What type of sessions will be included in the conference?
We're looking for a broad array of session topics that address leadership through three primary lenses: individual, organizational, and community leadership. We seek sessions to fit all levels of knowledge and sector experiences — from beginner to advanced.
Plus, we're especially interested in finding presenters who are able to share knowledge that reaches advanced levels of learning. We have found that advanced level learning is a key component that has been light in past years. In some cases, we'll invite presenters to lead two sessions during the day: (1) a beginner or intermediate level session during the first half of the day; and (2) an advanced level session during the second half of the day.
We encourage you to think about session formats and presenter configurations that encourage collaboration, connection, and diverse approaches to content areas. Proposals that directly speak to being accessible to as many people as possible — people of varied ability, lived experience, age, gender, race, and cultural identity — will be given priority.
Be visionary. Be rooted. We want to see proposals that introduce ways of leading that push convention and are visionary. We also want to see proposals that ground folks in stories and experiences of leadership that are tangibly connected to skills and practices that one might incorporate into their way of working.