|Call For||Deadline||Next Step|
|1. Presentation||November 15, 2017||Start or Edit a Proposal|
|2. Poster Abstracts||November 15, 2017||Start or Edit a Proposal|
|3. Pre-Conference Sessions||November 15, 2017||Start a Proposal|
|4. Ignite Sessions||November 15, 2017||Start a Proposal|
|5. Roundtable Sessions||November 15, 2017||Start a Proposal|
|6. Think Tank||November 15, 2017||Start a Proposal|
|7. Birds of a Feather||November 15, 2017||Start a Proposal|
|8. Student Volunteer Opportunities||June 1, 2018||Start a Proposal|
|9. CDS Mentor||November 15, 2017||Start a Proposal|
The Community Development Society (CDS) is requesting proposals for refereed presentations and posters relating to community development for presentation at the 2018 Community Development Society Conference, July 22-25, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan. Submissions relating to the conference theme, “Renaissance of Community” are encouraged, but all submissions will be given full consideration.
The following types of abstract proposals will be considered:
*Any submissions exceeding specified word count will automatically be rejected.
Abstracts not meeting these minimum guidelines will be returned without review.
Title Page: List title of your abstract, name(s) and institutions/organizations of each author. For the lead author only , include contact information (mailing address and email address). Include up to five keywords that describe your abstract.
Abstracts: The abstract should accurately communicate how your proposal relates to community development. It should be double spaced, Times New Roman, 12-point font. No author names or identifying information should appear in the abstract.
Each proposal will be blind-peer reviewed by CDS members. Abstracts will be evaluated based on novelty, contribution to the field of community development and quality of th research/practitioner-based project.
The lead author of the abstract proposal will be notified of the review decision via email on or before (January 15, 2018). The guidelines for preparing final abstracts will be sent in early 2018 to those accepted for presentation. Review deadlines are contingent upon the prompt return of reviews by CDS members.
No changes to authorship will be accepted once the proposal has entered the review process.
V.P. Programs, CDS
Principal Consultant, Banyai Evaluation & Consulting, LLC
Tel. (239) 464-6976
Kristina D. Hains
Chair, CDS Scholarly Activities Committee
Associate Professor & Extension Specialist in Leadership Development Department of Community & Leadership Development
University of Kentucky
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Corresponding Author’s Name
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Keywords: (Please list three key words related to your submission)
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Pre-conference Workshops: On Sunday July 22, 2018 we will be hosting pre-conference workshops that engage our membership in meaningful, intensive, and interactive sessions to gain new skills related to community development. Each workshop will be scheduled for a half day or a full day (2.5 hours or 5 hours). Pre-conference workshops should be highly engaging and can cover a variety of topics related to the Field of Community Development.Start a Proposal
Ignite Sessions: An Ignite session is a method of sharing on an inspiring and exciting topic in 5 minutes using 20 Power Point slides, advancing automatically every 15 seconds. Ignite slides tend to incorporate excellence in slide design in support of a very clearly articulated message. This is a great opportunity to share a story about a successful project, a rewarding initiative, changes that are happening because of your work. Show us what are you doing to foster the renaissa- nce of community. For more information regarding Ignite formatting please click here: http://igniteshow.com/videos/why-and-how-give-ignite-talk-ep-19Start a Proposal
Roundtables: Roundtables are 45-minute oral presentations with attendees seated around a table. Roundtable presentations typically include 15 minutes of presentation, followed by 30 minutes of discussion and feedback. Roundtable presenters should bring targeted questions to pose to others at the table, in order to learn from and with those attending. Roundtables are an ideal format for networking and in-depth discussion on a particular topic.Start a Proposal
Think Tank: A Think Tank is a session focusing on a single issue or question. Initially, a chairperson orients attendees to the issue or question and relevantcontext. Then, attendees break into small groups to explore the issue or question and finally reconvene to share their enhanced understanding through a discussion facili- tated by the chairperson. The abstract should succinctly identify the question or issue to be addressed, the relevant contextual factors, and the roles of the individual breakout groups.Start a Proposal
Birds of a Feather Gatherings: Birds of a Feather Gatherings, also known as idea exchanges or networking tables, are relatively small and informal discussion based gatherings, aimed at building networks and exploring ideas. This is the only session type for which there is NO formal presentation; instead the facilitators ensure that there is time for introductions amongst those in attendance and come with questions or ideas to spark discussion around a particular topic area. These sessions will be held out of conference time and are ideal for gathering like-minded professionals together for a fun and entertaining time getting to know one another in a casual setting. This session type is open to those who have a good understanding of where they would like to visit at the conference location and/or those that would like help planning an excursion – please indicate this in your proposal!Start a Proposal
Student Volunteer Opportunities: CDS is need of student volunteers to assist during the conference (wayfinding, registration, social media reporting, photography) and ahead of the conference (social media promotion, fundraising). Volunteers completing at least 10 hours of service are eligible for discounted conference rates and housing assistance. Share your talents to make #commdev18 great!Start a Proposal
Purpose: The intent of the CDS Mentorship program is to help first-time CDS Conference attendees to navigate the conference experience, develop networking relationships, and have a point person to direct questions.
Mentors: CDS Mentors are experienced members who will be at 2018 Detroit conference and volunteer to:
If you are willing to be a CDS Mentor for a first-time attendees, international participants, and students please register. Shortly before the conference, you will receive an email with the contact information for your mentee(s).
Any questions? Please contact Caitlin Bletscher at email@example.com.