You can submit an Individual proposal or a Session (Panel/Workshop/Roundtable) proposal.
Individual proposals are evaluated by the Chair of each Track, and if they are accepted, the Chair combines them with others to create a panel. A Panel proposal is a group of individuals who want to submit all of their paper proposals together for consideration by the Chair as a pre-arranged session. A Workshop proposal is a group of individuals who want to hold a roundtable or workshop (sans papers) and submit it for consideration by the Chair as a pre-arranged Session. A Section Panel proposal is a proposal approved and submitted by the Section chairs to represent that section. It is presented by a group of current members from a section does not need to be considered by the Track Chair. There are limited panels for each section.
We would like to encourage authors of individual papers to apply to LASA2018 by forming panels with similar themes or joining panels looking for more papers. To help authors find out about other authors looking for a panel, we have created this website as a service to our members: https://lasa.international.pitt.edu/auth/prot/papermatch/paperRequests.aspx
"Paper Match" allows members to provide information for others to get in contact with them.
"Paper Match Program Tracks" has a listing of all those individuals interested in joining a panel.
The date to begin submitting papers is June 19th 2017, and the deadline is September 7th, 2017 (17:00 hours EDT). Additional dates can be found in the website: http://lasa.international.pitt.edu/eng/congress/important-dates.asp.
The following rules apply depending on the type of submission:
All presenters will need to be pre-registered for the congress after their proposal has been approved. You can join online or pay by check or credit card using the form found at: http://lasa.international.pitt.edu/eng/membership/join.asp.
The length of a session is usually 90 minutes. Please plan to have 12.5 to 15 minutes per presentation.
LASA does not allow a participant to submit more than one paper (co-authoring a paper counts towards the one paper limit). This is done to insure that as many people as possible have the opportunity to present their papers. In addition, due to the size of the congress we must limit the number of proposal submissions and participants.
Please contact the chair of the Section chair directly. The contact information for the Section chairs can be found on the LASA website at http://lasa.international.pitt.edu/eng/sections/. All Section proposals must come from the Section chairs.
The proposal submission system allows you to specify only one program track for your paper. Please choose where you think your work best fits. If for some reason your proposal does not fit within the first track you selected, it will be sent to the track that the Chair of the program track you sent the proposal to considers best.
Proposals must be submitted in the language in which they will be presented (English, Spanish, French or Portuguese).
The following changes are allowed:
Notifications of acceptance and rejection are scheduled to be sent to all proposers by by November 13, 2017. Additional important dates can be found on our website at http://lasa.international.pitt.edu/eng/congress/important-dates.asp.