Call for Presentations

NSF’s Eddie Bernice Johnson INCLUDES Initiative TAPDINTO-STEM Alliance

Convening: *Some Assembly Required

*Some Assembly Required brings together a talented team of faculty, researchers, and senior personnel. We want to invite participants to propose leading a concurrent session at the convening that relates to the learning objectives. We have a variety of formats for the concurrent sessions, described below. 

Concurrent Sessions

Presentations in different locations that are occurring at the same time. 

A concurrent session can be in any of the following formats:

  • Symposium/Panel Discussion (45 minutes): Three presenters address the same topic with remarks by a discussant. Each presenter’s work approaches the theme from a different perspective. A facilitator will also take part.
  • Lightning Talks (45 minutes total, 7 minutes for each talk): A group of 3-4 seven-minute presentations with time for audience questions following each. Approximately 10 minutes for each presenter, including questions. A moderator will help with the transition between talks.
  • Campfire (45 minutes): Campfire Sessions begin a lot like a traditional presentation, with a speaker (or multiple speakers) at the front of the room presenting an idea to a group of people. After 15 or 20 minutes, however, the focus shifts from the presenter to the audience. For the remainder of the session, the presenter becomes a facilitator, inviting comments, insights, and questions from those around the room. Campfire sessions allow attendees to drive their own learning and share experiences with others, which also assists with networking.
  • Presentation (45 minutes):  This session is an opportunity to share topics of interest, lessons learned, foresight, or evidence of impact. 


  • Hands-on Workshop (90 minutes): A presentation designed to address a problem or process that involves a longer period of time to discuss or demonstrate. The topic could be related to best practices in a content area such as sustainability, mentoring, collaborative impact. The topic could also provide an opportunity to seek broader input on alliance plans.


Share your expertise and experience by facilitating a concurrent session or a workshop

TAPDINTO-STEM brings together a talented team of faculty, researchers, and senior personnel. We would like to invite hub leads, PIs, and backbone to propose a workshop session at the convening.

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Call for presentations

How to propose a session

  1. Review the learning objectives.
  2. Review the types of sessions.
  3. Review the emerging agenda – as sessions shape up, they are added daily.
  4. Brainstorm your ideas … and when you are ready, complete the online form.