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PERC 2022 Session Types

Contributed Poster Sessions:

These are "standard" poster sessions like you'd see at AAPT and other conferences. Deadlines for contributed abstracts can be found right after parallel session descriptions below.

Parallel Sessions:

There are many opportunities to engage at the conference. Check out the formats, choose what suits your work best, and submit a proposal. We strongly encourage creativity and using the custom formats to do what best represents your work. 

  • Custom Format: Variety show, mini book/podcast club, round table discussions, or novel community-generated formats for breakout sessions may be proposed. To propose a custom session, please select "Custom format" and describe your session's requirements in the available fields. Get weird with it!
  • Workshop: Workshops generally involve one or more leaders and a group of participants working on a shared task, often for the purpose of learning more about a research methodology or program. The more engaging, the better!
  • Discussion Group: In a discussion group, the organizer chooses a theme and facilitates a community discussion on this topic. This format could also include fishbowl discussions, “tweet ins,” or other innovative discussion formats. 
  • Collaboration Space: In a collaboration space, the organizer provides a space for the community to organize and work together on a topic of interest. This can be as structured or unstructured as the organizer desires. We encourage organizers to envision new ways to utilize this space for community advancement and accountability. This is a great option for meeting with research collaborators! 
  • Talk Symposium: In a talk symposium, the organizer chooses a theme and invites several speakers or panelists to present on this theme, with or without a discussant who can lead a group discussion following any talks.  Organizers are encouraged to think about ways to expand beyond the “traditional” format and envision new ways, in line with the conference format, to engage participants and attendees. 

We encourage all organizers, even those whose content does not explicitly address queer theory, to consider ways of embodying and taking advantage of this year’s PERC theme. Sessions that disrupt hierarchies and binaries, foster deeper community engagement, prompt novel ways and critical of thinking about physics education research, promote a more inclusive physics education research community, etc., are strongly encouraged.

For examples of each type of session, you may wish to consult these abstracts:

Important Dates

January 31, 2022: Parallel session proposal submission open
April 7, 2022: Parallel session proposals were due
April 8, 2022: Contributed poster abstract submission opened
May 16, 2022: Paper-eligible poster abstracts and Proceedings manuscripts were due
June 10, 2022: Reviews for the PERC Proceedings are due
June 20, 2022
: Non-paper eligible poster abstract submissions will be due
July 13-14, 2022: Dates of the PERC

Answers to anticipated questions

  1. How do I learn more about how PERC 2022 decisions are being made?
    Check out the PERC 2022 Organizers' Transparency Document and other relevant information on the linktree. 
  2. What abstracts are paper-eligible?
    Contributed poster abstracts are eligible if submitted by the paper-eligible deadline. The deadline was May 16.
  3. Does my poster or breakout session have to be on the conference theme?
    No. We encourage submissions on the conference theme but any strong PER work is appropriate for the conference. In the event that there are many more submissions than slots, connection to the conference theme or PERLOC recurring strands may be a secondary selection criterion.
  4. How many proposals can I submit?
    There is no limit on proposals. Please note however that the PERC Proceedings has a limit of one paper per primary author.
  5. How do I submit a contribution to the PERC 2022 Zine
    The Zine submission process will be done separately, check the linktree for details as they're released. 

Now that you know everything about 2022 PERC, check out the important dates above and, please, do not miss the deadlines.

Thank you for making this 2022 PERC happen!