Call for Proposals – APA 2021 Division 45 Conference

Call for Proposals

The 2021 conference theme is Structural Racism: Resilience, Resistance and New Insights. We encourage submissions from all areas pertaining to the psychological study of culture, ethnicity, and race.

There are four ways for participants to present at the conference. Research symposia (100 minutes) consist of 3-4 stand-alone research papers around a central unifying interest. Proposals may or may not include a discussant to provide summative remarks. Interactive panel discussions (100 minutes) consist of 3-5 participants who have unique and important perspectives on a topic important to the psychological study of ethnic minority issues. The emphasis is on interactive discussion among the panelists as well as the audience without slides. Panel discussions should include a moderator.  Participants can also submit an individual research paper (15 minutes) that will be bundled with 2-3 other individual research papers that address a similar theme to create a panel (100 minutes). Finally, individual participants will also have the opportunity to present their research findings via poster sessions.  Posters will be grouped according to their research theme.

Since we will use Zoom video conferencing and webinar services for this virtual conference, all participants must provide an email address that is linked to a Zoom account and must have access to a device that meets Zoom system requirements. You can find information for signing up for a free Zoom account here and requirements for a desktop or a mobile device. Please note that presenters may receive further instructions for presenting on Zoom and all presentations will be recorded and shared with attendees after the conference.

All presentation proposals are due March 15, 2021 at 11:59pm PDT. 

Participants will be notified by April 27, 2021 as to whether their proposals have been accepted.

Research Symposia

A symposium shall consist of a Chair who will provide a brief introduction to the theme of the symposium, followed by 3 or 4 presenters. Each presenter should be presenting independent research findings that are related to the theme of the symposium. The symposia may or may not end with a discussant. Thus, possible suggested formats include 3 presentations plus 1 discussant or 4 presentations. The total time allotted for each symposium is 100 minutes with at least 20 minutes set aside for audience questions (via Chat window or direct communication with speakers). It is the Chair’s responsibility to notify all participants of the date and time of the presentation and ensure that all participants can participate LIVE (via Zoom) at the designated time. All presenters MUST BE registered for the conference. Proposals include an overall title for the symposium (10 word limit) as well as an integrative summative abstract for the symposium (200 word limit). Proposals must also include a title (10 word limit) and summary/abstract (200 word limit) for each presentation. The first-author of each presentation is expected to present at the virtual conference if accepted. Potential presenters will need to login to the submission portal and create a username and password to submit a proposal for the conference.

Interactive Panel Discussion

Each interactive panel discussion shall consist of between three to five panelists as well as a Chair who will serve as the moderator for the panel discussion. The moderator will provide a brief introduction to the theme of the session and introduce the panelists. Each panelist will provide a few brief introductory remarks. The moderator will then lead a discussion among the panelists, and the audience will have an opportunity following the discussion to respond to the issues raised, introduce additional questions and comments, as well as engage in a moderated discussion with the panelists (e.g., posted questions via chat window or direct communication with panelists). The total time allotted for each Interactive Panel Discussion is 100 minutes with at least 50 minutes of this time set aside for interaction with the audience. It is the Chair’s responsibility to notify all participants of the date and time of the presentation and ensure that all participants can participate LIVE at the designated time. All panelists MUST BE registered for the conference. Proposals include an overall title for the Interactive Panel Discussion (10 word limit) as well as a summative abstract for the panel discussion (200 word limit).  The summative abstract should include: the topics to be discussed and their relevance to ethnic minority issues; a description of the panelists and their relevance to the topic that will be discussed; sample questions; and a plan for including audience participation. Potential presenters will need to login to the submission portal and create a username and password to submit a proposal for the conference.

Individual Research Paper

Individual research papers shall consist of a report of findings from a scholarly study addressing an area of interest to the conference.  Research papers are 15-minute presentations highlighting the key aspects of a research study with PowerPoint slides. Three to four individual research papers will be bundled together by conference organizers to create research panels centered around a common theme.  The total time allotted for the research panel is 100 minutes with at least 20 minutes of this time set aside for audience questions (via Chat window or direct communication with speakers). A chair will be appointed by the conference to keep time and moderate the session. All presenters are expected to present LIVE and MUST BE registered for the conference. Proposals include a title for the paper (10 word limit) as well as an integrative summary abstract for the paper (200 word limit). Potential presenters will need to login to the submission portal and create a username and password to submit a proposal for the conference.

Poster Presentation

A poster presentation provides the opportunity for presenters to share key research findings related to the psychological study of ethnic minority issues in a graphic or visual format and engage in discussion with conference attendees about the presentation with as many summit attendees as possible. A suggested template for virtual posters and instructions for how to upload the posters will be shared with proposal decision notifications.  Posters will be grouped by theme whenever possible. All presenters are expected to present LIVE and MUST BE registered for the conference. Proposals include a title for the poster (10-word limit) as well as an abstract for the poster (200-word limit).  Potential presenters will need to login to the submission portal and create a username and password to submit a proposal for the conference.

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