Call for Abstracts 2025 CoNECD Conference

Deadline: May 31, 2024

CoNECD is seeking both evidenced based research and practice abstracts for presentations at the 8th Annual Conference of CoNECD: Collaborative Network for Engineering and Computing Diversity which will be held from Feb 9-11, 2025. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

 Outreach, mentoring and recruitment of diverse K-12 students
 Mentoring, innovative recruitment and retention programs, and assessment of diverse groups of undergraduate and graduate students
 Mentoring, recruitment, retention, leadership and professional development activities for diverse faculty, administrators, and professionals in the engineering/computing workforce (including work/life balance and dual-career issues, listening and negotiation, workplace climate, and innovative programs supporting diversity and inclusion)
 Company/university programs, policies or reviews that impact particular diverse groups (e.g., Title IX, transgender people’s rights, veteran integration into academic institutions) including, for example, military experience to academic recognition
 Transformative research that informs the development of impactful and forward-thinking programs and policies on issues such as intersectionality of race and gender
 Integration of social justice into curricular and co-curricular activities
 Innovative curricular issues including inclusive pedagogies
 Managing identity across a global landscape in K-12 outreach, recruitment, retention, and academic success strategies
 The current challenges to DEI efforts
 The importance of cultural relevance and history in expanding the curriculum, pedagogy, classroom design, and worker spaces in academia and corporate settings
 Understanding inclusion, equity, access, and diversity in an effort to broaden participation, transform institutional leadership and promote student-centered success strategies in academia
 Unleashing the invisible factors of human potential to innovate, explore the unknown and develop community centered solutions to address diversity, inclusion, and access in industry and academia

CoNECD aims to include both researchers seeking peer-reviewed conference papers as well as practitioners who wish to submit a presentation (e.g., PowerPoint) associated with a successful practice. CoNECD will present a balance of basic research and development in the diversity and inclusion space as well as presentations that focus on promising practices successfully implemented in both academic and workplace environments. Authors may submit (individual or panel) papers or presentations based on accepted abstracts.