gain)
  • Session description (for selection committee; 250 word max)
  • Session abstract (for publication; 150 words max)
  • Topic tags
  • Intended audience
  • Experience level
  • Media & room needs
  • Presenter names, titles, email address, phone numbers

Additional information for students submitting proposals (click here).

For priority consideration, session proposals must be submitted via the Online Submission Form by 8am Monday, March 3, 2014. Proposals submitted after March 3rd will continue to be reviewed through March 10th, space permitting. It is recommended that applicants type up their proposals in a separate document and then copy and paste the responses into the application as you will not be able to save or return to incomplete submissions.

Successful submissions will be notified beginning the week of  March 10, 2014.

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