Call for Papers | posters: The fourth VALLETTA 2018 annual international conference

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The fourth in the Valletta 2018 Foundation's series of annual international conferences on cultural relations in Europe and the Mediterranean, this conference explores the interplay between cultural diplomacy, place branding and liveability, particularly in light of large public events such as the European Capital of Culture. These issues will be debated within the context of citizen engagement and sustainable city development.

call for papers and posters is now open. Abstracts (250 words) addressing the conference themes and objectives will be received until 21st April 2017.

 

Call for Papers

The conference will take place over three days, 22-24 November 2017, in Valletta, Malta. The conference will include plenary sessions, various networking session, a number of parallel sessions and other sessions.

Contributions addressing some of the issues highlighted above are welcome. The range of papers may cover theoretical and methodological perspectives, practical examples and artistic interpretations of the issues and challenges faced in cities by communities. Interested applicants are requested to submit, by email, a paper proposal (abstract) of not more than 250 words by no later than 21 April 2017 to research@valletta2018.org.

A 20-minute slot will be allotted to each selected presenter, followed by a discussion session with participants.

To submit a proposal, send a document containing the following:

  • Project title;
  • Five keywords;
  •  Abstract not exceeding 250 words;
  •  List of which of the conference themes the abstract addresses (maximum of 3, in preferential order);
  • Short bibliography in support of the proposal;
  •  Type of presentation being proposed – oral, performance, workshop, etc.;
  •  Full details of primary author, including name, surname, title, institution, email, phone number;
  • Name(s) of other authors (if applicable);
  • A short bio not exceeding 250 words.

Non-traditional presentation forms are also welcome.

Late proposals will only be considered if space is available. Applicants will be notified of the acceptance of their proposal by 28 June 2017. Registration will open in June 2017.

 

Call for Posters

The conference may also include a Poster presentation session. Below are some guidelines forsubmission:

  • Poster shall address at least one of the conference thematic areas
  • Interested participants shall submit an abstract of 250 words (max) describing the poster;
  • Poster presentations should incorporate illustrative materials such as tables, graphs, photographs,and large-print text, and materials should be clearly readable from a distance of three feet;
  • Poster presentations may represent completed work or work that is currently taking place, and is to illustrate new findings or approaches to the subject matter;
  • Participants whose proposal will be accepted shall use a standard poster size of A1 with a good quality paper.

 

The chosen posters will be on display for part of the event. The authors would be encouraged to stand by their poster and discuss aspects of their research with attendees and delegates during the various networking sessions of the conference.

All interested researchers, PhD students and practitioners are invited to submit, by email, a poster proposal (abstract) of around 250 words by no later than 21 April 2017 to research@valletta2018.org.

The Valletta 2018 Foundation may select only a selection of the posters being displayed to be presented during the poster session.

To submit a proposal, send a document containing the following:

  • Poster title;
  • Five keywords;
  • Abstract not exceeding 250 words;
  • Short bibliography (a minimum of 5 relevant references) in support of the proposal;
  • Full details of primary author, including name, surname, title, institution, email, phone number;
  • Name(s) of other authors (if applicable);
  • A short bio not exceeding 250 words.

Late proposals will only be considered if space is available. Applicants will be notified of the acceptance of their proposal by 28 June 2017. Registration will open in June.

 

Other Details

Full conference details, including programme, fees and list of speakers will be published in due course on the Valletta 2018 Foundation’s conference website http://conference.valletta2018.org.

The conference main language shall be English. The Valletta 2018 Foundation may also offer sign language interpretation upon request.

 

Proceedings

The Valletta 2018 Foundation will be publishing the conference proceedings, in collaboration with Fondation de Malte, www.fondationdemalte.org. The Valletta 2018 Foundation will also be exploring the possibility of publishing a number of papers in selected journals following the conference.

 

Contact details

For further details please contact the Valletta 2018 Foundation at research@valletta2018.org.

 

Please check the file attached for more information or go to conference.valletta2018.org

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