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Shape the Future: WKU AI Conference

Shape the Future: Submit Your Proposal for the WKU AI Conference!

We invite the WKU community to submit proposals for an interactive Zoom conference to be held on Friday, April 12, 2024. The purpose of this event is to explore the transformative power of generative artificial intelligence (AI) in higher education as we consider the impacts of AI on teaching, research, student learning and critical thinking.

The conference will be offered in three formats:

  • 55-minute Workshops: Deep dive into a specific topic or application, fostering hands-on learning and discussion.
  • 15-minute Demonstrations: Showcase an AI tool or strategy that you have utilized, igniting ideas and sparking conversation.
  • 25-minute Roundtables: Lead an in-depth exploration of an AI tool or strategy, sharing practical insights into and conversations around how faculty can operationalize this tool in their own work.


  • Ethical considerations and responsible use of AI
  • Innovative teaching strategies using AI tools
  • Leveraging AI for research and scholarly inquiry
  • Embedding effective student AI use into the curriculum

Join us in shaping the future of education!

Proposals: Submit online by February 25, 2024 at midnight.

  • Session Title
  • Abstract (100 words): Briefly summarize the session's content, highlighting key insights, tools, or learning outcomes.
  • Session Format: Indicate whether you are submitting a 55-minute workshop, 15-minute demonstration, or 25-minute demonstration.
  • Themes Addressed: Clearly state which of the conference themes (ethical use, teaching strategies, research tool, effective student use) your session aligns with.
  • Technical Requirements: Indicate any audio/visual needs for your Zoom session (e.g., screen sharing, breakout rooms).

Proposals will be reviewed based on the following criteria:

  • Relevance to the conference themes and call for proposals.
  • Clarity and originality of the proposed session.
  • Potential to engage and inform the audience, with clearly articulated hands-on segments of the presentation
  • Feasibility within the chosen session format.
  • Qualifications and experience of the presenter(s).
  • Presenters are expected to register for the conference.
  • We encourage the use of inclusive language and accessibility best practices in your proposals and presentations.
  • Feel free to contact Micah Logan with any questions about the submission process.

*This call for proposal was generated with the assistance of Google Bard.


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