Call for Proposals 2018

May 29, 30, and June 2:
Hands-on Workshops

May 30, 31 & June 1:
Opening Keynote, Individual Presentations, Exhibits, Technology Showcase and Poster Sessions

Proposal Submission Deadline: October 28 — Extended to November 7


Overview of the Proposal Submission Process

Types of Proposals/Conference Theme
There are four types of proposals which may be submitted for review for the conference: hands-on workshop (half day, full day or two day), individual presentation (30 mins), panel presentation (75 mins), Technology Showcase presentation, and Poster presentation. The workshops, as the name implies, take place, usually, in labs and consist of teaching some hands-on skill to attendees, such as a web/mobile/other application for languages, lesson development using technology for a classroom, or introducing a piece of software to users. Individual presentations will take place during the two full days of the main conference. These presentations should address quantitative/qualitative studies of language technology, application of technology for classroom use or any of a range of language technology uses/applications for language acquisition. Panel presentations should involve multiple presenters offering multiple views of a specific topic and the longer time allows for a more in-depth coverage than in the individual session. Technology Showcase presentations typically take place the first night of the main conference in a more informal setting — all presenters in a large room presenting simultaneously (no projection) while attendees may approach to discuss topics individually — and for a longer amount of time, usually 2 hours. Presentations which are more demonstration-based work well as Showcase presentations. Poster presentations have so far been scheduled during the Showcase time and follow the same format. The theme of the conference is “Connecting CALL’s Past to Its Future”, however you do not need to address the theme directly.


Requirements for Presenting
It is required that all presenters be members of CALICO, IALLT or EuroCALL before presenting at the conference in May. You do not have to be a member to make a user account and submit a proposal. You are also responsible for registering to attend the conference and all copresenters listed on the proposal submission should be at the conference in person. If a name should be included because the individual contributed to the study or put in work on the topic, you are welcome to include his/her name in the text of the proposal, but only those who plan to be in physical attendance should be listed as presenters. All presentations should be given, for the most part, in English. CALICO does not require submission of physical papers before or after the conference. We do keep conference information available online in a kind of digital proceedings and welcome the submission of handouts, slides, etc. to supplement presentation information. We do encourage you to submit full papers to the CALICO Journal for review and possible publication.


Proposal Reviewing
Immediately after the proposal submission deadline, proposals are sent out for peer review. The general guidelines which reviewers follow in evaluating proposals are the following:
1. Timeliness and importance of the topic: CALICO members study a great diversity of interests, although certain topics of research will have greater appeal. Is this topic likely to attract a wide variety of conference participants? Is this topic one that will encourage discussion among conference attendees?
2. Research methodology: Effective reflective practitioner and theory-driven research begin with a solid design that is subsequently well-executed. Does the proposal begin with an appropriate methodological or theoretical grounding? Does the proposal describe how the research was carried out? Does the proposal explain how the research does or will contribute to the field by referencing previous work and/or including a short bibliography?
3. Presentational outlook: Based on the proposal, is it likely that the content will be presented in an effective, coherent manner that will be comprehensible and useful to the CALICO audience? Are the key points of the presentation clearly outlined?


Submitting Your Proposal
The first step in submitting a proposal is creating a user account for the CALICO website if you do not already have one, or logging in with an account you may already have, including a member account. If you have an account but do not recall the username, it is most likely your full email address. You may also reset the password of the account using the link under the login boxes on the left. Keep in mind the login is case sensitive. Once you are logged in, you can click the “Submit proposal” link in the lower menu on the left or return to this page for the link. Also, once the proposal is submitted, you may return to edit the submission as many times as you need until the submission deadline of October 28 (Extended to November 7). You will need to be sure that your submission contains a title so that it may be seen in the “My proposals” page to click on and edit. If you have trouble at any time, you should contact CALICO’s office manager, Esther Horn, who is happy to help:


Submit a Proposal