Frequently asked questions
How do I submit an abstract or session proposal?
The submission deadline was April 4, and we are no longer accepting proposals. We welcomed three types of proposals: for individual papers, for thematic sessions covering 3–5 papers, and for special sessions such as policy roundtables, panel debates or speed-talks. Notifications of acceptance have been sent.
When will a conference programme be available?
A draft detailed programme will be posted on this website in mid-to-late August. An overview of the conference themes is available here.
Will accommodation be provided?
All participants will need to arrange their own travel and accommodation. A block of rooms has been reserved at a discounted rate at Queens College. Further information about accommodation and travel can be found here.
How do I register for the conference?
Registration is required for all participants. Registration for the conference is now full, but we are maintaining a waitlist, as we expect a few spots to open up in the coming month. Apply to the registration waitlist here.
Is financial support available for attending the conference?
We have limited support for participants from developing countries. When submitting your abstract, please indicate if you would like to be considered for financial support. Only participants whose abstracts have been accepted will be eligible for financial support.
Are there guidelines for the presentation of papers?
Depending on the design and number of presentations in a given session, each presenter will likely have about 10–15 minutes for presentation. We encourage engaging, graphics-rich presentations that highlight key policy issues and invite discussion; this is not a traditional academic conference.
Are there guidelines for full papers?
Given that this is an interdisciplinary and international conference, participants are encouraged to draw on their own disciplinary or local norms and standards for paper length and format. However, the recommended maximum length is 6,000 words. The scientific quality of your paper is most important. Papers should include a title, information on the authors and their affiliations, and an abstract (max. 250 words). References should follow the Harvard style of referencing.
When drafting the paper, please keep in mind the themes of the conference.
Please note that the deadline for submission of full papers is 31 August 2018. Submitted papers will be considered for a journal Special Issue.
When will I know what day and time I will present?
The draft programme, which will be made available in early summer, will indicate the speakers for each conference session. The precise timing of individual presentations may be subject to adjustment up to the start of the conference in order to accommodate last-minute changes.
How will I know when my abstract has been accepted?
We have notified all those who submitted abstracts or other proposals by email.