International Association for Conflict Management
Call for Conference Submissions
33rd Annual Conference of the International Association for Conflict Management
Charleston, South Carolina, USA
July 12-15, 2020
President: Zoe Barsness
Conference Program Chair: Greg Paul
Executive Director: Brandon Charpied
Join researchers and practitioners from around the world in a city rich with history and culture – Charleston, SC! Come present your work at the 2020 meeting of the International Association for Conflict Management (IACM), to be held at the Mills House (book your room now!) and historic Hibernian Hall in Charleston.
IACM was founded to encourage scholars and practitioners to develop and disseminate theory, research, and experience that can help to explain and guide conflict management in interpersonal, organizational, societal, family, and international settings.
We welcome conference submissions from researchers and practitioners alike. Submissions should cover new material, distinct from published works (including those that will appear in print before the conference), and ideally from presentations at other conferences. We encourage submissions that contribute new knowledge, understanding, and practice to negotiation, conflict management, and peacebuilding. We welcome all research methods, disciplines, and professional backgrounds. We particularly welcome submissions that:
- Reflect principles of interdisciplinary collaboration and engaged scholarship to advance knowledge, understanding and the practice of negotiation, conflict, and peacebuilding
- Highlight opportunities, questions, and considerations regarding researcher-practitioner collaboration on issues related to negotiation, conflict, and peacebuilding
- Expand our understanding and skill in teaching principles of negotiation, conflict, and peacebuilding
- Support the development and dissemination of new teaching materials and tools
- Encourage innovative approaches and explore emerging frontiers and issues in the study and practice of negotiation, conflict, and peacebuilding
The conference submission system will open on October 15, 2019. The deadline for submissions is February 7, 2020. You will receive an additional email to let you know the system is open. Types of conference submissions (theoretical, empirical, applied, or practice) include the following:
- Full papers (30 pages maximum; qualify for conference paper awards)
- Extended abstracts (1000 words maximum)
- Symposia, debates, roundtables, workshops, novel sessions (10 pages maximum for symposia, 5 pages maximum for all other formats)
Please indicate whether your submission is related to any of the themes listed above. Conference submissions may be accepted as paper sessions, rapid fire sessions, poster presentations, or paper development sessions.
All submissions will be subject to blind review. Full paper and extended abstract submissions will be double-blind and all other formats single-blind review. Submissions should use Times New Roman 12-point font, double spaced, 1-inch (2.5cm) margins all around, and an 8.5″x 11″ page setting. References may be single-spaced. Submissions must be in .pdf format.
The conference promises to be a chance to connect and engage with one another and to enjoy the sites, sounds, and tastes of Charleston. Attendees will have the opportunity to visit historical sites such as Fort Sumter and Charleston City Market, enjoy the beach and beautiful sunsets, and savor the many foods Charleston has to offer.
We look forward to joining you in Charleston!
AC4 SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
This year scholarships are available from AC4 at Columbia University for graduate students and alumni of graduate programs who come from historically underrepresented groups or from developing countries. Learn more about the scholarship program by clicking here.
Guidelines for Preparing Your Submission
Submissions present new material, distinct from published works (including those that will appear in-print before the conference) and presentations at other conferences. We encourage submissions that contribute new knowledge and understanding to the broad area of negotiation and conflict. A variety of research methods are welcome, including theoretical, qualitative, and quantitative approaches. We also encourage innovative interdisciplinary submissions highlighting dialogue between theory and practice.
All submissions will be subject to blind review. Full paper and extended abstract submissions will be double-blind and all other formats single-blind review. Submissions should use Times New Roman 12-point font, double spaced, 1-inch (2.5cm) margins all around, and an 8.5″x11″ page setting. References may be single-spaced. Submissions must be in .pdf format.
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