Session Organizer Guidelines and Responsibilities

Regular Sessions – Paper Presentations

The list of approved sessions will be posted on the Conference website as part of the Call for Abstracts beginning December 6, 2021.

  • All abstracts must be submitted through our online system between December 6, 2021 and January 29, 2022
  • Abstracts submitted by a session organizer to his or her own session must also be submitted online by January 29, 2022 and reviewed by a co-organizer, a session organizer within the Research Cluster, or a member of the Conference Program Committee
  • Session organizers are responsible for judging whether the academic quality of proposed papers is acceptable
    • Papers should be original unpublished contributions to sociological research, of defensible conceptual and methodological merit
    • Effort should be made to include presentations from a variety of academic and applied sociology sources rather from the organizer’s own institution
    • Abstracts should be based on completed work rather than research proposals or work in progress (the exception could be round-tables or sessions which are seeking input on current research being conducted)
  • Submissions must be reviewed and authors notified of the results by February 14, 2022
    • We will provide instructions and support to organizers with respect to utilizing the system to review submissions
    • We ask that you advise the author and our office if you were unable to accept an abstract that could be considered for another session
  • The requirement to submit a full paper or presentation prior to the Conference is at the discretion of the session organizer
    • It is strongly recommended that organizers request a completed paper and/or presentation by May 1, 2022 to ensure authors are prepared and committed to presenting at the Conference
    • Please communicate your expectations to the presenters and note that these submissions are to be emailed to you directly
  • Initially approved sessions may be sub-divided after the Call for Abstracts to accommodate multiple presentations depending on time and space availability in the conference program
    • The Conference planning committee will advise organizers as to the format of sub-divided sessions
  • Sessions with less than three presentations may be cancelled or merged with similarly themed sessions
  • A session chair and discussant (if applicable) must be submitted to the association by April 1, 2022 (name, email address, and affiliation)
    • The session organizer can assume the role of chair or discussant if not presenting in the session
  • Organizers must check the session information in the online program for accuracy and advise the association on the order of presentations by April 1, 2022
    • We suggest that the session description be revised from the original version used in the Call for Abstracts to better reflect the papers being presented
  • Canadian Sociological Association membership requirement and congress delegate policies are applicable if the session organizer is attending the Conference
    • Session organizers are asked to support the Association office’s efforts to communicate conference information and registration policies with presenters, chairs, and discussants

Panel and Workshop Sessions

  • Panelists must be confirmed by February 14, 2022
  • Canadian Sociological Association membership requirement and congress delegate policies are applicable if the session organizer is attending the Conference
    • Session organizers are asked to support the Association office’s efforts to communicate conference information and registration policies with panelists

Additional Information for Session Organizers – coming soon

Session Guidelines

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