CIES 2020 Miami (March 22-26, 2020)

Email Submissions

SUBMISSION FORMATS FOR REVIEW BY PROGRAM COMMITTEE

In addition to proposals that undergo blind-peer review via the All Academic online submission system, proposals for four other kinds of contributions should be emailed directly to the CIES 2020 Program Committee, which will make decisions based on quality and available space. Please note that these kinds of proposals will be reviewed on a rolling basis and have a deadline of September 25, 2019 (extended to October 1, 2019). See the descriptions below for submission guidelines.

SESSION FORMATS

Book Launch

Authors of books published between March 2019 and March 2020 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 2020. Limited to one submission only. Proposals for book launches should be submitted to cies2020@cies.us in a Microsoft Word document (.docx or .doc) by Wednesday, September 25, 2019 (extended to October 1, 2019). Please include “BOOK LAUNCH PROPOSAL: <Title>” in the subject line of your email.
*English or Spanish languages

Pre-conference Workshop

CIES 2020 will feature a series of pre-conference workshops on Sunday, March 22, 2020. 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 2020 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.

Decisions on accepted workshops will be made in October 2019; the CIES 2020 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. Only basic AV setup can be provided by conference organizers; 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.

Proposals for pre-conference workshops should be submitted to cies2020@cies.us in a Microsoft Word document (.docx or .doc) by Wednesday, September 25, 2019 (extended to October 1, 2019). Please include “WORKSHOP PROPOSAL: <Title>” in the subject line of your email.
*English or Spanish languages

Performance Art Session   – new for CIES 2020!

The CIES 2020 Program Committee encourages the submission of creative artistic performances in response to the conference theme. We invite initiatives to share research and practice beyond traditional conference presentations. Performances selected for the CIES 2020 program may incorporate multi-species, multi-mattered engagements and draw upon a diverse world of the senses. Performance art sessions may include multiple forms of artistic expression beyond the spoken word, including story-telling, dance, music, theater performance, recital, PechaKucha presentation, or another alternative creative form of intellectual expression.  Proposals may be submitted by an individual or group. All performance art session proposals must include (1) the performance title; (2) anticipated performance duration (in minutes); (3) a list of contributors’ names, emails, and affiliations; (4) a 500-word description of the story or performance; and (5) any special requests for audiovisual equipment or room set-up. Only basic AV setup can be provided by conference organizers; other equipment must be provided by session organizers or may be ordered through the conference AV provider at an additional cost.

Proposals for a performance art session should be submitted to cies2020@cies.us in a Microsoft Word document (.docx or .doc) by Wednesday, September 25, 2019 (extended to October 1, 2019). Please include “PERFORMANCE ART PROPOSAL: <Title>” in the subject line of your email.
*English or Spanish languages

Visual Art Installation   – new for CIES 2020!

The CIES 2020 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 solo or group exhibitions. Decisions on accepted art exhibition sessions will be made in October 2019.

Proposals for a visual art installment should be submitted to cies2020@cies.us in a Microsoft Word document (.docx or .doc) by Wednesday, September 25, 2019 (extended to October 1, 2019). Please include “VISUAL ART PROPOSAL: <Title>” in the subject line of your email.
*English or Spanish languages

*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.

Fishbowl Session   – new for CIES 2020!

Fishbowl sessions will be added as an alternative to round-table discussions. Fishbowl sessions provide opportunities to ask targeted questions and offer formative feedback to paper authors. In a fishbowl session, each presenter will have 30-45 minutes to sit in the inner circle with 1-2 discussants and 1-2 open chairs next to them. Once in the inner circle, the presenter will offer a brief summary of their work followed by a specific question or challenge that the group could help to address. The discussants will have a chance to respond, and then the audience members from the outer circles are encouraged to rotate in and out of the open chair in the inner circle to engage with the author. These 90-minute sessions feature 2-3 presenters, 1-2 expert discussant(s), a note-taker, and a chair/facilitator as well as conference attendees seated around in two concentric circles. Please limit the group session to three presenters. In addition, you can include a confirmed chair or facilitator and 1-2 discussants. More information on the facilitation and uses of the Fishbowl technique is available here. Audio-visual equipment is not provided for fishbowl sessions.

Submissions for group fishbowl presentations should include an abstract of up to 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. Please also include the paper titles, authors’ names, emails, and affiliations as well as names and affiliations of the confirmed chair/facilitator and discussant(s).

Proposals for a fishbowl session should be submitted to cies2020@cies.us in a Microsoft Word document (.docx or .doc) by Wednesday, September 25, 2019 (extended to October 1, 2019). Please include “FISHBOWL PROPOSAL: <Title>” in the subject line of your email.
*English or Spanish languages

Off-Site Visit   – new for CIES 2020!

These off-site supplementary sessions offer opportunities to engage with education beyond the human as it is happening at a grassroots level in Miami. The CIES 2020 Program Committee invites proposals for off-site visits of three hours to six hours in duration. All proposals must include (1) the title of the proposed off-site visit; (2) visit location and duration; (3) short professional bios for the visit leader(s) and/or host(s); (4) a 500-word summarythat explains the purpose of the off-site visit, identifies learning objectives, and includes a logistics plan; (5) anticipated group size and cost per participant; and (6) any transportation requirements. Decisions on accepted off-site visits will be made in October 2019; the program committee anticipates constructing a program of 3-5 events to be held between March 22-26, 2020 depending on their potential contributions to the conference.

Proposals for off-site visits should be submitted to cies2020@cies.us in a Microsoft Word document (.docx or .doc) by Wednesday, September 25, 2019 (extended to October 1, 2019). Please include “OFF-SITE PROPOSAL: <Title>” in the subject line of your email.
*English or Spanish languages