Atlanta, GA (March 5-9, 2017)

Submission and Presentation Policies


Submission Deadline: October 1, 2016

Please note that CIES 2017 will not have an ‘early’ and a ‘late’ submission deadline.  All proposals will be due by 11:59pm CST on October 1, 2016.  The submission deadline will not be extended. Decisions on submissions will be made by early November.

Early Registration Deadline: January 15, 2017

To qualify for discounted early registration rates, you must register by January 15, 2017.  After January 15th regular registration rates apply.

Registration Deadline for Presenters: February 12, 2017

Presenters who have not registered for the conference by 11:59pm CST February 12, 2017 will be removed from the conference program.


With the conference theme and call for papers in mind, the 2017 planning committee invites you to submit proposals in the following categories:

  • Paper sessions
  • Panel sessions
  • Individual roundtable paper sessions
  • Group roundtable paper sessions
  • Poster sessions

For more information on session formats, please visit:

Submissions for paper sessions, individual roundtable paper sessions, and poster sessions should include a proposal of up to 750 words, excluding references. Submissions for panel sessions and group roundtable paper sessions should include a proposal of up to 500 words (excluding references) of the overall panel as well as summaries of up to 500 words (excluding references) for each of the papers included. Please be sure to remove identifying information and to align your proposal with the review criteria below:

  • Objectives or purposes as related to comparative and international education, conference theme and/or SIG
  • Perspective(s) or theoretical framework
  • Research methods or modes of inquiry (including data sources, evidence, objects and/or materials)
  • Results and/or substantiated conclusions or warrants for arguments/point of view
  • Scholarly significance, originality and/or creativity of the study or work

For more information on the review criteria and the rating scales that will be employed, please visit:


A.) Membership: CIES membership is required to present at the CIES 2017 Conference.  To join CIES please go to Note that CIES membership is not required at time of proposal submission.  If you are not presently a member you may still submit a conference proposal and then join later in January 2017 if your proposal is accepted.

B.) Participant attendance requirement: All presenters of accepted papers and all participants in panel sessions are expected to attend the CIES conference and be present at the scheduled session.  Additional non-presenting and non-attending authors may be listed on a submission.  If an emergency or other circumstance prevents any authors from attending the CIES Meeting, they should immediately notify the CIES 2017 Conference Program Committee at  CIES is not able to accommodate pre-recorded or virtual (online/skype) presentations and requires that at at minimum at least one of the paper presenters be present at the conference.

C.) Participation limits: To allow as many conference attendees to present as possible, individuals may submit only one proposal for an individual paper, panel presentation, poster session, or roundtable paper session.

An individual may appear as a presenter only once in the final program.  Exceptions will be made in the case of special invited sessions, certain special events as well as for participants in New Scholars Committee Dissertation Mentoring Workshops or Publication workshops.  Additional exceptions will be made for those who are listed as non-presenting authors in multi-authored papers and for those participating in book launch roundtables.  This rule also does not apply to people serving in a discussant or chair role.  If you are unsure if these exceptions apply at you, please contact the CIES 2017 Conference Program Committee at

To avoid duplication of presentation content, individuals with multiple roles may not present the same material in different sessions. For example, if your paper is accepted at a Dissertation Mentoring Workshop, you will not be able to present the same paper for an individual or panel session. Final decisions on the limits to individual participation in the annual meeting will be made at the discretion of the program committee.

D.) Equipment: Standard presentation equipment (LCD and overhead projectors and PowerPoint-equipped PCs) will be available for all paper and panel sessions — however presentation equipment is NOT provided for roundtable sessions or for poster sessions. Note that presentation slides and electronic materials should be formatted to be compatible with PC / Microsoft Windows. Though there will be internet access in conference meeting rooms we suggest that presentations as well as related files also be saved to your own personal USB / “memory stick” and be ready to upload prior to your presentation.

E.) Proposal review and selection process: All submitted proposals will undergo blind peer review by experienced scholars and advanced doctoral students in the field of comparative and international education using the CIES 2017 Review Criteria. No identifying information you provide will be seen by our volunteer reviewers.

F.) Revisions to submissions after acceptance: CIES allows for minor changes to be made to presentation titles and abstracts after proposal acceptance.  We also permit changes to the list of presenting and non-presenting authors.  In the case of accepted group panel or group roundtable submissions we similarly accept modifications to individual papers and authors. However because the acceptance rests on a blind peer review of the proposal as submitted, we generally do not permit the addition of new papers to an accepted group panel or group roundtable.  Any requests for changes must be received by February 1, 2017.

The Deadline for Submissions has Passed