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UK Women’s Forum opens call for proposals for annual conference


LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 11, 2023) — The University of Kentucky Women’s Forum is accepting proposals for its annual conference presentations which will be held in person on Dec. 13, 2023, at the Gatton Student Center. The theme this year will be “A New Era of You.”

The event will be held over one day and cost $10 during early registration (Oct. 2-14) and $15 following regular registration (Oct. 15-Nov.10). 

Call for Proposals 

The Women’s Forum Annual Conference is an opportunity to build your professional and personal skills and better inform the community about the Women’s Forum mission, goals and general membership. The conference welcomes speakers on mental health, burnout, authenticity and creating the best version of yourself. 

Proposals for workshops will be accepted until 1 p.m. Sept. 15, 2023, through the online submission form.

Submitted session proposals are carefully reviewed by members of the Special Events Committee. The committee may ask submitters to provide additional documentation for further clarification. Presentations must not have a commercial message or sales pitch. Notification of the selection decision will be made by Oct. 13, 2023.  

Information about the conference program will be announced later. To receive upcoming notifications about this event, join the UK Women’s Forum mailing list by completing this form.   

Since the beginning, the UK Women's Forum has existed to create an equitable community at the university. As the role of women in the workplace continues to evolve, the Women's Forum commitment remains the same: creating space to discuss relevant issues and using collective problem solving and educational opportunities to empower and champion women.

As the state’s flagship, land-grant institution, the University of Kentucky exists to advance the Commonwealth. We do that by preparing the next generation of leaders — placing students at the heart of everything we do — and transforming the lives of Kentuckians through education, research and creative work, service and health care. We pride ourselves on being a catalyst for breakthroughs and a force for healing, a place where ingenuity unfolds. It's all made possible by our people — visionaries, disruptors and pioneers — who make up 200 academic programs, a $476.5 million research and development enterprise and a world-class medical center, all on one campus.   

In 2022, UK was ranked by Forbes as one of the “Best Employers for New Grads” and named a “Diversity Champion” by INSIGHT into Diversity, a testament to our commitment to advance Kentucky and create a community of belonging for everyone. While our mission looks different in many ways than it did in 1865, the vision of service to our Commonwealth and the world remains the same. We are the University for Kentucky.