Globe Trotting

Submission deadline: April 30, 2021 (11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time) 

Submission Portal   Call for Papers - downloadable pdf


Nighttime around the globe means it is time to get together and celebrate all the amazing things our global and diverse ACR community has to offer. While we cannot physically travel, we can still enjoy culture, art, music, food and inspiration from around the world, and good times with old and new friends. Come discover new places, get inspired, and add to your list of place and people you would like to visit after the Pandemic! Showcase your geographic region and all the beautiful things it has to offer, we can’t wait to learn more about your region.

This new submission category invites groups in geographic regions (e.g. scholars from Mumbai, colleagues residing along California’s Central Coast, researchers doing field work together in Uganda) to shine a spotlight on their region, focusing on what is unique to their area. Where other types of submissions should be explicitly linked to the conference theme, the very nature of this session is to draw attention to the beauty of our diversity and actively work towards inclusion by fostering awareness and understanding. Regional members will organize and host their 30-minute session, and all ACR attendees are welcome to attend. 

Globe Trotting sessions are intentionally left to the creativity of the organizers with the hope that they provide opportunities for regions to share some of what makes them proud—whether local culture, research or something else. Be creative—consider various formats like trivia, games, folk art workshop, cooking class, or sharing a local custom. These sessions are intended to create space for sharing local phenomenon, discussing new trends or intergenerational traditions, and sparking camaraderie with the broader ACR community.


Globe Trotting sessions are open to submissions from all ACR members. Session proposals should clearly present an organized approach focused on a particular region. 

Submissions must include: 
1. The name of the primary organizer(s), the focal Region, and agreed participants. 
2. A title that specifies the Globe Trotting topic. 
3. A 750-word extended abstract single-spaced, 12-point Times New Roman, with 1-inch margins, explaining the Session’s content and organization, as well as a preferred time for presentation (morning or afternoon, Eastern Time).

Evaluation and selection will focus on the originality and quality of the submission. Session organizers are responsible for developing a plan for their sessions, for submitting all materials through the conference Submission Website, and for ensuring all facets of the session are presented live during the conference.  

Globe Trotting sessions will be presented live during the conference in 30-minute sessions. Given our hope for several sessions, these Forums will be scheduled throughout the conference. 

Please direct any further questions about the conference co-chairs ( Be sure to note “GLOBE TROTTING” in the subject line.

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