The call for WISE 2024 Session Proposals is closed.
About WISE Concurrent Sessions:
Faculty and international educators are invited to submit session proposals that bolster the conversation on intercultural learning surrounding study abroad, on-campus programming, and the international student experience. Proposals are peer-reviewed by the WISE Conference Steering Committee.
To assist with proposal planning, we recommend referencing this downloadable Proposal Form Template (Word doc)
Characteristics of a strong WISE Session Proposal include:
- innovative approaches and methods to support the intercultural development process for students
- findings of academic research or personal reflection informed by theory
- various perspectives by partnering with co-presenters from different institutions/organizations
- voices of students, including as co-presenters, to add to the robustness of the session; students are encouraged to apply for a WISE registration grant (select “Grants & Invoices” option in the accordion menu.
- experiences of traditionally underrepresented institutions/groups, such as community colleges, HBCUs, first generation students, etc.
- interaction among presenters and attendees
- concrete learning outcomes for session participants
- Intercultural learning or training skills
- Effective approaches to assessing intercultural competence
- Practical pedagogical tools
- Best practices for international student acclimation, intercultural development, and study abroad knowledge application
- Innovative ideas that stem from knowledge gained at previous WISE Conferences
Sessions are 75 minutes. Presenters are encouraged to include 15+ minutes in their session for discussion and Q&A. Multiple presenters (no more than 3 are recommended) for a session are welcome and should be noted on the proposal.
For more information on previous conference sessions, please explore the WISE 2023 Conference session descriptions.
- WISE Conference is a professional development opportunity for international educators, and is noncommercial. Pre-conference workshops and general conference sessions should not be used for direct promotion of a speaker’s product, service, or other self-interest. Session presenters contribute their time and knowledge in the spirit of collegial collaboration and learning.
- All participants whose proposals are accepted for a session are required to register for the WISE Conference by the early bird deadline in mid-December and attend the conference to present their scheduled session.
- All presenters are responsible for their own expenses (limited registration grants available).
- All presenters are asked to indicate by mid-December if special assistance is needed so that we can, if necessary, make reasonable accessibility accommodations. Email email@example.com.
Call for Session Proposals opens — July/August
Proposal Deadline — mid-September
Notification of Proposal status — October
Registration opens — October
Early-bird registration deadline — mid-December
Registration closes — two weeks prior to WISE Conference