Call for Proposals with Background Information

1. Background 

The International Listening Association (ILA) Annual Convention attracts researchers, educators, business people, practitioners, and individuals interested in Listening from around the world. Our members have produced a body of publications, research, textbooks, and applied training, foundational to understanding this field.

The ILA Annual Convention provides a friendly, supportive environment to exchange ideas, receive feedback, unleash curiosity, and find inspiration. It is an opportunity to explore ideas, create fruitful collaborations, celebrate research, and experience Listening like never before.

Our theme for the 2019 Annual Convention in Vancouver, Canada is “Listening to Conflict”.  As conflict is a multi-faceted phenomenon we are seeking proposals that explore the breadth and depth of listening and conflict across diverse perspectives, disciplines, methodologies, theories, and arts, in numerous applied settings, presented using a variety of engaging formats.We welcome submissions from various professions and fields.

2. Key dates--We strongly encourage that the proposals be submitted as soon as possible as program slots will be decided on a rolling basis.

  • Deadline for workshop proposals: November 1, 2018 (23:59 Pacific Time)
  • Deadline for all other proposals: November 15, 2018 (23:59 Pacific Time)
  • Convention dates: March 21-23, 2019

3. Proposal Form 

Please use the form linked here to tell us about your presentation and submit your proposal. The form is available as a PDF version and Word docx version for your convenience. The Word docx will download to your download file.  The pdf version will open in a new browser window. If you have any trouble downloading or opening the forms kindly contact the convention planner, Dr. Anita Dorczak. 

4. Expectations

The submission is to include:

  • a well written abstract with a clear connection to listening (600 words maximum)
  • a well written paragraph bio for each presenter (100 words Maximum)
  • an intriguing program title (30 words maximum)
  • a well-written and interesting short description of program for publication (100 words maximum)
  • relevant and clear program objectives
  • content of interest to a variety of ILA convention attendees
  • all submissions to be size 11 font, single spaced
  • BONUS: The submission is tied to the convention theme:  Listening to Conflict

5. Contacts

Submit proposals to Dr. Anita Dorczak (Edmonton, Canada) Convention Planner at Anita.Dorczak@listen.org
For information about the International Listening Association, visit www.listen.org
For information about the ILA 40thAnnual Convention, visit www.listen.org/2019-ILA-Convention

International Listening Association
943 Park Drive
Belle Plaine, MN 56011, USA
Phone: (001) 952-594-5697
The ILA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization 

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