Transforming STEM Higher Education Conference

Arlington, VA

Teaching STEM. Leading Change.
Holding on to Our Humanity.

Submit a Proposal

AAC&U and Project Kaleidoscope (PKAL) invite proposals for sessions that will empower faculty, staff, and administrators to critically question, explore, and examine some of the most vexing challenges of STEM higher education reform today. The deadline to submit proposals for early decision is July 11, 2023. The final deadline to submit a proposal is August 15, 2023.

AAC&U and its Project Kaleidoscope (PKAL) invite proposals for the annual Transforming STEM Higher Education Conference, a seven-star professional development experience that advances undergraduate STEM education reform by providing a national platform for the diverse perspectives and experiences of STEM faculty, particularly those from historically marginalized groups and institutions, to be inserted into national STEM reform discourse. This conference offers attendees a chance to disseminate curricular innovations, build community, co-learn, and gain capacity for manipulating the many levers of change that can positively influence institutional and individual transformation.

All presentations will be delivered in-person.

Developing and Submitting a Proposal

Discover session types, session formats, proposal submission requirements, and review criteria for the upcoming Transforming STEM Higher Education Conference.

Dates to Remember

  • Call for Proposals Opens

  • Registration Opens

  • Call for Proposals Deadline for Early Decision

  • Call for Proposals Final Deadline

  • Conference Begins

  • Conference Ends


For questions or additional information about the Transforming STEM Higher Education Conference, please email [email protected]

Program Office

Office of Undergraduate STEM Education

Through its Office of Undergraduate STEM Education (OUSE), AAC&U works to empower institutions of higher education to catalyze higher education reform in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

Statement on Event Locations

We are committed to ensuring that AAC&U events serve as educational spaces within which the higher education community can come together, engage local communities, and discuss the issues at the forefront of public debate.