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2020 WREN Summit Call for Submissions

Dec 4, 2019

WREN is now accepting presentation submissions for our 2020 Summit on April 6, 2020, at the Columbia Museum of Art.

Calling all innovators! As we explore the theme of Mobilizing the Movement, we are seeking submissions from folks who are advocating in pursuit of gender equity in South Carolina, and seek to educate and activate a larger audience.

Advocacy doesn’t look one way. It happens at the Statehouse, in the workplace, the classroom, and in your neighborhood.

In thinking about the ways we each uniquely show-up in support of change, we want to hear from the community: including storytellers, historians, business leaders, poets, musicians, researchers, students, activists, and more on the work, research, or community-building  you’re doing to address a cross section of issues like:

How to Submit Proposal

Option 1:

Write and send the following information to by Friday, 1/10/20, 5:00pm with “Summit Submission” as the subject line:

Option 2:

Record and email brief video that includes the following information to by Friday, 1/10/20, 5:00pm with “Summit Submission” as the subject line.  No word restriction, but please limit video to 2 minutes. You may submit either a link via YouTube or an MP4 file, if possible

When drafting your proposal, it may be helpful to consider how you’d answer the following questions…

  1. What is the movement?
  2. What’s been done to address this movement?
  3. Who in the community is working to achieve this movement’s goals?
  4. What are the current barriers in place (socially, institutionally or otherwise)?
  5. How can we come together to make a change?
  6. What top 2 takeaways do you want the audience to leave with?

Diverse voices build sustainable movements. WREN values and encourages intersectional, interactive, and participatory proposals from a diverse set of presenters. Based on the pool of submissions, WREN may ask that accepted presenters partner with others and adjust their presentation based on the needs of the overall Summit.

Selection Process

Selections will be made by the WREN Summit’s Planning Committee using a redacted submission process based on the criteria above.  Presenters who have been selected will be notified by 2/10/20.

To learn more about last year’s Summit, click here.

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