Call for proposals – Jean-Paul Dionne Symposium 2022

The Jean-Paul Dionne Symposium 2022 Organizing Committee is pleased to invite proposals for papers, panels, workshops, Ignite sessions and Twitter posters for this year’s conference, March 3 and 4, 2021.

The theme of this year’s Symposium considers the fact that we have faced much solitude this year, but have also been able to connect in an effort to stay healthy and well. This year’s theme is all about being united in education as it is important to gain new insights, share new knowledge and experiences, and move forward as educators. Through various forms of communication, we can all come together to learn from each other and to develop and grow as academics.

The theme is also a subtle nod to the politics and controversy surrounding the topic of passports. Education is inherently political and we as scholars must recognize the social consequences of our work. 

This year, we have chosen to establish sub-themes based on our overall theme. We have also provided some ideas on what might be included in each sub-theme, but please let your imagination run wild, and feel free to interpret the sub-themes as you wish.  

The sub-themes for this year:

  1. Encompassing all voices
  2. Going global: United in education
  3. Cross border projects

While alignment with the theme is recommended, we will also gladly accept other education-related proposals.

Symposium Presentation Formats

Both individual and group presentations are permitted with a maximum of three presenters allowed in each group. All submissions are peer reviewed by committees composed of professors and graduate students. 

Presentation formats include:

  • paper presentations (virtual or in-person)
  • ignite session presentations
  • workshops
  • professional development sessions
  • twitter poster sessions
  • and in-person poster sessions

For more detailed information on the presentation formats, visit the JPDS website

Important dates

  • Launch of call for proposals: Monday, November 08, 2021.
  • Closing date for proposal submissions: Wednesday, December 8, 2021.
  • Symposium dates: Thursday, March 3, 2022, and Friday, March 4, 2022.

Instructions for Proposal Submissions

Proposals must be submitted through the JPDS website ( as of November 8 and no later than December 8, 2021. No email submissions are accepted.

Proposals are comprised of an abstract (300 word max)  and a reference list. 

For details on submitting an abstract, visit the JPDS website