Academics in the field of educational research are invited to submit proposals dealing with persistence and change in education practice, education policy, and educational research. Proposals with a different focus may be considered if they address particularly innovative and original questions. Possible formats for the conference include individual presentations, posters and symposia/discussion panels.

The call for papers started on 1 October 2022. Proposals can be submitted via this website until 29 January 2023.

An academic committee evaluates the submissions and obtains an external expert opinion for the final decision, which will be communicated by 15 April 2023 at the latest.

Session formats 

Possible formats for the conference include individual presentations, posters or symposia and discussion panels. 

Individual presentations, for which one or more authors may be responsible, generally last from 15 to a maximum of 20 minutes, followed by 10 to 15 minutes for questions and discussion. The academic committee will group presentations with similar topics into thematic blocks. 

Proposals for individual presentations must include the following: 

  • Name, institution, and contact details of the author(s) 
  • Title of the presentation 
  • Disciplinary field 
  • 3 to 5 keywords 
  • A summary (max. 500 words) with key statements on the research question, methodological approaches, and discussion points  
  • Reference list (5 to 10 references) following APA guidelines 

Posters may be designed by one or more authors, who are responsible for having the poster printed in A0 format and for setting it up at the conference in the designated area. Posters are introduced in five-minute presentations. 

The requirements for poster proposals are the same as those for individual presentations. 

Symposia and discussion panels bring together scholars from at least two different institutions on a clearly identifiable common topic.  

Symposia are organised and coordinated by one or more persons. They last 120 minutes and contain several presentations (usually three, in exceptional cases four) on a shared topic, followed by a discussion. Each presentation lasts 15 to 20 minutes. The individual talks should each address a different research project and the speakers should be from different institutions. In addition, at least one of the presenters should be a researcher at the qualification stage of their academic career. Multilingual symposia are both possible and welcome. The discussant initiates the discussion round with a critical input and then moderates the following debate. At least 45 minutes should be planned for the discussion. 

Discussion forums can deviate from the more standardised procedures of symposia; they allow for very discursive formats and use other methods to stimulate substantive debate (e.g. round-table discussions, collaborative workspaces, panel discussions). 

Proposals for symposia and discussion forums must include the following: 

  • Name, institution, and contact details of the person responsible 
  • Name, institution, and contact details of all presenters in addition to their role in the symposium/discussion forum 
  • Title of the symposium/discussion forum 
  • Description of the topic, key issues, and discussion in relation to the various presentations as well as organisation of the symposium/discussion forum with the names of the discussion leader
  • Proposals for individual talks in a symposium/discussion forum are subject to the same requirements as individual presentations  
  • Maximum 2'500 words