CIES 2019 San Francisco (April 14-18, 2019)

Email Submissions


In addition to proposals that undergo blind-peer review via the All Academic online submission system, proposals for four other kinds of contributions should be emailed directly to the CIES 2019 Program Committee, which will make decisions based on quality and available space. Please note that these kinds of proposals will be reviewed on a rolling basis and have an earlier submission deadline of Friday, September 14, 2018. See the descriptions below for submission guidelines.


Round-Table Session or Panel Session in Chinese or Spanish
Because CIES values linguistic diversity, the CIES 2019 Program Committee will consider proposals submitted in languages that represent the two largest non-English linguistic communities of San Francisco (Statistical Atlas, 2018): Chinese (Mandarin or Cantonese) and Spanish. A limited number of session slots will be available for either group round-table sessions or formal panel sessions conducted in these languages; please do not submit individual round-table, poster, or paper proposals. All Chinese- or Spanish-language proposals for panels or round-table sessions should include the elements outlined earlier for English-language presentations, as well as a brief abstract of up to 100 words in English. Proposals for Chinese- or Spanish-language panels or round-table sessions should be submitted to in a Microsoft Word document (.docx or .doc) by Friday, September 14, 2018. Please identify the language <CHINESE or SPANISH> as well as the format <PANEL SESSION or ROUND-TABLE SESSION> in the subject line of your email.

PechaKucha Presentation
New for CIES 2019 San Francisco, this presentation format requires a presenter to prepare 20 PowerPoint slides and accompany them with narration. The slides advance automatically every 20 seconds for a total presentation time of just under 7 minutes. While the slides should incorporate content relevant to the conference theme, speakers should avoid reading text included on the slides. The slides also incorporate elements of graphic design—resulting in a presentation that is challenging and exciting for the presenter and audience alike. The goal of this format  is to articulate a topic in a concise, informative, and engaging manner. PechaKucha presentations will be scheduled in meeting rooms with overhead projection technology (but no sound or internet capability). All PechaKucha proposals should include (1) the presentation title, and (2) a 500-word summary of the presentation content. Proposals for PechaKucka presentations should be submitted to in a Microsoft Word document (.docx or .doc) by Friday, September 14, 2018. Please include “PechaKucha: <Title>” in the subject line of your email.

Book Launch
Authors of books published between April 2018 and April 2019 are invited to submit proposals for book launches, which provide an opportunity for members of our field to present recently-published monographs and edited volumes in an interactive setting. All book launch proposals should include (1) the book title, publisher, and date of publication; (2) a 500-word summary of the book; (3) the table of contents; and (4) a list of contributors’ names and affiliations. For a multi-authored work, please be sure to include the names of all the contributing authors who will be present for the book launch at CIES 2019. Proposals for book launches should be submitted to in a Microsoft Word document (.docx or .doc) by Friday, September 14, 2018. Please include “BOOK LAUNCH PROPOSAL: <Title>” in the subject line of your email.

Pre-conference Workshop
CIES 2019 will feature a series of pre-conference workshops on Sunday, April 14, 2019. Workshops are designed to offer a space for attendees to engage with experts on issues and questions related to research, policy, and practice in the field of comparative and international education. The vision for the workshops is to provide an interactive learning space through which attendees can enhance their skills, knowledge, and understanding of distinctive topics and their application to practice, training in curricular and pedagogical approaches, research methods, and data analysis. Workshop registration will be made available to conference attendees as part of the regular registration process for a flat rate.

The CIES 2019 Program Committee invites proposals for pre-conference workshops of three hours or six hours in duration. All workshop proposals must include (1) the title of the proposed workshop; (2) workshop duration; (3) short professional bios for each workshop leader; (4) a 500-word summary that explains the purpose of the workshop, identifies learning objectives, and includes a delivery plan to reach expected outcomes; and (5) any special requests for audiovisual equipment or room set-up. All other material needs must be provided by workshop organizers. Decisions on accepted workshops will be made in September 2018; the Program Committee anticipates constructing a program of 15-30 workshops, depending on the breadth of topics submitted and space availability. Proposals for pre-conference workshops should be submitted to in a Microsoft Word document (.docx or .doc) by Friday, September 14, 2018. Please include “WORKSHOP PROPOSAL: <Title>” in the subject line of your email.