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Preparing and submitting an unconventional session proposal

ICOHTEC – SHOT 2024 Annual Meeting
Viña del Mar, Chile

9-14 July 2024

Unconventional sessions

Sessions with formats that diverge in useful ways from traditional sessions. These can include (but are not limited to) round-table sessions, workshops, sessions with pre-circulated papers, poster sessions, or screenings.

Poster proposals should describe the content and the visual material to be used in the poster, while screenings’ organisers should secure the copyrights. Individuals whose posters are accepted must be available to talk about them in a lunch/evening slot to be decided by the program committee. Other creative formats can facilitate communication, dialogue, and audience involvement. For instance, last year’s SHOT meeting featured a new “you write, I present” format in which a discussant presents a paper for the author, with authors on-site to respond to comments, take questions from the audience, and join overall discussions. Last year’s meeting also saw sessions in which the authors commented on each other’s papers with no single commentator.

The program committee will look favorably on formats that make sessions less hierarchical and reduce the distance between audience and author and between author and commentator.

All session proposals must include:

Go to the online portal to submit an unconventional session proposal

Robinson Prize Candidates: The Joan Cahalin Robinson Prize is awarded annually for the best-presented paper by an individual delivering their first paper at the SHOT annual meeting. In case you want to be considered for the Robinson Prize please also complete this application form.

You can find all eligibility guidelines and Robinson Prize instructions on the SHOT website.