Call for Proposals

Call for Proposals

What is The Call for Proposals (CFP)?

The Call for Proposals – or CFP for short – is the process we use to collect presentations to be considered for our program year (January through December) and our annual conference. Proposals collected during this submission period will be for our 2023 program year. 

The Forum on Workplace Inclusion 2023 Program Year and Annual Conference Theme

Combining Forces(x): Fueling Our Collective Capacity for Change

Annual Conference: March 27-29, 2023

Our work today requires knowledgeable and responsive management of the constantly changing forces working with and against us. Internal forces such as people, purpose, practice, and process are met with external forces such as planet health, political conflict, progressive technology, and a perilous economy. Our ability to position our people to perform in the context of these forces can either propel or prohibit positive momentum. The promise of an equitable future relies on unyielding individual integrity and forceful collective efforts in our work to prioritize accessibility, diversity, inclusion, and social justice. By creating spaciousness that boosts morale and incentivizes performance, leveraging integral relationships, combining resources for increased energies, and building bandwidth around shared purpose we multiply our efforts and the probability of positive change.

Submission Period Closed

The deadline to submit a proposal has passed. Proposals received after the deadline date will only be considered as time and need allow. For questions, please contact us at

Call for Proposals Guidelines & Policies

CFP Timeline

June 7, 2022
Call for Proposals opens

June 15, 2022 1:00 pm central
Join a Q&A webinar (registration coming soon)

July 12, 2022 11:00 am central
Join a Q&A webinar (registration coming soon)

**UPDATED – July 25, 2022 12:00 pm central
Call for Proposals closes

August 18, 2022
Program Committee reviews proposals

**UPDATED – November 29, 2022
Notice emailed to presenters

December 2, 2022
Deadline to confirm participation

December 16, 2022
Session date and time emailed to presenters

January 20, 2023
Deadline to submit edits to session (if any)

February 17, 2023
Complimentary Presenter Registration Deadline

March 20, 2023
Handouts uploaded to virtual platform

March 27-29, 2023
The Forum on Workplace Inclusion annual conference

Dates subject to change.

May 30, 2019
Call for Presentations opens

June 12, 2019 1:00 pm
Join a Q&A conference call (register here)

June 26, 2019 11:00 am
Join a Q&A conference call (register here)

July 15, 2019 11:59 pm
Call for Presentations closes

August 7-8, 2019
Program Committee reviews presentations

November 21, 2019
Notice emailed to presenters

March 10-12, 2020
The Forum on Workplace Inclusion

Dates subject to change.

CFP Resources

Orientation Webinars

Register for our two orientation webinars.

Presentation slides

2023 CFP webinar v8 – Download

CFP Orientation 1

June 15, 2022 1:00 pm central

CFP Orientation 2

July 12, 2022 11:00 am central

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Minneapolis, MN 55454
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