The 2018 conference Call for Proposals closed August 1. Check back in 2019 to submit!

Guidelines for Submitting a Proposal

Educate-Organize-Advocate (EOA) is a social justice and civic engagement conference hosted at the University of Missouri-Kansas City that seeks to provide the necessary skills and resources for faculty, staff, and students to engage in meaningful advocacy, dialogue, and critique.

Consider what topics and skillsets you can present that would fit with the conference theme and objectives. Proposals do not need to incorporate all objectives, but must fit at least one.

Conference attendees are a diverse population in terms of race, ethnicity, gender, sex, age, class, faith, ability, and more. Because of this, our presenters should represent our attendees.

Key points to consider:

  • Talks should speak to diverse experiences with regard to various lenses of identity.
  • Be mindful of intersectionality: the significance of the intersection of multiple identities.
  • Be inclusive in the use of gender pronouns when referring to the audience.
  • It is okay if one presentation does not resonate with all identities; however, we need to ensure all identities are represented equitably among the presentations.

Proposal Submission

Submission for 2018 proposals is closed. See descriptions of the selected sessions in the 2018 conference program.

Submission Deadline

August 1, 2018

Session Length

All sessions are 1 hour and 15 minutes in length.


Diverse students, faculty, and staff from University of Missouri-Kansas City, Metropolitan Community College, and the surrounding community.

Selection Process

The EOA programming committee will review all proposals and select sessions that align with conference objectives. Submissions will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the August 1st deadline. Priority given to early submissions.

All submissions for the conference must be made by August 1, 2018.  Final notifications will be made by August 15,  2018.

For questions about submissions email