- We are now accepting submissions -
The iConference is seeking proposals for Interactive Events for 2022 that will engage our participants and augment the conference’s research content. This year, we are combining all interactive session types under a single Interactive Events umbrella, rather than having separate tracks for Workshops, SIEs, etc. The change will allow us to maximize the potential of these proposals by considering them as a collective group.
The parameters of this track are broad. We seek workshop proposals that may build a new research community, strengthen an existing research community, or further advance a particular field. We are open to panels, fishbowls, hackathons, and other events that invite commentary, are directly engaging, or seek participant input on ethical or policy issues. We can provide a virtual space for learning, reflection, and relationship-building through virtual installations or exhibitions. We encourage proposers to think creatively.
Please note that iConference 2022 will again be entirely online, so your proposal must take virtual participation into consideration. In accord with feedback from last year’s conference, our 2022 Interactive Events will be presented using Zoom video conferencing facilities embedded within our online conference platform.
After two years of virtual conferencing we have observed that all-day virtual events can put a strain on participants; we urge proposers to employ shorter formats, and/or spread a longer event across multiple days.
Participation in Interactive Events must be open to all conference delegates, with no additional fees. All organizers, speakers and participants are expected to purchase a conference registration to take part.
Use the Proposal Guidelines below to draft your proposal and submit to our ConfTool submission site.
All submissions must be in English and submitted as a pdf. The following template should be used.
Title: Your event’s descriptive title
Type: i.e. workshop, panel, fishbowl, hackathon, etc.
Organizer(s): Names and affiliations of the organizers, in preferred order of appearance for the program schedule. We encourage the inclusion of organizers from multiple institutions.
Abstract: An abstract of up to 150 words that can be included in our program schedule.
Description: Include an event description of up to 1,500 words (not including abstract). Event descriptions should address each of the following:
Duration: A typical iConference session runs 1.5 hours. Please indicate how many such sessions you expect your event to span. We consider the optimal duration to be one or two sessions, but longer events are possible. If requesting a longer event, include a draft schedule and justification for the extended time. Again, our experience and conference feedback tell us that participants are more receptive of shorter, targeted online events.
Special Requirements: The iConference does not provide funding for Interactive Events. If your proposed event has technical or logistical requirements with budget ramifications, you must articulate them clearly for consideration by the chairs.
If you have questions or ideas that need help being fleshed out, please contact the Track Chairs listed below.
Contact the chairs listed above with questions about this track.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org regarding iConference 2022 in general.