[gaia] ICTD2022: Call for Open Sessions

Melissa Densmore <melissa.r.densmore@gmail.com> Thu, 03 March 2022 21:24 UTC

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Subject: [gaia] ICTD2022: Call for Open Sessions
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> Call for Submissions for Open Sessions
> 12th  International Conference on Information & Communication Technologies
> and Development (ICTD 2022) <https://ictd.org/>, June 27-29, 2022
> University of Washington in Seattle, USA
> ------------------------------
> The 12th International Conference on Information and Communication
> Technologies and Development (ICTD) invites you to submit two-page
> proposals for open sessions by April 1, 2022. ICTD 2022 will be hosted at
> the University of Washington in Seattle, USA on June 27-29 2022. ICTD as a
> field aims for inclusivity and ICTD 2022 as a conference aims to include
> perspectives and participation from industry, policymakers, civil society,
> practitioners, academia, and government. The Open Sessions provide this
> opportunity to ensure the representation of projects, experiences, and
> viewpoints that will benefit the ICTD community, especially where they do
> not fit the full papers or notes formats.
> Open sessions
> <https://ictd.org/ictd2022/participate/call-for-open-sessions/> typically
> include multiple presenters convening around important, cross-cutting
> themes. They may take the form of panels, workshops, “ignite” talks,
> debates, participatory activities, or other types of communication and
> exchange. Successful proposals will work towards inclusiveness, relevance,
> and excellence, and examples from some previous conferences can be found
> here: ICTD 2016 <https://ictd2016.info/schedule/> and ICTD 2012
> <http://ictd2012.org/open-sessions/>. Session organizers may extend
> invitations to particular participants to attend, or present based on
> emerging themes in ICTD; likewise, participation is open to any conference
> attendee who wishes to join in on the day of the session.
> To propose an open session, please fill out this Google form
> <https://forms.gle/XWC2kj6rr84TrkQDA>, providing a 75-word summary and an
> additional 2-page description detailing your goals for the session and how
> you plan to achieve them.  The deadline for submission is April 1, 2022,
> at 11.59 pm Anywhere on Earth (AoE).
> Guidelines
> Open Sessions welcome a variety of submissions and formats. We invite
> extended abstracts that include proposals for panels, workshops, doctoral
> colloquium submissions, young researchers meet-ups, and more.
> Open sessions will be 90 minutes in length by default. They can also be
> 180 minutes long, but only if there is sufficient justification. Although
> sessions (and session proposals) will be held in English, we are also open
> to proposals for sessions in other languages. In such cases, please note
> the proposed language and indicate why it is important to the session
> topic. Given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we also expect some attendees
> to be joining the open sessions remotely. So, please describe an
> appropriate plan to make open sessions inviting and accessible to both
> remote and in-person attendees.
> Proposals for sessions will be reviewed and assessed according to the
> criteria below.
>    -
>    They should be accessible to a highly interdisciplinary ICTD audience.
>    -
>    They should be lively, inclusive, and participatory in style and
>    content.
>    -
>    They should be on topics relevant to the ICTD community.
>    -
>    They should demonstrate careful planning and a clear agenda.
> Examples of sessions and formats, based on prior years are indicated
> below.
>    -
>    A panel of researchers and practitioners to discuss and brainstorm
>    post-PhD opportunities for ICTD researchers.
>    -
>    A workshop organized by 2-3 researchers to discuss in small breakout
>    sessions the role of gender (what it is and what it should be) in ICTD
>    projects.
>    -
>    A short course on co-design in research areas pertaining to global
>    health.
>    -
>    A workshop to set an agenda for future research on digital financial
>    services.
>    -
>    An ice-breaker session for ICTD researchers and practitioners to learn
>    about and from each other and their work.
>    -
>    A series of short, lightning talks followed by an open discussion,
>    where each talk represents an extended abstract on a common, chosen topic
>    such as caste-related inequities in ICTD contexts.
> Dates
> April  1, 2022: Deadline for submission of Open Sessions (using this form
> <https://forms.gle/XWC2kj6rr84TrkQDA>)
> April  8, 2022: Notifications sent
> Open Session Chairs
>    -
>    Aditya Vashistha (adityav@cs.washington.edu)
>    -
>    Agha Ali Raza (agha.ali.raza@lums.edu.pk)
> If you have any questions, please reach out to both the chairs via email.