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Location: The University of New Mexico's Student Union Building
The Mentoring Institute at UNM is pleased to announce its 11th Annual Mentoring Conference, Mentoring, Coaching, and Leadership for
Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Faculty, staff and
students of higher education, researchers, K-12 educators, community
leaders, administrators, non-profit partners, government agencies, and
other professionals are invited to participate in this five-day
event, which will be held from , through Monday, October 22, 2018
at The University of New Mexico’s Student Union Building in
Albuquerque, New Mexico. The goal is to develop dynamic conversations
and networking opportunities through
hands-on workshops, individual/panel presentations, and plenary
sessions. Friday, October 26, 2018 This year’s conference theme is Mentoring, Coaching, and Leadership for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
and entrepreneurship exist throughout every field of study. Therefore,
at this conference we seek to facilitate discourse on the effectiveness
of developmental relationships for fostering innovation and
entrepreneurship. The term ‘developmental relationships’ includes,
but is not limited to, mentoring, coaching, networking, and sponsorship.
Presenters in the 2018 conference must meet the following requirements for their session : (mandatory for all presenters)
are assigned a 45-minute slot; we suggest a TED Talk format for the
first 30 minutes of the presentation,
10 minutes for Q&A, and 5 minutes for the session's evaluation. Paper: Submission of a 5–7 page paper on the topic of your presentation is mandatory. Papers will be peer-reviewed and published
in the conference proceedings. Optional
Poster Submission: In addition to your individual/panel presentation,
we strongly suggest to bring a poster to be
displayed during the conference poster session. You do not need to
write an additional poster paper; however, you will need to submit a
Microsoft Power-Point file (template will be provided) with the content
of your poster.
Presentation: Poster presenters will have two hours to display and present their poster during the allotted poster session. Paper: Submission of a 1–2 page paper describing the content of your poster is mandatory. All poster presenters are also
required to submit a Microsoft PowerPoint file (template will be provided) with the content of your poster.
Presenter Registration Presenters
must register for the conference; registration will grant access to
15 plenary/round table/poster sessions and
more than 200 individual/panel sessions. As a token of our appreciation
for presenters' contributions to our conference, accepted presenters
will receive a 20% discount from the standard fee of $500.
Please register a using your acceptance code here .
Call for Reviewers
Mentoring Institute is seeking reviewers to assist at the 2018
Mentoring Conference. If you are a past presenter, or your
abstract is accepted to this year's conference, you may serve as a
peer-reviewer. This is a great opportunity to read and critically
analyze scholarly work in the field of mentoring, coaching, and
leadership. The annual conference brings in scholars from all
over the nation, as well as international researchers.
Reviewers’ Commitment Includes
Review 5–10 papers during the review cycle from July 1–30, 2018 Complete a thorough review within allotted time, following review guidelines Provide constructive feedback to enhance the work to be published in the conference proceedings
If you are interested in becoming a peer-reviewer, please check this option in your abstract submission form or send an email
to The Mentoring Institute regarding
your interest in as a reviewer. volunteering Important Deadlines
Call For Proposals: The 2018 Call for Proposals will be released on Friday, March 23rd. Abstracts should be submitted through
our website, and must not exceed 250 words. Abstract Submission: The deadline to submit abstracts is . Authors will be notified of proposal acceptance
or exclusion by Tuesday, May 15th . Wednesday, May 30th Presenter registration: Accepted presenters must register to the conference no later than .
Failure to complete
registration by this deadline will result in removal from the accepted
presenter list; subsequently, vacant slots will be offered to other
presenters. Friday, June 15th Last Date to Register as Peer-Reviewer: If you are a past presenter or your abstract is accepted to this year's conference,
you may serve as peer-reviewer. The deadline to register as an peer reviewer is . Friday, June 15th First-Draft of Paper: If your abstract is accepted for a presentation, you are required to submit a 5–7 page paper on the
topic of your presentation. The deadline to submit the paper is . Saturday, June 30th Peer Review: Papers will be peer reviewed and returned on with comments. You may choose to accept or
reject these suggestions. Wednesday, August 1st Final-Draft of Paper: Final paper submissions are due electronically by . Thursday, August 30th Volunteer: The last date to register as a Volunteer is . Sunday, September 30th Standard Registration Deadline: The last date for standard registration is . Sunday, October 14th