Submit an Abstract

Abstract Submission Requirements

Abstract submission has been extended to Feb. 25, 2019

Please submit an abstract of no more than 250 words for every paper, poster, film, and organized session presented at the SWAA Annual Conference. In the case of organized sessions, session chairs will submit an organized session abstract, while individual presenters within the session will each submit a paper abstract for his or her own presentation.

This year, in addition to traditional posters and presentations, SWAA invites organized sessions on a salon format. Salon sessions will be structured as a discussion circle. Three or four presenters will share a maximum of five minutes of material each, followed by a discussion guided by the panel chair. Salon sessions are designed to allow audience members to participate in the direction of the session and to pursue follow up comments from the presenters. Salon session proposals will be evaluated with the same guidelines and rigor as traditional sessions.

Papers accepted into the program are eligible for inclusion in the conference Proceedings. If you are interested in this option, please consult the Proceedings Author Guidelines for more information. It is recommended that you follow these guidelines in preparing your paper so as to ease the Proceedings review process, which begins after the conference is over.

Submission Period

Begins:  January 1, 2019
Extended Deadline:   February 25, 2019

No abstracts may be submitted outside of this period.

Obligatory Advance Registration

Abstract submitters must be registered for the Conference before their abstract may be submitted.  When registering, indicate that you plan to submit an abstract, and you will be prompted to create a username and password for the submission process.  Instructions for submitting your abstract will be included in the email confirmation of your registration.  

Abstracts for individual papers, posters and films can be submitted here.
Abstracts for organized sessions can be submitted here.


Contact Janet Page-Reeves, SWAA Conference Program Chair,