Deadline to submit is June 8th, 2020
Notified of Proposal Acceptance by July 1st, 2020

Please read the following important information in detail before submitting your proposal!

JusticeNOW is a cross-movement and cross-sector power building and power shifting conference that centers Reproductive Justice, Queer Liberation, and Organizing. With keeping these values at the core–Do you have an innovative, interactive and “out-of-the-box” idea to present?

We are seeking FUN and CREATIVE proposals from folx working on a full range of social justice, movement, political issue areas, and health topics. We encourage you to submit proposals to present via workshop, panel, interactive discussion, performance, expressive art, roundtable, caucus, and more!

Please read the following information thoroughly to make sure that your submission has the best chance of being selected.


Presenter Registration

To keep everyone’s Conference registration as affordable as possible, we ask our presenters to volunteer their time and expertise at JusticeNOW2020. To thank them for this contribution, we offer a discounted registration rate for Presenters. This registration fee does not include travel or lodging.

Once a proposal is accepted, presenters will receive an email notification (from justicenowcon@sparkrj.org)  with a discount code for 15% off of your registration fee. If your proposal is approved, you and any co-presenters are responsible for completing the registration form to attend the conference. A link to register and a discount promo code will be sent to your contact email if your proposal is accepted. The presenter registration rate is limited to two (2) presenters per session.

JusticeNOW2020 is committed to uplifting the voices of Black Womxn, Womxn of Color and Queer and Trans Young People of Color (<28 years old). If you are a part of our base and need assistance with your registration, outside of the presenter’s discount (15% off registration), please indicate that in the last question of your proposal application. If you do not need assistance we ask that you do not select that option so we can allocate our support to as many of our base members as possible. If your proposal is accepted and you are selected to receive a base member presenter registration scholarship, a link to register and a discount promo code will be sent to your contact email from justicenowcon@sparkrj.org.

Should your proposal not be accepted for this year’s conference, you will receive a link to register at the Early Bird rate. Please do not register until you receive notification of your session acceptance or decline. 


Presenter Responsibilities

Presenters are responsible for making their own travel and hotel arrangements.

All sessions will be scheduled on Saturday, November 21st or Sunday, November 22nd, 2020. All sessions will be held at the Hyatt Regency, Downtown Atlanta, GA.

Each meeting room in which sessions take place will be equipped with: chairs, podium, presenter table, and LCD projector and screen. There is no additional charge for this equipment. If you need anything besides the provided equipment, please bring it with you.


Conference Tracks

Please select all conference tracks that you feel your proposal may fit best under. To increase your chance of your proposal being accepted, consider submitting a proposal that can fit under multiple tracks.

Example: If your topic of interest is “The interconnection between Reproductive Justice and Climate Change,  through the use of Digital Organizing and Political Education” you may want to select the following Tracks: Track 1–“Arts, Culture, and Organizing,” Track 2–”Reproductive Justice and Intersectionality” and Track 5–Advocacy & Policy.” 

Please click here for a full list of our conference tracks to help shape your submission. You will be able to select these tracks from a list on your submission form.

CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT YOUR PROPOSAL


Call for Proposals Webinar

Thinking about submitting a proposal but have more questions??

SPARK hosted a short 30 minute webinar on Wednesday, March 4 at 12PM for individuals and organizations who may be interested in submitting a proposal. View the webinar below for more information about our call for proposals.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW OUR PROPOSAL WEBINAR