Call for Proposals

Jean-Paul Dionne Symposium

2024 Theme:  Navigating transitions:

Developing Our Professional Identities

The Jean-Paul Dionne Symposium 2024  Organizing Committee is pleased to invite proposals for papers, workshops, Ignite sessions, and posters for this year’s hybrid conference, March 7 and 8, 2024.

This year, our theme, Navigating Transitions: Developing our Professional Identities, focuses our attention on the transitions we are all experiencing. Whether this means developing new professional identities, establishing academic connections in a post-COVID world, coming to grips with AI, or learning new ways to disseminate information, we are all adapting to a world changing at an increasingly dizzying pace.

How do we make sense of our own transitions? What are we doing to note the changes that affect us?  What are the implications of living through transitions on the graduate student, teacher candidate, counselling intern, or health professional? Can we find the time to come together and talk about the changes we are all experiencing? What are the opportunities for research focusing on transitions?

We sincerely hope that this Symposium will provide you with opportunities to explore your developing professional identity. What do you have to say, what do you want to learn, what can we learn together?

Join us on March 7 & 8, 2024 as we transition together

*We encourage proposals related to our theme but will also consider other proposals related to education.  

Submission Requirements

It is recommended that your abstract include the following for paper presentations and posters:

  1. an objective, a problem statement, or research questions;
  2. a brief description of the conceptual/theoretical framework or model;
  3. an overview of the methodology or procedure used or to be used; and/or
  4. the main findings or conclusions
  5. the references in APA 7th edition

For workshops or professional development sessions, the format is a little different. We ask that you provide the following information:

  • Topic and session objectives
  • Session outline
  • Value for graduate students/researchers
  • References

For more details, please refer to the Abstract Writing 101 page.

Symposium Presentation Formats

Virtual Give Me Five (5 minutes)

Virtual Live Presentation (12-15 minutes)

In-Person Paper Presentation (12-15 minutes)

In-Person Poster

Workshop

Important dates

  • Deadline for submissions of proposals – January 8, 2024
  • Virtual Conference Day – Thursday, March 7
  • In-Person Conference Day – Friday, March 8

Instructions for Proposal Submissions

  1. an objective, a problem statement or research questions;
  2. a brief description of the conceptual/theoretical framework or model;
  3. an overview of the methodology or procedure used or to be used; and/or
  4. the main findings or conclusions
  5. the references in APA 7th edition Submission references max. 6000 characters
  6. Submission text max4000 characters

for more detail please see Preparing Your Proposal Page

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