Call for Presentations

As one who is passionate about the integration of justice and education and your faith, we invite you to submit a session proposal for presentation at the fourth annual Justice, Spirituality & Education Conference on the campus of Biola University in La Mirada, California, on Saturday, November 7, 2015.  This conference provides a unique collaborative environment to discuss changes being made around the globe and to address the challenges that exist to help us make even bigger changes to bring about grace, peace, and hope.

This year's conference theme is "Raising Flourishing Children in a Perishing World." Never before has the future of our children been at greater risk than today.  Training up children in the way they should go and in keeping with their individual gift or bent is a difficult task in a society that is so volatile to care for them (Proverbs 22: 6, 1 John 2:17 2 Peter 3:10-13). Join students, faculty and community members as we gather to jointly reflect on, and articulate how best to raise children in these precarious, fast changing times.

All presentation proposals are asked to be submitted by August 1, 2015. 

All interested in presenting at the 2015 JSE Conference on Saturday, November 7, 2015, must submit a proposal of no more than 500 words, double-spaced, that explains the following:

  1. The title of the presentation (that clearly describes the session)
  2. The conference thread your topic relates to:
    • Justice and Societal Issues
      • The Family
      • Social Services
      • Foster and Adoption Agencies
      • Mental Health Issues
      • Violence and Crime
      • Media and Technology
    • Issues of Spirituality
      • Spirituality in the Family
      • The Role of the Church in Family Education
      • Spiritual Formation of Children
      • Spiritual Formation of Youth
      • Spiritual Warfare in Family and Youth Context
    • Educational Issues
      • PreK-16 Equity and Inclusion Issues
      • PreK-16 Special Education
      • PreK-16 Access Issues
      • PreK-16 Mental Health in our Schools
      • PreK-16 Safety Issues in our Schools
      • PreK-16 Exceptionality or special programs
  3. The content and purpose of the presentation
  4. The connection to this year’s conference theme of “Raising Flourishing Children in a Perishing World”
  5. The presentation points is solutions-focused for the problems identified, rather than solely a presentation of problems
  6. The presentation must contain innovative ideas and stimulate thinking
  7. Identifies what participants would gain in their attending

Approved presenters will be invited to give a 20-minute  presentation at the 2015 JSE Conference on their topic.  Approved presenters will register for the conference and are invited to participate in the festivities of the day.

Deadlines and Important Dates:

  • August 1, 2015: Paper presentations proposals due
  • August 31, 2015: All applicants notified regarding approval for presentation
  • October 30, 2015: Conference registration ends
  • November 7, 2015: JSE Conference

Submission Procedure:

Please provide a ZIP file with the following:

  1. a presentation proposal in Word format (no more than 500 words, excluding title, and double-spaced),
  2. (2) a brief 50-75 word description of your presentation that will be posted in conference materials,
  3. (3) your professional bio of 1-2 paragraphs that will be posted on conference materials, and
  4. (4) a headshot photo of you at 300dpi.

Please submit a ZIP file above containing the following materials:

  • Your full paper in both Word and PDF formats,
  • An electronic presentation for the conference,
  • Your professional bio of 1-2 paragraphs that will be posted on conference materials, and
  • A headshot of you at 300dpi

All documents must either be in MS Word or PDF. All images must be in JPEG format.
See links on how to create a ZIP file on Mac or Windows.

Please read the following and indicate your acceptance by checking the box below.

I hereby authorize Biola University, and its agents, to record me on videotape, audiotape, film, photograph or any other medium and to use, reproduce, modify, distribute and exhibit such recordings in any medium, in whole or in part, without restrictions or limitation for any purpose that Biola deems appropriate.

I further consent to the use of my name, likeness, voice, biographical material and story provided by me or developed by Biola in connection with such recordings. I grant Biola University a license to use, reproduce, distribute and prepare derivative works of additionally submitted materials (photos, videos, presentations, documents, etc.) in connection with the recording. I am the creator of these materials or have permission to grant this license.

I understand that I am to receive no compensation for this appearance. Biola University shall have complete ownership of the program and I forfeit all rights to copies or revisions of the product.

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