symposium for inclusive excellence

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Symposium presenter proposals

Submissions for the 2024 Symposium for Inclusive Excellence are now open. Please apply using the form below. The deadline for submission is Tuesday, April 30, 2024. The symposium will be held October 21 – 25, 2024.

We ask presenters to consider trending topics of diversity, equity and inclusion in talent acquisition and retention, PreK-12+ and higher education, leadership, philanthropy current national and international dynamics, and topics directly relating to equity initiatives at Colorado State University and the surrounding community. The selection committee reserves the right to select sessions that align with the mission and vision of the Office for Inclusive Excellence. Sessions will be selected based on the criteria below.

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Session criteria

  • Presentation creativity – style, format, and title
  • Learning accommodations – consider a wide variety of learning styles and accessibility
  • Audience participation – engaging and interactive sessions tend to be more successful
  • Discussion time – build in enough time for audience discussion and questions
  • Defined target audience – designate the demographic of attendees (for example, undergraduate students, graduate students, community members, faculty and staff, etc.
  • Please note, session windows are 90 minutes in length. 

Read the 2023 Symposium for Inclusive Excellence Recap Report.  

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(Applications closed April 30, 2024. Check back next year!)

Symposium quick reference


  • Monday-Friday October 21-25, 2024
  • Via Zoom and in person on CSU campus

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