2015 Tobias Leadership Conference- Call for Abstracts- Due Feb 1


10th Annual Tobias Leadership Conference

Call for Abstracts

Indiana University – Randall L. Tobias Center for Leadership Excellence

Entire Spectrum of
Leadership Represented:

Corporate Leadership
Not-for-profit Leadership
Religious Leadership
Educational Leadership
Medical Leadership
Government Leadership

Military Leadership


APRIL 30 – MAY 2, 2015

Click here to register for the Conference

Contact Us:

Indiana University
Randall L. Tobias Center for Leadership Excellence
801 W. Michigan Street Indianapolis, IN 46202


2015 Tobias Leadership Conference
Indianapolis, Indiana | April 30 – May 2, 2015

Please share your interest in leadership by responding to this Call for Abstracts for the Tobias Leadership Conference April 30 – May 2, 2015, presented by the Randall L. Tobias Center for Leadership Excellence at Indiana University. We are encouraging papers and panels from all academic disciplines. A primary purpose of this conference is to promote interdisciplinary collaboration and facilitate the exchange of ideas on the broad subject of leadership.

Abstracts should be no more than 300 words and should describe the proposed paper, panel or discussion session.

Acceptance of Abstract will be confirmed via email after February 9, 2015.

Due Date for Abstracts: February 1, 2015. 

Please note: all participants must pay their own hotel, conference registration fee, and travel expenses.

Please email your submissions in a .pdf or Word file to the Tobias Center for Leadership Excellence at tcle@iupui.edu.

Please share this information with colleagues and mark your calendars to attend.

The conference registration fee is $250. Online registration and additional information is available at www.tobiascenter.iu.edu or by calling (317) 278-2800.

The Conference will be held at the Alexander Hotel in Indianapolis. The forum will begin with a reception on Thursday evening, April 30th. Multiple sessions will be held Friday and Saturday consisting of speaker presentations, panel discussions, and research presentations concerning the broad topic of leadership. There will be a gala dinner Friday evening at the Alexander. The opening reception, conference lunches and gala dinner are included with conference registration.

Click HERE to email your abstract.

CFP- Kent State

The Department of Philosophy at Kent State University is excited to announce the 22nd Annual Philosophy Graduate Student Conference in Remembrance of May 4th.


Submission Deadline: January 18, 2015

Conference Date: March 14, 2015

Conference Website: http://philosophy.kent.edu/conference/


Submission Guidelines: We invite submissions on any philosophical topic, and from any research tradition in philosophy. Submissions should be 3500 words or 30 minutes reading time. All submissions should be sent to philconf@kent.edu. Please see the attached call for papers for more details about submission guidelines.


We greatly appreciate sharing of the attached call for papers with your graduate students, either by email or by posting our call for papers in your department.


Please see the attachments for more details about the conference and submissions.


Call for Papers 2015

CFP: 2015 Feminist Ethics and Social Theory (FEAST) conference


The Association for Feminist Ethics and Social Theory

invites submissions for the Fall 2015 conference:

Contested Terrains:

Women of Color, Feminisms, and Geopolitics

October 1-4, 2015

Sheraton Sand Key Resort, Clearwater Beach, Florida

Submission deadline: February 27, 2015


For details on the conference, theme, suggested topics, and submission instructions, please check out http://www.afeast.org/Conferences3_files/FEAST_CFP_2015.pdf



Call for Papers, Panels, or Workshops for “Using History to Make Slavery History”

Call for Papers, Panels, or Workshops for “Using History to Make Slavery History”

A Conference sponsored by Historians Against Slavery

Hosted by the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, Cincinnati, Ohio

September 24-27, 2015


This antislavery conference, building on its predecessor sponsored by Historians Against Slavery in 2013, is designed to facilitate dialogue, scholarship, and action in our efforts to end contemporary slavery.  This conference seeks to bring together survivors and other activists from as varied backgrounds as possible, educators at both K-12 and college levels, government officials, and scholars to illuminate vital themes that can inform today’s movement.  The conference organizers are determined to “integrate” panels and workshops, so that scholars and activists constantly share the stage.  We will consider workshops, roundtables, and less traditional academic formats for presentations, as well as traditional academic-style panels.  We hope the conference will offer numerous practical examples of how history might be used to inform modern abolition efforts.

This conference is timed to commemorate and explore the contemporary significance of the sesquicentennial of the ratification of the 13th Amendment in the United States.  Specifically, we are interested in papers and panels exploring what the persistence of slavery means for how we remember and commemorate moments of emancipation like the 13th Amendment.  But we are also very interested in broadening the temporal and spatial scope to include more than the national stories of emancipation in the Anglo-American world in the nineteenth century.  For instance, panels and papers illuminating contemporary lessons from other forms of slavery beyond the Atlantic world, and from abolition efforts after the late nineteenth century, would be especially welcome.  While hoping to engage such global issues, we also hope to explore the local aspects of slavery and abolition in the past and present.

The conference organizers also hope to foster in-depth and critical attention to vital definitional and comparative questions.  Those themes could include, but are not limited to:

  • Which historical parallels best fit contemporary forms of slavery and abolitionist efforts, and which do not?  Why?
  • What are the benefits and drawbacks of applying the term “slavery” to contemporary forms of bondage and human trafficking?
  • What can historians and activists learn from each other about how to best leverage the energies and resources of faith groups and governments?

The deadline for proposals is October 15, 2014.  Please send proposals to the program chairs:

Matthew Mason

Associate Professor of History, Brigham Young University

Email: matthew_mason@byu.edu


Nikki Taylor

Chair and Professor of History, Texas Southern University

Email: taylorn@tsu.edu