Fulbrighters, alumni and friends of Fulbright are invited to submit proposals for conference sessions at the Fulbright Association’s Virtual 43rd Annual Conference, “Where Does the World Go from Here?” The conference theme has been inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s final book titled: “Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community?” He reflected on racism and civil rights, and presented a hopeful agenda for America’s future, including the need for better jobs, higher wages, decent housing, and quality education.
We invite you to submit proposals, following the guidelines below, that will inspire and inform participants from around the world on Dr. King’s universal message of choosing community over chaos. The conference theme encompasses the global outlook and prospects for the future on topics such as public health and pandemics; social, economic, and environmental justice; racism and inequality; human rights; policing; immigration; and international exchange. Proposals on all topics are welcome, provided they resonate with the conference theme, and promote healthy dialogue.
Our conferences strive to build community by encouraging intelligent and informed conversations, and to motivate the Fulbright community to work together to solve the world’s most pressing challenges. To that end, we seek proposals that are creative, innovative, interactive, and provocative.
We are currently accepting themed sessions, poster proposals, and the Selma Jeanne Cohen Fund Lecture. Please see below for information on each format.
Sessions – August 30
Posters – August 30
Selma Jeanne Cohen Dance Lecture – August 30
As global citizens and change-makers, we individually and collectively represent a force for peace. This conference offers a single opportunity each year for our Fulbright and the international community to celebrate the “Fulbright effect” by sharing our scholarship, contributions, and experiences. The conference committee actively seeks proposals for sessions that will give people something to think about. The proposal should be creative, innovative, interactive, and perhaps provocative. We will consider any format that can be successfully presented virtually; it has to offer multiple presenters focused on a shared theme. We hope to engage many attendees in the program, so multiple presenters are preferred.
Here are some examples of ideas for themed sessions to address:
All proposals must be submitted through the online submission form by the deadlines indicated below and will be peer reviewed by the conference program sub-committee. Each proposal will be evaluated based on its thoroughness, clarity and adherence to session guidelines. Research design, innovation, creativity and thematic cohesiveness will also be considered. Consider ways the virtual format can enhance your presentation.
Please review the guidelines below. Questions should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or may be answered by going to our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).
Share your presentation in a panel format. Multiple presenters are required. Due to the virtual platform and fewer sessions, each panel will have 4-5 presenters with 8-10 minutes to discuss their topic. There will be breakout rooms post session for further audience participation if more time is needed for Q&A.
Duration: approximately one hour and fifteen minutes
Share your Fulbright experience and/or research in a visual format with conference attendees.
Duration: 10 min
Posters will be presented virtually through screenshare via Zoom. You are welcome to engage conference attendees about your research post session via breakout rooms.
The Selma Jeanne Cohen Fund for International Scholarship on Dance provides a dance researcher or practitioner the opportunity to present a major paper or interdisciplinary presentation, based on research or a body of accomplished work, at the Fulbright Association’s annual conference.
Proposals are due by August 30, 2020
Duration: 60 minutes
The Fulbright Association is hosting a logo competition and invites submissions of compelling logos that visually represent our virtual 2020 annual conference theme: “Where Does the World Go from Here? Our conference will be held virtually via Zoom on October 21-23, 2020, and will feature a special focus on global health, civil rights, race relations and immigration. Competitive logo designs will encapsulate the conference theme and incorporate design elements from a global perspective.
This is a pro bono opportunity to expand your portfolio and elevate visibility for the work of the Fulbright Association. The winner will receive special recognition on our channels and in conference materials as the logo creator and a free conference registration. If unable to attend the conference, the winner will receive a $200 gift card. For full submission guidelines, please visit this page. (note: Google Sign-in Required)
Designs are due by August 15, 2020
Q: How do I submit my proposal?
A: Please submit your proposal through the online submission page by clicking here. Please do not e-mail or mail us your submission. Only proposals submitted through the online submission form will be considered. If you experience any technical difficulties, please contact us at email@example.com.
Q: I am not a Fulbrighter. May I still submit a proposal?
A: Yes, however, all presenters must join the Fulbright Association as a member. If you are not a Fulbright grantee, you may join the Fulbright Association as a Friend of Fulbright by clicking here.
Q: I haven’t decided on a title yet. Can I change it later?
A: Yes. While we require a “working title” for all submissions, if your proposal is accepted, you may change the title later by a given deadline.
Q: I don’t have any co-presenters. Can I submit a proposal for a themed session?
A: Yes, though if you are accepted, it is likely that you will be combined with another group presenting on a thematically similar topic.
Q: I don’t have any co-presenters. Can I submit a proposal for a poster?
Q: May I submit multiple proposals?
A: Yes, however, due to limited slot availability, you may only present one time at the conference. If multiple proposals are approved, you may be asked to select one.
Q: I submitted my proposal through the online submission form. How do I know if it went through?
A: Once you complete the registration process, you will receive a confirmation e-mail within a few days of submission.
Q: If I am accepted, will the Fulbright Association waive my conference registration?
A: Unfortunately, the Fulbright Association cannot waive conference registrations for presenters at this time.
Q: If I (or my co-presenters) only intend to present at the conference, without attending any other sessions, do I still need to register?
A: Yes. All presenters must register; however, you might consider purchasing a one-day registration instead of a full conference registration.