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Between each quarter, NAVEL puts out an open call for ASSEMBLIES proposals, which is promoted through our website, email and social media, as well as relevant listservs. Applicants have about a month to submit, which allows NAVEL to contain the number of applications we receive, and be more flexible with the program’s schedule. Applicants submit their ideas through an online form and present their proposal to the community during a Quarterly Meeting.

All ASSEMBLIES organizers are expected to read and agree to our organizer expectations and responsibilities.

All are welcome to apply regardless of background, experience, ability or expertise. There are no disqualifying factors or topics. However, we do not support groups promoting violence, racism, xenophobia, anti-semitism, misogyny, misandry, patriarchy, ableism, racism, classism, ageism, sexism, homophobia or transphobia.

Quarterly Meeting

During the Quarterly Meeting, people who submitted ASSEMBLIES proposals present their group ideas to the community. This is an opportunity to get future participants excited about the groups, and also, to think more deeply about its purpose and format.

Clear guidelines for the presentation are shared below and by email with applicants. All presentations are recorded, uploaded online privately and shared with community members who are invited to vote for their favorites.

Presentation Guidelines for Proposing an ASSEMBLY
Prior to presenting at a quarterly meeting, we encourage all applying ASSEMBLIES organizers to read our guidelines for an ASSEMBLIES presentation.

Community Vote

Each quarter, NAVEL determines the number of groups we have the capacity to support and promote. If more groups than NAVEL can accommodate are proposed, the final ASSEMBLIES for the quarter are selected through a vote. In this case, the information about the proposed ASSEMBLIES’ and their presentations are shared with the NAVEL community (NAVEL staff, board, residents, members8, former ASSEMBLIES organizers and current applicants), who are invited to