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2024 Fall Academy Call for Guest Presentation Proposals

Submit a Guest Presentation Proposal
for the
2024 Fall Academy on Critical Thinking

November 15th - 17th, 2024

Peel Museum & Botanical Garden
400 South Walton Boulevard
Bentonville, AR 72712-5705

About Guest Presentations

Guest Presenters will have 30 minutes to present on their respective topics, after which time there will be 15 minutes for questions and feedback. Depending on academy attendance and the number of approved proposals, these presentations will occur either one at a time or two concurrently in separate rooms.
Types of Proposals We Are Seeking
All proposed Guest Presentation topics should be based on sound research, and/or substantive theory, and/or substantive experience with critical thinking. All proposals will be evaluated by Senior Fellows of the Foundation for Critical Thinking.  

We invite proposals that focus on applying critical thinking to instruction in any subject, discipline, or profession, or to important issues requiring critical thinking in any domain of work or life; we invite proposals from faculty, administrators, scholars,  professionals, military and government personnel, and teachers at all levels; we invite proposals that explore the relationships between critical thinking and reasoning within academic subjects and disciplines, within professions, or within significant domains of human life; we invite proposals that deal with overcoming the barriers to critical thinking development; we welcome proposals focused on cultivating the intellect, and on developing and assessing intellectual constructs in any field of study.

Furthermore, we invite proposals focused on the relationship between critical thinking and the evolution of the public citizen, thus highlighting the analysis and assessment of thought in connection with the development of intellectual virtues (such as intellectual humility, intellectual empathy, and intellectual integrity) in any part of life. All proposed Guest Presentations should dovetail with
  the core critical thinking concepts presupposed at the 2024 Fall Academy on Critical Thinking.
Guidelines for Submitting Your Proposal
Guest Presenters are required to register for, and participate in, the entire Academy (November 15th - November 17th, 2024). This is because all elements of the Academy should be integrated, each building on the others, and each presupposing the same foundational critical thinking concepts and principles.

To submit a proposal, please email Jon Kalagorgevich at . Proposals must be received by September 8th, 2024. Please include your proposal in the body of the email , rather than as an attachment. (Supporting attachments, such as research papers, are acceptable as long as the primary proposal is included in the email body.)

Please include all of the following information in your proposal:

1. Your first and last name.

2. If applicable, the name of your institution and your professional title. (No profession or affiliation is required to submit a proposal.)

3. The title of the Guest Presentation topic you are proposing.

4. A brief abstract, including the purpose/function of your presentation (those attending your Guest Presentation should have a reasonably clear idea of what to expect by reading the abstract).

5. A brief description of your conception of critical thinking. E.g., 'To me, critical thinking is . . .'

6. Your preferred contact telephone number.