Now accepting proposals for Take Root 2019!
Proposals for the 2019 Take Root: Red State Perspectives on Reproductive Justice Conference should
- address how presenters will connect to reproductive rights and justice in red states
- include concrete take-aways and/or action items
- be specific in their focus and what they uniquely contribute to Take Root
- be engaging and dynamic
Proposals may also describe how the presenters became and are currently involved with the issues discussed. Your intended presentation should strive to be accessible to a diverse audience of both emerging leaders and long-time activists. Biographical and contact information are required for all presenters. Please be sure to fill out all of the required information, as incomplete proposals will not be considered.
You can see what information is required for the proposals here.
We accept three different types of proposals. Below are the basic descriptions of the different proposals:
Workshop proposals indicate the number of people leading the workshop. Individually led workshops are acceptable. Workshops will have a total of 75 minutes and include brief presentations that allow adequate time for reflective discussion and interaction. A lead organizer, who will be the main contact person for our correspondence, puts the panel together and submits the proposal. Proposals also identify two key conference themes. Workshops take many formats - from know-your-rights sessions, to media trainings, to arts or performance workshops, to organizing strategy sessions. They may also function as strategic action sessions focused on discussing specific activist experience and strategies. Workshops may have 1 to 4 facilitators. The deadline to submit a speaker or panel is September 3, 2018 at 11:59pm CST.
An individual proposal describes your focused idea as it relates to key themes of the conference. Two themes from the included list must be identified. Individual presentations will be grouped (by the conference organizers) into a panel that consists of other individual presentations that share intersecting issues. An individual presentation is typically 10-15 minutes in length, depending on the size of the panel. For example, in a panel of 3, your presentation should not go over 15 minutes. There will be time at the end for a 25-30 minute Q&A. The deadline to submit an individual proposal is September 3, 2018 at 11:59pm CST.
Poster proposals indicate the individual or group whose work is organized in a visual format suitable for the poster session. The presenters are expected to be in attendance to discuss their projects for the duration of the poster session. Please indicate the top two related themes that correlate to your intended presented work. The posters will be displayed in a space which can accommodate 24"x36" boards. If your project falls outside of these specifications, please provide specific measurements in your description. Proposals are due January 18, 2019. The Take Root Steering Committee will review the submissions on a rolling basis starting in late October.