MESH Conference

​Des Moines Area Community College cordially invites you
to the English/Speech Departments' Annual

MESH (Meet, Eat, Share, Help) Conference


A day of professional development focusing on best practices
Integrating Our Partnership with You

Friday, June 21, 2019
8:15am-3:00pm (Registrations 8:15-8:45am with Continental B​reakfast)
LocationDMACC West Campus
Theme: Bridging the Differences that Divide Us

Adjuncts and concurrent enrollment faculty will be paid.
Attendance will meet the annual professional development requirement for NACEP.
Full-time faculty will receive TIs.

Deadline for proposals: Friday, June 14, 2019

Deadline for registration: Wednesday, June 19, 2019​

Conference Contacts: Tiffany Lau​er and ​Beth Baker Brodersen

Proposal Form

This year we are soliciting proposals for two types of sessions:

  1. Leader-led sessions that are focused around a specific topic of interest. These sessions are flexible in format: they can include facilitator presentations, panel discussions, roundtable discussions on focused issues such as grading, class structure, discussion, or best practices for encouraging participation, challenges particular to adjunct or concurrent-enrollment faculty, or any other format/topic that you believe will engage your peers.​
  2. Open-ended roundtable discussion facilitators. This year we will be dedicating one of our breakout sessions to a set of informal roundtable discussions geared around the following disciplines: speech, writing, and literature/humanities. Participants will choose which topic they are interested in, and conversation will be free-flowing and casual. Facilitators will be tasked only with keeping the discussion going.​