- November 12-13, 2016
California Institute of Integral Studies
1453 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Before Sept. 16: $225
Before Oct. 14: $250
After Oct. 14: $275
ONE DAY: $150
Call for Papers extended to May 15, 2016. See below for details.
Expanding the Circle (ETC) brings together diverse audiences of students, student life professionals, administrators, and faculty in higher education (HE) who share a commitment to LGBTQ concerns and scholarship. Annual meetings allow and encourage participants to speak across boundaries that typically shape other professionally- or disciplinary-specific conferences. ETC provides a forum for sharing and extending our commitments to improving the lives, experiences, and institutional climates for LGBTQ-identified individuals - both inside and outside of the classroom.
Building on this mission and a commitment to intersectional engagements, this year's Expanding the Circle will welcome participants representing primary and secondary education as well as workplace environments beyond higher education. Consequently, the 2016 meeting represents an extraordinary opportunity to share initiatives, programs, pedagogies, and scholarship related to LGBTQ individuals at various stages of life. Additionally, the synergies that ETC participants explore together have the potential to foster new partnerships in praxis.
Photo by David Yu.
Call for Papers
Expanding the Circle 2016 will take place November 12 - 13 in San Francisco and feature sessions or panels dedicated to the presentation of 20-minute papers that reflect themes broadly related to teaching, learning and well-being in supportive educational or workplace environments. ETC organizers also encourage contributions from undergraduate and graduate students.
Possible paper or panel themes include, but are not restricted to
- Work that connects LGBTQ initiatives, programs, or scholarship with primary or secondary education, particularly in relation to school or classroom practices and teacher education
- Work that connects LGBTQ initiatives, programs, or scholarship with experiences in continuing education or workplace environments beyond higher education
- LGBTQ students and STEM curricula
- Innovations/developments in LGBTQ Studies curricula or scholarship that engage campus climate reform, community service, alliance building, or social justice activism
- Learning technologies that benefit LGBTQ students, communities, and pedagogies
- Intersections between HE campuses and workplace campuses in terms of exploring, understanding, and addressing LGBTQ concerns
- Fostering collaborative or intersectional capacities within LGBTQ initiatives, activism, or leadership
Proposals for 20-minute presentations should include a 150-word abstract as well as a 100-150-word biography that provides contact information, institutional or professional affiliations, and current projects and/or research interests. A CV may also be requested at a later date. We also invite proposals for panels featuring 3-4 presenters organized specifically for the meeting. Proposals for panels should include a 150-word statement identifying the panel organizer and articulating the objectives of the panel together with a 100-word abstract for each presenter as well as each presenter's biography.
Please submit proposals through the Google Form by 15 May 2016. Proposals submitted via email will not be considered. Selected presenters and panel organizers will be notified by 1 June 2016. For further information, contact Public Programs & Performances at email@example.com.