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, city, and neighborhood. 

ICUE invites community activists, high school and college students, intellectual scholars, foundation leaders, NGO's, artists, technology experts, engineers, financial & business leaders, environmentalists, healthcare professinals, and PK-20 educators to submit a proposal. 

2022 ICUE Theme "Speaking Truth to Power: Sustaining Excellence in Urban Realities"

Program Strands

  • PK-12 Best Practices - Sessions focus on instructional practices, activities, and concepts that support innovative teaching and learning in urban schools

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

  • Counseling - Sessions focus on school, mental health, and family counseling in urban communities.

  • Business Development and Economics - Sessions focus on small business development, business partnerships, and economic advancement in urban centers.

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

  • Higher Education - Sessions focus on innovative research projects or conceptual works that contribute to solutions & increased understanding on matters that are important in urban communities.

  • 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

Paper sessions will consist of 3-4 papers with a similar focus.  Papers are the most formal form of presentation and will be selected based on their relevance to the conference theme and selected strand.  Maximum of four (4) papers and 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 audience on a more informal level.  Roundtable sessions can be a solo paper or multiple papers.  Maximum of three (3) papers plus 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

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 writted paper.  Your paper must be typed, single-spaced, a maximum of three pages (not including references), follow APA 6th edition guidelines, and have a description of the purpose, framework, research methodology, findings/results and the scholarly significance of the work.


Submission Procedures

All proposals must be submitted online HERE

Proposals are selected to ensure the conference offers a comprehensive and dynamic program.  Proposals will be reviewed by the ICUE Conference Program Committee and Proposal Reviewers must include the following components.  Failure to include these requirements in the proposal are subject to being excluded from consideration.  The following criteria must be used as the proposal guide.

  • Program Title: (15-word limit) The paper title should use proper capitalization in the title

  • Abstract: (100-word limit) This abstract will appear in the conference program

  • Proposal: 500-word limit)

    • Research proposals should include the
      1) Purpose
      2) Overview
      3) Methods
      4) Conceptualizations
      5) Theory(ies)
      6) Data Collection & Analysis
      7) Findings and
      8) Significance of your work as it relates to the conference theme and selected strand. [*Label each section in proposal. Ex. 1. Purpose]

    • All other proposals should include
      1) Purpose
      2) Concept, Project, or Innovative Strategy (include school level elementary-primary, middle, or high-secondary if applicable)
      3) Data-driven support (for concept, project, or strategy)
      4) Goals or outcomes of the strategy, project, or concept and
      5) Implication of concept, project, or strategy in urban context. [*Label each section in proposal. Ex. 1. Purpose]

Also include in your proposal:

  • Strand: Choose appropriate strand for proposal content

  • Session Type: Paper, Roundtable, or Poster

  • Keywords: (no more than 3 keywords or phrases): Descriptors of proposal content

  • Contact Information: Provide contact information for ALL authors to include: name(s), title(s), address(es), telephone number(s) and institutional affiliation(s).

Note: We reserve the right to make changes as it relates to session strand, type, and placement in the program.  These changes will be indicated in your letter of acceptance.


Submission Requirements/Timeline

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

  • Deadline Extended! - Submissions must be received by June 5, 2022.

  • Acceptances will be sent the week of  June 13, 2022.

  • Conference Proceedings Papers are due by July 22, 2022 (optional)

  • Presenters of accepted proposals should register by July 15, 2022 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).