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2023 Call for Abstracts

CPHA invites you to submit an abstract for our Culture of Data Conference to be held virtually Thursday, April 6th - Friday, April 7th, 2023.


Submission Details





You may submit an abstract for one of the following formats below.

Emerging Leader Showcase Presentation

  • 10-12 minute presentation with time for questions afterward

  • Eligible applicants for this showcase include:

    • Current students who are interested in public health and/or pursuing a degree

    • Early career professionals who have been practicing in the field for less than 5 years

    • First-time presenters are encouraged to apply

  • Applicants selected for presentations in the showcase will receive a scholarship to attend the conference

  • Applicants may submit abstract proposals based on work completed in graduate/undergraduate courses

  • 20-minute presentation with time afterward for questions

  • This is a typical conference presentation, usually presented with slides 

  • Does not need to include interactive components (although they are welcome)

Skill-building Session
  • Approximately 1-hour to 1-hour and 15-minutes long

  • Skill-building sessions must be interactive and include hands-on learning or practice for attendees

  • There should be time built into the presentation for attendees to explore new tools, practice skills, or engage in discussions that foster learning

Walk and learn – asynchronous session
    • Approximately 15-30 minutes long

    • Audio-only format (podcast style) that allow people to engage with the topic away from their desk 

    • This format enables presenters to focus on digital storytelling and offer an opportunity for speakers with community-based expertise to share their experiences  

More Submission Details

Abstracts will be assessed on:

  • Relevance to conference objectives and theme

  • Whether they address equity  

  • Originality of the work

  • Fit for the proposed format (lecture, showcase, skill-building etc.)

  • Preference will be given to abstracts that pertain to Colorado or surrounding states in the region

If you have any questions, please contact Allison Rosenthal, Director of the Culture of Data conference, at

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