Most of the paper presentations are somewhere between early results stage and working papers, so there is no expectation that folks will have a complete written draft. Some authors share a copy of a written document with people who attend their session, but this is not an expectation.
Single papers will be grouped in a themed session with 2-3 other single papers during the conference and each paper will be orally presented for about 15 minutes.
A panel is a collection of papers on a common theme submitted together and a round table is more of a collection of people having a semi-structured conversation.
No final draft is needed, and you only need to be prepared to present at your session. If you have something that is close to publication-ready, you can bring it to your session and invite people to read it and provide further feedback afterwards.
The format is generally a 12-15 minute talk for each paper in a session followed by a Q&A moderated by the session chair. Most presenters have a powerpoint presentation, and there will be technology in each room to support this. Folks in our sessions tend to only ask clarifying questions during presentations and save substantive questions for the Q&A.
No, there will not be any online, hybrid, or prerecorded sessions in 2024. This year will be in-person only because the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences and McGill University are not making hybrid technology available to participating associations and ANSER-ARES is unlikely to have enough online participation to cover the costs of the technology (in 2023, only 5 out of 115 participants were online).
Congress organizes special rates with a range of accommodation options, watch for these to be posted on their website at https://www.federationhss.ca/en/congress2024. Please book accommodations early as rooms tend to sell out well in advance of Congress.
Yes, everyone pays (or has someone pay on their behalf) an ANSER-ARES conference registration fee and Congress registration fee to attend the conference. Most ANSER-ARES attendees each year are presenting (or co-presenting) during the conference.
The Congress registration fee gives you access to all of the interdisciplinary Congress programming that is available to attendees from all scholarly associations, including the Big Thinking lecture series. This fee covers the costs of planning and coordinating a week-long joint event for close to 80 associations.
The ANSER-ARES conference fee pays for the specific costs of the ANSER-ARES conference at Congress which include the proposal submission portal, catering costs, keynote session costs, and A/V equipment rental.
No. Congress provides a number of services and tools to ANSER-ARES at a lower cost than we could source on our own and the Congress registration fee pays for those. All conference registrations must go through the Congress registration portal.
In order to simplify registration, ANSER-ARES membership is included with all conference fees this year. If you have already paid for an ANSER-ARES membership, please contact email@example.com for a refund.
Conference fees have three parts: the Congress fee that covers common services used by all associations at Congress; your association membership fee (which has not changed); and the association conference fee that covers the cost of audio-visual equipment, catering, and the proposal submission portal. Congress fees, audio-visual fees, and catering fees are all higher this year.
The conference fees are set so that it breaks even at around 100 participants (which is around the historical average participation number). All student attendees pay less than the costs associated with their participation, and the regular fees help offset student participation.
The final conference program will be available before April 19, 2024.
Most sessions are 90 minutes long with three papers scheduled for most concurrent sessions. Paper presentations are 15 minutes long. Most presenters will have a slide deck.
All concurrent session rooms will be equipped with a base A/V package that includes: a computer; internet access; a projector; a screen; and an HDMI cable. Presenters using a computer without HDMI output or using nonstandard slide software will be responsible for having their own correct peripherals and verifying that their materials load properly.
Accepted abstracts will appear in the conference program, this conference does not produce proceedings. There will be a conference session with the editors of CJNSER if you would like to learn more about publishing with the ANSER-ARES association journal.