The Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Association for Multicultural Education


Pennsylvania Chapter

Nameplate of the National Association for Multicultural Education.


14th Annual Conference

Millersville University

March 30-31, 2012


Transformative Multiculturalism: A Paradigm Shift to Create, Innovate, and Engage

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Transformative multiculturalism is innovating inclusiveness, creating critical thinkers and engaging people in an evolving global system of education. Effective leaders of any movement know that it is adaptability to change that ensures success. Multicultural education must constantly provide experiences that use innovation, creativity, and engagement to provide an experience that is not solely agreeable, but transformational in its purpose. This year we seek proposals that truly move multicultural education into the 21st century; those that incorporate technological advances, novel pedagogy, and holistic art and music components that not only feed our intellect, but also sustain our souls. We seek that which is innovative, creative, and engaging; we seek that which is transformational.

Important Dates to Remember:

PA NAME Conference: 3/30-31

Proposal Early Deadline: 11/20 Proposal Regular Deadline: 1/2/2012 Deadline Extended to February 4!

Registration Starts: 12/16

Early Bird Registration Ends: 2/1 Regular Registration Ends: 3/1

To register for the conference, please click here to go to our registration page.

To view the information required for proposal submission, please click here.

To submit a proposal, go to

PA-NAME invites you to submit a presentation proposal for its annual conference. Presenters are encouraged to (but not required) submit proposals that coincide with the theme and present information that shows an understanding of implementing effective culturally responsive relationships that bridge divisions between cultural groups. Presenters will offer solutions about how their work, research, program initiatives, and/or personal practices move us toward a more equitable society. Presentations should be designed to analyze and generate conversation addressing various dimensions of multicultural education.

All proposals will be blind peer-reviewed. The conference committee is made-up of the PA-NAME Executive Board and other PA NAME members. Reviewers will read, review, and select proposals based on applicability to the conference theme, creativity, professionalism, and clarity.

The deadline for priority consideration for received proposals is November 20, 2011. The final deadline is January 2, 2012. The conference committee, comprised of PA-NAME members, will review and select proposals based on applicability, creativity, and clarity. Accepted presenters will be notified around January 12, 2012. All presenters will be responsible for their own conference fees and travel expenses.