Call for Proposals

Submissions are no longer being accepted.

Decision Date: Status notifications for all submissions will be emailed by or on 07 June 2022

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Conference Theme
Call to Action
Streams and Specialties
Proposal Types (Presentation Formats)
Evaluation Process & Criteria
Information Needed When Submitting
Tips for Submitting
General Information & Requirements
Acknowledgement of Terms

Questions?

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Conference Theme

Wisdom in Times of Crisis

The 24th Annual International Leadership Association Global Conference theme invites an inquiry into how wisdom might catalyze transformation in global systems contributing to environmental, social, economic, and political crises.

The Chinese hanzi for crisis consists of two components: danger and crucial pivot point. The crucial pivot point is a moment in time — a moment when a leader takes some action to address the crisis or challenge. In that moment, information is incomplete and/or missing, and indeterminacy prevails. In that moment, speculation on a certain outcome is futile, and it is easy to see the danger of a wrong decision. But in that moment, that crucial pivot point, a leader has the potential to make a difference. How can we help leaders — as well as followers — stand and meet that important moment?

Rumi, a renowned 13th century Persian poet, wrote about the connection between changing the world and wisdom. He was believed to have written “Yesterday, I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today, I am wise, so I am changing myself.

Hidden in that message is an implicit connection between changing the world and changing oneself. In today’s historical moment, we might think of this as the connection between our inner wisdom and our ability to wisely understand and see the systemic and reciprocal relationships between business, politics, economics, public health, the environment, and other world issues.

However, this is difficult to do. Business as usual demands leaders to make daily and often rapid decisions at work, in communities, and in schools. Leaders of various levels respond and react and engage in the dynamics of trying to meet multiple stakeholder needs. Followers also respond and react and engage in the dance of the push-pull of power and authority. These responses and reactions are based on the logics of our current economic, social, and environmental systems—and these logics, we suggest, need to change. That is where wisdom comes in.

The current logics underneath ‘business as usual’ often value human desires over planetary flourishing, economic indicators over individual wellbeing, and perpetuate a world that is becoming more and more fractured, polarized, and polluted. New logics, narratives, and qualities of leading and following are needed to heal, restore, and repair the systems that are currently in place. The new logics must rise above the either/or polarization to see the larger wholeness and interdependence of all systems, of all peoples, and of all nature.

This is where wisdom comes in. Wisdom offers us exciting possibilities to see opportunities in crises, paths forward in complex systems and unpredictable dynamics, and wholeness in times of fracturing. Wisdom is creative inner work with outward manifestations that allow possibilities for systems flourishing. Wisdom is deep listening, or what some call ‘with-nessing’ in community. Wisdom is more than intellect and cognition—it is a way of being and relating to the world and to oneself that heals, brings joy, and offers compassion and dignity to all.

Ultimately, wisdom offers hope for a better future, and we invite conference submissions to help us engage in this exciting conversation with ILA members and friends from around the world by addressing these broad questions:

  • What is the role of wisdom in leading and following in this historical moment?
  • How does one become wise?
  • What are the practices, attributes, and characteristics of wise leaders? Of wise followers?
  • What ways can leadership development increase access to and utilization of personal and shared wisdom?
  • What are the conditions that support wisdom?
  • What is the role of a leader or follower in cultivating, developing, and sustaining the conditions where wisdom can flourish?
  • Can an organization be wise? If yes, how?
  • How might Indigenous and other non-Western wisdom traditions contribute to large systems change?
  • How might we (both followers and leaders) create opportunities to cultivate, nurture, and catalyze system change? What is the role of wisdom in the emergence of these opportunities?
  • How might leaders and followers become more aware of their highest inspirations – beyond logic – that can inform creative and generative futures?

#ILA2022Global will offer an expansive space for exploring wisdom and its role in this historical moment, in this historic place. The largest gathering of those who research and study leadership, teach and develop leaders, and engage in the practice of leadership will gather to share creative new ideas, cutting edge practice and theory, hopes, innovations, and suggestions for the future. Come with your ideas and leave inspired!

Call to Action

  1. Decide: Plan now to attend #ILA2022Global! Online October 6 & 7, 2022, and/or Onsite in Washington, D.C., October 13-16, 2022.
  2. Learn: Review the details of the call for proposals and all the formats available (poster sessions, roundtables, individual presentations, panels, symposia, workshops)
  3. Create a proposal: You may address the theme and its underlying questions or what you sense is most important about leadership today
  4. Amplify your potential impact: Reach out to colleagues and networks to connect and share your projects and/or research
  5. Deliver: Determine if you would like to present online or present onsite in Washington, D.C.  You’ll be asked to choose one or the other for each proposal you submit. NOTE: You may choose to present onsite while still attending and experiencing the virtual portion the week before (6 & 7 October) and you may choose to present online while still attending and experiencing the onsite portion the following week (13-16 October).  If you plan to come to Washington, D.C., consider allowing time to experience the D.C. area, engage with colleagues informally during the conference, and share your creative ideas to supportive friends in this dynamic leadership community.

Streams and Specialties

Through this worldwide open call for proposals, the conference organizers seek proposals for presentations about the theory, practice, and education of leadership that will be valuable in a wide range of contexts, sectors, industries, cultures, and geographies.

ILA’s Member Communities make up the foundation of stream options for the conference. They were invited to submit their communities as streams for the 24th Annual Global Conference and to identify suggested specialties within that stream. As always, ILA creates opportunities for new knowledge and innovative practice and looks beyond its Member Communities when creating streams for the conference program. For example, in 2019 Indigenous & First Nations along with Healthcare were added as conference streams (Healthcare is now an official ILA member community). Sports Leadership was explored in 2020 and had its own stream in 2021. Indigenous & First Nations and Sports have streams in 2022.

Conveners: Jules André-Brown, MA Leadership Student, Royal Roads University; Anu Mitra, Professor, PhD in Interdisciplinary Studies Program, Union Institute & University; Tami White, Visual Activist, Union Institute & University

  • Art & Social Activism 
  • Arts-Based Research & Practices
  • Creative Leadership
  • Decolonizing Arts & Leadership 
  • Leading by Design
  • Other Aspects of Arts & Leadership

Convener: Kathleen Curran, Fellow, Institute for Social Innovation, Fielding Graduate University; John Heiser, Founder & CEO, TRG Management Solutions, LLC; Lenah Mwangi, Agribusines Adviser, Resource Mobilisation, Talent Recruitment, Inuka Agrisolution & Founder and Team Leader, Young African Leaders Initiative; Eric Roth, Executive Director, The John Maxwell Team & President and Managing Director, Roth Leadership; Elissar Sarrouh, Professor of Practice, Social Sciences, McGill University & CEO, Expert Consulting on Governance

  • Addressing Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Belonging
  • Championing Organizational Transformation & Change 
  • Conscious Capitalism 
  • Measuring & Maximizing Success Beyond Profit
  • Understanding & Examining Global & Cross-Cultural in the Context of the Future of Work
  • Other Aspects of Business Leadership

Conveners: Olenda Johnson, Professor of Strategic Leadership & Leader Development, College of Leadership & Ethics, U.S. Naval War College; Karin Lasthuizen, Brian Picot Chair in Ethical Leadership, Wellington School of Business and Government, Victoria University.

  • Ethical Leadership Case Studies: Successes, Failures, Resilience, Recovery
  • Ethical Leadership in Advanced Technologies: Promises, Perils, Progress 
  • Ethical Leadership in Crisis: Challenges, Insights, Behaviors 
  • Ethically Responsible Leadership: Purpose, Values, Virtues, Vices
  • Teaching Ethics in Leadership Programs
  • Other Aspects of Ethics and Leadership

Convener: Wendy Edmonds, Assistant Professor, College of Business, Bowie State University; Marc Hurwitz, Chief Insight Officer, FliP U & Associate Director, Undergraduate and Non-Degree Programs, University of Waterloo

  • Cross Cultural Examinations of Followership
  • Followership & Leadership as Social Systems
  • Followership & Technology
  • The Dark Side of Followership 
  • Wisdom & Followership
  • Other Aspects of Followership

Conveners: Sterling CarterChief Executive Officer, SBC Global Consulting, LLC; Matthew Eitutis, Master of Science in Strategic Leadership Program Director and Assistant ProfessorSchool of Business and LeadershipUniversity of CharlestonSarah HessAssistant Professor of LeadershipSchool of Business and LeadershipUniversity of Charleston; Heather St. Peters, Associate Professor of Organizational LeadershipOccupational Therapy Doctorate ProgramHuntington UniversityBobbieAnn WhiteAssociate Professor, Health Professions EducationMGH Institute of Health Professionals & Vice Chair For Faculty Development and ResearchDept of SurgeryBaylor Scott & White HealthErin Barry, Assistant Professor, Military & Emergency MedicineUniformed Services University; Suzanna Fitzpatrick, Nurse Practitioner, Surgery, University of Maryland Medical Center & Doctor of Nursing Practice, Nursing, University of Maryland, BaltimoreNeil GrunbergProfessorHenry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine & Director, Leadership Research & DevelopmentMedical and Clinical PsychologyUniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

  • Healthcare Leadership Education & Development
  • Innovation & Sustainability in Healthcare
  • Outreach to Patients & Communities
  • Policy Change in Healthcare
  • Research Methods & Findings
  • Other Aspects of Healthcare Leadership

Conveners: Erin Dixon, Faculty & Researcher, Indigenous Leadership, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity; TBA

  • Exploring the Interface/Interspace Between Indigenous Knowledge & Other Knowledge Systems in Leadership
  • How Indigenous Wisdom Traditions Guide Leaders
  • Indigenous Leadership on the Protection of Land, Waters, & Climate Change
  • The Global/Local Interface and the Potential Leadership Role of the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) as a Force Multiplier for Change, Decoloniality, & the Work of Indigenous Leadership
  • The Power of Indigenous Knowledge in Leading Through Transgenerational Trauma & Living Life Well
  • Other Aspects of Indigenous and First Nations Leadership

Conveners: Chrys Egan, Associate Dean, Fulton School of Liberal Arts, Fulton Dean’s Office, Salisbury University; Oliver Seale, Director, Higher Education Leadership and Management, Universities South Africa

  • Catalysing Leadership Development to Support Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Belonging in Organizations
  • Developing the “Business” of Leadership Development Including Consultants, Internal Experts, & the Broader Field
  • First Nations Knowledges & Cultures Informing Leadership Development
  • Organizational & Systemic Strategies for Developing Leaders
  • Researching Leadership Development Results & Performance
  • Other Aspects of Leadership Development

Convener: Tammy Esteves, Assistant Professor, Political Science, Troy University; Elizabeth Goryunova, Assistant Professor, Leadership and Organizational Studies, University of Southern Maine; Kyle O’Dell, Director of Undergraduate Leadership Education, Donnelly School of Leadership and Social Innovation, John Carroll University

  • Curricular, Co-curricular, & Collaborations
  • Diverse & International Approaches
  • Evaluation & Assessment
  • Kindergarten – Grade 12 (K-12)
  • Theory to Practice
  • Other Aspects of Leadership Education

Conveners: Stephen Moles, Director, Leadership and Talent Development, U.S. Institute of Peace; Elizabeth Stork, Professor, Organizational Leadership, Robert Morris University; Lazarina Topuzova, Associate Professor, Organizational Leadership, Robert Morris University

  • Activism and Grassroots Initiatives for Peace
  • Challenging Structural and Cultural Violence
  • Including Peace in Leadership Education and Development
  • Spoilers of Peace
  • Theoretical Perspectives on What Leadership for Peace Is
  • Other Aspects of Leadership for Peace

Convener: Conveners: Lori Kniffin, Assistant Professor, Leadership Studies, Fort Hays State University; David Murphy, Professor, Clinical Psychology, University of Plymouth; Rich Whitney, Associate Professor, Organizational Leadership & Program Chair, Doctoral Program in Organizational Leadership, University of La Verne; RJ Youngblood, Assistant Director, Academic Achievement Center, Kansas State University

  • Critical Theory Approaches
  • Historical & Philosophical Approaches
  • Qualitative & Mixed Methods
  • Quantitative & Mixed Methods
  • Theoretical & Conceptual Approaches
  • Other Aspects of Leadership Scholarship

Conveners: John Shoup, Executive Director, Dr. Paul & Annie Kienel Leadership Institute, California Baptist University; Mary Tabata, Academic Faculty, Leadership, Ducere Global Business School; Lemuel Watson, Associate VP, Provost Professor, & Senior Scientist, Leadership and Development, Indiana University

  • Convergent & Divergent Views of Wisdom Among Worldviews
  • Nature & Content of Wisdom from Philosophical & Theological Perspectives
  • Philosophical Perspectives on Wisdom, Virtue, & Foolishness
  • Philosophy & Religion as Means to Wisdom for Philosophical/Religious and Non-Philosophical/Non-Religious Minded Leaders & Followers
  • Sage-Like Perspectives on Living & Leading Well
  • Other Aspects of Philosophy, Religion, & Worldviews

Conveners: Patricia Clary, PhD Doctoral Candidate, Organizational Leadership, Southeastern University; Larissa Collier, Discipline Chair for Anatomical Sciences, Biomedical Affairs and Research, Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine; Ariel KaufmanTim Mau, Associate Professor, Political Science, University of Guelph

  • Addressing Challenges & Crises in Context
  • Capacity Building Models & Approaches
  • Democracy & Civic Engagement
  • Multi-Stakeholder Engagement for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Belonging
  • Social Movements & Social Change
  • Other Aspects of Public Leadership

Conveners: Laura J. Burton, Professor & Department Head, Educational Leadership, University of Connecticut; Brendon Knott, Associate Professor, Sport Management, Cape Peninsula University of Technology; Monique Wong, Linguist & Leadership Practitioner, Founder, The Leader in You

  • Addressing Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Belonging
  • Approaches & Practices to Sports Leadership, in Particular Those Addressing Sport Leadership During Crisis
  • Developing the Next Generation Leadership in Sports
  • Language, Communication, & Culture in Sports Leadership
  • Leading Change & Innovation in Sports Organizations
  • Other Aspects of Sports Leadership

Conveners: Kate Sheridan, Director of Career Development, Falk School of Sustainability & Environment, Chatham University

  • Centering Indigenous & Multicultural Wisdom in Sustainability Leadership
  • Restorative/Regenerative Leadership & Design
  • Sustainability Leadership Methodology & Pedagogy
  • Sustainability, Leadership, & Systems Change
  • The Intersection of Social & Environmental Justice
  • Other Aspects of Sustainability Leadership

Conveners: Patricia Clary, PhD Doctoral Candidate, Organizational Leadership, Southeastern University; Chanda Elbert, Associate Professor, Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications, Texas A&M University; Karen Perham-Lippman, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging Manager, Talent Acquisition and Global Diversity, Lumen Technologies PhD Doctoral Candidate, Organizational Leadership, Eastern University

  • Bridging the Great Divide: Fostering Agency and Authenticity through Practices, Attributes, & Characteristics
  • Cultivating & Sustaining Women Leaders & Followers that Flourish in Times of Crisis
  • I Am Woman Hear Me Roar: How to Come Alongside Another Woman to Help Her Find Her ‘ROAR’
  • Lessons Learned: Growing in Wisdom “Leaders, Followers, Organizations, or Systems”
  • The Three Cs: Catalyzing Cultural Change Adopting a Global Perspective
  • Other Aspects of Women & Leadership

Proposal Types (Presentation Formats)

The ILA offers many different types of sessions at the global conference. Please review our definitions here to be sure you select the right format for your proposal. The ILA is accepting all submission types for both the online and onsite portions of the conference, except for Full and Half-Day Emersion sessions. Full and Half-Day Emersion sessions will only be offered onsite in Washington, D.C.

In the online proposal system (All Academic), presentation formats are divided into two categories to delineate between complete/pre-grouped, stand-alone sessions and individual presentations, which are submissions that are meant to be grouped with others to form complete sessions. In addition, ILA offers full-day and half-day in-depth session opportunities (this category will be listed under the Session heading in the online system). Detailed descriptions of these categories and proposal types follow.

Pro Tip: Be sure to review participant role definitions and the evaluation criteria used for each submission type prior to submitting!

Sessions (Complete/Pre-Grouped Submissions)

Session submissions are complete, stand-alone sessions. In some cases, this means multiple participants have agreed in advance to group their work in order to be part of a complete, stand-alone session. ILA strongly prefers submissions of this nature and encourages all individuals interested in presenting at the conference to reach out to others and submit a complete session. ILA members are invited to use the HubILA discussion group on ILA Intersections for this purpose.

IMPORTANT: Film, panel, and workshop submissions are not double-blind reviewed; presenter qualifications will be considered during the review process. Symposium submissions are double-blind reviewed and should be free of participant-identifying information. Symposium submissions that do not adhere to this rule may be subject to immediate rejection.

A film session offers the opportunity for the use of film as an exploration into leadership theory and practice. Presenters may elect to show a short film or film clips as part of the session. More than half the time should be dedicated to the integration of film into the session.

Proposals for a film must include a title, a short description, a detailed abstract, and presenter qualifications. The titles of the short film(s) or film clip(s) used in the session must be included, along with how they will be used to explore leadership theory and practice. Names of the presenters, their affiliations, and an explanation about why/how they are qualified to lead the session must be provided in the qualifications section. Available participant role is Presenter (1-3). Be sure your proposal addresses the criteria used to evaluate films prior to submitting!

An informed dialogue or debate on a topic by three to six panelists with contrasting or complementary points of view, moderated by a chairperson, with time reserved for audience participation, questions, and comments. While panelists are encouraged to make short opening comments, the majority of the session time should be spent in unscripted discussion or debate among the panelists and/or audience. Formal presentations are not appropriate for this type of session (for details on submitting a group of formal presentations, see Symposium below).

Proposals for a panel must include a title, a short description, a detailed abstract, and presenter qualifications. The detailed abstract must include questions that will be explored by panelists to assist in an interactive and engaging experience for attendees. Names of the chair and presenters, their affiliations, and an explanation about why/how they are qualified to serve on the panel must be provided in the qualifications section. Available participant roles are Chair (1 required) and Presenter (3-6). Be sure your proposal addresses the criteria used to evaluate panels prior to submitting!

Three to six concise, oral presentations on a specific common topic (which may include explorations of best practices, model programs, case studies, theory building, research findings, pedagogy, etc.) that have been pre-grouped into a session and submitted with a chair and commentator identified, with time reserved for a moderated discussion by a commentator, as well as Q&A from the audience. The Chair is non-presenting and will introduce and thank each presenter, keep time so none of the segments (presentation plus any questions) go over, and moderate any discussion after all have presented. The role of the Commentator is non-presenting and analytical; they help deepen the discussion and provide useful feedback. They read the abstracts and/or papers before the conference, noting at least one interesting aspect of each, drafting a few questions, and identifying the links between the papers/presentations. At the session, the Commentator shares brief and constructive feedback, suggests areas for further exploration or implications for the field, and offers themes or questions that bridge the presentations.

A Symposium submission must include an overall title, short description, detailed abstract (identifying the overarching framework for the session and how the individual presentations fit within that framework), and approach for the proposed session. In addition, the submitter will gather and enter titles, short descriptions, and detailed abstracts for each of the proposed presentations within the symposium. (NOTE: In the CFP system, you will need to click on “Add a Paper” on the second page of the form to enter the information about each presentation within the symposium.) All short descriptions and detailed abstracts should be free of participant-identifying information. Available participant roles for the overall symposium are Chair (1 required) and Commentator (1 required). Available participant roles for each presentation within the symposium are Presenter (1-3) and Contributor. Be sure your proposal addresses the criteria used to evaluate symposiums prior to submitting!

An interactive demonstration or experiential session rooted in participation and active learning. Half or more of the time must be dedicated to experiential learning and innovative, active audience participation focused on the development of new skills, techniques, or proficiencies.

Proposals for a workshop must include a title, a short description, a detailed abstract, and presenter qualifications. The detailed abstract must include the learning outcomes, an explanation of the interactive components, and a brief overview of how the time will be used. Names of the presenters, their affiliations, and an explanation about why/how they are qualified to lead the workshop must be included in the qualification sections. Available participant role is Presenter (minimum of 1, but 2 or more preferred). Be sure your proposal addresses the criteria used to evaluate workshops prior to submitting!

Individual Presentations (Ungrouped Submissions)

Individual presentations are proposals that have not been submitted as part of a larger pre-grouped session but will be grouped by the program committee, if accepted.

  • For Presentation and Paper submissions, the program committee will group two or more accepted submissions together to form a complete session in which the presentation and Q&A time will be shared equally and a chairperson will be assigned to moderate.
  • For Interactive Roundtable Discussion (IRD), Interactive Display Poster, and Emerging Scholars Research Consortium Display Poster (ESRC) submissions, accepted submissions will be grouped into special, stand-alone sessions that take place outside of the concurrent session time slots where participants present simultaneously (either at a roundtable or in front of a poster).

NOTE: If a presentation or paper proposal is accepted, the program committee may choose to re-categorize it as an interactive roundtable discussion or interactive display poster.

IMPORTANT: Individual Presentations are double-blind-reviewed; therefore, all submissions in this category should be free of participant-identifying information. Proposals that do not adhere to this rule may be subject to immediate rejection.

A concise oral presentation on topics and issues of interest, which may include explorations of best practices, model programs, case studies, theory building, research findings, pedagogy, etc.

Proposals for a presentation must include a title, short description, detailed abstract, and approach. Available participant roles are Presenter (1-3) and Contributor. Be sure your proposal addresses the criteria used to evaluate presentations prior to submitting!

A concise oral presentation of research or scholarly work documenting already-conducted research or theory development on leadership topics submitted with an accompanying paper for review. Paper proposals submitted to the Leadership Education stream will be considered for the “Most Publishable Leadership Education Paper” award sponsored by SAGE.

Proposals for a paper must include a title, short description, approach, and an uploaded paper at the time of submission. If a paper is not ready at the time of submission, choose Presentation instead of Paper. Available participant roles are Presenter (1-3) and Contributor. Be sure your proposal addresses the criteria used to evaluate papers prior to submitting!

The IRD format is designed for engaging and stimulating small group discussions on a variety of leadership topics. This format is an excellent venue to receive targeted feedback and meet colleagues with common interests. Accepted proposals will take part in the Interactive Roundtable Discussion Session where the presenter(s) will frame the topic, pose questions, and facilitate a discussion with participants who join the table. During the session, a bell will ring periodically allowing participants the opportunity to move to another roundtable or remain where they are. Formal presentations are not appropriate for this format.

Proposals for an IRD must include a title, short description, a detailed abstract that includes the questions to be discussed, and approach. Available participant roles are Presenter (1-3) and Contributor. Be sure your proposal addresses the criteria used to evaluate IRDs prior to submitting!

An interactive display poster is a visual display of a paper, a research project, a developing idea, or an innovative program that is set up and presented by the creator(s) during the hosted poster session. Posters are an excellent format for receiving feedback from colleagues with common interests. Posters are encouraged from both emerging and established scholars, as well as from practitioners who are implementing innovative programs. Formal presentations are not appropriate for this format.

Proposals for a poster must include a title, short description, a detailed abstract, and approach. Available participant roles are Presenter (1-3) and Contributor. Be sure your proposal addresses the criteria used to evaluate posters prior to submitting!

For graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and instructors/assistant professors (less than three years into their careers) OR practitioners early in their scholarship (less than three years) who are conducting research for their corporation/firm/organization/government agency/etc.

A visual display (poster) of current research, set up and presented by the creator to an invitation-only group of seasoned senior scholars during either the onsite or online Emerging Scholars Research Consortium (ESRC) sessions. In addition, accepted participants may be invited to publicly present their posters during the onsite conference’s hosted poster session. Accepted participants will be matched by research interest with a seasoned scholar prior to the conference and will engage in meaningful dialogue and receive valuable feedback and advice. NOTE: ESRC sessions may occur at the same time as other sessions or events, such as Interactive Roundtable Discussions.

Proposals for an ESRC Display Poster must include a title, short description, detailed abstract discussing the research in more detail, and answers to the following questions:

  • Are you currently a graduate student working towards a Masters or Doctorate, a Postdoctoral scholar, an instructor/assistant professor of less than three years, or a practitioner early in their scholarship (less than three years) conducting research for their corporation/firm/organization/government agency/etc.? 
  • How many years have you been a scholar of leadership? 
  • Have you participated as an Emerging Scholar at a past ESRC?
  • Provide a brief description of your scholarly inquiry. (150 words max)
  • What do you hope to gain from participating in the ESRC? (150 words max)

These submissions will be evaluated and reviewed solely for participation in the ESRC; however, proposals not accepted into the ESRC may be considered as Interactive Display Posters for the onsite conference. Available participant role is Presenter (1). Be sure your proposal addresses the criteria used to evaluate ESRC posters prior to submitting!

Full-Day and Half-Day Emersion Sessions (Onsite in Washington, D.C. only)

To create opportunities for more in-depth leadership learnings and discussions, ILA seeks the submission of Full & Half-Day Emersion Sessions. Participants should Emerge from the full or half day session with a new way of doing, a different way of knowing, or an alternative way of collaborating. Held off site from the conference location Emersion Sessions should provide an experiential learning experience designed around a local or regional model, activity, organization, or program and where appropriate emphasize the cultural aspects of the conference location.

Full-Day Emersion Sessions (six hours each) are offered prior to the conference (Thursday, 13 October). Half-Day Emersion Sessions (three hours each) are offered prior to the conference  (Thursday, 13 October) and on the last day of the conference in the afternoon (Sunday, 16 October). These sessions require attendees to pay a separate registration fee; they are not included in the conference registration fee. The submissions are peer reviewed earlier than other conference submissions and selections are made in late March/early April. 

Submissions for an Emersion Session must include a title, description, a detailed abstract, presenter qualifications (names of the presenters, their affiliations, and an explanation about why/how they are qualified to lead the session), and answers to the following questions:

  • How often have you facilitated the proposed session? Never, 1-3 time, more than 3 times, it’s a new approach building on other past programs I’ve conducted.
  • Who is the specific target audience for this session (e.g., business leaders, educators, public leaders, anyone looking at the leadership theory and practice nexus, etc.)?
  • What unique leadership learnings will attendees gain from attending this session? Please provide two or more expected
  • If this is a half-day program, on which day do you prefer to offer it: Thursday morning or Thursday afternoon, 13 October, OR Sunday afternoon, 16 October? Please note that while we will do our best to honor your preferred date if your proposal is accepted, we cannot guarantee that your program will be scheduled on the date you select.
  • What local or regional models, activities, organizations, or programs and if appropriate cultural aspects of the conference location are you incorporating?
  • What are the minimum/maximum number of attendees you are comfortable offering the session to?
  • What is the proposed location/venue and what is its significance?
  • Projected budget: If applicable, provide the venue rental, transportation, and refreshment costs.
  • Regardless of its location, do you anticipate the need for food & beverages?
  • What are the other costs or financial liabilities for this session (e.g., handouts, books, or organizer fees, etc.)?

Available participant roles are Program Presenter (minimum of 1) and Program Organizer (1; this person acts as the main contact to ILA in a behind the scenes role and will not be listed in the program). Be sure your proposal addresses the criteria used to evaluate Emersion sessions prior to submitting!

Evaluation Process & Criteria

Submission Review Process

The ILA Global Conference review process is a rigorous 3-step process. Proposals submitted on time and fulfilling all of the requirements will be forwarded for peer review.

Step 1: During the first round, proposals are read in a single-blind (for Film, Panel, Workshop, and Emersion sessions) or double-blind (for Presentation, Paper, Interactive Roundtable Discussion, Interactive Display Poster, ESRC Display Poster, and Symposium) review by up to three reviewers and then ranked. The general, ESRC Display Poster, and Emersion session evaluation criteria used to review proposals during this step are listed below.

Step 2: Stream Convener(s) will then read both proposals and reviewer evaluations of those that rank in the top 50% to identify and recommend a diverse collection of quality sessions that meet the stream’s goals.

Step 3: Finally, the Conference Chair, Conference Program Session Chair, and ILA staff will review the recommendations of the streams, ensure that nothing was overlooked, and work together to create the overall conference program. Care is taken to scan the bottom 50% for any proposals for which review work may have been incomplete, English may not have been the submitter’s first language, or the assigned reviewers erred in the review process.

General Evaluation Criteria

There are seven (7) general review criteria, each worth a maximum of five points. Each presentation type is referenced separately within each of the seven criteria.

After reading each proposal, the reviewer will score each criterion (Excellent = 5pts; Very Good = 4pts; Adequate = 3pts; Not Very Good = 2pts; Poor = 1pt) based on the following elements. Specifics about each are included below.

Symposiums, Papers, Presentations, Posters, and Roundtables
Theoretical Approach: The submission states a leadership problem, issue, need, or new idea and describes its significance. The content has a scholarly perspective and is based on research/theory, literature reviews, etc.
OR
Experiential/Practice-Based Approach: The problem, issue, need, or possibility is well articulated. The practice, the organizational context, and why the practice is significant for leadership are clearly described.

Films
The submission states a significant leadership problem, issue, need, or new possibility, along with the purpose and goals of the film session.

Panels
The submission states a significant leadership problem, issue, need, or new possibility, along with the purpose and goals of the panel discussion.

Workshops
The submission states a significant leadership problem, issue, need, or new possibility, along with the context, purpose, and goals of the workshop.

Symposiums, Papers, Presentations, Posters, and Roundtables
Theoretical Approach: The submission is based on research/theory, literature reviews, or a relevant theoretical framework.
OR
Experiential/Practice-Based Approach: The submission is based on practice grounded in a significant leadership framework.

Films
The submission is based on literature, theory, practice, or a significant leadership issue or new idea that is well articulated.

Panels
The submission is based on literature, theory, practice, or a significant leadership issue or new idea that is well articulated.

Workshops
The submission is based on literature, theory, practice, or a significant leadership issue or new idea that is well articulated.

Symposiums, Papers, Presentations, Posters, and Roundtables
Theoretical Approach: The research questions/hypotheses are well articulated and address important questions and relationships. Research focuses on areas of key interest to business, government, and/or society.
OR
Experiential/Practice-Based Approach: The submission addresses important questions and relationships that test existing knowledge, research, theory, and practice or lead to future exploration. It contributes important, new leadership knowledge by focusing on areas of key interest to business, government, and/or society.

Films
The submission shows how the session is based on a mastery of substantive content by the presenters, and how participation will contribute to attendees’ knowledge and practice.

Panels
The submission shows how the session is based on a mastery of substantive content by the panelists, and how participation will contribute to attendees’ knowledge and practice.

Workshops
The submission shows how the session is based on a mastery of substantive content by the workshop facilitators, and how participation will contribute to attendees’ knowledge and practice.

Symposiums, Papers, Presentations, Posters, and Roundtables
Theoretical Approach: The research design (from a range of qualitative or quantitative methods) explained in the submission is appropriate for answering the research questions. Data collection and analysis meet applicable standards of methodological rigor.
OR
Experiential/Practice-Based Approach: The submission provides a detailed description of the design of the practice and evidence that the practice design clearly addresses a significant problem, issue, need, or new idea and incorporates what is known about the subject from existing research and theory.

Films
The submission includes a detailed description of the film format, explaining the films/film clips that will be explored and how the film session will benefit attendees. The proposal clarifies the roles of the presenters and states in what ways they are well-qualified to participate on the panel. IMPORTANT: Names, affiliations, or other identifying details about the presenters should be included in order to assess their qualifications.

Panels
The submission includes a detailed description of the panel format, explaining the questions that will be explored and how the panel session will benefit attendees. The proposal clarifies the roles of the panelists and states in what ways they are well-qualified to participate on the panel. IMPORTANT: Names, affiliations, or other identifying details about the chair and panelists should be included in order to assess their qualifications.

Workshops
The submission includes a detailed description of the workshop format, explaining how the design will lead to outcomes that will benefit attendees. The proposal clarifies the roles of the workshop facilitators and shows how they have substantial experience relevant to leading/facilitating this workshop. IMPORTANT: Names, affiliations, or other identifying details about the facilitators should be included in order to assess their qualifications.

Symposiums, Papers, Presentations, Posters, and Roundtables
Theoretical Approach: Results and findings are derived logically and/or conceptually from methodology. Presentations, roundtables, and posters should include at least preliminary findings.
OR
Experiential/Practice-Based Approach: The submission includes descriptions of outcomes of the practice, with metrics where appropriate, ensuring that the outcomes are realistically a result of the practice.

Films
The submission states the expected outcomes for film attendees.

Panels
The submission states the expected outcomes for panel attendees.

Workshops
The submission states the expected outcomes from workshop participation.

Symposiums, Papers, Presentations, Posters, and Roundtables
Theoretical Approach: Conclusions are well supported by the study. If research is still in progress, the conclusions may be based upon what has been done thus far.
OR
Experiential/Practice-Based Approach: The submission briefly describes the main lessons learned, the next steps, and what future work could be done to refine the practice and its contributions.

Films
The submission provides evidence that the film session will explore a significant leadership issue in ways that make a substantial contribution to knowledge and/or practice. It suggests how the session is innovative, creative, or based on a substantial degree of experience by the panelists.

Panels
The submission provides evidence that the panel will explore a significant leadership issue in ways that make a substantial contribution to knowledge and/or practice. It suggests how the panel is innovative, creative, or based on a substantial degree of experience by the panelists.

Workshops
The submission provides evidence that participation in the workshop is likely to make a substantive contribution to leadership knowledge and/or practice for attendees. It suggests how the workshop is innovative, creative, or otherwise valuable for the audience it is designed for.

Symposiums, Papers, Presentations, Posters, and Roundtables
Theoretical Approach: The implications for contributing important, new knowledge to leadership are discussed. The submission may suggest (or forecast) how research in progress will contribute to important, new knowledge when completed.
OR
Experiential/Practice-Based Approach: The submission describes both the implications for practice and how these implications are important for leadership.

Films
The submission states how the session will support participants in integrating something from the session into their own practice, teaching, or research.

Panels
The submission states how the panel will support participants in integrating something from the session into their own practice, teaching, or research.

Workshops
The submission states how the workshop will support participants in integrating something from the session into their own practice, teaching, or research.

Emerging Scholars Research Consortium Display Poster Evaluation Criteria

ESRC Display Poster submissions are evaluated by the ESRC organizer (and others, if needed) in a double-blind review process. After reading each proposal, the reviewer will score each criterion (Excellent = 5pts; Very Good = 4pts; Adequate = 3pts; Not Very Good = 2pts; Poor = 1pt) based on the following elements. Specifics about each are included below.

The submission states a leadership problem, issue, need, or new idea and describes its significance. The content has a scholarly perspective and is based on research/theory, literature reviews, etc.

The submission has a scholarly perspective and is based on research/theory, literature reviews, or a relevant theoretical framework.

The research questions/hypotheses are well articulated and address important questions and relationships. Research focuses on areas of key interest to business, government, and/or society.

The research design explained in the proposal is appropriate for answering the research questions. Data collection and analysis meet applicable standards of methodological rigor.

Results and findings are derived logically and/or conceptually from methodology. Findings (even if preliminary) are included.

Conclusions are well supported by the study. If research is still in progress, the conclusions may be based upon what has been done thus far.

The implications for contributing important, new knowledge to leadership are discussed. The submission may suggest (or forecast) how research in progress will contribute to important, new knowledge when completed.

Full-Day and Half-Day Emersion Session Evaluation Criteria

Full-Day and Half-Day Emersion Session submissions are evaluated by the conference program committee in a single-blind review process. Reviewers will score each criterion (Excellent = 5pts; Very Good = 4pts; Adequate = 3pts; Not Very Good = 2pts; Poor = 1pt) based on the following elements:

  • How well does the session use innovative ideas and approaches that could contribute meaningfully to learning and/or action?
  • How well does the session provide an experiential learning experience designed around a local or regional model, activity, organization, or program and where appropriate emphasize the cultural aspects of the conference location?
  • If the session emphasizes the cultural aspects of the conference location, how well does it do so?
  • How well does the session serve their target audience?
  • What level of excellence do we anticipate, given what we know of the presenters?
  • To what extent does the session support the ILA’s mission and vision?

Information Needed When Submitting

BEFORE YOU BEGIN the submission process, please be sure that all participants involved understand and agree to the Terms, then proceed to gather the information listed below.

BEFORE YOU BEGIN, read over the tips for submitting.

Submission Form Information

The following items appear in submission portal (All Academic) and are required for all proposals, unless otherwise noted.

NOTE: All Academic only allows for plain text to be entered into text fields. If you paste in formatted text with different font sizes, colors, bolding, italics, etc., it will reformat to plain text. In addition, please do not include tables, graphics, photos, etc. in text fields as they will not display in All Academic. Formatted text and exhibits are only allowed in files that are uploaded for Paper submissions.

Select the preferred Session or Individual Presentation type. NOTE: the program committee may choose to re-categorize the presentation format of accepted submissions, where appropriate.

In title case (capitalize first and last words, nouns, pronouns, adjectives, verbs, adverbs, subordinate conjunctions, and any word that is more than three letters long), 110 characters maximum, including spaces.

(not applicable to Full-Day and Half-Day Emersion Session submissions) A brief description of the proposal, which will be used in the online and PDF programs. Remember the short description is what will entice attendees to your session. 100 words maximum.

(for Full-Day and Half-Day Emersion Session submissions only) A detailed description, which will be used on the ILA website, the public All Academic program, and in marketing material to advertise the full-/half-day program. 200-words maximum.

(not applicable to Paper submissions) An expanded explanation of your proposal that will be used to evaluate the proposal and to provide more information in the public All Academic program. 500-1,000-words maximum, excluding references. IMPORTANT: If the submission is based on a theoretical approach, be sure to include literature/reference citations.

(Not required but encouraged) If citations are included in the Detailed Abstract, provide a list of references. For formatting of references, we prefer APA. These should not be your personal or professional references. For Paper submissions, works cited/references should be included in the uploaded paper.

(For Film, Panel Discussion, Workshop, Full-Day/Half-Day Emersion Session only) Provide the names of the participants, their affiliations, and an explanation about why/how they are qualified to lead or be part of this session. 1,000 words maximum.

(for Symposium, Presentation, Paper, Interactive Roundtable Discussion, Interactive Display Poster submissions only) Indicate if the submission is based on a(n) theoretical approach, experiential/practice-based approach, or both approaches. This response will aid reviewers in determining which set(s) of criteria to use during the review process.

(For Workshop and Full-Day/Half-Day Emersion Session submissions only) Indicate if you have facilitated the proposed workshop/program never, 1-3 times, more than 3 times, or if it’s a new approach building on other past workshops/programs.

Determine the stream and specialty that best fits the topic of your submission. The Program Committee will use these streams to help define and create the broader areas of new knowledge and innovative practice for conference attendees to explore. Select the one stream/specialty that best aligns with the submission’s topic. A few notes:

  • If the submission’s topic crosses streams, please pick one of them.
  • DO NOT submit the same proposal to multiple streams.
    • The program committee reserves the right to change a submission’s stream selection.

(not applicable to Full-Day and Half-Day Emersion Session submissions) Indicate if this submission is intended for the online (6-7 October) or onsite (14 – 16 October in Washington DC) program, if accepted. Please note that the ILA may consider adding an additional day of programming to the online portion of the conference, depending on the quantity of accepted online submissions.

If the submission is intended for the ONLINE program, indicate, in order of preference, which 3 timeframes will work best for all participants listed on the submission. Available timeframes are:

12:00 – 15:00 UTC/08:00 – 11:00 EDT 
15:00 – 18:00 UTC/11:00 – 14:00 EDT 
18:00 – 21:00 UTC/14:00 – 17:00 EDT 
21:00 – 00:00 UTC/17:00 – 20:00 EDT 
00:00 – 03:00 UTC/20:00 – 23:00 EDT

If the submission is intended for the ONSITE program, select “N/A – This submission will be presented ONSITE”. NOTE: You will need to select N/A 3 times.

IMPORTANT: We will do our best to honor one of your preferences when scheduling the ONLINE conference program; however, given the complexity of scheduling, we cannot guarantee you will receive a preferred time.

To convert the times above to a local time zone, please visit https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html. Be sure to set the date to 06 or 07 October to accommodate the ending or beginning of Daylight Saving Time (DST) around this time of year.

(for Paper submissions only) Uploaded papers are required at the time of submission but may be edited and re-uploaded before the 15 February deadline. The button to upload a paper appears at the end of the Paper proposal submission form in All Academic. IMPORTANT: Paper submissions that do not include an uploaded file when the CFP closes are subject to immediate rejection. The uploaded paper will be used for review purposes. Accepted submissions will have the opportunity to upload a complete and final version of the paper prior to the conference.

Papers will be read as part of the review process and must:

  • Be free of author-identifying information (names, affiliations, etc.) everywhere in the document, as it will be distributed for a double-blind review. Submissions that include author-identifying information may be subject to immediate rejection. Accepted submissions will have the opportunity to upload revised, full papers with author-identifying information once scheduling is completed.
  • Be between 2,000 – 2,500 words (not including figures, tables, and references). NOTE: This paper is for review purposes only. Accepted submissions will have the opportunity to upload longer/complete papers after notifications are emailed.
  • Include a References section of the works/research cited in your paper. This section does not count towards the above word limit. For formatting of citations/references, we prefer APA.
  • Be formatted as follows: Times New Roman 12-point font, double spaced, 1-inch (2.5 cm) margin, and 8.5 by 11-inch page setting.
  • Be uploaded into All Academic by the submission deadline as a Word document or PDF that does not exceed 10 MB.

Participants

Participants are added and given a role on the second page of the submission form in All Academic.

BEFORE YOU BEGIN: Make sure that all participants to be listed on the submission have profiles in the ILA database. Please visit the “Adding a Participant” section for details. ILA membership is not required; however, ILA members receive the best rates on conference registration.

NOTE: Not all roles are available for all proposal submission types. All Academic will show you only those roles available for the proposal submission type you have selected.

A contributor to, author of, or coauthor of the proposal content who will attend and present at the conference.

A person who acts as a session moderator. For a symposium, the chair will introduce and thank each presenter, keep time so none of the segments (presentation plus any questions) go over, and moderate any discussion after all have presented. For a panel discussion, the chair will act as a facilitator by briefly introducing the overall panel/panelists, posing discussion questions as necessary, moderating audience participation, and assisting with the session’s flow. NOTE: Presenters should not serve in this role. For Symposium: Both a Chair and a Commentator are required. To maximize participation and role effectiveness, one person should not play both roles.

(Symposium submissions only) A person who draws meaningful connections between symposium presentations, provides useful feedback for presenters, and helps deepen the discussion. Commentators will read the abstracts and/or written papers prior to the conference, noting interesting aspects of each, drafting a few questions, and identifying the links between the presentations. During the session, the commentator will share brief and constructive feedback, suggest areas for further exploration, note implications for the field, and offer themes or questions that bridge the papers/presentations. NOTE: Presenters should not serve in this role. Both a Chair and a Commentator are required. To maximize participation and role effectiveness, one person should not play both roles.

(Not available for Film, Panel, or Workshop submissions) A person who has contributed to the proposal content but will NOT present at the conference. A contributor will be listed as “Co-Author” in the online program and the program book.

(For Full-Day and Half-Day Emersion Session submissions only) A person who has designed a full- or half-day Emersion session, organized the presenters, etc., and who acts as the main point of contact regarding the program. This is a non-presenting, behind-the-scenes role, and Program Organizers are NOT LISTED IN THE PROGRAM. Program organizers who are also presenters must be added a second time as a Program Presenter on the proposal.

(For Emersion session submissions only) A person who will attend and present during a Emersion session.

Tips for Submitting

Adding a Participant

In order to be listed on a submission, each participant (Presenter, Contributor, Chair, Commentator, Program Organizer, Program Presenter) must have a profile in the ILA database. ILA membership is not required to be part of the database. Individuals will be in the ILA database if they are a current or past member, have ever attended an ILA conference, or if they have ever been listed on a proposal for an ILA conference. As you organize your submission, ask your co-participants if they are already part of the ILA database.

Alternately, you can go here and type in their email address to see if they are already in the ILA database and can add them if they are not. If they are not already in the ILA database, you should add them or ask them to add themselves at least one hour before you submit the proposal. To add a participant to the database, you’ll need their email address, name, title, organization, and country of residence.

IMPORTANT: It takes up to an hour for the ILA database and All Academic to sync, so create new profiles at least one hour prior to beginning the submission process.

If or once participants are part of the ILA database, enter their last name in the search box on the second page of the submission form in All Academic, then click the applicable role under the Action column next to their name in the search results.

Other Tips

  • It is important to read the evaluation criteria before submitting as more details about requirements are included in this section based on the review criteria. Be sure that your submission addresses all of the evaluation criteria. Read evaluation criteria here.
  • Create your submission in a word-processing program first and save it. Use only plain text (i.e., no bold, italics, headers, etc.). Copy and paste information into the online system. This will save you valuable time and effort – and ensure that you do not lose your proposal information if the system times out (see next bullet point) or you encounter other technical difficulties.
  • The online submission portal (All Academic) will timeout after 60 minutes if you stay on the same page. You can refresh your session by clicking on the timer in the gray header at the top of every page. NOTE: If you time out of the session and have not finished submitting your proposal, you will have to start over. A proposal is not saved until it is completely submitted.
  • All Academic only allows for plain text to be entered into the text box fields. If you paste in formatted text with different font sizes, colors, bolding, italics, etc., it will appear as plain text. Please do not include tables, graphics, photos, etc. in these boxes. Formatted text and exhibits are only allowed in files that are uploaded for Paper submissions.
  • Be sure to click the “Accept and Continue” button at the bottom of each page of the submission form until you reach the “Review your submission” page, then click the “Save Submission” button at the bottom of the page to ensure that your submission has been saved into All Academic. When a proposal is successfully submitted, the system will display a confirmation page and will send a confirmation message to the email address in your ILA profile. PROPOSALS WILL NOT SAVE TO THE SYSTEM IF YOU EXIT BEFORE REACHING THE CONFIRMATION PAGE. Please see exception for Paper proposals in the next bullet point.
  • For Paper submissions: If a file/paper is not uploaded at the time of submission, no confirmation message will be shown or emailed; however, your submission will be saved as long as you have clicked the “Save Submission” button. Don’t forget to upload your paper by the 15 February deadline. Paper submissions without an uploaded paper will be subject to immediate rejection.
  • IMPORTANT: Symposium, Presentation, Paper, Interactive Roundtable Discussion, Interactive Display Poster, and ESRC Display Poster submissions undergo a double-blind peer-reviewed evaluation process. Therefore, proposal titles, descriptions, detailed abstracts, and uploaded papers must not include specific, participant-identifying information. The participant list will be hidden during the blind review. Proposals of these formats that include participant-identifying information may be subject to immediate rejection. Accepted submissions will have the opportunity to revise and include identifying information at a later date.
  • IMPORTANT: Film, Panel, Workshop, and Emersion session proposals can and should include participant-identifying information. In order to properly assess the proposals, reviewers and the program team need to have a clear picture of who will be participating and the level of their expertise.
  • Please follow the ILA Style Guide when entering your submission. This two-page document covers the most common style issues such as serial commas, capitalization, and more. If it’s not covered in the style guide, we prefer AP for its readability and APA for references and citations.
  • You can edit your proposal until the 15 February 2022 submission deadline. Log in to All Academic with your ILA credentials, click on “Submit or Edit a Proposal” on the Submitter Menu, then click on the “edit” link next to the title of the proposal you wish to edit. In order to save all changes, click on the “Accept and Continue” button at the bottom of each page until you are returned to your list of submissions. If you exit the proposal without clicking on all the “Accept and Continue” buttons, your edits will not be saved.

General Information & Requirements

Conference Registration is Required

If your submission is accepted, all listed presenters, chairs, and commentators are required to register and pay published conference fees for the portion of the conference in which they are presenting by a deadline (tentatively 11 July) that will be confirmed in acceptance messages. Accepted submissions will not be scheduled until registration is complete. Note that Program Presenters are not required to register for their own Emersion session, nor are they required to register for the online/onsite conference, unless they plan to attend.

IMPORTANT: The ILA does not pay honoraria, reimburse expenses (e.g., travel, lodging, copying, poster production, etc.), or waive or discount conference registration fees for presenters, chairs, or commentators.

Proposal Guidelines

Please be sure to review the Call for Proposals thoroughly prior to submitting. Submissions that do not follow the guidelines and requirements will not be considered.

Consent of Presenters

All participants listed in a proposal must have given their consent to be part of the proposal prior to submission. It is the responsibility of the submitter to adhere to this rule for all individuals listed in the proposal, whether or not they will present. IMPORTANT: All participants must be made aware of the registration requirement (see above) prior to submitting.

Scheduling Requests

The ILA does not take scheduling requests. Submissions for the online program will provide ILA with preferred scheduling timeframes and accepted online submissions will be scheduled at appropriate times on Thursday, 6 October, or Friday, 7 October. IMPORTANT: ILA may consider adding another day to the online program if the quantity of accepted online submissions exceeds allotted space. Please block off Wednesday, 5 October, and Saturday, 8 October, in your calendar as potential online conference days.

Onsite sessions will be scheduled on Friday, 14 October (all day), Saturday, 15 October (all day), or Sunday, 16 October (no later than 12:00 pm). Emersion session s will be scheduled on Thursday, 13 October (full- and half-day sessions) and Sunday, 16 October (half-day afternoon sessions only).

By submitting a proposal, submitters are confirming the availability of all presenting participants for the applicable online or onsite days.

Affiliation Listings

The names and affiliations (e.g., title, department, organization) of all scheduled presenters, chairs, commentators, program presenters, and contributors will be listed in the program book. The information will be pulled directly from an individual’s ILA profile. Participants can edit their profiles at https://ila.memberclicks.net/edit-profile at any time and the updates will sync over to All Academic in about an hour. NOTE: It is not possible to edit this information directly in All Academic.

Important Dates

Dates are subject to change.
15 February 2022: Call for Proposals closes.
20 February 2022: Deadline to volunteer to review.
01 – 21 March: Proposals are peer reviewed.
07 June: Notifications emailed to Submitter.
11 July: Deadline to change mode (online vs onsite), register for conference, edit participants and submission information.
08 August: Scheduling information emailed to presenting participants and public All Academic program goes live.
06 – 07 October: Online conference takes place
13 – 16 October: Onsite conference takes place in Washington, D.C.

Questions?

To view the most up-to-date information on the conference, please visit https://ilaglobalconference.org/.

If you have questions or need assistance with the CFP, please contact us at global2022cfp@ilaglobalnetwork.org or call +1 (202) 470-4818 ext. 106.

If you have trouble logging into your ILA profile, please contact our membership team at membership@ilaglobalnetwork.org or call +1 (202) 470-4818 ext. 104.

Acknowledgement of Terms

By submitting to the Call for Proposals, I understand and agree to the following:

  • For Symposium, Presentation, Paper, Interactive Roundtable Discussion, Interactive Display Poster, and Emerging Scholars Research Consortium proposals only: The submission title, short description, detailed abstract, and uploaded paper (if applicable) are free of names, affiliations, and any other identifying information related to submitters, presenters, contributors, chairs, or commentators. Submissions that include any identifying information may be subject to immediate rejection.
  • All participants listed on a proposal have given their consent to be part of the proposal.
  • Accepted Presentation and Paper submissions may be assigned a different presentation format than was originally submitted. If a proposal is accepted, it is incumbent upon the submitter/participants to make note of the assigned presentation format before confirming participation in the conference.
  • If accepted, each presenting participant (Presenter, Chair, Commentator) must confirm their participation by registering for the conference by the registration deadline (tentatively 07 July 2022), which will be confirmed in the acceptance notice. Failure to register for the conference may result in a submission’s or a presenting participant’s removal from the program. Note that Program Presenters are not required to register for the Emersion session in which they are presenting.
  • ILA does not pay honoraria, reimburse expenses (e.g. travel, lodging, poster production, copying, etc.), or waive or discount conference registration for presenting participants (Presenter, Chair, Commentator).
  • As the submitter, I have communicated the registration requirement outlined above to all presenting participants (Presenter, Chair, Discussant) listed on this submission.
  • Accepted submissions may submit a request to change their presentation mode (online vs onsite) until a date to be advised in acceptance messages (tentatively 11 July 2022). The ILA will try to accommodate requests received after that date but cannot guarantee that a change in mode will be possible.
  • The ILA does not take scheduling requests. Online concurrent sessions will be scheduled on Thursday, 6 October (all day) and Friday, 7 October (all day). An additional day (either 5 or 8 October) may be added to the program should the quantity of accepted submissions warrant it. Onsite concurrent sessions will be scheduled for Friday, 14 October (all day), Saturday, 15 October (all day), or Sunday, 16 October (no later than 12:00 pm). Onsite Emersion sessions will be scheduled on Thursday, 13 October (full- and half-day sessions) and Sunday, 16 October (half-day sessions in the afternoon). By submitting a proposal, submitters are confirming the availability of all presenting participants (Presenter, Chair, Commentator) for the applicable online and onsite days.

Thank You & See You Online and in Washington D.C.!