Call for Papers

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With the objective of learning about the different facets of interculturalism and how these are applied in the real world, we invite everyone related to the business, training and research spheres (including independent consultants and educational organizations), the public sector (NGO´s, governmental organizations and other institutions), as well those in the media and arts worlds, to share any contributions they may have made to intercultural themes. Why? Because, if we are able to confront the new challenges of our diverse world with the right knowledge, skills, and determination, we will be one step closer to taking advantage of its opportunities.

Submission of proposals that unveil, exhibit, and demonstrate the power of interculturalism, and which share new training methods and good practices are encouraged.  Next, you will find all information you need to make your presentation:

A. Subject Areas
B. Presentation format
C. Proposal instructions
D. Language


A. Subject Areas

Using one of the presentation formats described later in this section, we invite you to submit a presentation proposal about your research findings, knowledge and theories, stories and best practices, as related to the following subject areas:

1. Discovering the Opportunities of Cultural Diversity

  • Identity and cultural discourse
  • Argentine and Latin American identity
  • Cultural awareness development
  • Cultural diversity´s impact
  • Interculturalism vs. multiculturalism
  • Current and new cultural theories
  • Training methodologies in the intercultural sphere
  • Saying, proverb, and story interpretation

2. Applications of Interculturalism in a Diverse World

  • Cultural diversity´s impact on an academic and/or business level
  • How can we learn from difference?
  • Training methodologies in the intercultural sphere
  • Universities that foster intercultural skills
  • Intercultural best practices in the business atmosphere
  • Training tools for the development of intercultural competencies
  • Interculturalism and technology: how do they relate?
  • Successful/effective expatriation management
  • Effective intercultural leadership
  • Intercultural coaching


B. Presentation Format

  1. Standard presentation (60 minutes)

Speaker(s) give a 30-minute presentation, facilitate a discussion about the presented theme among audience members (15 minutes), and close with conclusions (15 minutes). Though this format allows for a fair amount of audience participation, presenter(s) are expected to cover all aspects of the presented theme in a comprehensive manner and in the allotted timeframe.

  1. Workshop (90 minutes)

Workshops should combine a brief presentation with audience interaction. The structure of the workshop must be well-defined and handouts and visual aids are recommended. The focus of this format should be on a simulation or a series of exercises and activities that are meant to teach participants how different methodologies can be used in training and education or in other professional applications.

  1. Panel discussion (60 minutes)

Panel discussions should consist of three or more panelists plus a moderator and offer multiple perspectives and ideas on a particular theme. Presenters may suggest both a panel discussion theme and potential panelists. Panel discussion proposals will be evaluated based on: quality of content, relevance of theme, and diversity of panelists. Panel discussion sessions must allow time for questions.

  1. Academic research/doctoral presentation (30 minutes)

Academic presentations should cover the objectives, methodology, and progress of a research project. Theoretical contributions are also welcomed. This kind of proposal must be submitted as an extended presentation description of 800-1,200 words. All selected research projects will be published in a special document after the conference.

  1. Artistic representation/expression (between 30 and 90 minutes)

This format allows space for participation in ways different from a traditional presentation, discussion panel or workshop. Primary emphasis should be on communicating on intercultural themes through music, visual arts, theatre, and other types of artistic expression. Proposals must specify the expected duration (30, 60, or 90 minutes) of the presentation.


C. Proposal Guidelines

The following guidelines apply to all the above-mentioned presentation formats.

Submit your proposal by completing the below application:

Call for papers

Please complete one application per proposal.

Deadline for proposal submission: May 31st, 2015

Proposal selection results will be announced on June 30th, 2015

Conference presentation proposals will be evaluated by a group composed of SIETAR members and faculty who are heavily involved in the conference´s organization. As time is of essence to the selection committee´s members´ quality of work, we ask that you send your proposal as soon as possible prior to the submission deadline. This will enable the committee to carry out this important and demanding task in a less stressful and more efficient manner.


D. Language

The official SIETAR Argentina Congress language is Spanish. However, submissions of proposals can be in English.

If you wish to present in a language other than Spanish, please specify in the email with your proposal submission the language you wish to present in and how would you ensure participants will follow the presentation.

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