Call for proposals for first CSU International Symposium


The first Colorado State University International Symposium, to be held Feb. 25-27, 2020, in the Lory Student Center, is seeking proposals. The deadline to submit a proposal is Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019.

The International Symposium, sponsored by the Office of International Programs, will highlight the ways CSU students, faculty and partners add global dimensions to their teaching and learning, research and scholarship, and community engagement. As we celebrate Colorado State University’s sesquicentennial, the International Symposium also will be an opportunity to showcase CSU’s international engagement on campus and around the world.

Proposals can cover a wide range of international topics, such as educational experiences, research, social and environmental issues, health, culture, language, politics, economics, and the arts. The symposium will offer a variety of session formats and presentation styles, such as panels, roundtable discussions, games, interactive workshops, and more. Sessions or panel discussions will be one hour long.

A Visual Showcase of International Activities is set for 10 a.m. to noon on Thursday, Feb. 27. The visual showcase will be a chance for students, faculty, and staff to communicate their international work through video, photography, art, performance art, research posters, and any other visual medium. If you’ve been looking for a way to showcase your international work, this symposium is a great avenue.

All events will be free and open to the public.

Support available

The symposium organizers in the Office of International Programs understand that this may be your first time presenting at a symposium or conference, and they want to support you in this exciting step.

If you are unsure about your proposal idea or topic and want feedback before submitting,  contact Diana Galliano at or (970) 491-3323.

For more information about the International Symposium or how to submit a proposal, go to the International Programs website at