CALL FOR PAPERS AND POSTERS IS NOW OPEN!
The Call for Papers and Posters for Breaking the rules? Power, participation and transgression is now open and will close on 26 November. All panels, roundtables and workshops will take place virtually – SIEF2021 will be an online congress. While the organisers hoped for a long time to be able to keep a face-to-face component, the uncertainty brought on by the world-wide pandemic makes having an on-site event unfeasible on so many levels: the constant changes in travel restrictions, ensuring health and safety on the premises, differences in COVID-19 spread and management policies in different states, care responsibilities at home for those looking after the elderly, financial insecurities (including travel and other insurance policies becoming void with force majeure clauses) etc etc.
The Scientific Committee also felt very strongly that canceling or postponing the congress would be unfair. Thus it was decided that a virtual gathering would provide a way for everyone to present their scholarship and nurture professional development, encourage ongoing collaborations and create new connections. On top of that, the local organisers from Helsinki have risen to the challenge of delivering an unforgettable congress with spectacular keynotes, innovative (rule-breaking?!) events and the opportunity to experience the Arctic atmosphere through a unique music programme – all online in Helsinki.
So please do not be discouraged by the virtual format and join us. There are 116 panels to pick from that all approach the congress theme from an original angle and there’s also a poster stream to gather in visual contributions.
Please read the instructions on how to propose a paper or a poster on the Call for Papers and Posters page and then proceed to submit your contribution. All contributions must be submitted via the links on panel pages, none should be sent by e-mail.
Looking forward to seeing you at SIEF2021!