Call for papers

31We invite all colleagues in the academic, entrepreneurial, social and corporate worlds to present and share their proposals displaying innovative brave visions on how to face polarization. You will find all relevant information in order to submit your proposal below:

A. Themes

B. Proposal format

C. Submission guidelines


We invite you to send us your proposal by choosing one of the suggested formats. 2017 SIETAR Conference constitutes and open, plural multidisciplinary space in which it is possible to share research findings, theoretical reflections, inspirational experiences and stories as well as new practices which defy and challenge in terms of the  ways of seeing and acting. The proposed thematic areas, as mere orientations, are:

1. Rethinking polarizations

  • Polarizations: their dynamics and impact
  • “Us” and “them”: what lies behind polarizations.
  • Stereotypes, Discrimination. Priviledge.
  • Identity and subjectivity construction.
  • Migrations: polarized perceptions of migrants and refugees.
  • Identity and difference.
  • Gender, religion, ethnic, ideological differences.
  • Socioeconomic and generational differences..

2. Constructing with diversity as a starting point

  • The challenge of self-consolidating in a professionally and personally diverse context.
  • Multicultural team dynamics.
  • Leadership in diversity
  • Multicultural virtual teams: learning, difficulties, main challenges.
  • Cultural diversity and its impact in the academic and corporate worlds.
  • Diversity and inclusion, stories of success.
  • Training methodologies in the intercultural field.
  • Connections, bridges, wavelengths: innovative experiences of integration of differences.
  • The development of intercultural sensitivity.
  • Intercultural coaching

3. Teaching for diversity

  • Building diversity
  • Teaching diversity
  • Teaching and learning through diversity
  • The Pedagogy of difference
  • Diversity integration and inclusion policies
  • Intercultural and global skills development in higher education
  • Teaching and working experiences while abroad
  • Teaching for community building
  • The fine art of negotiating with different cultures



1. Standard presentation (20 minutes)

Presenters will be assigned 20 minutes to share their papers/research/reflection in a jointly session with other congress participants. The session moderator will allot time for exchanges and debates with the audience. Please, collaborate with us and submit your presentation (or draft version) one month prior to the congress in order to provide ample time for organizing panels and discussion topics. If necessary, indicate your preference for not being included in a panel.

2. Workshop (90 minutes)

A workshop combines a brief introduction and an interactive activity with the audience. A workshop session requires a clear session structure and materials/visual aids (highly recommended). Its main goal is to enable participants to practice a specific methodology or activity useful for training and pedagogical purposes.

3. Academic/Doctoral Research Presentation (30 minutes)

Presenters will be assigned 30 minutes to share the status of their doctoral research (including goals, methodology, status of the project, findings, conclusions). Theoretical approaches are welcome. Please, submit an 800-1200 word abstract detailing your information. These papers can be included in the Congress proceedings.

4. World Café (Entre 60 minutos)

The World Café methodology is a simple, effective, and flexible format for hosting large group dialogue on real life situations. The host/facilitator triggers discussion on a specific Congress topic and each group debates around it. A plenary session and sharing of findings will follow. Click here for more information on World Café.



Please, find below the instructions for participating in the above mentioned. Submit you full proposal by filling in this form.

Convocatoria a Ponencias

If you have more than one proposal, please submit ONE form for EACH of them.

Submission Deadline: May 31st, 2017

Notification to authors:  June 20th, 2017

The submitted proposals will be reviewed by a team of SIETAR members together with experts and specialists in intercultural matters. We strongly encourage early submissions to facilitate the work of the assessment committee.