All proposals undergo a comprehensive review by the Cumulus Executive Board who selects hosts following criteria and considerations articulated in the call’s guidelines.
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Place your home institution at the center of a prestigious showcase dedicated to creating unique learning moments and community-building experiences.
Introduce your home institution and its members to an inspiring set of like-minded peers from around the world.
Highlight and share the latest and greatest work originating from your home institution’s region.
Extend your network by engaging with the diverse set of conference participants – from faculty, researchers, and university leadership to practitioners, artists, students, and more; Cumulus Conferences convene a distinguished group of global stakeholders.
Cumulus Conference proposals should balance programming considerations such as:
Conference proposals undergo a comprehensive review by the Cumulus Executive Board who selects hosts following criteria articulated in the call’s guidelines. While the competitive bidding process makes for unique conferences via diverse people, cultures, and regions, all Cumulus Conferences aim to create learning environments that foster engagement, collaboration, and knowledge exchange.
Cumulus Conferences Hosts are responsible for setting the budget of their event according to their programming vision. Conferences typically take place over 3 to 4 days and operate as non-profit events organized by a single member or a consortium of member institutions and local organizations. Conference delegate fees (independent of Cumulus members’ annual dues) contribute one key source of budget for conference hosts. However, hosts are responsible for fundraising via their own institution and networks for additional financial resources to support their conference’s full execution.
The close collaboration of the host with the Secretariat and the Cumulus Executive Board delivers high caliber programming, and optimal impact and reach globally via the Cumulus network. Host institutions are expected to proactively coordinate and communicate with the Secretariat team throughout the planning process of their Conference to ensure quality standards and the integration of ongoing Cumulus programming.