Submissions

The Planning Committee for the Second ISCR Conference in Padova, Italy, June 19-23, Invites you to Submit your Work

Embodied Cognition and Intersubjectivity in Uncertain Times: Interdisciplinary Frameworks for Contemplative Research and Education

Acceptance announcements have been sent out. You may check your submission status by logging in to your user account in the submission portal.

The ISCR 2024 is an international conference for rigorous interdisciplinary investigation of contemplative practices in diverse contexts. This year’s special theme is

Embodied Cognition and Intersubjectivity in Uncertain Times: Interdisciplinary Frameworks for Contemplative Research and Education

The conference will feature plenary sessions, contemplative practice workshops, and individual presentations and concurrent panels on a diverse range of topics and best practices within contemplative research, including:

  • Basic and Clinical Sciences;
  • Cultural, Religious, and Philosophical Studies on Contemplative Practices;
  • Theory and Practice of Contemplative Education

Topics of particular interest will be proposals that examine how contemplative practices can contribute to enhancing intersubjective values such as empathy and compassion, social connectivity and the promotion of individual and societal flourishing through reducing the polarization and tribalism that infects our world today. We are also particularly interested in contributions featuring interdisciplinary cross-fertilization between the Sciences, Humanities, and Education.

Sessions and events will provide a range of opportunities, including engagement with some of the world’s leading contemplative researchers, discovery and discussion of latest findings, introduction to a range of contemplative practices, opportunities to discover best practices for interdisciplinary research as well as career development and networking.

Individuals can submit to present in the following formats:

Key Dates

Submissions are now Closed

Acceptance announcements have been sent out. You may check your submission status by logging in to your user account in the submission portal.

Panel Presentation (3-5 people)

60 or 90 Minutes

Groups may submit abstracts for 60 or 90 minute oral presentations or discussions with 3-5 presenters, one of whom is responsible for presiding over the discussion as both moderator and timekeeper.We accept all proposals but encourage ones that are interdisciplinary. Please be sure to include contact information for each presenter and moderator in the proposal.

Individual Presentation

20 Minutes
(may be thematically grouped)

Individuals may submit abstracts for 20-minute oral presentations, which may be grouped together thematically by our reviewers. Please note, due to space and time limitations, we will be accepting a limited number of individual presentations—we therefore encourage applicants to coordinate on a panel, or submit a poster presentation.

*If your Abstract is not selected for an Individual Presentation, you can have it considered for a Poster

Poster Presentation

A Poster can also be considered for a Data Blitz [Mini-Presentation])

Individuals may submit abstracts for a poster presentation to be presented during concurrent 90-minutes poster sessions. Posters may include new research results as well as theoretical, historical, textual, or other relevant scholarship, as well as a work in progress or study protocols. Descriptions should provide sufficient specificity of content to allow the ISCR Review Committee to adequately evaluate the proposal.

Submission portal information

ISCR submissions are now managed by Conference Manager 2.0, a management application that is also used by other organizations. Due to this shared system, you may already have an existing account. Please review the instructions below carefully so as not to create duplicate user accounts.

If you do not have a user account, please click the button below and create an account. On the landing page, select “create user profile” under the “New Users” heading. After you create your account, you will use your email, and new password to log into the system. These credentials will be required for submitting your work. Once you have created your account, and logged in, you will be taken to your account dashboard. One of the tiles on the dashboard will say Abstract Submission- click the link that says, “Submit Now”.

Please be sure to include contact information for each presenter and moderator in the proposal.

The Planning Committee is committed to the principles of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (see ISCR’s statement) and to cultural, religious, and epistemological diversity. Special consideration will be given to interdisciplinary and disciplinary abstracts/proposals that promote the understanding and engagement of diverse and traditionally underrepresented groups (indigenous peoples, BIPOC/Global Majority, LGBTQ+, neuroatypical, under-represented countries, etc.).

We encourage individuals to Join the Society to enjoy a number of benefits, including reduced registration fees, webinars, and the opportunity to engage with like-minded scholars, researchers, and educators and strengthen your academic network.

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