April 18-22, 2022 - Minneapolis


Additional FAQs and responses will be released as conference planning proceeds.


How is COVID-19 affecting CIES 2022?

CIES 2022 is currently scheduled as an exciting hybrid conference with virtual and on-site Minneapolis options. As we monitor local, state, federal, and international guidance we will post CIES 2022 related information to the website.

Therefore, In light of COVID-19, please be mindful of precautionary and restrictive measures in place throughout your travel planning, travels to, from and within the United States, and during your stay in Minneapolis. Services and facilities may be impacted and may revise before, during and after your travels.

CIES 2022 Proposal Submission

Where do I submit my proposal?

All proposals are submitted through All Academic.

Is there a limit to the number of times I may present?

Yes. Presenters are limited to one presentation in paper, panel, roundtable, or poster sessions. This one-presentation limit does not apply to book launches, pre-conference roundtables, New Scholars workshops, or other roles such as chairs, organizers, or discussants.

If I miss the deadline, can I still submit for CIES 2022?

No. Late submissions will not be accepted.

Can I submit a bilingual presentation proposal?

Yes! CIES represents over 100 countries, reflecting a membership with extensive multilingual resources. The Language Issues SIG will provide support to multilingual presenters with abstracts and presentations, as they are able. For more information or to volunteer to help support bilingual proposals/presenters, please contact LI-SIG co-chairs: Bridget Goodman bridget.goodman@nu.edu.kz and Sandro Barros barross1@msu.edu.

Can high school students submit proposals for the CIES 2022 conference?

Yes! High school students are welcome to submit research papers. We recommend that high school students indicate their level in the proposal (Don’t name yourselves, just say “presenter(s) is(are) high school student(s)” so we take that into account while reviewing the proposal.)

If my paper or session has been presented at another conference or published, may I also submit it to CIES?

No. Eligible submissions are those that have not been previously published nor presented at another professional meeting.

I would like to submit a paper from my thesis – I have not presented or published these findings anywhere before. Am I eligible to submit?

Yes. Note that a thesis or dissertation has a broader focus than can be presented in a conference setting. Revise your work to prepare a focused (12-15 min) presentation.

May I submit to multiple SIGs or Committees?

No. Submit your proposal only once. Your name may be on multiple proposals, but only once as a presenter.

May I submit a proposal to present research I’m working on that’s not complete?

It is best to present completed or nearly completed work. It is not a good idea to present on research that is in early stages.

Will submitters be able to request specific times to present?

The location of the presenters will be used in scheduling sessions. We will try our best to schedule sessions that are reasonable for the presenters’ time zone. We will add earlier and later session times to accommodate those presenting virtually. We cannot guarantee that you will have the exact time you want for your session.

Is there a word limit for proposals?

Yes, different formats of submissions have different limits. Read the Submission Information and the Call for Participation for more information.


Where is the conference hotel located?

The conference hotel is the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis. Located in downtown Minneapolis at 1300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403. Hotel information is located here. Click here to reserve your room.

When can I reserve a guest room for the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis?

Hotel registration is open! Click here to reserve your room.

How do I reserve a guest room for the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis?

The Hyatt Regency Minneapolis has created an exclusive reservation link for CIES 2022. Guest room conference rates and registration are located here.

Is there a deadline to reserve a hotel room at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis?

The deadline to reserve a guest room at the conference rate is March 23, 2022. Reservation requests received after the cut-off date of March 23, 2022 will be based on availability at the hotel’s prevailing rate.

What are the Hyatt’s COVID-19 priorities?

COVID-19 information for the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis is located here.
COVID-19 information on the Hyatt’s Global Care & Cleanliness Commitment is located here.

What if I need to cancel my hotel reservation?

Cancellations must be made to the hotel 72 hours prior to date of arrival to avoid a one night’s fee. You must contact the hotel to cancel your guest room reservation.

CIES 2022 Conference Registration

Why isn’t the conference free for virtual participants?

It costs money to put on a conference – even a virtual conference. There are costs associated with the submission system, websites, and storage for recorded sessions, Zoom licenses, and many other things.

Do you need to be a CIES member to submit or participate in the CIES 2022 Conference?

Yes. All presenters must be members of CIES for 2022. Submission is open to everyone, however, you need to join CIES if your submission is accepted.

Attendees who are not presenting may attend and pay the non-member registration fee, although it is financially beneficial to join CIES and register as a member.

I have a disability. How do I request accommodations?

Please email us at cies2022@cies.us as soon as possible. We will do our best to accommodate you.

What kinds of disability accommodations will be available?

For virtual sessions, the automatic closed captioning in Zoom can be used. If other accommodation is required, please contact us at cies2022@cies.us.


What transportation centers are near the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis hotel?

Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP): 12 miles/19 km from the hotel.

Amtrak Rail Station: 8 miles/13km from the hotel.

Public Transit Centers:

Metro Transit Light Rail station: 8 blocks from the hotel and takes you towards downtown, Mall of America, the airport, and St. Paul.

Greyhound Bus Station: located 7 blocks from the hotel.

App-Based Rideshare Services:

Uber and Lyft are available near the hotel, airport, and around Minneapolis.

Transportation services may have altered their services in response to COVID-19. Please visit proprietor websites for more information.

Is there a map of downtown Minneapolis?

Yes!  For maps, click here.

What area attractions are near the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis hotel?

The hotel is close to shopping, Midtown Global Market, Nicollet Mall, Mall of America, fine art and museums, historic attractions, sports, and the great outdoors.

In addition, through historic and recent events, and learning of diverse community organizations working toward social, racial, and economic justice, Minneapolis is a city full of many voices.

Do I need travel documents to enter the United States from another country?

The documents you need and whether your passport needs to be valid for six months after your travel dates depend on the country you are arriving from and your citizenship or status.

Do I need to present a negative COVID-19 test to enter the United States?

Information from the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is located here. Please note that this information can change and you are responsible for your own health and travel requirements, costs, and arrangements.



Is there dining available at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis?

Yes! The conference hotel has on-site options that include an on the go market, room service, and a full service restaurant and bar.

Is Minneapolis a great city for food?

Absolutely! Minneapolis food and drink is inspired locally and globally. You’ll find many delicious options. Some of those options are located here.

Accessibility to vCIES-2022

What kinds of accommodations is CIES making available?

Automated closed caption and live transcription are available in Zoom. If you require other accommodations, please contact cies2022@cies.us. Advance notice is necessary to arrange for some accessibility needs.

Is interpretation/translation available?

No, unfortunately, we do not have the capacity to provide language translation or interpretation. Some sessions will be bilingual, using English and another language.

Contact Us

I don’t see my FAQ?

Please send an email to cies2022@cies.us. We’ll happily respond as soon as possible.