Submitting Conference Proposal for Review

2014 Conference
Manchester, UK

Current Submission Deadline:
24 August 2014*

2015 Conference
Washington DC, USA

Current Submission Deadline:
9 September 2014*

*Abstracts are accepted in monthly rounds. Return here for subsequent review deadlines. Proposals received at each deadline will be reviewed between two to four weeks of the corresponding deadline.

Components of Online Proposal Form:

  1. Presentation Type: Paper, poster, workshop, or colloquia (see Proposal Types).
  2. Short Description: A short summary of the main idea of your proposal. This will appear in the Conference Program and will provide the information other delegates use to choose your session to attend. Absolute limit of 30 words.
  3. Longer Description: A concise description of the purpose, methods, and implications of your scholarly work. This will be used to evaluate and place your work in the appropriate session. Include all required components as outlined in the Proposal Guidelines. If your paper is subsequently published as an article in the journal, this will serve as the Abstract (may be revised prior to publication). Recommended length 150-200 words.
  4. Keyword Set: Keywords are used to organize presentations into appropriate sessions, so please choose words that clearly describe the main idea of your work. Sample keywords are provided in the Themes section. List only 2-3 keywords.
  5. Knowledge Focus: Choose if your work has a Practice, Research, or Theory focus. Note the required components of the proposal for each Focus area as outlined in the Proposal Guidelines.
  6. Theme Selection: Select the theme that best categorizes your work. Theme selections will be used to begin the process of organizing presentations into sessions. See Themes for a detailed description. Proposals related to topics other than these themes may also be considered. Theme selection will also determine the journal into which we publish your article, should you choose to submit and article for review and possible publication in the journal.
  7. Biographical Information: Organization or institution, position or title within the organization/institution, short statement of interests.
  8. Language: Proposals and presentations must be in English. For information about conference and publishing proposals in Spanish, visit our Spanish language community pages.

If you have trouble with the online process, download the proposal form and follow the directions; or contact us for assistance.

Multiple Proposals: You may submit multiple proposals for a conference. However, in the interest of fairness and as a function of the scheduling process, each presented paper must have a separate registered author. For instance, in the case of three registered presenters of a single paper, each may co-author up to three presented papers, but there must be three registered participants—with at least one person available to present each of the three papers. In other words, there must be at least one in-person registration per paper presented at the conference.