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Submit a Proposal

The MAA Committee on Virtual Programs invites the community to submit proposals for upcoming virtual programming. The key components of these virtual programs should be online delivery, active participation, and relevant, engaging content. Proposals will be considered three times a year with deadlines of: 

  • Feb. 1 for summer programs to run in May, June, or July.
  • May 1 for fall programs to run in September, October, or November.
  • Oct. 15 for spring programs to run in February, March, or April. 

Decisions will be communicated within 6 weeks after each deadline. Under exceptional circumstances, addressing a pressing need in a timely manner lends urgency to planning and delivering a virtual event. In such cases, we encourage emailing directly to discuss next steps.

Proposals can be for a one-time virtual event, like the “Supporting Non-tenure Track Faculty” panel discussion, or a series of up to four events on a single theme, such as the “How and Why Should Sustainability Be Part of What We Teach?” minicourse. Series should plan to be run at regular intervals over a period of weeks or months within a summer or semester, and ideally have interim opportunities for participant engagement and community building. 

Submit a Proposal


Not sure how to plan a virtual event? Check out this MAA FOCUS Article written by Summer 2021 presenters, Will Green and Katharine Ott. The article is full of tips and suggestions for creating and facilitating a virtual panel series. 

Proposal Components

Virtual program organizers are responsible for determining the overarching theme of their session, inviting and communicating with speakers (if any), and leading the session’s virtual meetings. Programs should fall under one of the three following areas:

  1. Society & Profession: Programs in this category should bring a thoughtful mathematical perspective to engaging issues that impact individuals, departments/institutions, and the broader community.
  2. Teaching & Learning: These programs are designed to support the development of faculty in effective teaching within a changing environment.
  3. Expository Mathematics: Akin to articles published in MAA periodicals, talks at MathFest Invited Paper Sessions, or Distinguished Lecture Series presentations, this category of virtual programming invites lively, engaging, and accessible expository presentations on mathematical topics.


  • Topic: Is this something that is new, fresh, or trending in the community?
  • Engagement: How will the proposed program actively engage participants?
  • DEI: Was this proposal created through a DEI lens? For example, will inclusive data be presented, or do the panelists/speakers represent diverse backgrounds, or does the topic itself address diversity, equity, inclusion?
  • Impact: What is the likely impact of participation on individuals and the community?

To view the full list of proposal questions, please review this document

Benefits of Presenting a Virtual Program with MAA

  • Collaboration with the MAA Communications Team to advertise your event to all of MAA's networks
  • Support from the MAA Programs Team before, during, and after your event 
  • Use of the MAA's fully licensed, large audience capacity Zoom account