We encourage submissions in the field of academic/educational development and especially those reflecting the conference theme “Organizational Change: Voices, Identities, Power and Outcomes.” Submissions should be grounded in theory and/or empirical research. While the language of the conference is English, we particularly welcome proposals reflecting multiple international perspectives.

The call for proposals will have multiple cycles, according to the schedule below. If you need acceptance letters to obtain a visa, you should plan to submit in the earlier rounds.

Proposal Deadline Schedules

July10:           Call for preconference workshops proposals

Sept 1:             Preconference workshop proposals due

Sept 15:           Preconference workshop notifications

Oct 1:               Preconference speaker confirmations due

Oct 27:             Call for concurrent session proposals round 1

                         Early Bird Registration opens

Dec 22:            Round 1 proposals due

Jan 23:             Round 1 proposal notifications

Jan 26:             Call for concurrent session proposals round 2

March 12:         Round 2 proposals due

April 2:             Round 1 proposal notifications

April 16:           Early bird registration deadline

May 1:             Confirmations and registrations of all speakers on the program due

 

We are seeking proposals in a variety of formats.

Preconference Workshops

Preconference workshops will be offered on June 5 in 3 hour slots (9-12 and 2-5). Workshops offer an opportunity for hands-on work on a question, topic or method and for sharing multiple perspectives. They can include a brief introduction by the presenters, but the main goal of the session is the active engagement of participants with the content through structured activities.

Workshop proposals should be in the form of an abstract for publication (max 100 words), as well as a detailed workshop proposal (500 words max plus references). The proposal should include a rationale for the submission, theoretical frameworks used, empirical methods used if relevant, and results and significance on the field. Finally, the proposal must include intended outcomes for the session, and an engagement plan with description of the planned activities and time allocated to each. 

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Papers

Papers will be presented throughout the conference in 20 minute slots. We recommend 15 minutes for presentations and 5 minutes for questions and discussion. We encourage presenters look for ways to engage delegates even in this format. Papers will be clustered according to common themes in sessions of 1 or 1.5 hours.

Proposals for papers should be in the form of an academic abstract for publication on the conference program (100 words max), and a detailed session proposal (500 words max plus references). The proposal should include a rationale for the submission, intended outcomes for the session, theoretical frameworks used, empirical methods used if relevant, results and significance on the field.

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Posters

Posters will be displayed in a 2 hour poster session on June 8. Posters offer the opportunity to present theoretical  and practical innovations in a relaxed atmosphere and to have in-depth conversations with colleagues about concluded on in-progress projects. In order to fit onto the free-standing poster boards, each poster should be 36" tall x 48" wide. Font should be readable from a distance of approximately 5 feet. Push pins will be available for mounting your material. It would be useful to have handouts for those who want further information.

Poster proposals should be in the form of an abstract for publication (max 100 words), as well as a detailed poster proposal (500 words max plus references). The proposal should include a rationale for the submission, theoretical frameworks used, empirical methods used if relevant, results and significance on the field.

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Workshops

Workshops will be offered throughout the conference in 1 hour slots. Workshops offer an opportunity for hands-on work on a question, topic or method and for sharing multiple perspectives. They can include a brief introduction by the presenters, but the main goal of the session is the active engagement of participants with the content through structured activities.

Workshop proposals should be in the form of an abstract for publication (max 100 words), as well as a detailed workshop proposal (500 words max plus references). The proposal should include a rationale for the submission, theoretical frameworks used, empirical methods used if relevant, and results and significance on the field. Finally, the proposal must include intended outcomes for the session, and an engagement plan with description of the planned activities and time allocated to each.

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Panels

Panels will be offered through the conference in one hour slot. The suggested format is for each speaker to introduce themselves and their topic in a 7-10 minute segment, and leave the rest of the time for questions and discussion. Panel chairs can however structure the panel in the best way they see fit in order to accomplish its goals. We encourage cross-national representation on panels.

Panel proposals should be in the form of an abstract for publication (max 100 words), as well as a detailed panel proposal (500 words max plus references). The proposal should include the topic of the panel and its significance in the field, the proposed panelists’ qualification, and the subtopics they will address.

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Proposal Evaluation

We want to maximize the likelihood of having excellent sessions at the conference. ICED values evidence- and research-based practice. Not all sessions have to report data from empirical studies, but at least their conceptual contributions should be clear and compelling and show how the session adds to existing knowledge and understanding. On the delivery side, ICED values sessions where presenters do not just read their paper or their powerpoint to the audience but find ways to engage participants even in a short time frame.

With those values in mind, proposals will be reviewed according to the following criteria:

  • Does the proposal address issues related to the conference theme/sub-themes?
  • Does the proposal build on existing scholarship in the field?
  • Does the proposal identify theories and/or conceptual frameworks used?
  • Does the proposal explain the research design and/or methodological approach?
  • Does the proposal provide information or ideas that would be of interest to a diverse audience?
  • Does the proposal include a plan for audience engagement?