Call for proposals: Chicago Research Summit

If you teach about Chicago-themed topics and integrate research about the city into your courses, the Chicago Research Summit is a great local opportunity for presenting and sharing ideas about Chicago-based teaching with other local educators. The summit is held virtually but will feature an in-person preconference talk by Rebecca Makkai.
See the Call for Proposals on the Chicago Research Summit website:
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About the Chicago Research Summit
We are seeking presenters across disciplines to lead engaging and stimulating sessions that illustrate how they are using Chicago-based research pedagogy to enhance undergraduate student learning. We are also interested in sessions that share research, institutional best practices, successful programs, assignments, coursework, and creative approaches to this method of instruction. Lastly, we encourage representatives from Chicago area museums, cultural institutions, and community organizations to submit proposals that highlight their services, resources, and collections. We encourage submissions of presentations or panels that relate to the theme of “Curiosity and Creativity in the City” including own-voice narratives, oral histories, creative projects, or other approaches.
Areas of Interest Include:
  • Engaging Undergraduate learners
  • Inspiring Student Creatives
  • Pedagogical Approaches to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Program Administration and Evaluation
  • Community Partnerships
  • Exploring Chicago’s Archival Collections
  • Discovering Chicago’s Hidden Stories

All sessions and talks will be virtual.

Individual presentations will be 25 minutes and should include audience interaction or discussion. The Chicago Research Summit will also include 5-minute lightning talks, which are a great way to share briefly about your organization, resources or collection. We also welcome proposals for 50-minute panels on a common theme.

Submissions for full sessions and lightning talks should include a 150-250 word description of your presentation. Please include 1-3 learning outcomes or a brief description of the main takeaways for your audience. To submit a proposal go to this link. The deadline for submitting proposals is June 15, 2023. Presenters will be notified in early August 2023 of their proposal status.