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Call for Proposals

For Students:

Nelson Student Research Symposium

Paper submissions are due February 18, 2021, see the Nelson Call for Proposals for more information. 

For Faculty & Staff:

Changemaker Event: Illuminating our Past & Igniting our Future

On the afternoon of March 3, 2022, we will gather to celebrate the Every Bulldog a Changemaker initiative that is highlighted in The Ones campaign. This gathering will leverage a fast-paced visual storytelling format known as PechaKucha.

Our goals for this gathering are to:

  • Create awareness of the changemaking initiatives happening across campus
  • Demonstrate the interdisciplinarity of changemaking by highlighting initiatives with the private, public, and non-profit sectors (or across sectors)
  • Provide a forum for networking, community building, and the exchange of innovative ideas
  • Celebrate the good work of Drake faculty, staff and community partners
  • Inspire action and connection to the resources to make it happen!

Proposal Submission

We seek proposals from a wide range of contexts that speak to the Global Citizen Forum theme Everyone a Changemaker: Perspectives across disciplines. Presenters may highlight current or past initiatives, feature course projects, personal scholarship, or community partnerships that are yielding changemmaking opportunities for students. Presentations that focus on challenges and opportunities in the private, public and non-profit sectors (or across sectors) are all welcome. A Changemaker 101 session was offered in September 2021 to further explore the theme. We encourage you to watch the recording if you were unable to attend. 

Selected presenters will each receive $75 honorarium for participating and the chance at a $250 grand prize!

Abstracts are due December 10, 2021 and must be submitted via the online proposal form. Presenters will be selected and notified by January 2022.

What is PechaKucha?

Pronounced pe-cha ku-cha, with equal stress on each of the four syllables, is a Japanese presentation format that incorporates up to 20 images that are shown for 20 seconds each, totaling a six-minute 40-second presentation. This visual storytelling format keeps presentations concise and the audience engaged.


Please contact Renee Sedlacek Lee, Director of Community Engaged Learning.

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