Submit a Proposal

Calling all Respectful Disruptors in Higher Education—we’re accepting proposals!

Priority Proposal Deadline: Friday, October 14, 2022    |    Final Proposal Deadline: Friday, November 18, 2022

About the Global Respectful Disruption Summit

COMPEAR and have formed a partnership to collaboratively highlight the experiences of the underrepresented around the globe, as well as how all of us can respectfully and actively disrupt practices and policies that make room for inequality and discrimination in international education. The 2023 Global Respectful Disruption Summit is a joint effort to bring together like-minded individuals for learning and discussion. This will be real talk. This will be uncensored. This will highlight underrepresented voices.

Conferences are expensive and competitive, making the information, resources, and learning opportunities sometimes difficult to attain. In line with our shared values, we’d like to respectfully disrupt that pattern and offer an affordable, innovative approach. The 2023 Global Respectful Disruption Summit will be low-cost, easy to attend, AND our primary focus will be for attendees to have tangible takeaways and next actions to implement in their personal or professional life.

We welcome proposals focused on global or multicultural justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion especially around areas or populations that may currently be systematically overlooked or missing from discussion in international education experiences, research, and careers. Examples of topic areas could include but are not limited to ​​Ethnocentrism, Racism, Sexism, Classism, Ableism, Ageism, Heterosexism, and other educational Inequities.

Target Timeline
Friday, October 14, 2022 – Priority Proposal Deadline
Friday, November 18, 2022 – Final Proposal Deadline
Friday, November 25, 2022 – Final Sessions Chosen / Speakers Informed
Friday, March 3, 2023 – Session Materials Submission Deadline
Friday, April 21, 2022 – SUMMIT LIVE DATE

Expected Audience
We encourage all international educators, service providers, practitioners working in intercultural communicative competence and diversity equity and inclusion or those with shared interest to submit a proposal. Whether you’re a student, seasoned professional, lecturer, or newcomer, we are looking to amplify and highlight underrepresented voices in multicultural and global education.

Submission Guidelines

  • Must submit the Call for Proposals Google Form by the deadline
  • Must answer all required questions
  • Must include an email and phone number in case we need to contact you about the proposal


Evaluation Criteria

  • Currency, importance, and appropriateness of topic to the field
  • Purpose, participant outcomes, and session type
  • Theory, practice, and/or research basis
  • Support for practices, conclusions, and/or recommendations
  • Clarity of proposal as indicator of presentation quality


Here is a summary of topics that the planning committee have suggested that are missing or not discussed enough. We’ve summarized them below, so feel free to use these for inspiration or come up with your own topic! 

Indoctrination of white supremacy globally

The toll of Global Travel/Education on the Global Majority

Long-term study abroad for underrepresented groups

Study Abroad in during a pandemic

Push and Pull Equity for Trans, Non-Binary

Sustainable Development Goals

Intersections of Reproductive justice & Global

Climate justice/climate education

Intersection, research on coming out of COVID

Ethical Travel During a Pandemic

Virtual Education


Centering Indigenous knowledge, wisdom, and science.

Neurodiversity inclusion

Centering Blackness

Problematizing Human Rights

Addressing linguistic imperialism

Intersections of Higher Education & K-12 Global Education

Health and wellness

“Spirit murdering” in education

Radical self-love and self-acceptance/exploration/etc