Application Deadline: March 1, 2023
The Voices Project exists to train and promote leaders of color. During the Voices Conference, labs are designed to provide leaders with peer-to-peer collaboration and equipping preferably, though not exclusively, within our 6 domains of culture – art, business, church, education, entertainment/media, and governments/politics. The Workshop RFP is designed to solicit lab proposals and explain what we are seeking for The Voices Conference 2023.
The Voices Conference accomplishes our mission of training leaders of color to influence culture through our collaborative lab sessions. Labs embody our core values of diversity within communities of color; the voice of the marginalized and isolated; the tools of critique and the power of influence; integration of history, faith, and action. We believe that one of the best ways to equip our attendees is by utilizing the skills and expertise of our practitioners to train other practitioners.
A call and response format will be utilized for the 60-minute lab session. Each lab is a 20-minute presentation followed with a 40 minute discussion facilitated by the presenter. Labs will be offered once, on Friday afternoon,
Please take note of the following expectations as you plan and structure your lab:
The tracks below have been selected based on areas of cultural influence defined by The Voices Project. As you review the tracklist please keep in mind that your lab proposal needs to align with one of the following tracks: Art, Business, Church, Education, Media, Politics.
In alignment with The Voices Project’s core value of diversity within communities of color and collaboration, we seek to promote those ideals in our lab experience. During the application process, presenters will be required to provide information about their ethnicity, geographic and age diversity.
The Voices Conference will offer FREE conference registration to presenters for accepted lab proposals. If your proposal is not accepted, we will honor the early bird registration rate for the presenters listed in your application.
Though this year’s conference will be livestreamed from Chicago, all labs will be presented virtually from the presenters’ chosen locations.