Call for Proposals

75 Years of Pathways to Peace

The call for proposals has closed

Proposals are reviewed by a committee of Academic Consortium Members – professionals in the field of international education – and CIEE Staff.


Session Proposal Criteria

Conference sessions are 1 hour and 15 minutes with 2-5 presenters. Proposals should include a clear and comprehensive outline and must include 15-20 minutes of audience participation or engagement.

Session Proposal Requirements

  • Title and 500-word description
  • Target audience
  • Chair and presenter information including, 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
  • Specify how you plan to engage the audience during the session

Session proposals reviewed and rated based on:

  • Unique content that aligns with CIEE’s theme of 75 Years of Pathways to Peace.
  • Collaboration or perspectives of both faculty and international offices. Proposals including faculty presenters are strongly preferred.
  • Diversity in speakers and perspectives and information that participants can readily apply. Proposals that include varying institutions, organizations, and/or students are preferred.
  • Innovative ideas, 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.

We welcome proposals in the following areas:

  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) in International Programs
  • Innovative and Practical Solutions to Supporting the Health and Safety of Students, Staff, and Hosts in a World Learning to Live with COVID
  • Innovations to Balance Intercultural Learning with Practical Skill-building for an Expanding Study Abroad Constituency
  • Trends in International Internships
  • Responding to Student Interests in Mobility, Flexible Programs, and Online Learning

Poster Fair Criteria

Designed to offer an opportunity for one-on-one meaningful discussion and visual presentation on international education research topics and ideas. The Poster Fair is a perfect venue to present on relevant research or case study findings. Proposals that invite audience participation and engagement are preferred. Be creative – alternate methods of presentation, such as handouts or laptop presentations, are encouraged.

Poster Fair Requirements

  • Title and 500-word description
  • Target audience
  • Presenter information including, contact information (affiliation, title, email, address, etc.) and a brief bio (75 words or less)
  • Outline learning objectives/goals, content, and takeaways participants

We welcome proposals in the following areas:

  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) in International Programs
  • Innovative and Practical Solutions to Supporting the Health and Safety of Students, Staff, and Hosts in a World Learning to Live with COVID
  • Innovations to Balance Intercultural Learning with Practical Skill-building for an Expanding Study Abroad Constituency
  • Trends in International Internships
  • Responding to Student Interests in Mobility, Flexible Programs, and Online Learning

Frequently Asked Questions

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 conference@ciee.org. 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 toll-free at  1-844-411-3751 or by email at conference@ciee.org.

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

Please contact conference@ciee.org 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. Each proposal will be reviewed and evaluated based on the criteria outlined above.

When Will I Hear If My Proposal Has Been Accepted?

The proposal review process takes approximately one month from the submission deadline date.

How Will I Hear If My Proposal Has Been Accepted?

Notifications of acceptance will be emailed from conference@ciee.org to the individual who submitted the proposal. Please email conference@ciee.org with any questions.