10Cea conference submission


General Submission Guidelines

Before submitting your proposal, we recommend that you carefully read the General Submission Guidelines and the Submission Formats:
     1. The proposal focuses on emerging adulthood (age range 18-29), and the importance of the subject studied for emerging
     2. We encourage participants to align the submissions with the conference theme “Well-being during Emerging Adulthood:
         Challenges and Opportunities.”
     3. All submissions will be given full consideration, with particular attention given to proposals that deal with
        well-being perspectives  regarding Social Justice and the Covid-19 pandemic. You may also submit under the following themes:
          • Aging Out of Care
          • Anti-Racism
          • Finance
          • Friendships
          • Health Promotion
          • Identity Issues
          • Media Uses
          • Mental Health
          • Methodological
          • Parents and Family
          • Prevention and Intervention
          • Romantic Relationships
          • Religion and Spirituality
          • Sexuality
          • Student Affairs/College Student Development
          • Study Abroad
          • Substance Use and Abuse
          • Work and Career
     4. For empirical presentations, methods must be appropriate for the research question(s). Research using quantitative, qualitative,
         and mixed methodology are all encouraged. Submissions focusing on practice or theory are also encouraged.
     5. For Panel and Innovative sessions, the session’s topic and structure must be clearly defined and cohesive.
     6. Presenters/Chairs will receive a notification about the evaluation of their submissions and any guidelines concerning their
         particular presentation via email.
     7. All presenters are required to confirm their attendance and finalize their registration to ensure their inclusion in the conference
     8. Individuals are permitted a maximum of two submissions as a presenter. This is to prevent scheduling difficulties.
     9. A presenter’s name cannot be altered without the conference committee’s previous consent.
    10. Presenters grant the conference committee authorization to:
         a. Publish your abstract in the conference abstract book, the online program, the SSEA conference and society websites, and any
             promotional materials 
         b. Record any live presentations during the conference.
         c. Share prerecorded and live recorded sessions on the conference web page and store them on society’s website. We will request
            your permission if we want to stream it on the society’s website.

Submission Formats

General Program:

While we will consider all submissions, we encourage members to submit symposia.

Single Paper and poster Submissions

Single paper proposals are encouraged to present empirical findings from new research lines that are not yet published. There are three types of single paper submissions (see below). These will be organized into several sessions lasting 45 minutes each within a similar theme by the conference organizing committee:
      1. Individual Paper Presentations (10 min prerecorded presentation, 5 min live Q/A)
      2. Data Blitz (5 min prerecorded presentation, 4 min live Q/A)
      3. Poster Presentations (Asynchronous – 5 min prerecorded presentation with each poster, Q/A through chat)
Highly rated individual paper presentations can also be considered for data blitz or poster presentation format if not selected as a paper. We would also like to encourage faculty to motivate their undergraduate students to present their research as posters.
How to submit: Submissions for paper presentations should include an abstract of no more than 500 words (excluding title – Max 20 words) containing the following:
      • Introduction to the research question(s)
      • Description of methods
      • Results and discussion
      • Implications/Link to the conference theme
In addition, abstracts may contain up to two figures, tables, charts, or graphs (reference list is not required).

Symposium Submissions

Symposia include a series of presentations focused on a common theme. For the conference, we invite submissions for one of the three symposia sessions types:
     1. Standard symposium: This session will be allotted 45 minutes and could comprise 3 x 10 min prerecorded presentations
         without a Discussant and a 15 min live Q/A.
     2. Double symposium: This session is allotted 90 minutes and could comprise 6 x 10 min prerecorded presentations with a
         Discussant who summarizes and comments on the presented papers and a 20 min live Q/A.
     3. Panel symposium: This session will be allotted 45 minutes and allows for two to four experts to engage in a live discussion
         about a particular topic/theme.
There should be a Chair for each symposium whose responsibilities include convening the speakers and facilitating the Q/A following the presentations. We advise individuals interested in presenting a specific theme to find other presenters to form a symposium. You can find potential symposium partners by getting involved in a relevant SSEA Topic Network or visiting the “Symposium partners” blog page on the conference website.
How to submit: All symposia must include an integrative statement prepared by the Chair.
The Chair submits a 500-word integrative statement (for single symposia) or a 750-word integrative statement (for double symposia) (both excluding title – Max 20 words) containing the following:
         • Overview and Rationale for Symposium
        • Discussion of different papers’ themes
        • Implications/Link to the conference theme
Each paper presentation within standard and double symposia only should include an abstract of no more than 500 words (excluding title – Max 20 words) containing the following:
        • Introduction to the research question(s)
        • Description of methods
        • Results and Discussion
        • Implications/Link to the conference theme
In addition, each abstract may contain up to two figures, tables, charts, or graphs (reference list is not required).

Special (Innovative) Program:

The special program will occur live and will be interactive. Below, we propose two broad types of sessions (general or small-group innovative sessions). However, the committee is open to all types of sessions and proposals. The session could be hosted by either one person or a committee of up to five (5). We allot 45 min for a single session or 90 min for double sessions for all innovative sessions. Innovative sessions are intended to encourage discussion, debate, and collaboration. These sessions are meant to enhance SSEA conference attendees’ experience by providing a format that allows a unique and engaging conference-going experience. Participants pre-register for these sessions. You will be able to communicate with participants before the conference if you wish to engage them earlier (e.g., by posing them some questions or preparing some reading).

General Innovative sessions (15 – 40 participants)

     1. General Discussion Forum: Stimulating participant discussion/conversation on specific topics related to the
         conference theme.
     2. Master tutorials: A session in which presenters engage in active knowledge transfer (e.g., Networking skills, Managing
     3. Critical debate sessions: Facilitating an open discussion on either Emerging Adult Well-being in Social Justice or the Covid-19

Small-Group Innovation Sessions (8 – 12 participants)

     1. Workshops: Guided instruction and training by experienced mentors on a specific topic
     2. Hack-a-thons: Hands-on project with a clear end goal
     3. Unconferences: “Unstructured” session to pitch and discuss ideas
How to submit: Special (innovative) session proposals must include a concept statement of no more than 750 words (excluding title – Max 20 words) containing the following:
    • General Concept: Provide a general idea about the session you plan to organize based on the description of the session you are
      submitting for
    • Engaging/Interactive Aspects: Demonstrate how you intend to promote participant engagement and interaction
    • Outcomes/Link to the conference theme
In addition, proposals may contain up to two figures, tables, charts, or graphs (reference list is not required).



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