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2014 BMTT Conference Call for Proposals

The call for proposals and participation in the 14th Annual Black Man’s Think Tank (BMTT) Conference is underway. You are invited to submit proposals for demonstrations, interactive lectures, presentations and workshops, panel discussions, and simulations for this annual conference. The theme this year is “Reclaiming the Greatness of the Pyramid Builders”.

This is a two-day conference, which takes place Friday and Saturday (April 11-12). On Friday, presentations will specifically address youth and young adult males while Saturday presentations are of a general nature. Both days are dedicated to the theme “Reclaiming the Greatness of the Pyramid Builders”. However, on Friday, presentations should relate to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

  1. Youth Audience (Friday, April 11) – is intended for adolescent and young adult males from middle school through undergraduate levels.

Theme: Reclaiming the Greatness of the Pyramid Builders: Immersion in STEM

Desired Focuses:

The BMTT Conference Programs Committee is seeking presentation proposals which address STEM-focused topic areas

  • demand for skilled STEM workers
  • skills, education, and training needed for STEM careers
  • application of basic and specific skills needed for STEM area
  • industries with STEM focus
  • inspiring youth to choose STEM careers
  1. General Audience (Saturday, April 12) –Traditionally, the targeted participants have been African American adult males, but the subject matter normally relates to everyone. The participants, too, may consist of individuals from other races, gender, ethnicities, and male populations. The event is open to the general public.

Theme: Reclaiming the Greatness of the Pyramid Builders

Desired Focuses:

The BMTT Conference Programs Committee is seeking presentation proposals which address concepts, principles, values, attitudes, and behaviors which have origins or applications in ancient Egypt (e.g., pre-dynastic through dynastic periods or before 653 BC (before the 25th Dynastic Period)).


  1. Submit proposals which address strategies and programs that educate, inform, inspire, and direct the target audience in the desired focus areas.
  2. Submit proposals that are within the context of the theme only.
  3. Submit proposals which are at least 50 minutes for the youth audience or 75 minutes for the general audience. We encourage question and answer (Q&A) sessions toward the end of each presentation.
  4. Use Appendix A for proposal submissions. Please complete all parts of the form.
  5. Presentation types may be an individual presentation, a group of co-presenters, or a panel discussion.
  6. All proposals will undergo a competitive selection process and not all proposals will be chosen. Groups, individuals, or organizations are welcome to present proposals.
  7. There is no remuneration for presenters and scheduling time is at our discretion.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Bobby J. Beavers at (937) 512-2749 or email him at [email protected].

Download the Proposal Submission Form. Submission Deadline: December 31, 2013. Mail it to Sinclair Community College (Attn: Dr. Bobby J. Beavers, Room 10424), 444 West Third St., Dayton, OH 45402;  by email to [email protected] or by fax to (937) 512-2392.