Please note that the virtual conference will continue until the end of April. Check the calendar and weekly overviews for further information.
How Can I Reschedule a Panel, Roundtable, or Meeting?
Everyone who submitted proposals for panel or roundtable sessions to the general pool was encouraged to transfer into the fully online panel/roundtable format by April 10, 2020. Submissions are now closed. Please check the April Living Calendar for the most up-to-date information about the conference program.
How Can I Submit a Poster?
The deadline to submit your poster PDF was April 10, 2020. We received hundreds of submissions. Thank you to everyone who shared their work. The vCIES team will be uploading these posters to the website over the coming weeks. During the period of the virtual conference, CIES board members, Committee and SIG leaders, and conference participants will post comments on the posters. Poster presenters will be able to respond to those comments. The PDFs will remain on the website indefinitely. Please check the webpage frequently. If you do not see your submitted poster by April 30, 2020, you may contact the vCIES team at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your patience as we add posters to the website.
How Can I Present Asynchronously?
If you submitted an individual paper to the general pool, SIGs, or committees, or if your original panel fell apart, you were invited to submit a poster of video recording via an online form by April 10, 2020. Submissions are now closed. We received hundreds of submissions for asynchronous presentations. The vCIES team will be uploading these posters and videos to the website over the coming weeks, and they will remain on the website indefinitely. Please check back frequently. If you do not see your submission on the website by April 30, 2020, you may contact the vCIES team at email@example.com. Thank you for your patience.
How Can I Launch my Book?
Book authors were asked to submit their book launches as either synchronous meet-the-author sessions throughout April or asynchronous posters by April 10, 2020. Submissions are now closed. Synchronous sessions will be added to the April Living Calendar on an ongoing basis. Book launch posters are available here. The vCIES team will be uploading book launch posters the website over the coming weeks, and they will remain on the website indefinitely. Please check back frequently. If you do not see your submission on the website by April 30, 2020, you may contact the vCIES team at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your patience.
How Can I Participate in Film Festivalette?
The Spaces of Education in Film Festivalette will be held fully online. The films will be available through the CIES Conference password protected site, hosted on Vimeo Showcase. The films can be accessed for free until the end of April at any time that is convenient for the viewer. We will host live Q & A’s and discussions with the film’s directors in English and additionally in Spanish when possible through zoom links added to the conference program. These discussions will be recorded and then posted online. Some films will also be available with Spanish subtitles when available and links to study guides specific to each film will be added on Conference site when available. If you have not yet received information about how to access Film Festivalette, please email email@example.com.
How Will the Visual and Performance Art Sessions Work?
We are working with an art curator to help us transform visual and performance art sessions into digital art. While the digital option won’t be possible for all art submitted to CIES 2020, we will do our best to share as much visual and performance art submissions as possible through the conference website. In addition, we will host an interactive and virtual engagement with the CIES 2020 (Virtual) Artist in Residence, Xavier Cortada, who will lead an interactive online activity Letters to the Future and create a participatory conference mural, highlighting intellectual exchanges around the conference theme. A Four Panel Mural will be created throughout the duration of the virtual conference and will be unveiled at CIES 2021 Seattle for conference participants to see in person. Stay tuned for more!
How Will Social and Professional Networking Work?
As a Society, we value the formal and informal opportunities to share and discuss our research, the moments and possibilities for social networking, and the opportunities for spontaneous intellectual exchanges. While we are aware that it is impossible to fully recreate such experience virtually, we would like to open new space for virtual social and professional networking, including virtual ‘coffee breaks,’ ‘happy hours,’ thematic ‘conversation corners,’ and other (in)formal exchanges among CIES members – during the conference times. We’ve opened a Slack space (vcies2020.slack.com) as an additional place for these interactions to take place.
How Can I Engage Now?
For vCIES to work, we need you to jump in, take risks and get involved. vCIES is child-friendly – please feel free to join in even if your kids might interrupt! Find the CIES community on your favorite social media platform of choice using #vCIES. You can find us on Facebook and Twitter for regular updates. Send us a direct message if you have a social or networking event idea you are able to lead. We will be happy to help promote it! Be sure to stop by our website regularly to access conference related content and check out our Online Paper Sessions and Virtual Posters already available on the conference site. See you on the discussion boards!