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All proposals (except film festival) must be submitted via the online submission system. Please note that you will be asked to create a new account before being able to send your proposals (please don't send them by email). You will need to fill in and attach the following template: download button

File name

When you have filled in the template, please rename it to include the preferred presentation format in capital letters plus the last name_first name of the presenter (I.e.: PANEL_Bernard_Claude.doc; i.e.: PRECONGRESSWORKSHOP_ Smith_Joe.doc).

In case of more than one presenter, please use the name of the one who will be leading the contact with the Congress organisers, and send the proposal from his/her email address.


Deadline for submission:  15 November 2016 at 23.59 - The deadline has passed and no more submissions will be accepted

Notice of acceptance:  15 December 2016


IACCM Academic Track:

Deadline for submission:  15 November 2016 at 23.59 - The deadline has passed and no more submissions will be accepted

Full paper deadline:  15 March 2017

Full papers for accepted abstracts for SIETAR Europa Congress Proceedings, online with ISSN (4.500 – 5.000 words max) before 15 March 2017.



The official SIETAR Europa Congress language is English. Submissions of proposals must be in English.


If you have any other queries, please send them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. specifying ”QUERY” and your name in the email subject. The Congress Committee will get back to you as soon as possible.



  1. Artistic forms (60-90 mins.)
    This format invites presentations other than the traditional style, which places a primary emphasis on the spoken word. Presentations in this format may rely more on music, visual arts, theatre or physical movement to deliver their messages. We would like to encourage the creation of space where science, best practices and art intersect. Your proposals regarding the theater, photography, multimedia, visual arts, music and dance with focus on the complexity of the intercultural world are welcome.

  1. Facilitated paper panels (90 mins.)
    This form of presenting allows 3 individuals to offer TED style 20 minute-presentations, leaving 30 minutes of the session for questions and discussion among the presenters and the audience. That way the exchange of best practices and new approaches is in focus. Panels should have a chair that is a person different then the three presenters. Proposals for pre-constituted panels must include: the title of the panel; the name, the title, affiliation, and contact information of the panel organizer; the names, titles, affiliations, and email addresses of all panelists, and a chair. Additionally a description of the panel's topic (less than 300 words); and abstracts of each presentation (less than 150 words) are to be submitted.

  1. Individual TED style talk presentations (20 mins.)
    While we accept individual paper proposals, we especially encourage submissions of facilitated paper panels (see above). Proposals with participants from multiple institutions will be given preference. Such approach enhances the chance to exchange thoughts and ideas after the presentations, not only among the presenters but also with the audience involvement. Please note that presentations on similar themes can be combined in a single session.

  1. Roundtables (60 mins.)
    Roundtables allow a group of participants to convene with the goal of generating discussion around a shared concern. In contrast to panels, roundtables typically involve shorter position or dialogue statements (5-10 minutes) in response to questions distributed in advance by the organizer. The majority of roundtable sessions should be devoted to discussion. Roundtables are limited to no more than five participants, including the organizer. We encourage roundtables involving participants from different institutions, centers, and organizations. Proposals for roundtables must include: the title of the roundtable; the name, title, affiliation, and contact information of the roundtable organizer; the names, titles, affiliations, and email addresses of the proposed roundtable participants; and a description of the position statements, questions, or debates that will be under discussion (less than 500 words).

  1. Workshops (90 mins.)
    A workshop features a combination of presentation/lecture and interaction with the audience. It should have a well-defined structure and include handouts and visual aids. Within this format a simulation or set of exercises is conducted to teach participants how these methodologies can be used in training and education. We would like to encourage the presentation and exchange of NEW methods, best practices and tools. The presentation of the established tools, games, etc. can take place during the pre-congress workshops.
    It is essential that all workshops that present methodologies in training include a short explanation of the cultural origin of the methods/techniques, theoretical underpinning, and limits and opportunities of application.

  1. Zooming-in, zooming-out poster session (60 mins.)
    The posters can be submitted in print or in digital form and will be presented with the use of the speed geeking method, a participation process used to quickly view a number of presentations within a fixed period of time. One hour is enough time to view 12 presenters if you spend 5 minutes at each presentation. The 5 minute limit also keeps presentations short and interesting. Also the small table format gives participants the opportunity to connect on a more personal level.



Gold sponsors of the congress

 WorldWork Logo Orange on White RGB  Human Factors logotype 1  DI logo  CN Logo CMYK


Silver sponsors of the congress

George Simons International and diversophy® CultureCatch and Richard Lewis Communications
CultureWaves DNLA


Bronze sponsors of the congress

BGRS Akteos



Intercultures Università della Svizzera Italiana Birkbeck University of London