In keeping with our conference theme, Rendez-Vous in the City of Light, ACR 2020 will feature various types of forums that are intended to foster our coming together as scholars by offering panel discussions, roundtables, seminars, sets of short presentations, tutorials, and workshops. Multi-method/approach knowledge forums will, in particular, resonate with our conference theme. All ACR attendees are welcome to attend knowledge forums. Specific information regarding these forums will be available on the conference program.
Knowledge forums are intended to focus on a specific topic or issue, but are deliberately structured to be open-ended to encourage new ideas and insights. These forums are an opportunity for a group of researchers to discuss cutting-edge research ideas and/or technical issues (e.g., eye tracking, field experiments, etc.), generate new ideas, develop collaborative relationships, and share their interests with the broader ACR community.
Knowledge Forums are open to submissions from all ACR members and are based on an application process. Forum proposals should clearly demonstrate and lay out an organized approach (e.g., panel, tutorial, workshop, etc.) to a particular topic or set of related topics of interest. Forums are designed to complement the more formal presentations in Competitive Papers and Special Sessions. To make the most of this opportunity, we encourage forum organizers and participants to brainstorm and exchange ideas before the official forum discussions.
Knowledge Forum Submission Format and Content. Submissions must include:
- The name of the primary organizer(s).
- A title that specifies the broad topic for discussion and the objective of the gathering.
- A 50-word abstract of the proposed forum for publication in the conference program.
- A 500 to 750-word extended abstract single-spaced, 12-point Times New Roman, with 1-inch margins, explaining the session's purpose and content to be included in the proceedings, including a brief description of how pre-conference discussions will be facilitated.
Knowledge Forum Evaluation
. Evaluation and selection will emphasize the quality and rigor of the submission. Session leaders are responsible for quality control over the discussion in their sessions, for enforcing deadlines, and for submitting all materials through the Conference Submission Website https://z.umn.edu/acr2020
. Please note that managing your colleagues is a significant and sometimes impossible task, but it is absolutely critical to the quality of your session. Consider and communicate how you will generate good preparation and participation. Please direct any further questions about the Knowledge Forum to either of the co-chairs:
Caleb Warren (firstname.lastname@example.org
) or Michelle Weinberger (email@example.com
Please include “ACR KNOWLEDGE FORUM” in the subject line.