Please note – for your paper to be nominated for the PDS sessions you must have an accepted abstract and full paper submitted by the due date of 6 November 2020. You will then be invited to nominate your paper for the PDS sessions.
What are PDS sessions?
PDS sessions are expert-led roundtable discussions of selected papers that were submitted on time. The goal of PDS sessions is to facilitate in-depth quality feedback on your work in a small group setting. One experienced scholar with experience publishing in top-tier outlets, as well as two of your fellow PDS session participants will be allotted to your paper. These individuals will read and review your paper prior to the conference and provide written and face-to-face feedback on your work. PDS sessions are open to additional participants, who may sit in and provide further feedback at their discretion. PDS sessions have a duration of 40 minutes. In addition, PDS participants will present a 4 minute mini presentation, in which you will pitch the highlights of your work. NOTE: in 2021 this is likely to be in the form of a video uploaded to the conference online platform.
Why would I want to nominate my paper for a PDS session?
Having your paper included in a PDS session, rather than a normal paper session, offers several benefits:
– Receiving individual feedback by people that have read your paper
– The opportunity to ask questions to leading academics
– The time to enter an in-depth discussion of issues
What is expected of me?
If you decide to nominate your paper for a PDS session, rather than a normal paper presentation, please note that:
– You need to prepare a 3-4 minute mini-presentation of your paper (i.e., a ‘pitch’)
– You will be required to provide written reviews on 2-3 other PDS papers, prior to the conference. Reviewer Instructions and Reference Material
– You are expected to actively participate in the sessions in which you are assigned a role as author or reviewer (at a minimum), although we would certainly like for you to sit in on the other sessions as well.
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