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Proposal Submission

Please submit your proposals via Conftool!  

Start & Deadline

Submissions are open from May 31st 2023 until September 30th 2023!


If you have any questions, email gender-and-stem-2024psychologie.uni-heidelbergde.


Submission Formats

To promote broad participation in the conference, each person is allowed to give two presentations as first author, but may also be active in other formats (e.g., as discussant, poster presenter, etc.).

Symposium Presentations  

A symposium provides the opportunity to examine specific research issues, problems, or topics from a variety of perspectives. Symposia may present alternative solutions, interpretations, or contrasting points of view on a specified subject or in relation to a common theme. Symposia may also use a panel discussion format targeted at a clearly delineated research issue or idea. Symposia will be scheduled for up to 90 mins (e.g., 5 papers OR 4 papers and 1 discussant). Symposium proposals are encouraged to nominate a discussant and must nominate a chairperson. The organizer is responsible for arranging prior acceptance of all parties and planning the session to allow time for robust discussion and debate.  

An overview of the symposium session must be provided in an abstract of maximum 150 words, to be written by the symposium organizer, addressing:  

  1. Objectives of the session
  2. Overview of the presentation
  3. Scholarly or scientific significance
  4. Structure of the session

Following the 150-word overview statement, each presenter in the symposium must provide an abstract of up to 400 words as part of the symposium proposal.  

Individual Paper Presentations  

An abstract for an individual paper presentation may not exceed 400 words.  

In paper sessions, authors present abbreviated versions of their papers. Individual presentations with similar topics will be grouped together on the basis of the nominated keywords. The conference organizing team will appoint a chair from among the presenters, prior to the conference, who will be responsible for coordinating the presenters and leading discussion as well as ensuring that the session stays on schedule. Presenters are encouraged to allow time for rigorous discussion and the exchange of ideas as they prepare their presentations.  

Poster Presentations  

An abstract for a poster presentation may not exceed 400 words. Poster presentations combine graphic display of materials with the opportunity for individualized, informal discussion of the research. The poster size is A0 (height: 120 cm, width 90 cm). The poster format is portrait/vertical position. Poster presenters will have the opportunity to introduce their poster during the times allocated to Poster Sessions.  

Student Poster Award

To acknowledge the work of junior researchers, a poster prize will be awarded to the best student poster, selected by the committee based on relevance, appearance and quality of content (clarity, design, methods, conclusions supported by results). Eligible applicants are students who are first (or sole) authors of poster presentations.