International Conference | Advancing Intercultural Research and Dialogue
The 11th IAIR Biennial Conference
Advancing Intercultural Research and Dialogue:
Crossing Boundaries and Building Bridges
Shanghai International Studies University (SISU), Shanghai, P.R. China
7-10 July 2019
Primary Organizers and Host:
Call for Submissions
Original studies are solicited that address the themes of crossing cultural lines, facilitating intercultural and cross-boundary interactions, or creating environments that promote dialogue, reconciliation, and peace-building, especially related to areas like:
1. Culture and Psychology
Intercultural inquiry into languages, values, identities, histories, patterns via indigenous ethnographic and cultural psychological explorations, comparisons/contrasts.
2. Intercultural Education
Applications or interventions toward diversity/global awareness and intercultural competence in intercultural education, training, foreign language teaching.
3. Intercultural Interaction
Dynamic intercultural processes manifested in pragmatics, discourse, interpersonal communication, adaptation/acculturation.
4. Global Communication
Public, mass, or macro-level intercultural communication affecting national image, culture stories, stereotypes, branding/advertising, intercultural relations, area studies.
Innovative contributions are welcomed from comparative or cross-cultural expressions of all fields that deal with the complex conflicts and challenges facing our societies.
Call for Papers
Types, Dates, Selection: Submissions are welcomed in the form of symposia, panels, independent papers, and poster presentations. Dates to be noted are:
October 30, 2018: Early submission of group symposia/panel/workshop abstracts (priority will be given to well-developed panel/research report sets [usually 4 papers] or workshop plans that fit 90-minute time blocks, organized around a relevant theme)
*Decision on early abstract submissions notified by November 20, 2018
November 30, 2018: Last submission of further panel, individual paper, or poster abstracts.
*Decision on late abstract submissions notified by December 30, 2018
Please upload submissions to the conference portal:
Conference size will be limited by the Scientific Committee to around 200 participants, aiming to select the earliest quality symposium/papers on the themes that advance our science and practice.
Details on Submitting Symposia
We especially welcome the submission of symposia (theme panels, group paper reports) or workshop proposals that fit 90-minute time blocks, organized around a relevant theme.
A symposium is defined as a cohesive cluster of research presentations and theoretical perspectives.
To attain cohesion, the symposium should focus on a specific topic and emphasize conceptual issues and the integration of findings (with representation from at least two different institutions).
Requirements include: 1 chair, at least 3 (and maximum 4) paper presentations and 1 discussant. Total time allotted to a session: 90 minutes (at least 15 minutes MUST be set aside for discussion with the audience as part of the symposium.
If your symposium involves more than 4 presenters, you may create symposia for two sessions with up to 8 presenters.
Submit as Symposium I and Symposium II.
Symposium Submission Guidelines
Enter a full name
Chair (required): A Chair enters all information for the symposium. The Chair also organizes and directs the symposium session, introduces the presenters during the oral portion of the session, and ensures that time limits are strictly observed. The Chair should be prepared to lead, stimulate, and coordinate the open discussion with the audience. The chair may also present a paper.
Discussant (optional): The role of a discussant is to comment on the papers included in the
Author 1 - 4: Paper presenters
Integrative Statement and Abstract
Prepare an integrative statement
Prepare an abstract
No email submissions will be accepted
Individuals may submit proposals for up to two presentation roles for the entire conference.
Presenting roles are defined as:
- First author of a symposium or paper.
- The roles of Chair and Discussant do not count as presenting roles.
- A chair of a symposium making a presentation counts as an author.
- Any role in the Invited Program does not count as a presenting role.
Please direct further inquiries to: