April 18-22, 2022 - Minneapolis

Submission Information

The CIES 2022 Program Committee, in its commitment to foster a climate of inclusion, diversity, and interdisciplinarity, encourages group submissions that include presenters who represent diversity in gender, race, institutional affiliation, theoretical perspectives, methodologies, etc. Individual and group submissions for bilingual or multilingual presentations will be integrated into sessions by topic (rather than language), thereby increasing dialogue across language groups and regions. Homogenous panels such as those in which the presenters represent the same gender, institution, theoretical orientation, or methodology are discouraged.

In order to promote wide participation, prospective presenters may submit only one proposal through the All Academic system for either an individual presentation (formal paper, round-table paper, or poster) or for group  presentation (formal panel or round-table session). Submissions in other formats do not count toward this limit, and participants may be listed more than once as a co-author (non-presenter), chair, organizer or discussant. Decisions will be shared via email in early December 2021. Presenters of accepted proposals must both register to attend the CIES 2022 conference and be a CIES member for the 2022 calendar year.

Virtual Conference Participation

CIES 2022 will plan for a virtual extension of the conference in addition to its physical location in Minneapolis, MN. Having had two fully virtual conferences in 2020 and 2021, navigating this new space of a hybrid conference will be different. While some experiences will be limited to either only in-person attendees or only virtual attendees, our hope is that both modalities will provide people a successful conference experience. More information on both components is forthcoming.

Proposal Formats for All Academic Submission (Blind Peer Review)

The following conference presentation proposals are submitted for blind peer-review via the All Academic online submission system. Do not include any information that would identify the authors. Presentation options below are available both as onsite and online presentations.  ß. Please read the following information before you decide which format you will propose.

Formal Paper Presentation (Individual Submission)

Formal papers are submitted by individuals, then reviewed and formed into a panel session by conference organizers (either through a CIES SIG, CIES Standing Committee, or the CIES 2022 Program Committee). In these 90-minute sessions, presenters briefly discuss their research, followed by audience discussion. Between 4-5 presenters will be assigned to each panel, and each presenter will have 12-15 minutes to present. In the case of multi-authored studies, more than one  person may present within these 12-15 minutes. Each session is assigned a chair who moderates and monitors time; a discussant may also be assigned by conference organizers to offer commentary and critique and to elicit discussion. Submissions    for a formal paper presentation include an abstract of up to 1000 words.

Formal Panel Presentation (Group Submission)

Formal panels provide an opportunity for coordinated interaction and exchange among presenters working on a common set of themes, questions, or problems related to either research or practice. Proposals for these 90-minute sessions are submitted by a group of presenters (at least    3) who designate their own chair and discussants (who must also register for the conference). Panel sessions follow the format of individual paper presentations followed by discussant comments and audience discussion.  Submissions for formal panel sessions include an abstract of up to 1000 words, as well as abstracts of up to 500 words for each of the individual formal papers included.

Poster Presentation (Individual Submission)

Posters combine a visual summary of the findings of a paper/study with the opportunity for  individualized and informal discussion of the presenter’s work. On site presenters will set up displays representing their papers/studies in a large area with other presenters. Posters will be set up in a prominent space throughout the day, while dedicated 90-minute poster sessions will facilitate interaction between poster presenters and interested conference participants. Audio-visual equipment is not provided for poster sessions, but presenters may choose to distribute handouts. Boards and pins will be provided for poster display. Submissions for poster sessions include an abstract of up to 500 words.

Refereed Round-Table Presentation (Individual Submission)

Round-tables allow for enhanced research collaboration and substantive discussion among participants. Proposals for round-table contributions are submitted by individual authors and then formed into a round-table discussion by conference organizers (either through a CIES SIG, CIES Standing Committee, or the CIES 2022 Program Committee) based on their discussion of common themes or shared research interests. These 90-minute sessions feature 3 or 4 presenters as well as conference attendees seated around large round-tables. After each presenter gives a short presentation on their study, collective discussion by presenters and attendees follows, providing an interactive setting for those who seek to engage in discussion about their work. Audio-visual equipment is not provided for round-table sessions. Submissions for individual round-table presentations include an abstract of up to 500 words.

Refereed Round-Table Presentation (Group Submission)

This is similar to an individual submission for a round-table presentation, but one organizer submits three or four summaries of individual round-table contributions. The individual presenters’ contributions should be united by a common topic or theme. In this 90-minute session, each presenter gives a short presentation, followed by collective discussion with other conference attendees. Round-table session proposals should also designate a chair whose role is to facilitate interaction and participation. Audio-visual equipment is not provided for round-table sessions. Submissions for group round-table paper sessions include an abstract of 1000 words describing the overall theme and objectives of the discussion, as well as abstracts of up to 500 words for each of the individual presentations.

Other Proposals (Open Peer Review)

There are several alternative presentation formats that do not count toward this limit. These kinds of submissions should contain information to identify the authors and their institutions, as the CIES 2022 Program Committee will conduct open peer review to curate inclusion of diverse perspectives for the overall  conference program. Proposals will be submitted through All Academic. Decisions on accepted proposals will be made in December 2021. Please read the following information before you decide which format you will propose.

Pre-conference Workshop

CIES 2022 will feature a series of pre-conference workshops on Monday, April 18, 2022. Workshops are designed to offer a space for attendees to engage with experts on issues and questions related to research, policy, and practice in the field of comparative and international education. The vision for the workshops is to provide an interactive learning space through which attendees can enhance their skills, knowledge,  and understanding of distinctive topics and their application to practice, training in curricular and pedagogical approaches, research methods, and data analysis. Workshop registration will be made available to conference attendees as part of the regular registration process for a flat rate.

The CIES 2022 program committee invites proposals for pre-conference workshops of three hours or six  hours in duration. All workshop proposals must include (1) the title of the proposed workshop; (2) workshop duration; (3) maximum number of participants; (4) a 500-word description that explains the  purpose of the workshop, identifies learning objectives, and includes a delivery plan to reach expected outcomes; and (5) names, institutional affiliations, email addresses, and short professional bios for of all  workshop presenters.

The CIES 2022 Program Committee anticipates constructing a program of 15-30 workshops, depending on the breadth of topics submitted and space availability. If accepted, workshop organizers will be asked to indicate preferred room setup and needs for audiovisual equipment. Conference organizers can provide only basic AV setup; other equipment (e.g., flip charts with markers) must be provided by workshops organizers or may be ordered   through the conference AV provider at an additional cost.

Book Launch

Authors of books published between March 2021 and March 2022 are invited to submit proposals for book launches, which provide an opportunity for members of our field to present recently-published monographs and edited volumes in an interactive setting. All book launch proposals should include (1) the book title, publisher, and date of publication; (2) a 500-word description of the book; (3) the table of  contents; (4) a list of contributors’ names, affiliations, and email addresses; and (5) an HQ book cover image (in JPG, PNG, or PDF format). For a multi-authored work, please be sure to identify all the contributing authors who will be present for the book launch at CIES 2022. Limited to one book launch submission only.

Visual Art Exhibit

The CIES 2022 Program Committee seeks the contribution of visual artwork for display that addresses the conference theme. Visual art installations may include environmental art, post-anthropocentric visual art, and/or any other artistic expressions that push the boundaries of status-quo model of education to see beyond the human (e.g., painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, photography, design, crafts, etc.). All visual art installation proposals must include (1) the title of the piece/exhibition; (2) approximate size of the piece; (3) display instructions such as length of time the piece should remain on display (i.e. one session, one day, conference duration); (4) a list of artists’ names and affiliations; and (5) a 500-word description of the exhibition. Only basic AV setup can be provided by conference organizers; other equipment or material needs must be provided by artists. Proposals may include individual or group exhibitions.

*Artists agree to transport, install, and display art at their own risk and expense. CIES will not be held  responsible for any damage or loss.

Bilingual Language Presentations

In line with our society’s commitment to equity, and to encourage more interaction across language groups, we will foster and expand the languages that can be used in presenting. While ensuring that all can understand conference presentations and that presenters can present in a language they are most comfortable with, submissions can be made for bilingual presentations in any language plus English, following these guidelines:

Your conference proposal must be submitted in English, to facilitate the reviewing process, and may include an abstract in one or more additional languages. The additional language abstract does not count towards the abstract word limits.

We encourage presenters, when possible, feasible, practical, and/or pertinent to present bilingually or multilingually, with English being one of the languages included. Among the many ways to present bilingually, people may speak in one language and use a PowerPoint or handout in English, or vice versa. Other options include speaking both languages and using both languages in the slides. Speakers will not have time to present fully in both languages; bilingual and multilingual presentations have the same time as speakers who use only English.

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

Please note that CIES does not have the capacity to provide formal interpretation during presentations.