Please see below for some of our frequently asked questions about submissions for the conference programme. We will add additional information here in due course about registering for the conference.
What is the deadline for proposing a session, paper or poster for the conference programme?
The call for sessions, papers and posters closed on Friday 12 March. We are now reviewing all submissions and will be in touch with all contributors once this process is complete, to confirm acceptance and advise on next steps. We expect this to be in mid-late April.
What formats are supported at the conference?
Sessions can be online OR in-person.
Those proposing sessions were asked to indicate whether they plan to take place as online OR in-person sessions.
Those submitting individual papers to the open call for papers were asked to indicate whether they would prefer to present in an online OR in-person session.
All poster sessions will be online.
We will make a decision by early May 2021 as to whether it is safe and appropriate to proceed with planning for in-person sessions. Should it become impossible to hold in-person sessions, all sessions will be asked to change to online-only. We will contact all delegates ahead of making such a change and delegates can opt out at that stage. Registration for the conference will not open until we have made this decision.
More information about conference session formats
Can I propose a hybrid session i.e. with online and in-person presenters?
No. Unfortunately, we are unable to support ‘hybrid’ sessions at the 2021 conference (i.e., remote presenters cannot take part in an in-person session). That means all papers must be online or in-person.
Why do I need to resubmit my proposal for the 2021 conference?
As part of our planning to deliver the 2021 conference, we are introducing a new online event platform to support the online sessions. This is integrated with a new online abstract management system. It has not been possible for us to transfer across previous submissions to the new system.
We have also received many emails from prospective contributors asking either to revise their existing submissions, or to propose new ones, as their work has evolved and developed over the last year.
For these two reasons, we took the decision to ask delegates to resubmit materials the programme for 2021.
But, you do not have to revise your proposal unless you want to take the opportunity to do so. We very much hope that many previous contributors will resubmit their existing session and paper proposals, but there is the chance to rework should you wish. We also recognise circumstances, unfortunately, will have changed for some and attendance in 2021 will not be possible.
Are you accepting new submissions for the 2021 conference?
Yes, we are accepting new submissions for the 2021 conference. The call for sessions, papers and posters closed on Friday 12 March. We are now reviewing all submissions and will be in touch with all contributors once this process is complete, to confirm acceptance and advise on next steps. We expect this to be in mid-late April.
How many papers can I present at the conference?
Delegates will be limited to ONE paper presentation and ONE panel contribution, OR, TWO panel contributions. A single paper may only be presented once at the conference. Please see our guidance for presenters.
Do I need to register for the conference before submitting an abstract?
No, you do not need to register for the conference before you can submit a proposal for the programme. We will not open registration until April 2021, once we have made a decision about whether it is appropriate to proceed with planning for in-person participation.