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Call for Proposals


Building Capacity to Address Social Justice: The Role of Evaluation and Policy


Marvin Center
Washington, DC

About the Conference The DC Consortium Student Conference on Evaluation and Policy is a graduate student-organized, one-day evaluation conference for the Washington, DC region. Our goal is to provide graduate and other post-secondary students in the fields of evaluation and policy an opportunity to present original research and network with professionals and faculty in those fields. Information about the DC Consortium and its member institutions can be found here:

The 2019 conference consists of two main components:

  • Student presentations (i.e. poster and podium), panel discussants, and networking facilitators.
  • Keynote address by Dr. Jean King, Teaching Professor in the Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development at the University of Minnesota where she has served as Director of the Minnesota Evaluation Studies Institute (MESI) for over 20 years.

Deadline for Proposals The deadline to submit abstract proposals is March 1st, 2019 by 11:59pm, EST.

General Proposal Guidelines All papers are to be authored and presented by students. Co-authored work is allowed. Presentations can be oriented toward:

  • Any domain of practice – education, health, social work, etc.
  • Any discipline – psychology, political science, education, etc.
  • Any methodology – empirical, conceptual, theory, analytical, etc.
  • Any focus – process, methodology, theory, utilization, etc.

Presentation Formats Paper presentations: Presenters will have 10 minutes to present each paper, and a brief period to address questions from conference participants. Once authors are invited to present their paper, a final complete version of the paper abstract is to be submitted by June 15, 2019, for online publication on the student conference website.

Poster presentations: The poster option gives presenters the opportunity to visually display ideas, concepts, results, etc. from their paper. The poster presentation format (dimensions to be announced) allows for informal discussion and interaction. Poster presenters are responsible for printing and bringing the poster to the conference. Once authors are invited to present their poster, a final complete version of the poster abstract is to be submitted by June 15, 2019 for online publication on the student conference website.

Proposal Submission Format Students will first submit contact information, author details, and presentation preference in the online form before uploading proposals to the conference website. All proposals are to be submitted through the "Submit a Proposal" form on the student conference website: .

Author Details Title of proposal; lead author’s name, e-mail address, and telephone number; co-author names and affiliation; and indication of presentation format preference (paper session or poster session). Co-authors can be other students or faculty, but the lead author must be a student.

Proposal (no more than 300 words) Submissions should include the title of proposal, significance of the study or evaluation work, objectives, relevance to the conference themes, perspectives or theoretical framework, methods and/or techniques, results, and conclusions. References should not be included with the abstract proposal but may be requested if accepted.

We recommend that you type out your proposal beforehand in a Word document, based on the call for proposals outline. This will be a way to safeguard your information and allow you to cut and paste to the submission form.

Deadline for Proposal Submission Please complete author details and upload the proposal to the "Submit a Proposal" form by 11:59pm EST on March 1, 2019. Proposals will be reviewed by a panel of evaluation and policy faculty and students and authors will be notified of decisions by March 22, 2019 via email.

Note Presenters will be responsible for registration, transportation, and accommodation costs. The $15 registration fee includes continental breakfast, luncheon, and entrance to all conference sessions. Information on accommodation, parking, and other transportation options are available on this website. On-site American sign language interpretation and translation services can be made available upon request.

Questions? For any question related to the DC Consortium Student Conference call for proposals, please email

See Below:

NEW 2019 DC SCEP Call for Proposals-Extension-22plb6y


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