Conference submissions are entered via this link.

When submitting paper or poster presentations, the following information is required:

  • Title
  • Abstract (250 words maximum)
  • Authors
  • Keywords (a pre-identified list is provided)
  • World regions that the authors represent and world regions that are the focus of study

Note – Papers submitted to the 2020 conference will be eligible for the Susan Lewis Best Conference Paper Award.  Authors are encouraged to highlight unique contributions of their submission, with theory, methods and findings evident in the abstract.

When submitting a round table presentation, the following information is required:

  • Title
  • Abstract (250 words maximum)
  • Authors
  • Keywords (a pre-identified list is provided)
  • World regions that the authors represent and world regions that are the focus of study

Note – A round table is meant as a forum for discussion of ideas and issues, rather than a venue for formal presentations.  If you are proposing a round table as a solo (or co-author) contribution, submit your proposal as specified above and the program committee will assign you to a table with other participants who share similar interests and expertise.  If you are proposing a fully constituted round table, that is, one for which you’ve identified key participants, please list these participants as co-authors. Ideas for presentations (on research, theory, or practice) should be submitted as individual papers, symposia, or posters.

When submitting a Symposium with Multiple Papers Identified, Author-Meets-Readers, or Workshop session the following information is required:

  • Title
  • Session description (250 words maximum)
  • Organizer
  • Presentation titles, abstracts, authors (note – Symposia require 3 or more presentations)
  • Keywords (a pre-identified list is provided)
  • World regions that the authors represent and world regions that are the focus of study

Volume of Submissions Per Presenter

In order to enable as many people as possible to participate in the 2020 conference, WFRN limits the number of roles each participant can play. Unless invited by the conference organizers to make additional presentations, there is a limit of one (1) presenting(lead)-author abstract submission per person. This limit applies to these presentation formats: oral papers, both individual papers and papers within an organized symposium, posters, and workshops. Participations in author(s)-meets-readers sessions or round tables are not counted toward this limit.  Also, there is no limit to the number of presentations an individual can be listed as a co-author. In addition, participants may perform additional roles at the conference such as chairing an organized symposium, leading a special interest group, or serving as moderator for a session of grouped oral papers

Confirmation of Submissions

An email correspondence will be sent confirming receipt of submissions. Accepted submissions will be communicated in January 2020 and a preliminary program will be available in February 2020.  In the event of difficulties encountered while submitting, contact the WFRN Executive Office at info@wfrn.org.