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HerDU 2019


The HerDU 2019 Request for Proposals (RFP) Process is Now CLOSED.


Workshop RFP Overview

HerDU invites you to submit a session or workshop proposal for the 2019 HerDU Conference at the University of Denver on March 8, 2019. HerDU 2019 will be a day of courageous conversations, inspiration, interactive experiences, connections, and learning. The conference will focus on unity, empathy, and inclusion of communities and allies.

Conference Theme: Channel the Momentum - Unite Our Voices, Experience, and Action

HerDU 2019 is looking for proposals that help expand understanding and appreciation of gender, sexuality, race, religion and other identities. Our goal is to grapple with complex ideas to ultimately inspire continued action on behalf of gender equity and transcend our differences.

HerDU 2019 welcomes you to consider the following themes when creating your session:
• Voices: HerDU 2019 aims to hear all voices from our community about how issues are felt, perceived, and addressed by all members of our community. We invite you to share your unique voice and join others as we create a new experience for the women of DU.
• Experience: At HerDU 2019, we will use our voices to speak about what makes us who we are, while being aware that our voice has the power to shape the experiences of others. We invite you to be part of an experience where we can gather without titles, rank, or preconceptions and share our stories to grow and lift each other up.
• Action: HerDU 2019 is intentionally designed to facilitate relationship-building among the women of DU: to encourage collaboration and innovation beyond the conference day, and foster a community of growth where we all attempt to better understand, support, and enrich one another in our personal and professional pursuits.

We ask that session proposals include the following:
• We ask that presenters encourage interconnected thinking, present with an interconnected mindset, and/or allow for participants to make those connections themselves.
• Workshop submissions should be mindful of intersectionality and everyone's unique lived experience. This is of utmost importance to the selection committee.
• Sessions will be inclusive of all identities and perspectives from around the world.
• We want to have a diversity of workshops with many different types of delivery methods.

Each proposal will be evaluated on four main areas:
• Relevance of topic to conference theme - Channel the Momentum
• Proposed topic coverage – Interconnect and intersectional topics
• Presenter knowledge – Background and identity that speaks to workshop topic
• Engagement strategies - methods to address as many learning types as possible

The final deadline is 11:59pm on February 8, 2019. All proposals (utilizing the RFP submission form) need to be e-mailed to [email protected].