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Call for Session Proposals for the 2019 UK Women’s Forum Conference

photo of women at UK Women's Forum conference
Some conference attendees pose for the camera at last year's UK Women's Forum conference. Photo by Sarah Caton.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 7, 2019) — The University of Kentucky Women’s Forum Conference Committee is now accepting proposals for breakout sessions for this year's annual conference. The conference will be held Wednesday, Oct. 16, at the Gatton Student Center, and the theme is "Elevate." 

The Women’s Forum conference is a professional development conference open to all faculty and staff at UK. Breakout sessions are 50 minutes in length, and presenters are encouraged to leave five to 10 minutes for questions and answers with attendees. Total attendance for each session varies between 20-60 participants. Lectures, hands-on workshops and panel presentations are welcome.  

Proposals are being accepted through Wednesday, Aug. 28. Only proposals submitted through this link will be considered: Presentations must not have a commercial message or sales pitch. 

Topic suggestions include: 

  • career development, 
  • diversity and bias,
  • emotional intelligence, healthy habits
  • leadership, 
  • minimalism, 
  • mentorship, 
  • motivation, 
  • networking, 
  • public speaking, 
  • self-care, 
  • time management, and 
  • work-life balance.

Submitted session proposals are carefully reviewed by members of the conference committee. On occasion, the committee may ask submitters to provide additional documentation for further clarification. All submitters will be notified of the conference committee’s decision by Sept. 6. 

For more information, contact Drew Ard at