Call for Volunteers!

The JPDS Organizing Committee is looking for volunteers to help with the following tasks on March 7th and 8th: welcome participants at the registration table and act as a moderator during the presentations. If you wish to get involved, please fill out the following form. One week before the event, you will be sent a link to a Google Doc, where you will be able to sign up as a volunteer for the time slots that fit your schedule. Note: You must be available for at least an hour on the afternoon of March 7th or on March 8th.

Proposal Deadline Extended to January 13th!

All proposal submissions must include an abstract and a bibliography.

Abstract. Proposal abstracts should be a summary of the planned presentation and should not exceed 300 words.

For papers, roundtables, and research posters, it is recommended that abstracts include the following:

  1. a problem statement or research question;
  2. a brief description of the conceptual/theoretical framework or model;
  3. an overview of the methodology used or to be used; and/or
  4. the main findings or conclusions

For workshops and alternative media exhibits, the abstract should summarize the intent of the presentation, how the presentation will engage and support emerging researchers.

Bibliography. The proposal bibliography should conform to APA 6th edition formatting. The bibliography does not contribute to the word count.

Call for Peer Reviewers


Hello Students,

The 2019 Jean-Paul Dionne Symposium Organizing Committee is looking for volunteers to help with abstract peer review. You do not need to have previous experience in peer review to volunteer!

Peer review is a great opportunity to share knowledge with your colleagues and enhance your academic resume.

How does it work?

Peer reviewers will need to fill out a form indicating their areas of expertise and how many abstracts they wish to review. Then, at the beginning of February 2019, the Committee will assign 300-word abstracts to each reviewer with a two-week deadline. For each abstract they review, our peer reviewers will be provided a simple online evaluation grid with straightforward criteria.

If you are interested in being a peer reviewer, please fill out this form.

Do not hesitate to contact us at if you have any questions.

Thank you for supporting your colleagues,

The 2019 JPDS Organizing Committee