Over the last few weeks, Grace and I have received conference announcements from a few disciplines. Please keep sending those that you’d like to share. Below are some conferences that are happening soon.
Chicago SNCC History Project (Black History Month Conference): “From Civil Rights to Black Power”: Tracing the African American Freedom Struggle” (Fri, Feb 17, 2017 – Sat, Feb 18, 2017)
Theme: This is 50 years after the, very controversial, shout, “Black Power”, rang out, on a Mississippi highway, as part of the Meredith March Against Fear. It signaled challenges to the early integrationist, non-violent and leadership of the southern civil rights movement and the beginnings of demands for equity rather than integration, an end to old alliances and the creation of new alliances, tactics, leadership and a change in locus to a northern / national Black Power/ Black Liberation movement.
The Chicago SNCC History Project in cooperation with the SNCC Legacy Project and others will use this year’s Black History Month Conference to revisit this, understudied an often misunderstood but crucial, part of the on-going African American fight for freedom, social justice, and humanity.
At this historic two-day conference, through discussion, film and music, we will begin the study of such important period. A usual, this will be an intergenerational arena where we will count on the participation of those who were there in earlier days as well as those younger people who have now taken up the on-going fight for freedom, justice, and humanity.
21st Annual Illinois Community College Assessment Fair (February 24, 2017)
Prairie State College
Theme: Assessment: Just and Fair
The keynote speaker will be Norbert Elliot, Professor Emeritus at New Jersey Institute of Technology. The title of his presentation is “Ethical Theory, Writing Performance, and Assessment of Student Learning: Foundational Principles” and will address fairness in assessment and its relation to validity and reliability.
Proposal deadline: Friday, February 10
Submission and registration details are available at the conference website: http://prairiestate.edu/academics/assessment-fair.aspx
For questions, please contact Carolyn Ciesla (firstname.lastname@example.org; 708-709-2949).
29th International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Math (March 9-12, 2017)
Oakton Women’s and Gender Studies Program 2017 Conference (Friday, March 24, 2017)
Oakton Community College, Des Plaines, IL
Theme: “In Challenging Times: Women, Activism and Leadership”
Keynote: Barbara Ransby, the new NWSA President Proposal Deadline: February 15, 2017 Full details of the conference, including possible topic areas, and guidelines for submission of proposals, can be found in the attachment to this message. For more information, please contact Kathleen Carot, coordinator of Women’s and Gender Studies, at email@example.com or 847-376-7061.
Excellence in Teaching Math and Science Research and Practice (April 13, 2017)
Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
53rd Allerton English Articulation Conference (April 19-20, 2017)
Allerton Park and Retreat Center in Monticello, Illinois
Theme: Addressing the Moment: Resistance and Resilience
This year’s theme, Addressing the Moment: Resistance and Resilience, invites us to consider challenges we and our campuses face in light of budgetary exigencies and changing political tides. With budgets slashed, MAP grants in jeopardy, and resources for higher education more fragile than ever, how do we find the spirit and equanimity to support our students and colleagues through our work in English Studies? Since our theme is suggestive, meant to invigorate rather than limit our discussions, proposals need not adhere strictly to our thematic invitation. As always, suggested proposal topics include but are not limited to composition, cultural studies, diversity, English education, first-year experience, English language learning, film, genre, literature, developmental writing, reading, cognition, collaboration, technology, placement, assessment, and Writing Across the Curriculum.
Proposal deadline: February 15, 2017
Please email a title and one-paragraph abstract of your individual, group, or poster presentation proposal to AllertonConference@niu.edu by February 15, 2017. Those accepted will be notified by March 1, 2017.