IACM 2018 Call for Submissions


31st Annual Conference of the International Association for Conflict Management

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
July 8-11, 2018

Submission Deadline: February 5, 2018, 5:00 p.m. US Eastern Standard Time

President: Deborah Cai | Conference Program Chair: Laura Rees
Executive Director: Brandon Charpied | Local Arrangements Chair: Cheryl Rivers

We invite you to present your work at the 2018 meeting of the International Association for Conflict Management (IACM) to be held at Convene (formerly The Hub) in Center City in downtown Philadelphia. IACM was founded to encourage scholars and practitioners to develop and disseminate theory, research, experience, and practice for understanding and improving conflict management in interpersonal, organizational, societal, family, and international settings.

Submissions present new material, distinct from published works (including those that will appear in print before the conference) and from presentations at other conferences. We encourage submissions that contribute new knowledge and understanding to the broad areas of negotiation and conflict management. A variety of research methods are welcome. We also encourage innovative interdisciplinary submissions highlighting dialogue between theory and practice.

Authors can lead on a maximum of three submissions. The conference submission system will open on October 27, 2017. The deadline for submissions is February 5, 2018. You will receive an additional email to let you know the system is open. Types of conference submissions (theoretical, empirical, or applied) include the following:

  • Full papers (30 pages maximum; qualify for conference paper awards)
  • Extended abstracts (1000 words minimum)
  • Symposia, debates, roundtables, workshops, novel sessions (10 pages maximum for symposia, 5 pages maximum for all other formats)


Full papers and extended abstracts may also be submitted to be considered for inclusion on one of the special topics panels that will run throughout the 2018 conference. These topics are:

  • Conflict and religion
  • Conflict in government
  • Conflict and media
  • Conflict and race
  • Conflict in communities


Click Here for IACM’s Submission Guidelines