STATE CONFERENCES


Each year the Virginia Network sponsors a statewide conference serving women in a wide range of roles in higher education, including graduate students. The Network has been particularly interested in identifying and developing the careers of women from diverse backgrounds and five times has focused the annual conference on critical issues for women of color.

2018 VIRGINIA NETWORK STATE CONFERENCE/6th Women of Color Conference
The Power of Women: Advocating for Diversity and Inclusion

It is time to get excited about The Virginia Network Conference in Norfolk, Virginia on Thursday, May 24, 2018 at Old Dominion University! This year is the 6th Women of Color Conference. The theme of this annual conference is "The Power of Women: Advocating for Diversity and Inclusion". The annual conference is designed for women who serve the varied and diverse institutions and agencies of higher education in the Commonwealth and provides opportunities for networking, collaboration, and sharing information about the national, state, and regional issues affecting higher education today. 

Questions about the conference? Please contact the 2018 Virginia Network Annual Conference Committee Chairs.

Karen Campbell

Tidewater Community College

kcampbell@tcc.edu


Dorothy Jones

Norfolk State University

djones@nsu.edu


Jeanie Kline                                                                              

Old Dominion University

jkline@odu.edu


Call for Session Proposals


2018 VIRGINIA NETWORK ANNUAL STATE CONFERENCE
6TH WOMEN OF COLOR CONFERENCE
THE POWER OF WOMEN: ADVOCATING FOR DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
Thursday, May 24, 2018 @ Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA



The Executive Board of the Virginia Network invites you to submit a session proposal for the 2018 annual state conference/6th Women of Color Conference to be held on Thursday, May 24, 2018 at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia.  

The annual conference is designed for women who serve the varied and diverse institutions and agencies of higher education in the Commonwealth and provides opportunities for networking, collaboration, and sharing information about the national, state, and regional issues affecting higher education today.

This year’s conference theme is The Power of Women: Advocating for Diversity and Inclusion. For the purposes of this conference, diversity is defined as: a variety, assortment, multiplicity and wide range; while inclusion is defined as: the presence, insertion, validation, consideration, incorporation and addition of. The conference planning committee seeks engaging concurrent sessions in which a diversity of topic areas, institutional types, perspectives, and experiences are represented.  Specifically, our goal is to offer sessions of interest to individuals at multiple levels and areas of the organization, including frontline, early career, mid-management, senior leadership, mid- and late-career, board member, and others.

Successful proposals will:

  • Represent multiple and diverse perspectives on the theme;
  • Reflect expertise, broad applicability, and replicability;
  • Share best and promising practices and experiences; and
  • Foster open dialogue and idea sharing.


Please use the form below to submit your proposal. Submissions should be sent to
komiller@nsu.edu. The deadline for submissions is Friday, February 16, 2018 at 11:59PM.  Proposal acceptances will be sent out no later than Monday, March 05, 2018.  Session presenters are expected to pay and register for the conference.

If you have questions, please contact your 2018 VA Network Annual Conference co-chairs, Karen Campbell,
kcampbell@tcc.edu, Dorothy Jones, dljones@nsu.edu, or Jeanie Kline, jkline@odu.edu


Form for Session Proposals




6th Women of Color Conference

The Power of Women: Advocating for Diversity and Inclusion

May 24, 2018 - Old Dominion University

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