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Call for Proposals: 2019

Opening Doors to Increase Diversity in Study Abroad

Session Proposal Criteria

Over two-and-a-half days of the conference, sessions are the venue for presentation and discussion of ideas around the conference theme and other relevant topics in study abroad. Proposals should include a comprehensive outline for a 75-minute session, including 15-20 minutes of audience participation or engagement. There should be no more than four presenters and no fewer than two presenters, including the chair.

Session Proposal Guidelines:

  • Session title and description (300-500 words)
  • Target audience
  • Chair and presenter information, including professional contact information (affiliation, title, email, address, etc.) and a brief bio (75 words or less)
  • Outline learning objectives/goals, content, and takeaways participants can readily use
  • Include outline of audience engagement or activity

Session proposals will be reviewed and rated on a scale of 0-5 based on how well they:

  • Represent collaboration or perspectives of both faculty and international offices.
  • Exhibit diversity in speakers and perspectives. Proposals that include varying institutions, organizations, and/or students are preferred.
  • Align with CIEE’s Annual Conference theme and are unique to the CIEE Annual Conference.
    Present practical information that participants can readily apply.
  • Demonstrate innovative ideas, unique and thought-provoking topics, current research or theories, or recognized best practices. If submitting a proposal based on a case study, include independent research to support or disprove your theory.
  • Engage the audience


Call for Proposal Terminology

Chair: The chair of a session or poster proposal is the organizer of the session and can also be a presenter. The chair person will serve as the primary point of contact to the CIEE Conference Team.

Presenter: A presenter is a member of the session panel or poster presentation who will present and is not the chair.

How Do I Know My Proposal Was Received?

Once you’ve completed the proposal submission process, you’ll receive a confirmation email from If you don’t receive your confirmation email, please check your spam filters and junk folders. If you’re still unable to locate the message, please contact the conference team at 1-844-411-3751 or by email at

What Should I Do If I Need To Update A Proposal That Has Already Been Submitted?

Please contact with the update that needs to be made.

How Are Proposals Reviewed?

CIEE’s selection committee is comprised of Academic Consortium Members – professionals in the field of international education – and CIEE staff to review and evaluate each proposal based on the outlined criteria above.

When Will I Hear If My Proposal Has Been Accepted?

The proposal review process takes approximately two months from the submission deadline date.

How Will I Hear If My Proposal Has Been Accepted?

Notifications will be emailed to the individual who originally submitted the proposal. Notifications will come from If you don’t receive the email, please check your spam filters and junk folders. If you’re still unable to locate the message, please contact the conference team toll-free at 1-844-411-3751 or by email

Conference Registration

Registration opens in May 2019.

Who Should Attend:

  • Academic department heads
  • College and university presidents
  • Deans of international affairs
  • Faculty
  • Graduate students
  • International student admissions staff
  • Representatives from international associations
  • Resident staff
  • Study abroad advisors

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