Members of the Blackburn community are strongly encouraged to submit proposals for the symposium’s eight educational content sessions on Saturday, August 26, 2017. Consistent with the theme of “…and Justice for All,” a wide range of topics would be relevant to the weekend’s discussions. Proposals including environmental justice, criminal justice, economic justice, and many areas would be welcomed. Sessions may be individual or co-presenters or moderated panel discussions. Supporting the values of the Blackburn Institute, sessions must represent a diversity of opinion, presenting multiple dimensions of issues of concern to the state.

For more information and to submit a proposal, visit:

Content Proposal Submission Form

  • Deadline for submission of session proposal forms – 11:59pm on Thursday, May 11
  • Notification to those submitting session proposal forms of status – 5:00pm on Wednesday, May 17
  • Deadline for submission of finalized session information, including session title; detailed description; and speaker and panelist bios and photos – 11:59pm on Thursday, May 26