Presentation Proposal

Presentation Submission Instructions

General Instructions

Please carefully read the proposal submission requirements and guidelines below before proceeding to use the online submission site Proposal Submission Page. Follow the submission instructions precisely and start the application process early.  Make sure to select from the available options below the type of session format for your proposal.  Should you require technical assistance with making your submission, contact us at least 48 hours before the submission deadline.

Proposal Submission 

Presentation Formats

General Instructions

In your proposal submission, please specify which of the following format you will use.  The conference committee only wishes to receive proposal abstracts (250 words or less for papers, 500 words or less for full sessions) by March 1, 2021  


(15-20 minutes per paper, 50 or 75 minutes per session)

 Two to four papers on similar/related issues or topics may be either submitted together or brought together one-by-one by the conference committee to form a 50 or 75-minute session.  Time is reserved at the end for audience questions and comments.  20 minutes is enough time to read aloud approximately 10 double-spaced pages or 2000 words. However, we encourage you to not read from a paper. Time limits are firm.  

Papers may be either individually- or jointly authored and may be either academic (scholarship or other research) or practitioner-focused (e.g., technical or professional) in orientation.   

Roundtable Discussion

(50 or 75-minute Full Session)

Panels or roundtables are prearranged groups of 3-5 presenters or discussants who come together for in-depth exploration of an identified issue or topic.  Roundtables typically are moderated sessions; panels typically have session chairs.  Under either format, presenters and discussants will engage in dialogue with each other and the audience, with adequate opportunity for audience questions and comments.  Participants might include academics and other educators, scholars or other researchers, practitioners, activists, public officials, media members, and so on. 

Workshops or Performative Sessions

(50 or 75-minute Full Session)

Workshops are technical, practical, or experiential learning sessions that encourage audience participation; workshop presentations focus on active learning rather than lecture.  Performative sessions allow presenters to perform their work, such as multi-media presentations (video/film, digital media) or readings of non-fiction; presenters will create venues for verbal and non-verbal interaction with the participants.   

Poster/Exhibit Presentations

Posters or exhibits typically address a single central question, topic, or issue in a manner that allows the presenter to engage others in informal discussion that expands or expounds upon the content of the poster or exhibit.  These are not formal presentation sessions; materials (including summaries of implications and conclusions) should be presented in accessible language and in such a way that they can be discussed with interested persons one-on-one during or after the poster/exhibit presentation session, or as distributed in a handout.  Presenters will post their materials on large poster boards that can accommodate photos/graphics, tables, charts, primary source extracts, large-type text pages, etc.  Video or audio clips, such as on a laptop computer, can also be used.  Presenters should plan to remain near their posters or exhibits during the session and generally be available for discussion throughout the conference. 

Decisions, Scheduling, Notification and Participation

Program Decisions and Notifications

The conference committee will seek to include as many papers and sessions as schedule constraints and quality of submissions permit.  The conference committee will send notification of decisions and invitations to present by April,1 2021.  If you do not receive an official e-mail by this date, it may be because you did not complete the submission process properly, your email address is incorrect, or your email has spam blockers that are blocking the incoming email.  Please e-mail the conference organizers. 

Session and Event Scheduling

Unless held virtually, all sessions and events will take place on the Gonzaga University campus. Although we will try to honor and accommodate scheduling requests, it is not possible to guarantee any session or presenter a specific day or time on the conference program.  Session scheduling will not be finalized until 30 days in advance of the conference. Facilities are accessible.  

Chairs and Commentators

If your presentation or session proposal is not accepted but you still wish to participate, the conference committee may invite you to play an alternative role, such as a session chair or commentator.  We also invite self-nominations to serve as a session chair or commentator in your areas of expertise.  Please indicate on the submission form whether you are willing to act as chair or commentator on a session in which you are not a presenter.  Session chairs are responsible to make sure that the session begins on time, that all presenters are introduced or introduce themselves, and that time limits are observed.  All sessions are 50 or 75 minutes in length.  This includes the reading of all papers, responses by the commentators (if any), and audience comments and questions.  The conference organizers will contact session participants and chairs by email to make introductions and encourage integration and cross-conversation between the presentations. 

Policy on No-Shows

A “no-show” is someone who is listed on the event program but who is not physically present at her/his scheduled session and who has not notified the conference organizers 30 days in advance of the conference of their inability to attend and has not made alternate arrangements for presentation (e.g., having one’s paper presentation read by an alternate who will attend the conference).  No-showing may be unavoidable in some very unusual cases, but in general presenters are reminded that no-showing disrupts the overall conference, and negatively affects the session chairs, presenters, commentators, and attendees.  No refunds will be given for no-shows, and you are responsible for finding your own alternative presenter, when feasible. 

Questions, Details, and Contacting the Conference Co-Chairs

Full conference details, including how to register and how to submit proposals for papers and sessions, are available at

Publication Opportunities 

Full Paper Submission Deadline: February 1, 2022

Submit to: 

If you are presenting a conference paper, please consider submitting your final draft paper to the Journal for Hate Studies. The Journal of Hate Studies is a peer-review international scholarly journal published by Gonzaga University’s Institute for Hate Studies. JHS is committed to excellence and innovation in the scholarly study of hate and to providing a forum for discussing research-based practices to counter hate. For additional information and or to apply be become a reviewer, please visit  

JHS, in relationship with the International Conference on Hate Studies, will publish select conference manuscripts in the form of individually or jointly authored, final-draft papers (5,000-8,000 words in length), cited and formatted according to APA 7th Edition.  

Papers must be received by February 1, 2022 for publication consideration. Submissions should represent unique, original, or substantially original work not previously published elsewhere. The selection processes for publication will be blind, double peer reviewed, and competitive. Due to space and resource constraints it will not be possible to publish all submitted papers.  

Please carefully review the submission guidelines publication on The Journal of Hate Studies website at or