Ends on March 1, 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 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