NMCS 2017 CALL FOR PROPOSALS
The NMCS 2017 Call for Proposals has closed.
The submission portal closed June 15, 11:59 PST, late submissions are not being accepted.
We hope you will consider joining us for the Summit in Portland as an attendee and possibly as a presenter in 2019.
August 1, 2016, Monday 5 PM PST: Notification of Acceptance of Submissions
Types of Programs
SYMPOSIA (CE eligible) are 50-minute sessions.
ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS are 50-mnute sessions designed to promote interactive discussions.
STUDENT POSTER PRESENTATIONS are opportunities for students in psychology and education to present their recent scholarships during an hour-long poster session.
PROFESSIONAL POSTER PRESENTATIONS are opportunities for professionals in psychology and education to present their recent scholarships during an hour-long poster session.
Types of Programs
Who is likely to attend?
Participants are likely to be psychologists, health and mental health professionals, community members, students, or anyone who are interested in social justice and diversity issues.
The National Multicultural Conference and Summit convenes scholars in our roles as educators, practitioners, researchers, and students, in psychology and related fields, to inform and inspire multicultural theory, research, practice, and advocacy. Multiculturalism is envisioned as intersections of experiences related to age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity and expression, indigenous heritage, national origin, race, spirituality, religion, sexual orientation, social class and socioeconomic status, and other social identities.
Samples of topic of interests include, but not limited to:
Two Spirit identities
The role of technology in advancing social justice
The “Leaky Pipeline” and research careers lost
Racism, sexism, and heterosexism in academia
Queer people of color
Mentoring across cultures
Decolonizing psychology education
Culturally responsible research
Culturally competent clinical care
Sizeism at the workplace
All proposals are subject to blind peer-reviews. Please do not include any identifying information in the proposal. Presenters’ information should only be included in the proposal cover sheet.
Symposium and Roundtable Discussion proposals should be submitted by the chair. Poster proposals should be submitted by the first-author. Each presenter can submit up to 2 proposals as first author.
Except by invitation, a session (symposia, roundtable, poster) previously published or presented a any other conferences or meetings may not be presented, unless there are new findings. Simultaneous submissions to other conferences or meetings are not allowed.
The 500-word overall summary of the presentation should include nature of the presentation (empirical, theoretical, technique, etc.) and primary findings. Summaries of empirical studies should include a brief literature review, statement of the problem (hypotheses or research questions), participants, procedures, results, and conclusions. Summaries of other presentations (e.g., theoretical paper, new methods, reviews) should include enough detail for reviewers to judge the overall format and contribution of the scholarship.
SYMPOSIA (CE eligible) are 50-minute sessions in which no more than 3 panels may present to provide adequate time for each panel to present. Symposia must have a clear coherent theme and one that fits with the theme and objectives of the conference. Symposia submissions must include a 500-word overall summary of the symposium, including the overall theme, structure (number of panels, timeline, etc.), names of the chair and discussant, relevance of the symposium to the conference, and a 150-sympnosis to be appeared in the program. In addition, each panel should provide a 500-word summary following the guidelines outlined above. Finally, the submissions should include three learning objectives, CV of each presenter, presenters’ relevant experiences and qualifications to provide CE.
Please note that when submitting the symposium, there will be an option to indicate if the symposium is not accepted, (1) would the symposium be open to be considered as a roundtable submission, and (2) would the panels in the symposium be open to be considered as poster submissions.
ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS are 50-minute sessions that provide an opportunity to have open dialogues related to the conference theme. Each discussion program should have a clear coherent theme that fits with the conference. There should be no more than 3 presenters to facilitate the discussions of the sub-themes. Roundtable submissions must include a 500-word overall summary of the session, including the overall theme, structure (number of facilitators, timeline, etc.), names of the chair and presenters, relevance of the roundtable to the conference, and a 150-word synopsis that will appear in the program.
In addition, each panel should provide a 500-word summary following the guidelines outlined above. Please note that this is OPTIONAL if your roundtable session does not have sub-themes.
POSTER PRSESENTATIONS are opportunities for students and professionals in psychology and education to present their recent scholarships during an hour-long poster session.
Poster submissions must include a 500-word overall summary of the presentation, including nature of the presentation (empirical, theoretical, technique, etc.) and primary findings. Summaries of empirical studies should include a brief literature review, statement of the problem (hypotheses or research questions), participants, procedures, results, and conclusions. Summaries of other presentations (e.g., theoretical paper, new methods, reviews) should include enough detail for reviewers to judge the overall format and contribution of the scholarship.
Learning Objectives are specific learning objectives that the participants will achieve from your proposed session, and each objective should begin with a measurable, action-based verb. For example, “At the end of this session, attendees will be able to apply a culturally competent approach to address sizeism in obesity research”.
When Writing Learning Objectives: Verbs to Consider
List, describe, recite, writeCompute, discuss, explain, predictApple demonstrate, prepare, useAnalyze, design, select, utilizeCompile, create, plan, reviseAssess, compare, rate, critique
When Writing Learning Objectives: Verbs to Avoid
Know, understandLearn, appreciateBecome aware ofBecome familiar with
2017 NMCS Objectives
To create a welcoming forum for the exchange of ideas regarding multiculturalism and disparities reduction between psychologists, trainees and related health professionals.
To prepare psychologists, trainees, educators and related health professionals to address the needs of diverse people worldwide through multicultural education, health, well-being, policy and advocacy.
To disseminate knowledge by experts in multicultural psychology to professionals, trainees and organizations invested in multicultural concerns.
To apply multicultural psychology to the daily functioning of individuals, groups, organizations and educational institutions.
To understand the impact of social media (or technology), including its roles in promoting social justice and expanding access.
To move beyond the binaries of our understandings of identities and experiences and to promote a fluid perspective to our work embracing intersectionality.