Submission Info

All questions should be directed to Silvia Bettez and the Program Team at (questions only, not proposals).

All submissions are blind reviewed. Please remove identifying references from your proposal (for example, your name and/or publications that refer to you as the author/editor). Word limits are as follows:

  • Titles should be no more than 15 words.
  • Abstracts should be 150 words or less.
  • Proposals for individual papers should not exceed 1,000 words (excluding references).
  • Proposals for all other sessions should not exceed 1,500 words (excluding references).

Individual paper- An individual paper submission is a single paper with one or more co-authors. The Program Chair groups individual papers into sessions with other papers that have similar themes or topics. In individual paper sessions, authors present abbreviated versions of their papers, followed by comments/critique if there is a discussant, and audience discussion.

Panel discussion- A panel discussion is a group presentation around a particular topic or area of inquiry. Although presenters may bring papers to discuss, the emphasis of this kind of session is group discussion. Chair should be identified by the session organizer.

Symposium- A symposium is a collection of papers around a specific area of inquiry or theme, and each participant presents her/his/their own paper. Chair (and discussant if desired) should be identified by the session organizer. There is a specific section to add individual paper titles along with the names of each individual paper presenters. A space is available to include a 150 word abstract for each individual paper but these abstracts are optional and will not be included in the program.

Alternative session- Alternative sessions do not fit neatly into any of the above categories. Alternative sessions can be framed as working groups, town halls, performances, structured poster sessions, video and multimedia presentations or other formats.

Please note, individuals may submit a maximum of three proposals.

Information About All Academic and Submitting Your Proposal

Please click on this link to access the All Academic site.

The All-Academic site will be available Feb 15, 2019 - May 1, 2019 for submissions.

When you first go to the All Academic site, you will need to set up your account by creating a username and password. The Call for Proposals is also on this page. Once you enter the site, follow the prompts to submit your proposal. First, click on “Submit or Edit a Proposal” and then click on “Submit a New Proposal.” The next screen will ask you to choose a Proposal Type (for example, Individual Paper or Alternative Session). On the following screen, you will include your proposal Title, Abstract, Keywords, Categories (see below) and any additional information needed for the Program Chair. Accessibility requests must also be included with the submission in the designated space.

You will be asked to upload your paper. Please upload a PDF document and note the word limits (listed above).

Please make sure to include the name, affiliation, email address, and telephone number of each participant when prompted by the online submission website. The summary of your proposal should address the following components; please create subheadings for each component:

  • Purposes, central questions or problems
  • Contexts (discuss scholarly/practitioner conversations to which your work contributes)
  • Primary sources or data sources
  • Approaches, methods, strategies, or techniques for analysis
  • Arguments/conclusions, or agenda, and, Significance (for scholarship, for practice)

There are no submission tracks this year. Instead, when you upload your paper, you will be asked to identify which categories relate to your work (for reviewer information). You can choose all categories that apply and the choices include:

Anthropology of Education
Critical race theory
Cultural studies of education
Disability studies
Feminist and gender studies
Higher education
History of education
LGBTQ+ studies
Philosophy of education
Politics and policy of education
Social contexts of education
Sociology of education
Teacher education
Teaching social justice

Only the individual submitting the proposal will be notified of its acceptance or rejection. That individual will be responsible for communicating this information to all session participants.

Download Proposal Tips and Information

Pre-conference Unconference on Wednesday, October 30th

This year we will hold an unconference on Wednesday, October 30th prior to the traditional conference opening reception. This will be a more loosely structured space for you, and all other participants, to exchange ideas, engage in critical dialogues, and build community. Opportunities for continued unconference events and dialogues related to the Wednesday unconference will be provided throughout the rest of the conference. More details will be posted about this on the AESA website in the future. All AESA members are encouraged to attend; please plan to arrive early on Wednesday to participate. Any suggestions for the Unconference Planning Committee can be directed to Silvia Bettez at


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