Call for Proposals for Breakout Sessions

Breakout sessions at each symposium offer opportunities for Chicago area educators to engage in discussions on a range of topics in the teaching and learning of mathematics and science. We invite you to submit a proposal to organize and lead a breakout session. Each symposium program will have thirty- to sixty-minute periods for small group breakout sessions.

Breakout sessions and posters should highlight instructional and curricular activities by educators in the Chicago area and provide opportunities for discussions of issues relating to undergraduate instruction in mathematics and science. This year we are expanding the program to include information tables, exhibits, and posters.

In the past, participants have enjoyed a wide range of topics and varying types of format at our breakout sessions. Well received breakout sessions often invite active participation by audience members. Presenters may present an ongoing project or use the session to lead a discussion on an important issue. A session may focus on an undergraduate math or science course that is being offered in an innovative way, or on issues of student learning that may apply to a wide range of situations. We invite first time presenters and innovative ideas. Please feel free to contact Martina Bode or any of the members of the Symposium Planning Board to discuss possibilities.

Proposals for a breakout session should include:

Vendors interested in sponsorship or exhibition should contact Martina Bode.

Send your proposal by email to Martina Bode. Include SYMP2024 in the subject line.

For more information, contact Martina by email:

Deadlines for submission: Proposals received by August 15, 2024 will be given preference.

Please note that all breakout presenters and attendees must register for the symposium and pay the registration fee.