Session Guidelines

Virtual Sessions

The 2022 Canadian Sociological Association Conference will be held virtually.  Additional details regarding the format of our virtual sessions will be posted once confirmed.
Call for Session Proposals: September 22 – November 8, 2021
Call for Abstracts: December 6, 2021 to January 29, 2022

General

  • Sessions may be organized independently or by members of a research cluster
  • Sessions may be held in English and/or French
  • Ideally, sessions should include presenters from different institutions and/or organizations
  • A session organizer not presenting in a session may act as chair or discussant (although he or she should not assume both roles)
  • Papers must be presented in the order listed in the program (Regular sessions)
  • Audience participation should take place at the end of the session

Session Formats

Regular sessions – 90 minutes

  • Between 3 and 5 paper presentations can be accommodated
    • A discussant may only be included in session with 3 or 4 presentations
  • Maximum 15 minutes allotted per presentation
  • At least 15 minutes should be reserved for discussion and attendee questions

Regular sessions – 60 minutes

  • Recommended for 3 or fewer paper presentations
  • Maximum 15 minutes allotted per presentation
  • At least 15 minutes should be reserved for discussion and attendee questions

Panel Sessions

  • May include up to 5 panelists and a moderator

Workshop Sessions

Interdisciplinary Sessions

The Canadian Sociological Association welcomes session collaboration with other associations, research groups, or organizations participating in Congress.  There are three categories of interdisciplinary sessions each with particular administrative considerations; cross-listed, joint, and co-sponsored.

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