Call for Proposals: 2024 Southern Nevada Diversity Summit Proposals Due May 31


The Nevada System of Higher Education is excited to announce the call for proposals for the 2024 Southern Nevada Diversity Summit, a collaborative effort between UNLV, Nevada State University, College of Southern Nevada, and the Desert Research Institute. Set to take place at Nevada State University on October 4, 2024, this summit aims to advance diversity and inclusion in higher education in an era where such values face unprecedented challenges.

Hosted by the UNLV Office of Diversity Initiatives, the summit seeks proposals for presentations, workshops, roundtables, posters, and panels under the theme: “Good Trouble: Advancing the Legacies of Diversity & Inclusion in an Anti-DEI Era.” The goal is to engage Nevada’s faculty, staff, students and community partners in meaningful dialog and action.

The Southern Nevada Diversity Summit serves as a platform for professional development, offering opportunities to delve into topics of social justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion within higher education. This event is open and free of charge to all Nevada faculty, staff, students, and community partners. However, due to limited space for in-person attendance, early registration is encouraged.

Proposal Priorities: Nevada State University will prioritize proposals that actively engage students and center student voices. Proposals addressing the following topics are of particular interest:

  • Elevating student voices, civic engagement, & activism
  • Honoring the legacies and histories of diversity, equity, & inclusion
  • Responding to the current national landscape of diversity, equity, & inclusion
  • Strategizing collective action for social justice & civil rights
  • Coalition-building & solidarity that centers intra-group dialogue & strategies for effective communication
  • Disability justice & celebrating neurodivergent perspectives
  • Supporting LGBTQIA2+ and Trans students
  • Transforming policy, institutional culture, & practices
  • Dispelling myths about anti-racism and critical race theory
  • Imagining new futures for diversity, equity, inclusion, & liberation (ex: Afrofuturism, environmental justice)

Time: 60 minutes

Format: Breakout sessions in roundtables, workshops, poster sessions, or panels

Submission Deadline: Proposals must be submitted by Friday, May 31 at 11:59 p.m. For inquiries regarding the call for proposals, please email

For detailed submission guidelines and additional information, please visit Nevada State’s website.