Welcome to the online submission portal for the 2019 SSEA Conference on Emerging Adulthood. 

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We hope to see you in Toronto, Canada, October 10-12, 2019.


Welcome to the online submissions portal for SSEA 2019, the 9th Conference on Emerging Adulthood, to be held in Toronto, Canada on October 10-12, 2019. 

This is the portal to submit an individual paper. Please note, if you are submitting TWO proposals as first author, you must re-enter the submission portal to complete the second proposal. There is a limit of two submissions per person in a first-author role (i.e., first author of a poster, individual paper, or paper within a symposium; presenter in a discussion session, debate, or innovative session). 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Individual Papers

Individual Paper proposals will be grouped into sessions of 4 papers. Sessions will be assigned a Chair by the Program Committee. Each session will be 90 minutes. Presenters will be allotted 15 minutes each; 30 minutes will be reserved for a Q&A period to be led by the Chair. NOTE: Some proposals submitted as paper presentations may be accepted as poster presentations.

Individual paper presentations proposals are encouraged to present empirical findings from new lines of research that are not yet published. Highly rated Individual paper presentations can also be considered for individual poster presentation format if not selected as a paper. Authors are encouraged to build symposia with topic network members. 

These standalone individual papers will be organized into thematic sessions regarding a similar theme by the conference organizing committee. 

Submissions for paper presentations should include a proposal of no more than 500 words (approximately 2 double-spaced pages) containing the following: title, introduction to the research question(s), description of methods, results, brief discussion and implications. In addition, proposals may contain up to two figures, tables, charts or graphs (reference list is not required). 

To submit a paper for consideration in the Presidential Symposium, please submit an individual paper submission and indicate your interest in participating in the Presidential Symposium. Submissions not selected for participation in the Presidential Symposium will be considered for individual paper presentations.  


Criteria for Proposal Selection:

1.    Focus of the proposal is on emerging adulthood (age range 18-29).

2.    Importance of the topic.

3.    For empirical presentations, methods must be appropriate for the research question(s). Research using quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods are all encouraged.

4.    For Discussion Sessions, Debates, and Innovative Sessions, the topic and structure of the session must be clearly defined and cohesive.

Submission Deadline: March 1st

Notification of Decisions: April 15th.

Expedited Review: To accommodate international travel and special circumstances that may warrant an extended period between decision notification and the conference, we are offering expedited reviews to those whose circumstances qualify. Expedited review will only be granted in situations that would otherwise prohibit a presenter from traveling to the conference. You will be able to indicate this option when you submit your proposal. Proposals submitted for expedited review are due on March 1st and notifications will be granted within the next two weeks (March 15th).

 

For questions, contact info@ssea.org

Welcome to the online submissions portal for SSEA 2019, the 9th Conference on Emerging Adulthood, to be held in Toronto, Canada on October 10-12, 2019.

This is the portal to submit an individual poster. Please note, if you are submitting TWO proposals as first author, you must re-enter the submission portal to complete the second proposal. There is a limit of two submissions per person in a first-author role (i.e., first author of a poster, individual paper, or paper within a symposium; presenter in a discussion session, debate, or innovative session). 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Individual Posters

Individual Posters will be presented during general poster sessions. These sessions offer an opportunity to share empirical findings with a wide audience of conference attendees. Empirical findings that encourage discussion with audience members are well-suited for poster presentations. 

Submissions for poster presentations should include a proposal of no more than 500 words (approximately 2 double-spaced pages) containing the following: title, introduction to the research question(s), description of methods, results, brief discussion and/or implications. In addition, proposals may contain up to two figures, tables, charts or graphs (reference list is not required).

Criteria for Proposal Selection:

1.    Focus of the proposal is on emerging adulthood (age range 18-29).

2.    Importance of the topic.

3.    For empirical presentations, methods must be appropriate for the research question(s). Research using quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods are all encouraged.

4.    For Discussion Sessions, Debates, and Innovative Sessions, the topic and structure of the session must be clearly defined and cohesive.

Submission Deadline: March 1st

Notification of Decisions: April 15th.

Expedited Review: To accommodate international travel and special circumstances that may warrant an extended period between decision notification and the conference, we are offering expedited reviews to those whose circumstances qualify. Expedited review will only be granted in situations that would otherwise prohibit a presenter from traveling to the conference. You will be able to indicate this option when you submit your proposal. Proposals submitted for expedited review are due on March 1st and notifications will be granted within two weeks (March 15th).

 

For questions, contact info@ssea.org

 Welcome to the online submissions portal for SSEA 2019, the 9th Conference on Emerging Adulthood, to be held in Toronto, Canada on October 10-12, 2019. 


This is the portal to submit a paper symposium. Please note, if you are submitting TWO proposals as first author, you must re-enter the submission portal to complete the second proposal. There is a limit of two submissions per person in a first-author role (i.e., first author of a poster, individual paper, or paper within a symposium; presenter in a discussion session, debate, or innovative session). 

Submission Guidelines

Paper Symposium 

A Paper Symposium includes a series of presentations focused on a common theme. The session may consist of 3 papers and a Discussant who summarizes and comments on the presented papers, OR 4 papers without a Discussant.

A Chair should be designated for each symposium who organizes the paper presentations and facilitates a Q & A following the presentations. Paper Symposia will be scheduled for 90 minutes. Each paper and the discussion will be allotted 15 minutes for presentation; 30 minutes will be reserved for a Q & A period to be led by the Chair. Individuals interested in finding other presenters to form a symposium are strongly encouraged to get involved with a relevant SSEA Topic Network. 

Individuals interested in finding other presenters to form a symposium are strongly encouraged to get involved with a relevant SSEA Topic Network or post on the SSEA Facebook page.

Submissions for paper symposia should include a proposal of no more than 500 words for each presentation that contains the following: title, introduction to the research question(s), description of methods, results, brief discussion and/or implications. In addition, proposals may contain up to two figures, tables, charts or graphs (reference list is not required). 

Additionally, Paper Symposia must include an integrative statement of no more than 500 words prepared by the Chair. The integrative statement will include a (i) title of the Paper Symposium, (ii) rationale for bringing the papers together, and (iii) discussion of the themes the papers address. 

Criteria for Proposal Selection:

1.    Focus of the proposal is on emerging adulthood (age range 18-29).

2.    Importance of the topic.

3.    For empirical presentations, methods must be appropriate for the research question(s). Research using quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods are all encouraged.

4.    For Discussion Sessions, Debates, and Innovative Sessions, the topic and structure of the session must be clearly defined and cohesive.

Submission Deadline: March 1st

Notification of Decisions: April 15th.

Expedited Review: To accommodate international travel and special circumstances that may warrant an extended period between decision notification and the conference, we are offering expedited reviews to those whose circumstances qualify. Expedited review will only be granted in situations that would otherwise prohibit a presenter from traveling to the conference. You will be able to indicate this option when you submit your proposal. Proposals submitted for expedited review are due on March 1st and notifications will be granted within two weeks (March 15th).


For questions, contact info@ssea.org

 Welcome to the online submissions portal for SSEA 2019, the 9th Conference on Emerging Adulthood, to be held in Toronto, Canada on October 10-12, 2019. 

This is the portal to submit a discussion session. Please note, if you are submitting TWO proposals as first author, you must re-enter the submission portal to complete the second proposal. There is a limit of two submissions per person in a first-author role (i.e., first author of a poster, individual paper, or paper within a symposium; presenter in a discussion session, debate, or innovative session). 


SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Discussion Sessions

Discussion sessions are intended to be an interactive forum for an exchange of ideas, rather than presentations of research findings. Discussion sessions may focus on topics that are related to theory, methods, practice, and/or policy. Each session may have a maximum of three panelists and must have a moderator. Each session will be allocated 60 minutes for discussion among the panelist and 30 minutes for discussion with the audience.

Discussion Sessions should not include individual presentations from the panelists, and use of powerpoint slides is strongly discouraged. Rather, the moderator should prepare a series of questions to be posed to the panelists for discussion.

Submissions for Discussion Sessions should include a proposal of no more than 500 words that describes the topic and rationale for the session, at least three discussion questions to be addressed by the panelists, and a brief description of the background and expertise of the participants.  

Criteria for Proposal Selection:

1.    Focus of the proposal is on emerging adulthood (age range 18-29).

2.    Importance of the topic.

3.    For empirical presentations, methods must be appropriate for the research question(s). Research using quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods are all encouraged.

4.    For Discussion Sessions, Debates, and Innovative Sessions, the topic and structure of the session must be clearly defined and cohesive.

Submission Deadline: March 1st

Notification of Decisions: April 15th.

Expedited Review: To accommodate international travel and special circumstances that may warrant an extended period between decision notification and the conference, we are offering expedited reviews to those whose circumstances qualify. Expedited review will only be granted in situations that would otherwise prohibit a presenter from traveling to the conference. You will be able to indicate this option when you submit your proposal. Proposals submitted for expedited review are due on March 1st and notifications will be granted within two weeks (March 15th).

 

For questions, contact info@ssea.org

Welcome to the online submissions portal for SSEA 2019, the 9th Conference on Emerging Adulthood, to be held in Toronto, Canada on October 10-12, 2019. 

This is the portal to submit an innovative session. Please note, if you are submitting TWO proposals as first author, you must re-enter the submission portal to complete the second proposal. There is a limit of two submissions per person in a first-author role (i.e., first author of a poster, individual paper, or paper within a symposium; presenter in a discussion session, debate, or innovative session). 


SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Innovative Sessions

Innovative sessions are intended to encourage discussion, debate, and/or collaboration. These sessions are meant to enhance the experience of SSEA conference attendees and provide a format that allows for a unique and engaging conference-going experience. Each session will be allocated 90 minutes.

Some examples include but are not limited to: 

§ A fishbowl session where 2-3 participants engage in a debate on a critical topic in the center of the room and then invite audience members to participate. 

§ A networking session where participants engage in structured interactive session around a common theme. Organizers would pick a theme and structure opportunities to connect with scholars doing similar work. 

§ Another session type of your choosing.


Innovative session proposals must include the following information in a 500 word abstract:

§ Identify session leaders with clearly articulated roles

§ Provide detailed description of the session goals 

§ Provide detailed description of the focus of the session in terms of theory, method(s), community partnerships, mentorship, professional development, or other themes 

§ Describe the intended audience for the session (e.g., emerging scholars who are entering the job market)

§ Space requirements for the session (i.e., room size and/or equipment necessary). 


Criteria for Proposal Selection:

1.    Focus of the proposal is on emerging adulthood (age range 18-29).

2.    Importance of the topic.

3.    For empirical presentations, methods must be appropriate for the research question(s). Research using quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods are all encouraged.

4.    For Discussion Sessions, Debates, and Innovative Sessions, the topic and structure of the session must be clearly defined and cohesive.

Submission Deadline: March 1st

Notification of Decisions: April 15th.

Expedited Review: To accommodate international travel and special circumstances that may warrant an extended period between decision notification and the conference, we are offering expedited reviews to those whose circumstances qualify. Expedited review will only be granted in situations that would otherwise prohibit a presenter from traveling to the conference. You will be able to indicate this option when you submit your proposal. Proposals submitted for expedited review are due on March 1st and notifications will be granted within two weeks (March 15th).

 

For questions, contact info@ssea.org

2019 SSEA Conference on Emerging Adulthood