Submission of proposals

Formats of presentations

There will be 40-minute slots for each event:

  1. Paper sessions: three to four papers, including Q/A and discussion.

A thematic session is a session that includes three to five presentations on a related topic and includes Q&A and discussion. Each presenter talks about their research, theoretical review, and/or innovative practice. The time allocated for each presentation depends on the number of presenters. It can be 7 to 10 minutes, which will be followed by Q&A and discussion.

Thematic sessions are formed as a collection of individual presenters. Prospective participants interested in presenting their individual presentations at a thematic session should submit their individual proposals online. The submission should include the (1) name(s), (2) affiliation of the presenter(s), (3) the topic of the presentation, and (4) an abstract (300 words) and up to 5 keywords. The keywords can be selected from the brief thematic list posted on the main page as well as from any key umbrella words denoting the key concepts of the presentation. These keywords will help the Advising Board to form thematic sessions, including presentations with related topics.

2. Poster sessions: electronic poster presentations, including a brief talk, Q/A and discussion.

Please note that there will only be electronic posters at the conference. Presenters post them online as electronic files (information about acceptable formats will be released later). These posters are available to all participants of the conference on their electronic devices before and during the poster session in a “virtual online room.”

During a poster session, each presenter will have time allocated to their virtual poster presentation, highlighting who is presenting and their poster. The “virtual online room” will be accessible for every registered participant in a remote mode as well as on the screen in the conference room on site.

Each presenter gives a blitz presentation of 3-5 minutes, briefly commenting on the content and key points of their poster and providing a general review. Then, the presenter answers any questions from the audience. The use of IT will facilitate the administration of a poster session, making it virtually available in a remote mode to the registered participants from any location.

Contents of presentations

Presentations report the key points of the original research, the review of other studies, or the experience of practice.

English is the language of submissions and presentations. All abstracts must be submitted in English.

Abstracts of proposals

Please submit the abstract of your presentation as a summary of your oral or poster presentations. The abstract must contain the title of a presentation (up to 20 words). The abstract shall reflect the key points, such as (a) aims or objectives, (b) theoretical background, (c) method or approach, (d) results or findings, and (f) discussions and conclusions. The maximum length of an abstract shall not exceed 300 words. The abstract cannot include tables, pictures, or references.

Submission of a proposal

When submitting your proposal, you need to include the title and abstract and indicate the type of presentation you propose.

When you submit your proposal, the system will request a range of information that is important for the scheduling of the conference program.

The first author of an abstract is the presenter of the contribution at the conference. The presenter must register before November 1st, 2023, to be included in the program.

The Advisory Board may reassign submitted presentations between formats at its discretion.

Please submit your proposal below. If you have any questions or comments, you may contact the Institute of Love Studies at [email protected]

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Submit Your Proposal

Proposal Submission Key Dates

14 May 2023  The Submission of Proposals Opens
14 August 2023        Standard Abstract Submission Deadline
Deadline extended until September 10In response to many requests, the deadline for submissions was extended
01 November 2023         Presenters Registration Deadline