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Women in Data + Science Conference Call for Proposals

    Women in Data + Science Conference Call for Proposals

    Your story. Your work. Your Strategies for Success.

    Friday, March 1, 2019
    8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
    Saint Leo University, Saint Leo, Florida
    Student Community Center Boardrooms A-B-C


    Submit proposals here.

    Conference Overview

    The inaugural Women in Data + Science conference aims to broaden the impact and exposure of women in data-infused fields by creating a community that educates, empowers, and inspires. This interdisciplinary STEAM conference focuses on encouraging women to join the field and celebrating female trailblazers. Given the increased visibility of the struggles women face in the workplace, the conference seeks to honor women’s accomplishments in the sciences and to offer networking opportunities. It is important for women to share the hurdles they encounter and their strategies for overcoming them to bolster the next generation of women in historically male-dominated industries.


    Submissions from all academic disciplines are welcome. We also invite professionals in nonacademic settings to submit proposals. All submissions will be peer reviewed.

    Topics for proposals can include:

    • Your path
    • Your research and how it contributes to diversity in STEAM
    • Barriers
    • Bridge building
    • Overcoming gendered obstacles in STEAM

    The following must be included on the submission form:

    • Title: Your title should reflect the theme of your presentation
    • Abstract: Submit a 350 to 500-word description of your presentation that reflects the conference theme and select one of the methods below.
    • Methods: Select among the following
      1. Individual Presentation: This is a 15 to 20-minute presentation. You will be thematically paired with other speakers. There will be time for questions at the end of the session.
      2. Panel: This is a 50-minute presentation with the time distributed evenly amongst presenters, followed by 10 minutes of questions. If you propose to present as a panel, information for each presenter must be provided on the submission form.
      3. Workshop: You will be allotted one hour in which to teach something, develop a specific skill, or lead a discussion.
    • Presenter Information: Please include your full name and your academic or professional affiliation and rank (graduate student, professor, artist, etc.). If there are multiple presenters, please include the information for all presenters.
    • Keywords: Provide three key words that characterize your presentation – we will match individual presentations into a panel format based on similar keywords.
    • Learning Objectives: List 3 to 5 learning objectives for your presentation (i.e., at the end of this presentation, participants will…)

    Submit a Proposal

    To submit a proposal, complete the proposal submission form. Click on the previous link or copy and paste the following web address in your browser:



    Event Location

    Saint Leo University
    Student Community Boardrooms
    33701 State Road 52
    Saint Leo, FL 33574


    Email: heather.johnson03@saintleo.edu

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