Symposiums and Panels

Are you an expert? Do you have a novel idea to share? You are invited to submit these for consideration and present during a symposium or on a panel.

Symposium presentations are stand-up presentations about general interest hospitality- and tourism-related topics. Panels are designed for larger group discussions. 

Symposium Presentations

Symposium presentations focus on concepts such as innovative teaching practices, leading industry practices, or latest trends in the hospitality and tourism fields. Industry professionals, educators, and graduate students are encouraged to submit symposium presentations.

Please be sure to follow all submission guidelines; no exceptions will be made and submissions will be rejected for not following these guidelines. Symposiums MUST be formatted as follows:  

  1. Page 1: Title and 100-word abstract; author names and affiliations MUST NOT be included on any part of the paper
  2. Remaining pages: 1,000 words maximum, in English, including tables/figures, but excluding references
  3. Margins should be 1-inch on sides; 1-inch on top and bottom
  4. Font: Times New Roman, 12-point, and all text should be double spaced
  5. In addition, tables, figures, and references must not exceed three (3) pages in total
  6. Submit online via EasyChair

Panel Discussions

Panel discussions focus on innovative teaching practices, leading industry practices, or latest trends in the hospitality and tourism fields. Panelists will discuss the topic, followed by a period of participation by audience members. To ensure constructive proposals, each panel member’s participation must be committed at the time of proposal submission. The names of panel members, along with their expertise and role to accomplish the proposal objectives as well as an email or written commitment must be included from all panel members to participate in the discussions. A list of up to three clearly stated discussion questions to encourage participation among the audience should be included, and these must be integrated within the main text of the proposal.

Please be sure to follow all submission guidelines; no exceptions will be made and submissions will be desk rejected for not following these guidelines. Panel discussions MUST be formatted as follows:

  1. Page 1: Title and 100-word abstract; author names and affiliations MUST be included on any part of the paper
  2. Remaining pages: 1,000 words maximum, in English, including tables/figures, but excluding references.
  3. Margins should be 1-inch on sides; 1-inch on top and bottom
  4. Font: Times New Roman, 12 point, and all text will be double spaced
  5. In addition, tables, figures, and references must not exceed three (3) pages in total
  6. All panel discussion proposals are to be submitted via email attachment to eti@iupui.edu

Symposium and Panel Evaluation Criteria

  • What is the relevance and significance of the proposal to our fields? 30%
  • Does the proposal contribute to conceptual understanding or industry, research or teaching discussions? 30%
  • Does the proposal include clearly stated objective(s)? 15%
  • Is there demonstrated knowledge of the subject matter through a relevant literature or conceptual review? 15%
  • Does the proposal follow the recommended submission guidelines? 10%

Submission and Notification Timeline

  1. January 4, 2019 – All submission closes at 11:59 p.m. CST
  2. January 25, 2019 – Notification to authors of symposium and panel discussions
  3. February 8, 2019 – Final revision due
  4. Notes:
    1. Symposia are to be submitted online via EasyChair 
    2. Panel discussions are to be submitted via email attachment and sent to eti@iupui.edu
    3. For questions or concerns, contact Godwin-Charles Ogbeide, gogbeide@iu.edu, 317.278.3515