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Call for Proposals

Call for Proposals



New closing date for call of proposals! Wednesday, March 15th 2017.


Formal confirmation of selected proposals: Friday, April 7th 2017.

Last date for cancellation with refund: Monday, May 15th 2017.

Last day for conference registration: Friday, June 2nd 2017.


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Inspired by participatory approaches, we welcome proposals that celebrate the richness of plural ways of understanding, acting, reflecting and constructing this world that we inhabit together.  In this course of action, participatory research has been promoting important proposals in the fields of education, health care, community development, social communication, project management and social justice, policy making, peace building, among others.


This conference aims to promote the inclusion of different languages, practices and participatory research examples from community based initiatives as well as institutionalized academic settings. So, we welcome proposals that could be presented in one of the options listed below:



Individual and/or collective paper

Paper is often both a written document and an oral presentation (20'). Papers will be grouped into larger thematic symposia.

Self-organized symposium

A self-organized symposium is a dialogue prepared by several speakers who talk on or discuss a topic before an audience. Groups may submit one proposal, which can be composed of a minimum of 3 papers around a common topic that will be developed as a full session of 90 minutes.


A poster is any piece of printed-paper that is designed to be attached to a wall or vertical surface. Selected posters will be displayed and presented to audiences in organized sessions.


A performance is an event in which a performer or a group of performers present one work of art to an audience (30'-60'). A person or a group of people may present this way; the abstract must describe the proposal.

Art installation

An art installation is an artistic genre of three-dimensional works that often are site-specific and designed to transform the perception of the space. A person or a group of people may present this way; the abstract must describe the proposal.

Pecha Kucha

Pecha Kucha is a presentation style in which 20 slides are shown for 20 seconds each. For more information, see

Audio production

An audio production is a material that uses only sound to present information (i.e. radio program). Individual or collectives could submit proposals in this format. Selected proposals should be displayed in the event in strategic locations (details about the format used must be included in the proposal to define feasibility).


A workshop is an interactive communicative space where hands-on learning about topics of the conference takes place (90'-120'). The abstract must be clear about methodology to be followed to achieve the objective of the workshop.

Conversatorio (informal talk)

A ‘conversatorio’ is an informal talk aimed at exploring a topic by constructing collective knowledge based on each other’s ideas (60'-90').


Presenter(s) will be asked to SUBMIT A PROPOSAL with the following information:

  • The title of the presentation
  • Strand (authors will be asked to select Strand Option 1 and Strand Option 2)
  • The type of presentation
  • The name(s), institution(s) and email address(es) of presenter(s) and co-authors (For multiple authored works, please, indicate which author will be presenting)
  • Country
  • Mailing address and email contact
  • An abstract (maximum 200 words)
  • Up to five key words.


The proposal can be presented in one of the official languages of the conference (Spanish, English, Portuguese or French)



  • Reviewers may ask for additional information about the proposal.
  • The reviewers may ask participants, whose proposal are accepted, to prepare their presentation in two of the four official languages of the event. The organization will offer translation support (this includes interpreter for deaf people).  
  • Presenters will be invited to submit papers or other media for inclusion in the Conference Proceedings.