2018 Knowledge Without Boundaries Annual Research Summit Home

This area is designed as a space to anchor various content related to the 2018 KWB Research Summit. It provides an opportunity to share information and offer a forum where participants and attendees can share updates, stories, and questions. You are encouraged to help promote and build excitement about the symposium by engaging with each other in the comment section below. 


The mission of Knowledge Without Boundaries (KWB) to provide opportunities that enable University of Phoenix faculty, students, and alumni, to develop and achieve their professional research and scholarship goals and, through scholarly leadership, improve the performance of the organizations and communities they serve. The annual research symposium is a continuation of this mission and it upholds the intended vision to encourage the formation of communities of scholarship for University Phoenix faculty, students, and alumni.

Our Overarching Objectives:

  • To improve the performance of the organizations, communities, and schools our faculty, students, and alumni serve. 
  • To cultivate and sustain a productive community of scholarship to include the production and dissemination of best instructional practices for reaching and teaching the working adult. 
  • To enhance the foundational research and proposal development skills necessary for an engaged practitioner/leader/scholar
  • To inform and illustrate the preparations necessary for planning, preparing, and producing scholarly work.
  • To provide guidance concerning the development of a research agenda as it relates to disciplines of study or fields of inquiry.
  • To provide an opportunity to engage in an active community of scholarship.
  • To develop strategies for writing for publication.


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Save the Date

The research summit conference is scheduled for Tuesday, August 14th to Friday, August 17th, 2018.  The conference is virtual this year; no travel is required.  This event page will contain information on how to register and how to attend virtually.  


Call for Proposals

2018 Knowledge Without Boundaries Annual Research Summit Call for Proposals 


The deadline has been extended to Wednesday, June 20th, 2018, 11:59 PM.  This is because we believe that new users submitting a proposal may not be able to access the verification email to create an account and thus submit a proposal.  Any updated instructions will be posted on the FAQ pages (for example, how to verify your account during system issues, when to submit).  

Call for Proposal Reminder

FAQ Questions and Answers

Submit a Proposal

Ready to submit your proposal?  Applications are submitted using our UOPX application portal.  

Access InfoReady to Submit a Proposal by June 18, 2018

KWB Questions

  • Please submit general questions below in the comment section or to the FAQ page
  • Questions can be related to the call or about attending the symposium.
  • A member of OSS will be monitoring this space frequently and will respond to general questions as necessary. 
  • More specific, individual case type questions regarding the call can be directed via email to OSS@phoenix.edu. In the subject line write your last name and KWBA 2018 proposal. Commonly emailed questions will be below as a resource to all. 


KWB Focused News

  • News about KWB will be linked here as it develops. Be sure to bookmark this page and check back often for ongoing updates.


KWB Focused Blogs

  • Blogs will be linked here once they are published. Be sure to bookmark this page and check back often for ongoing updates. A preview of blog topics are listed below:

    • Value of Presenting (June 4, 2018)
    • Why Online Conferences (June 18, 2018)
    • Meet Your KWB Committee (July 9, 2018)
    • Creating an Effective Presentation (July 30, 2018)
    • Post Event Wrap Up/Reflection 


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David Proudfoot's picture David Proudfoot | May 24, 2018 10:03 am MST

Comments can include presenter/attendee updates, announcements, reflective stories, and/or questions. You are encouraged to help promote and build excitement about the symposium by engaging with each other in the comment section below. Images can be incorporated in comments as well. 

Chara Price's picture Chara Price | May 24, 2018 11:22 am MST
Hello all! If you are interested in serving as a peer-reviewer or conference advocate, reach out to us at oss@phoenix.edu
Erik Bean's picture Erik Bean | June 14, 2018 2:28 pm MST

Let me add for those who may be on the fence for submitting and/or attending, since virtual conferences often include permanent web pages devoted to the conference schedule and proceedings, presenting at a virtual conference can add much value and visibility to your personal Search Engine Optimization (SEO). Such proceedings allow likeminded researchers to discover your talents. Presenting offers unparalleled visibility. Your contributions at such conferences help to complement your scholarly repertoire. The more readily the academic and professional community can find and see your valuable marks, you demonstrate a lasting and permanent track record of engagement unique to your subject matter expertise (SME). If you choose to attend you also can make an impact by becoming engaged, asking questions and making your voice heard just like you can at any such symposium. This is your chance to network like never before! Apply now!

David Proudfoot's picture David Proudfoot | June 14, 2018 4:10 pm MST

Thank you Dr. Bean for sharing this important reason to attend. I have added it to our list of reasons for why someone may want to attend a virtual conference. Visitors to this page can find a listing at the top on the left side of their screen. 

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