Deadline extended! Submit a Proposal for MACC’s Student Conference

Students in Action for Social Change
Inspiring | Collaborating | Innovating

Massachusetts Campus Compact (MACC), in partnership with the Bentley Service-Learning and Civic Engagement Center, will host the 2017 MACC Student Leadership Conference on April 1 at Bentley University in Waltham, MA. Conference organizers are now accepted workshop proposals through February 22, 2017.

The Conference – “Students in Action for Social Change: Inspiring | Collaborating | Innovating” – will draw student leaders, higher education professionals, and community partners together from across New England. This full-day conference is designed to foster collaborative action, highlight innovation in campus civic engagement programs and inspire leadership for social change.

The conference planning committee seeks workshop proposals from students, campus staff, and community partners that highlight knowledge and experience in the following areas: (1) social justice – issues and advocacy, (2) leadership skills for community engagement programs, or (3) innovative program models and management. Submissions that include both campus and community partner voices and include interactive elements will receive priority.


Social Justice – Issues and Advocacy – Workshops in this category will focus on campus-based programming that addresses social justice issues and fosters advocacy on campus and in partnership with local, national, or international communities. Issue areas may include, but are not limited to, education equity, environmental sustainability, food insecurity, identity based inequality, poverty, and refugee and immigrant justice.

Leadership Skills for Community Service Programs – Workshops in this category will focus on leadership best practices and skill development for students who lead their peers and take responsibility for community partnerships and programming.

Innovative Program Models and Management – Workshops in this category will demonstrate the successful implementation of innovative and impactful program models. This category may also include program management best practices for membership and/or volunteer recruitment and retention, tracking, training, and program evaluation.

Proposal Content

The conference planning committee seeks proposals for 50-minute interactive workshop sessions. The proposal should consist of a session title, a brief summary of 100 words or less (to be used in the conference program), and a longer session description of up to 500 words accompanied by presenter names, bios, titles, organization or institution, and organizational affiliation (name of your student group, center, title at your organization). The proposal should be clear and concise, and the session title should accurately reflect the session content.

The workshop outline must include all elements of the workshop session with a breakdown of how the time will be used. Proposals must clearly describe content delivery, including how content will be presented, format of interactive activities and any materials that will be provided to workshop participants. Workshop proposal submissions must include the following components:

  1. Facilitator’s name and bio
  2. Co-facilitators’ names and bios (include all)
  3. Workshop title
  4. Workshop summary
  5. Detailed description of session
  6. Workshop learning objectives
  7. Outline of workshop

Workshop proposals will be reviewed and rated based on the following criteria:

  • Clear learning goals and session objectives
  • Well-conceived session outline
  • Interactive elements and opportunities for collaboration
  • Clear connection to the overall goals of the conference and workshop category

Submission Process

Submissions must be made by 11:59 pm EST on February 22, 2017. 

Click here to submit your workshop proposal for Students In Action for Social Change Inspiring | Collaborating | Innovating.

View the conference webpage here.

For questions about the proposal submission process, please email MACC Programs and Operations Manager Tim Krumreig.