If you would like to organize a special session on a specific topic and have authors/presenters lined up, contact the CEA Conference Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org by January 14th to state their intentions of doing so. At this point they should indicate (a) how many sessions they would like to organize; (b) the type of session ("regular" 3 paper session or a panel). The Conference Chair will confirm if the proposed session has been accepted after which you will be asked to inform authors to submit their abstracts, if applicable.
All authors must must still submit their abstract through the regular process using the online system. Session organizers please inform the author, that is submitting a paper for a special session, to follow these steps using the regular submission portal:
First in Step 1 you will be asked to identify a “Track”. A this point choose "Special/Pre-Organized Session”.
Later in Step 5, choose the one topic that is available. In Step 6 "Additional Information" please identify the name of the special session and the organizer e.g. John Smith Organizer, Special session name: John Smith's special session".
The deadlines for submission and registration can be found here and the registration portal can be found here.
In the case of a “panel” session, the session organizer needs to provide a title for the panel and a brief outline of the panel topic. As well the full name, affiliation and email for the presenters in order that they can be added in the system. Typically a panel includes 3 or more presenters and a chair for the session. Papers will not be attached to the panelists in these sessions, however, we encourage organizers to provide a paragraph or more for each panelists, so that we can add this information to the programme details. The number of panel sessions in the program is limited and therefore a session that includes academic papers is the preferred session type.
By January 14th, 2022 at the latest, the conference organizer must receive a word or text document that will specify the session titles, session chairs, paper titles and authors, and possibly discussants. List of author names must include affiliation and indicate which author is the presenter, as these sessions will have to be entered into the online system. In the case of a panel session please provide the session title, session chair(s) and the name, affiliation and email for all presenters.