Call for Programs
Call for programs is now open with a deadline of March 24, 2017. Announcements of program selection will be made by April 14, 2017.
The increasing need to address gender identity and expression on college campuses is more critical than ever as the understanding of what it means to be a man is continuing to change. The 2017 Conference on College Men is your opportunity to share evidence-based practices from your campus or organization, learn from leading researchers in the field, and engage with other professionals who are committed to understanding men and masculinities.
The 2017 Planning Committee knows it’s presenters like you who will make the conference an impactful event. The Planning Committee is seeking innovative and thought provoking programs from a wide range of professional functional areas. Programs which enhance and progress the understanding of men and masculinities, in either research or practice, will be considered.
Presenters will be asked to identify the content level of their session; foundational, intermediate, or advanced. Additionally, the content advisory committee will select programs based upon their relationship to the Symposium's learning outcomes.
SIGN-UP TO REVIEW PROGRAM PROPOSALS
Our program proposal review process is critical to the success of the confernece. We encourage you to sign-up to be program reviewer here and look for Program Reviewer - Conference on College Men underneath the header Educational Programs.
For detailed instructions on how to sign-up, take a look at this document for an example.
Conference Themes & Suggested Topics
- Increase professional competency regarding Title IX and positively engaging men in the campaign to stop gender-based violence;
- Identify connections between hegemonic masculinity, men’s lived experiences, and gender-based violence;
- Explore issues related to gender-based violence (e.g., consent, victim-blaming, bystander intervention) in ways that position men as solutions rather than problems;
- Develop sexual violence prevention programming informed by research and best practices related to college men as positive change agents.
- Examine the intersections of masculinities and other dimensions of identity using critical theory;
- Demonstrate understanding of the racialization and minoritization of masculinities using critical theory and social structures;
- Analyze historical and social representations of racialized and minoritized masculinities to provide context for contemporary issues;
- Critically investigate the intersectionality of identities with multiple men’s identities to address privilege and oppression, in order to move towards transformation and liberation.
- Articulate the importance of engaging in self-work around issues of gender to create positive masculine images;
- Identify and implement strategies for engaging in self work;
- Create meaningful opportunities for students and staff to interrogate masculinities and define their identities in relation to culture and social differences
- Develop effective programs informed by theory on college men and masculinities;
- Build effective coalitions with campus partners to advance work around creating an environment of positive masculinity;
- Identify and implement effective strategies to engage men on campus that are informed by developmental theory related to college men and masculinities