Submission Types

We invite submissions of individual papers, symposia, and round table sessions.

Melanie Ehren

Paper Sessions

Individual papers will be grouped in paper sessions according to their themes and keywords. Paper sessions consist of three papers, each of which will be presented within 20 minutes, followed by a short discussion of no more than 10 minutes. We welcome both empirical and theoretical papers. For empirical papers, it is important to include at least preliminary results in order to be accepted. Research which is at an earlier stage is suitable for round table sessions, as they provide a platform for in-depth discussions on research designs and methodologies.

Katharina Maag Merki


Symposia provide opportunities to present papers that coherently address one research topic. A symposium comprises three thematically grouped papers, each of which will be presented in no more than 20 minutes. After the paper presentations and a few minutes for questions, a discussant will synthesize and review the papers (10-15 minutes). The symposium is concluded by an open discussion with the audience (10-15 minutes). Each symposium lasts 90 minutes and is led by a chair person.

Katharina Maag Merki

Round Table

Round table sessions provide opportunities for researchers to present and discuss work in progress. Specifically, research outcomes, designs, research methodologies, and future directions can be discussed. As the set-up of round table sessions is very open, allowing for open discussions on research topics related to the conference theme and the domains of the EARLI SIGs 18 and 23, they will serve as platforms for active discussions rather than paper presentations. A round table session lasts up to 90 minutes and focuses on a specific topic for discussion.