State of State Spring Conference Speaker Application
State of State’s mission is to provide a platform for ideas about Penn State, from Penn State. During our conference, to be held in late March, we will be engaging students, faculty, alumni, and the State College community in a dialogue about the state of our University.
Each year, our conference highlights a variety of topics focused around the Penn State and State College community. Here are some suggestions, but we are open to anything this year:
-- Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
-- Continuous University Expansion
-- Diversity of Student Experiences (ex. international, first generation, transition of campus, transfer, etc).
-- Sexual Violence
-- Hazing at Penn State
-- The Non-traditional Student's Experience at Penn State
-- Penn State Traditions and if it's time to change or not
-- Local Downtown Business Changes
-- Campus Activism
-- Campus and Community Safety
-- Penn State in the Media
-- Party Culture
If you are interested in acting as one of our students speakers, sharing your thoughts, opinions, and experiences in a 5-10 minute pitch and discussion, please join our conversation and fill out the application below. To be considered, your topic must be: relevant to Penn State, meaningful, and actionable. Each question should be answered in a thoughtful and concise manner, and should be no more than 300 words per question.
Applications are due on January 6th by 11:59pm EST. We will be in contact with you no later than Sunday, January 6th, at 11:59pm to confirm your audition time. Auditions will be held on Monday, January 8th, through Friday, January 12th, between 6-9pm. We will notify you by Wednesday, January 17th, if you've been chosen to speak at State of State 2024.