Call for Abstracts

5th Annual Conference of


Collaborative Network for Engineering and Computing Diversity

Feb 26-Mar 1, 2023

New Orleans, LA

Call for Abstracts

We invite you to submit an abstract to the 5th Annual Conference of CoNECD: Collaborative Network for Engineering and Computing Diversity which will be held from Feb 26 to Mar 1, 2023 in New Orleans, LA.

Authors should submit an extended abstract between 300 and 500 words on their paper/presentation topic.

Due Date: August 8, 2022

The vision of the CoNECD (pronounced, “connected”) Conference is to provide a forum for exploring current research and practices to enhance diversity and inclusion of all underrepresented groups in the engineering and computing professions. We believe that a transformation of our engineering workforce will not be the result of a singular focus. CoNECD will encompass the many diverse groups that comprise our engineering and computing workforce including groups based on gender (including gender identity and gender expression), race and ethnicity, disability, veterans, LGBTQ+, 1st generation and socio-economic status.

CoNECD will accept both papers and presentations as final submissions. Submit presentations in PDF format as with NOTES pages of your slides. For your full draft submission, the NOTES for each slide must have sufficient detail to explain the content on the PowerPoint slide. This will ensure that the reviewers have enough context to allow appropriate review of your presentation submission. See here for how to add notes to your slides.

CoNECD is seeking both evidenced based research and practice abstracts for presentations at the 5th Annual Conference of CoNECD: Collaborative Network for Engineering and Computing Diversity which will be held from Feb 26 to Mar 1, 2023. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Outreach, mentoring and recruitment of diverse K-12 students

  • Mentoring, innovative recruitment and retention programs, and assessment of diverse groups of undergraduate and graduate students

  • Mentoring, recruitment, retention, leadership and professional development activities for diverse faculty, administrators and professionals in the engineering/computing workforce (including work/life balance and dual-career issues, listening and negotiation, workplace climate, and innovative programs supporting diversity and inclusion)

  • Company/university programs, policies or reviews that impact particular diverse groups (e.g. Title IX, transgender policies, veteran integration into academic institutions) including, for example, military experience to academic recognition

  • Transformative research that informs the development of impactful and forward-thinking programs and policies on issues such as intersectionality of race and gender

  • Integration of social justice into curricular and co-curricular activities

  • Innovative curricular issues including inclusive pedagogies

  • Managing identity across a global landscape in K-12 outreach, recruitment, retention, and academic success strategies

  • The importance of cultural relevance and history in expanding the curriculum, pedagogy, classroom design, and worker spaces in academia and corporate settings

  • Understanding inclusion, equity, access, and diversity in an effort to broaden participation, transform institutional leadership and promote student-centered success strategies in academia

  • Unleashing the invisible factors of human potential to innovate, explore the unknown and develop community centered solutions to address diversity, inclusion, and access in industry and academia

CoNECD aims to include both researchers seeking peer-reviewed conference papers as well as practitioners who wish to submit a presentation (e.g. Powerpoint) associated with a successful practice. CoNECD will present a balance of basic research and development in the diversity and inclusion space as well as presentations that focus on promising practices successfully implemented in both academic and workplace environments. Authors may submit (individual or panel) papers or presentations based on accepted abstracts.

Authors should submit an extended abstract between 300 and 500 words on their paper/presentation topic.Authors of accepted abstracts must submit a full paper OR presentation for review, acceptance and publication in order to present at the conference.

Abstracts are due August 8, 2022

To submit an abstract,

  • Click this link.

  • You will be directed to a login page.

  • If you are a member of ASEE, please login to access the abstract submission page.

  • If you are not an ASEE member, please create a login to access the abstract submission page. You do not need to become an ASEE member to submit an abstract.

  • Posters are not accepted. Do not check I would like this to be presented as a poster

Each abstract is being submitted to one track or group. For each abstract submitted, you must identify keywords describing the topic you are presenting. This will enable CoNECD to group your presentation appropriately. Please select from this list of keywords (no more than 4 keywords can be provided). The Keywords should be included in the first line of your Abstract Text, separated from the Abstract Title.










1st Generation



Socio-economic status

Computer Science


Engineering Technology

Information Technology

2 Year Institution