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Call for Proposals


The International Conference on Urban Education (ICUE) is a biennial meeting that provides stimulating intellectual, practical, and performance-based sessions.  This dynamic conference is poised to examine critical questions and social justice issues that challenge successful and productive citizens in countries around the world and specifically the host country and city.

ICUE invites community activists, university faculty (in every discipline), PK-12 educators, college students (Grad/undergraduate), foundation leaders, NGO's, artists, technology experts, engineers, financial & business leaders, environmentalists, and healthcare professionals to submit a proposal. 

2024 ICUE Theme "Urban Excellence: Building Communities and Unlocking Opportunities"

The Call for Proposals is now closed. 

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Program Strands

  • PK-12 Best Practices - Sessions focus on instructional practices, activities, and concepts that support innovative culturally and racially responsive teaching and learning.  Curriculum innovation, abolitionist teaching, critical teaching, and other forms of developmentally appropriate practices. Science of Reading, post-pandemic reality in urban schools, home-schooled-community partnerships and AI innovation in the classroom, sociocultural reality of absenteeism.

  • Social Justice and Advocacy - Sessions focus on social activism, judicial justice, racial justice, combating curriculum violence, and community engagement that support the marginalized in urban communities.

  • Counseling - Sessions focus on mental, physical, and emotional well-being, as well as school and family counseling in urban communities.

  • Business Development and Economics - Sessions focus on business development and partnerships in urban centers, as well as economic advancement and challenges in urban public school funding.

  • Educational Policy and Leadership - Sessions focus on educational and discipline policies, administration, and leadership topics in PK-12 and higher education settings.

  • HBCU and Higher Education - Sessions focus on policies, research, curriculum, instruction, as well as faculty and student experiences in higher education context. Educational coaching and teacher mentoring, strengthening the pipeline for educators and counselors of Color.

  • Gender and LBGTQAI+ - Sessions focus on issues, policies, perspectives, and laws that challenge or support gender and LBGTQAI+ issues in urban schools.

  • Physical Health and Wellness - Sessions focus on the importance of physical health and wellness as a necessary factor for student and adult success in urban contexts.

  • Social Work - Sessions focus on solution-oriented practices that cater to the overall well-being of individuals, families, and community groups in urban locales.

  • School Discipline and Suspension Prevention - Sessions focus on discipline, restorative justice, as well as suspension and violence prevention in urban schools and communities.

  • Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) - Sessions focus on STEAM research and practice that advances urban students’ access to STEAM experiences, careers, and knowledge.


Session Formats

We ask that you select a format from the following formats.  Depending on the quality of the content, your proposal will be carefully evaluated and accepted for the format that best fits its overall style (this can be different from your original selection).

Paper Sessions

A paper session consists of a group of research/concept papers with a similar focus.  Paper Sessions are also the most popular and formal form of research presentation and will be selected based on the rigor, attention to quality research, relevance to the conference theme, and connection to the selected strand.  Maximum of four (4) papers per session.  Session will include a chair.

Roundtable Sessions

Roundtable sessions will highlight papers with similar focus to engage participants in less formal discussion for a more in-depth exchange of information.  Roundtable sessions provide opportunities to impact the audience on a more communal level.  Roundtable sessions can be a solo paper (with multiple authors) or multiple papers.  Maximum of four (4) papers. Roundtable will include a moderator.

Poster Sessions

Poster Sessions provide a casual atmosphere to present projects in an informal but interactive setting.  Presenters must use a poster display to display a visual overview of the project, paper, event (laptop displays and handouts are also encouraged to support poster overview).  Maximum of two presenters per poster.

If accepted for a poster session, please adhere to the following poster guidelines.

  • Width: 48 inches

  • Height: 36 inches

***Due to the scheduling of the conference conflicts may occur if presenting a Poster and Roundtable. We will do our best to accommodate the schedule but ask you to consider the combination of Paper/Poster or Roundtable/Paper.


Conference Proceedings

If your proposal (paper, roundtable, or poster) is accepted, and you want it included in the conference proceedings, you must submit a formally written paper by July 19, 2024.  Your paper must be typed, single-spaced, a maximum of three pages (not including references), follow APA 7th edition guidelines, and have a description of the purpose, framework, research methodology, findings/results and the scholarly significance of the work.

Please submit your work HERE.


Submission Timeline

Proposal Submission & Conference Registration Timeline

  • All submissions must be based on original work (not previously published or presented at another conference)

  • Proposal Deadline - Submissions must be received by May 17, 2024.

  • Acceptances/Denials will be sent on or before June 19, 2024.

  • Conference Proceedings Papers are due by July 19, 2024 (optional)

  • Presenters of accepted proposals must register for the conference by August 16, 2024 to be included in the program schedule.  Each person may submit a maximum of two (2) proposals (regardless of order of authorship and submission format).

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