We are no longer accepting submissions for the 2014 conference.

The submission process is now closed. Submissions for the 2014 conference were due by Dec. 20, 2013. Please check back in August 2014 for information about the 2015 conference. 

Submissions must include all required information in order to be considered.

Confirmation of receipt will be sent within 48 hours. If you have not received such confirmation, please contact Jason Zingsheim by phone 708-235-7493 in case your email did not arrive. 


Required Information

1. Primary author

2. Organizational affiliation

3. Current role (community member, faculty, doctoral student, master's student, undergraduate student)

4. Email address

5. Phone number

6. Submission type (please select one: Empirical or Evidence-Based Paper; Theoretical Paper; Paper Panel; Roundtable Discussion; Creative Format Panel; Poster Presentation. More information on each type can be found below)

7. Co-authors (name, affiliations, email)

8. Please indicate if you would like your submission to be considered for a poster and/or roundtable presentation if it is not accepted for inclusion in a paper panel

9. Submission title

10. Keywords (please list three to five keywords for your presentation)

11. Audiovisual needs (list any audiovisual needs you may require)

12. Goals or learning objectives (Briefly list two or three core ideas or concepts that you hope the audience will take away from your presentation)

13. Extended abstract (for paper and poster submissions) or rationale (for other submissions). This should be limited to 500 to 750 words for individual or co-author paper submissions.  For panels, roundtables, or creative formats, a 250-word rationale is required, along with a list of participants, their topic, role, brief qualifications, and their contact information.

Types of Submissions

Empirical Evidence-Based Individual Paper Proposals
An extended abstract should be provided and typically includes information on the study, including research design, sample, data analysis and results section.  

These individual papers will be grouped into panels with other papers on similar topics. Participants typically have 12-15 minutes to present their papers.   

Theoretical Individual Paper Proposals
An extended abstract should be provided and typically includes information on theoretical frame and discussion of the problem, and relation to practice or application.

These individual papers will be grouped into panels with other papers on similar topics. Participants typically have 12-15 minutes to present their papers.
 

Paper Panel Proposals
A paper panel typically consists of four to six papers written on a similar topic. A panel rationale should include information on the unifying theme or problem addressed by the papers on the panel. A short paragraph abstract for each paper is recommended for inclusion.

Paper panels are scheduled for sessions which range between 60 to 75 minutes, depending on the number of proposed papers. Each presenter typically has 12-15 minutes to present.

Round Table Discussion Proposals
A roundtable typically consists of four to eight participants who present short position statements in response to a common topic or question. A panel rationale should include information on the unifying theme or problem addressed by the presenters on the panel. Brief qualifications for each presenter should also be included in this proposal format.

Round table discussion sessions range between 60 to 75 minutes, depending on the number of proposed presenters.
 

Creative Format Proposals
Gender Matters welcomes submissions for creative presentation formats such as videos, individual or group performances. Each proposal must include a two to three-paragraph rationale that explains the content and format of the panel and related keywords. If relevant, please include a list of participants, their topic/role, and brief qualifications.

Be sure to include information on set-up needs and length of presentation (most panels will be limited to 60-75 minutes).

Poster Proposals
A poster typically consists of work in progress or completed work on relevant topics utilizing a poster format. Poster sessions will be conducted concurrently where participants can peruse the posters and engage in conversation with poster presenters.

Poster sessions can engage participants on a more individual level.