Contesting Canada's Future

Trent University

May 21, 2015 – May 23, 2015


Welcome to the submissions site for Contesting Canada's Future, an international conference and event hosted by Trent University as part of its fiftieth anniversary celebrations.

The organizing committee seeks panel, paper, and exhibit submissions from all disciplines that deal with aspects of Canada and Canadian Studies. Individual papers are welcome, as are completed panels that may include commentators and/or chairs, in both official languages. We especially encourage panels that present a range of interdisciplinary perspectives, engage explicitly with the conference theme of Contesting Canada's Future, include scholars at different career stages and different types of institutions (academic and public), and are gender and racially diverse.  We also welcome new ways of communicating research findings and alternative formats that involve a more interactive element, along with a higher level of audience involvement, than conventional sessions.

For individual papers or exhibits, please submit a 250-word abstract and 1-page CV. For panels and roundtables, please submit a 250-word abstract for each paper, a 1-page CV for each presenter, and a 250-word panel abstract. Panels and roundtables must consist of 3-4 presenters, a commentator, and a chair.

Submission Instructions

  • Registration is required to submit a proposal. Click here to register. Please be sure to register as an Author so that you are able to submit items.
  • Once you have logged in, you will be taken to your User Home page. Click on [New Submission] to begin the submission process.
  • The system will only accept one file, so please combine all parts of the submission into one document (Microsoft Word, Open Office, or RTF)
  • Proposed panels and roundtables should designate one participant to submit on behalf of the whole panel. However, please provide the names and contact information of all participants, including the chair and commentator.

Submission deadline is 1 July 2014.