The Institute for Innovation and Global Engagement (IIGE) invites proposals for undergraduate and graduate academic papers, posters, and/or performance/spoken word art for its Online Global Engagement Conference on May 20, 2022.
The IIGE promotes a globally engaged campus and innovative solutions to our world’s most pressing challenges. Through local and global partnerships, it facilitates collaborative and interdisciplinary projects that have high impact for our community.
The IIGE Global Engagement Conference is open to graduates and undergraduates at UW Tacoma and area institutions and aims to bring together solution-oriented projects and papers on global issues that connect us all. We welcome submissions and especially intersectional critiques that engage with one or more of our globally focused conference themes (see below). This year’s conference particularly welcomes submissions that offer hope, innovation, and inspiration for a new tomorrow.
Title and abstract (400 words) due on March 1, 2022. Acceptance notifications will be made by March 18, 2022.
Conference themes include:
Global Innovation & Design:
How does design thinking help us innovate through community challenges?
Climate & Environment:
Deferred or Stalled: Actions on Climate Affected by Covid-19 and Variants
Climate Activism Around the World
Food and/or Water Access and Scarcity
Smart Cities and the Environment
Refugees and Migration
Health & Human Rights:
Covid-19 Debrief: What works, what doesn't?
Body, Community and Environment
Social determinants of health
Migration and Refugee Flows
Indigenous Rights and Recognition
Women's Reproductive Rights
Media & Security:
Election and Voting Challenges, Misinformation/Lack of Information
Transnational Media Networks
Global Consumerism and Hybrid Identities
Social Media and Fake News
Cyber-Surveillance and/or Policing
Community and Political Security
Proliferation and Disarmament
The 2021 Global Engagement Conference website can be found here.