7th Annual Faculty Women of Color in the Academy National Conference - April 11-13, 2019 - The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center - Blacksburg, Virginia

FWCA Call for Proposals Submission Guidelines  

The Faculty Women of Color in the Academy (FWCA) conference is calling for workshop and poster proposals that advance the FWCA mission to connect with research colleagues, support aspirations, and empower growth and change.

The FWCA is a unique educational and professional development conference that provides women faculty, university administrators, post-doctoral and graduate students, and undergraduates with a forum to network, engage and learn with peers from around the country. The two-day conference motivates and inspires participants to meet their professional goals. Through this high-quality, participatory, inclusive and interactive event FWCA participants:

  • gain lessons, ideas, tools, and strategies to bring back to their institutions, organizations, and communities. 
  • make new contacts and build lasting relationships. 
  • are inspired, motivated, energized, and empowered.


  1. Prepare a title and 200 word abstract that summarizes your proposed presentation. The abstract appears in the conference program.
  2. Select one of the tracks: Personal Growth, Career Development, Leadership Advancement, Scholar Activist
  3. Upload a full workshop description in pdf format using Times New Roman 12-point font, double-spaced, 1-inch (2.5 cm) margin, and 8.5 by 11-inch page setting. Limit the description to two pages. Include the following information in your workshop description: overview, learning outcomes, delivery methods, and a timeframe breakdown for a 75-minute session.
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Submit your proposal by November 15 at 5 p.m. PST


Successful proposals are ones that:

  • Represent multiple perspectives on a project, topic, or initiative;
  • Have a combination of expert advice and broad applicability / replicability;
  • Share promising practices and experiences on the presentation topic;
  • Are engaging and foster conversation, dialogue, and brainstorming.

Direct questions about the call for proposals to : fwca@vt.edu.

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