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We are now accepting proposals! Proposals Due: October 5th
Community Psychology has deep and diverse theoretical, paradigmatic and historical roots that inform the ways we craft our research questions, build new theory, engage with participants and communities, and where and how we can and ought to step into the fray of social change work. This years ECO conference aims to highlight this multiplicity in our field - critical community psychology, ecological and cultural community psychology, prevention and community science, feminist community psychology, and many more as yet unnamed threads of our field that together have the potential to weave a transformative fabric towards racial, economic, environmental and gender justice in our communities and society.
Will you stand with us? In each of our proposal formats (posters, skillshares and roundtables) you are being asked to reflect on YOUR community psychology and to find a way to creatively share with other conference attendees how this framing, theory, paradigm and/or methodology shapes your work. Let’s learn and teach across our different and complementary (or perhaps contradictory?!) ways of understanding and doing Community Psychology.
**Technology note*** this conference is happening at a campground and we will have limited technology (i.e. no power point/projectors!) please keep this in mind as you prepare your proposal.
**For ALL proposal submissions**:
Be creative about how you talk about YOUR CP (i.e. how it informs methods, participation, analysis, the kinds of questions you ask, dissemination, etc.)
Submit your proposal HERE
Poster Presentation (60 minutes) – Poster presentations are opportunities for presenters to convey research, practice, or social action projects on a visual display. Posters will be organized thematically to facilitate interaction among presenters and attendees. The poster session will be interactive, with poster presenters actively discussing their research, answering questions, and addressing comments from attendees. [Proposal word limit: 250 Words]
Methodology Skillshare (60 minutes) - It’s not very often we get to have such a wide set of skills in one room. So let’s take advantage. This skillshare will be a structured workshop where facilitators will provide an overview and some working tools for research methods that they are finding helpful in our work towards social change in CP. Using an innovative method on your research team? Send in a proposal that provides an overview of: the method, its theoretical roots, why it is relevant in CP, and a plan for an interactive workshop to teach others. [Proposal word limit: 250 words]
Roundtable (60 minutes) - Because of limited technology availability at the campsite, sessions will be limited to oral roundtable presentations with creative use of visual aids that do not require computers. These roundtable presentations will be structured as a hybrid roundtable/symposia providing space for original empirical research, theoretical conversations and dialogue. Roundtable sessions are designed to foster dialogue on various issues concerning community psychology (e.g., innovative research methods, community practice, value tensions, training) and can either be presentations of diverse, but thematically similar research or practice projects OR more informal dialogue about general topics related to community psychology. Preference will be given to submissions that describe a clear topic, possible discussion strands, and the facilitators’ roles in exploring issues. Each roundtable will consist of three presentations of diverse, but thematically similar research or practice projects. Preference will be given to submissions that describe strategies for audience engagement and participation.
Roundtable Option 1: Group Submission: Submit three presentations that comprise a full roundtable. Please plan to present for 30 minutes and facilitate discussion for 30 minutes [Proposal word limit: 900 words total. Must include one overarching abstract (150 words) and three presentation abstracts (250 words each)]
Roundtable Option 2: Individual Submission: Submit an individual presentation (10 minute presentation). Independent submissions will be combined according to common themes. Papers that do not fit into a common theme may be accepted as a poster. [Proposal word limit: 250 words]
Submit your proposal HERE