2023 VIP Consortium Meeting: Call for Abstracts

The Meeting

The 2023 VIP Consortium Meeting will be held Thursday-Friday, May 11-12, with a workshop for early-stage and prospective sites on the afternoon of Wednesday, May 10. The meeting is aimed at current, emerging, and prospective VIP Directors and Coordinators, as well as key stakeholders at their institutions. The meeting is highly participatory with a focus on peer-to-peer exchange. Most meals will be provided, and hotel costs will be covered for up to two guests from each institution if they register/book their rooms by the posted deadline (March 29).


  • Monday, March 13, Program Posted
  • Friday, March 24, Preferred Hotel Booking Deadline (for rooms to be paid for by grant)
  • Wednesday, March 29, Final Hotel Deadline (for rooms to be paid for by grant)
  • Wednesday, May 10, Pre-conference Workshop
  • Thursday and Friday, May 11-12, Annual Consortium Meeting (finish around 3PM Friday)


Call for Abstracts

The 2023 VIP Consortium Program Committee invites abstracts for sessions (1 hour, typically with multiple co-presenters) and site-update presentations (10-minutes). For regular sessions, presenters will typically be matched with co-presenters and asked to develop their sessions together. Some sessions will be offered in parallel, and some will be full-meeting sessions.  Session formats can be presentations, breakout activities/discussions, and collective working/planning/problem solving sessions.  The collective working/planning/problem solving sessions are a hallmark of the annual Consortium meeting and are especially welcome.

  • Friday, February 24, Preferred Abstract Deadline
  • Wednesday, March 1, Final Abstract Deadline (noon midnight-ish, Eastern Time; going to download them Thursday morning)
  • Monday, March 13, Program Posted


The 2023 Program Committee identified 9 topic groups for sessions, sorted from team-level to consortium-level:

  • Students: supporting student experiences, supporting student skill development, etc. For assessment of these things, see "Assessment" below.
  • Instructor Practice: team management, mentor development, instructor professional development, pedagogy, etc.
  • External Partners: industry sponsors, community partners, agreements, intellectual property, etc.
  • Multidisciplinarity: supporting multidisciplinary collaboration, interplay between STEM/Non-STEM, expanding to other disciplines, pure humanities projects, etc.
  • Assessment: assessing student experiences/learning/skills development, equity, peer evaluations, instructor experiences, program assessment, long-term impact, defining objectives for VIP, etc.
  • Administering and Coordinating: recruiting students, recruiting faculty, effective practices, security for sensitive research-defense/controlled/regulated, etc.
  • Curricula: how credits count, integrating VIP into existing course sequences, cultivating department buy-in, etc.
  • Program Sustainability: funding, keeping faculty engaged, support from administration, making the case for VIP to administrators/sponsors, demonstrating impact, addressing institution strategic objectives, accreditation, etc.
  • Consortium Community: multi-site VIP teams (single or multiple countries), data/assessment across Consortium/multiple sites, site-to-site mentoring, multi-site student events, etc.
  • Other

Submitters will need to choose at least on topic group for each session abstract, but no groupings are needed for site update presentations.

Submit an abstract for a session
Submit highlights on a site update

We thank you in advance for your willingness to share you experiences and lessons-learned with others!