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CFP Submission Deadline: February 1, 2017 at 12:00 AM ET | Submit Your Proposal

In order to best fit the specific needs of our diverse ILA global conference participants, there are different types of sessions at the ILA’s Global Conference ranging from experiential workshops to quantitative research papers. Please review our definitions here to be sure you select the right format.

Submitters must first choose a track and then a presentation type. There are two types of submissions, Session Submissions and Individual Submissions, and each includes several possible formats. 

Please be advised that accepted proposals may be assigned a different presentation type than was originally submitted, depending on the quantity and quality of proposals received. In some cases, a submission’s format is changed because we are unable to group it with other presentations to form a session on a common topic. In other cases, a submission reviews well, but not well enough to garner a concurrent session time slot. Rather than rejecting outright proposals in these situations, we offer them an alternative presentation format such as a display poster or roundtable discussion. If a proposal is accepted, it is incumbent upon the submitter/presenters to confirm the assigned presentation format before confirming participation in the conference.

Please contact 2017brusselscfp@ila-net.org with questions or for assistance with the CFP.

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Session Submission Formats

Session submissions are proposals where the submitters have already grouped papers, presentations, or presenters together and have identified a chair and commentator (if applicable). ILA strongly prefers submissions of this nature and encourages all individuals interested in presenting at the conference to reach out to others and submit a complete session. If you are you interested in finding colleagues with whom to submit a conference proposal, are an ILA member, and would like to build your global network, we suggest posting your idea on ILA Intersections to find potential co-presenters!

The following proposal types are considered to be session submissions:

Panel Discussion
(up to 90 minutes)

An informed discussion and/or debate on a topic by up to four people with contrasting or complementary points of view, moderated by a chairperson, with time reserved for audience participation, questions, and comments. Submissions for a panel discussion must include a title, short description, and detailed abstract. Available participant roles are chair (1 required) and presenter (minimum of 3, maximum of 6).

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Workshop
(up to 90 minutes)

An interactive demonstration or experiential session rooted in participation and active learning. Only select the workshop format if half or more of the time will be spent on experiential learning and active audience participation focused on the development of new skills, techniques, or proficiencies. Include in your abstract the learning outcomes, an explanation of the interactive components, and a brief overview of how the time will be used. Submissions for a workshop must include a title, short description, and detailed abstract. Available participant role is presenter.

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Refereed Symposium
(Leadership Scholarship Track Only; up to 90 minutes)

A group of 3-5 related refereed papers that are fully developed and submitted together as a complete session. Available participant roles are chair (1 required), commentator (1 required), presenter, and co-author.
 
Papers inside the refereed symposium must each include a title and short description, and the symposium as a whole must also have a title, short description, and an uploaded paper (see below). Note that the system only allows for one (1) Word document to be uploaded for each submission; therefore, the submitter must collect all of the refereed papers in the submission and compile them into one Word document without identifying information within. Failure to follow the structure for refereed papers may be grounds for an automatic rejection of the proposal.

The uploaded Word document of all refereed papers must:

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Symposium
(not offered in Leadership Scholarship, see above; up to 90 minutes)

A group of 3-5 presentations all related to a specific common subject. Presentation submissions inside the symposium must include a title, short description, and detailed abstract. The symposium as a whole must also have a title and short description; a detailed abstract is not required. No papers are required for the review process. Accepted submissions will have the opportunity to upload papers/presentation material once scheduling is completed. Available participant roles are chair (1 required), commentator (1 required), presenter, and co-author.

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Pre/Post-conference Workshop
(3 hours or 6 hours)

Pre/Post-conference Workshops are peer reviewed earlier than other conference submissions and selections are made in late February.

To create opportunities for more in-depth discussion or experiential learning, full and half-day pre-conference workshops and half-day post-conference workshops are available for submission.  Full and half-day workshops will take place on Thursday, October 12; on Sunday afternoon, October 15, only half-day workshops are possible. Held at an appropriate off-site location or on site at SQUARE – Brussels Meeting Centre, these sessions often highlight local or regional models, activities, organizations, programs, or topics of interest to the ILA community.

In addition to the title, description, and detailed abstract (which must include an outline of the session’s flow and time usage and state the experiential aspects of the workshop) you will need to provide the following answers and information when submitting a proposal for a pre/post-conference workshop:

If your pre/post-conference workshop proposal is accepted, the ILA commits to coordinating event registration, marketing, and other assistance as agreed upon between the ILA director of conferences and the workshop organizer. The ILA reserves the right to cancel an event or merge events together if registration goals are not met. The ILA’s CEO and COO are the only parties authorized to enter into contractual or financial obligations under the name “International Leadership Association” for which the ILA is the responsible party.

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Individual Submission Formats

Individual submissions are proposals that have not been submitted as part of a larger session. Each track chair will group accepted papers and presentations into complete sessions. 

The following proposal types are considered to be individual submissions:

Individual Presentation
(not offered in the Leadership Scholarship Track; generally grouped with 2-3 others into a 60 or 75-minunte session)

Presentations on topics and issues of interest, which may include explorations of best practices, model programs, case studies, theory building, research findings, pedagogy, etc. Individual presentations are grouped with two to three other accepted proposals to create a presentation session on a common topic. The track’s chair may change you to an interactive roundtable discussion or display poster if they cannot find other appropriate submissions to group you with.

Submissions for an individual presentation must include a title, short description, and detailed abstract. Available participant roles are presenter and co-author.

No papers are required for review purposes. Accepted proposals will have the opportunity to upload a paper or presentation material after scheduling is completed.

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Interactive Roundtable Discussion
(80 minutes)

The roundtable format is designed for small group discussions on topics of common interest. The presenter(s) frames the topic, poses questions, and facilitates a discussion with participants joining the table. Roundtables occur simultaneously in a room filled with as many as 50 tables; every 20 minutes a bell will ring allowing participants the opportunity to move to another roundtable or remain where they are. To maximize participation, concurrent sessions are not scheduled during the roundtable time slot.

Submissions for an interactive roundtable discussion must include a title, short description, and detailed abstract that includes the questions to be discussed. Available participant role is presenter.

Note: No electricity will be available nor will AV equipment be provided. You are welcome to use your own laptop (on battery power) at your roundtable discussion.

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Paper Presentation
(not offered in the Leadership Scholarship Track; generally grouped with 2-3 others into a 60 or 75 minute session)

Research or scholarship on leadership topics submitted with an accompanying complete paper. If accepted, the track’s chair may change you to an interactive roundtable discussion or display poster if they cannot find other appropriate submissions to group you with.

Paper presentation submissions to the Leadership Education track will be considered for the “Most Publishable Leadership Education Paper” award, sponsored by SAGE Publishing. The winner(s) will receive travel allowances to Brussels!

Submissions for a Paper Presentation must include a title, short description, and an uploaded paper at the time of submission. If you do not have a paper completed and ready at the time of submission, then choose individual presentation above. Available participant roles are presenter and co-author.

Uploaded papers must:

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Refereed Paper Presentation
(Leadership Scholarship Track only; generally grouped with 2-3 others into a 60 or 75-minute session)

A fully developed written paper that includes scholarly work documenting already-conducted research or theory development. Submissions for a refereed paper presentation must include a title, short description, and an uploaded paper at the time of submission. Available participant roles are presenter and co-author.

Uploaded papers must:

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Display Poster

A poster is a visual display of a program, paper, or project that is set up at the conference and staffed by the creator(s) during the poster reception on Saturday, October 14. Posters are 4’ x 4’ (1.2m x 1.2m) in size, and two posters will share a standing 8’ x 4’ (2.4m x 1.2m) display board.

Submissions for a display poster must include a title, short description, and detailed abstract. Available participant roles are presenter and co-author.

Note: No electricity will be available nor will AV equipment or display tables be permitted.

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Emerging Scholars Research Consortium Display Poster
(Leadership Scholarship Track only; for graduate students and junior scholars only)

A visual display (poster) of current research set up at the conference, staffed by the creator, and presented to a group of seasoned senior scholars during the Emerging Scholars Research Consortium (date TBD).  In addition, participants are invited to publicly present their posters during Saturday evening’s conference Poster Session. Accepted participants will be matched by research interest with a seasoned scholar and will receive valuable feedback, advice, and meaningful dialogue. Posters are 4’ x 4’ (1.2m x 1.2m) in size, and two posters will share a standing 8’ x 4’ (2.4m x 1.2m) display board.

Graduate students and junior scholars interested in participating in the ESRC can apply to participate in two different ways.

1) If you are also submitting an Individual Submission (e.g. a paper, presentation, interactive roundtable discussion, or display poster) pertaining to your research, please select the “Yes” button to the ESRC question in the CFP system.

2) OR, you may submit a proposal directly to the ESRC by submitting an individual proposal through the Leadership Scholarship Tract and selecting "Emerging Scholars Research Consoritium Display Poster" as your proposal type. ESRC Display Poster submitters will be notified in May regarding their participation in the ESRC.

Submission for an Emerging Scholars Research Consortium display poster must include a title, short description, and detailed abstract discussing the research in more detail. Available participant roles are presenter and co-author.

Note: No electricity will be available nor will AV equipment or display tables be permitted.

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Refereed Display Poster
(Leadership Scholarship Track Only)

A visual display of a paper that is set up at the conference and staffed by the creator(s) during the Poster Reception on Saturday, October 14. Posters are 4’ x 4’ (1.2m x 1.2m) in size, and two posters will share a standing 8’ x 4’ (2.4m x 1.2m) display board.

Submissions for a refereed display poster must include a title, short description, and an uploaded paper at the time of submission. Available participant roles are presenter and co-author.

Note: No electricity will be available nor will AV equipment or display tables be permitted.

Uploaded papers must:

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