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CFP: The Mentoring Institute, University of New Mexico

The Mentoring Institute at the University of New Mexico is seeking proposals for its sixth annual Mentoring Conference, themed “Impact & Effectiveness of Developmental Relationships”.

The conference will be held in the Student Union Building, on UNM's main campus, on Tuesday, October 29 to Friday, November 1, 2013.

We seek to facilitate discourse on the impact and effectiveness of developmental relationships among a broad constituency, which includes divisions of higher education, academic researchers, educators, community leaders, administrators, non-profit partners, government agencies, and other professionals.

For the 2013 conference we anticipate a rich mix of conversation, networking opportunities, hands-on workshops, and engagement with professionals from a diverse variety of disciplines.

We are particularly keen to receive proposals for papers presentations and posters that are informative and relevant to the field of developmental relationships, supported by theory and research, and demonstrate ideas that are applicable to the conference theme. We are interested in presentations based in the following fields: STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics), Humanities, Business, Health Sciences, Education, and the Arts.

With this in mind, we seek proposals that accomplish any of the following:
Builds on the knowledge base of those new to the field of developmental relationships.
Demonstrates the effectiveness of existing mentoring programs.
Proposes a methodology or evaluation model for developmental relationships.
Suggests new ideas and best practices for successful developmental relationships.
Proposals that include participants of different nationalities, different levels of experience, and from different institutional and organization types.

Presenters in the 2013 conference will be required to meet the following obligations and requirements:
Each presenter will be provided with a 45 minutes slot to present, during the concurrent presentations for the conference. The session will be divided up as follows: 30 minutes for presentation, 15 minutes for Q&A, and 5 minutes for session evaluations.
All presenters are required to submit a 5-7-page paper prior to the conference on the topic of your presentation. Papers will be peer reviewed and published in the 2013 conference proceedings.
In addition to submitting a paper, we strongly suggest the submission of a poster. Guidelines can be found at:

The deadline to submit abstracts is May 15, 2013. Abstracts must not exceed 250 words and should be submitted online, at:

The abstracts will be reviewed and selected authors will receive a notification of acceptance by May 30, 2013.
Once you receive confirmation of acceptance to the conference, you will be required to submit a 5-7-page paper on the topic of your presentation. The deadline to submit the paper is June 30, 2013.
Papers will be returned on July 30, 2013 with peer review comments. You may choose to accept or reject these suggestions.
Final paper submissions are due electronically by August 30, 2013. Please proofread your paper for spelling and grammatical errors.

The Mentoring Institute
University of New Mexico
1716 Las Lomas Rd N.E.
Albuquerque, NM, 87131