Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Call for Proposals

Many seek to describe the national, community-centric, and personal experiences of the past year. Experiences vary widely, depending on our situation, location, and perspective. In times like this Dominican University pauses at our 2021 Caritas Veritas Symposium to reflect in the spirit of Love and Truth about where we have been, where we are now, and where we are going. 

  • Having seen communities of strength, what do we take forward to the next chapter?
  • How can we innovate and transform the future in love and truth?

All members of the Dominican University community—students, staff, faculty, alumnae and trustees alike—are invited to reflect on these questions from the perspective of their lives within their disciplines, professions, cultures, and social locations. Proposals for formal papers, research presentations, ignite-style lightning talks, panel presentations, round-table discussions, workshops, dialogues, and original creative work are all encouraged. We especially welcome proposals from student presenters. The committee is happy to work with any member of the community who has an idea for a presentation, but would appreciate help or guidance in refining it into a proposal. Examples of previous presentations can be found in the symposium archives

Papers with a single author will be presented in a 30-minute format, and sessions involving multiple presenters will be allowed 60 minutes. We ask that panels limit themselves to no more than four presenters. Ignite-style talks will be given 5 minutes and paired with others to complete a full session. All sessions should allow time for conversation with participants. Proposals should be approximately 150 words in length. In addition to your proposal, please include a two-sentence description of your topic for publication in the symposium program. In order to design a balanced symposium accommodating as many of the best proposals as possible, the planning committee may ask some individuals to adapt their preferred presentation format to fit the program as a whole. We have not yet determined the modality in which the symposium will be presented.

Please submit proposals between March 15 and May 15. Questions may be directed to Claire Noonan, Vice President for Mission and Planning, or call (708) 524-6860.