Twelfth International Conference on The Image
Polytechnic Institute of Lisbon, School of Education
Lisbon, Portugal
13-14 September 2021

Building Resilient Research Communities

We are trying to move away from the either/or of place-based or online conferences. For whichever way you choose to participate, we will offer a blended conference experience. You do not need to commit either to a place-based or virtual presentation at the time of submission. You can present both ways, or change your mode of the presentation if your preferences change. The choice to participate virtually could also be a moral decision – for the planet, for security, or when the financial burden of travel is too great. We aim to foster spaces that align with principles of social justice and community development.

We also want to be ready for the possibility of place-based postponement due to COVID-19. If we are forced to postpone, the online engagement will still go ahead, and your registration will allow you to join the conference in person in a later year.

This way we build for our Research Network Members flexible, and at the same time resilient, spaces for communication, engagement, and participation.

2021 Call for Proposals

We are inviting proposals for paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters/exhibits, virtual lightning talks, virtual posters, or colloquia addressing one of the following themes:

  • Theme 1: The Form of The Image
  • Theme 2: Image Work
  • Theme 3: The Image in Society

Become a Presenter

1 Submit a Proposal

If you would like to present, start by submitting a proposal. You will need the following: presentation type, short and long descriptions, keywords, focus, themes, and biographical information.

View our step-by-step guide to submitting a presentation proposal.

2 Get Accepted

After we receive your presentation proposal, it moves to the evaluation step. We welcome the submission of proposals at any time of the year. All proposals will be reviewed within two to four weeks of submission.

See proposal deadlines below.

3 Register

Once your proposal is accepted, you must register before our Program Development team can schedule your presentation.

View our step-by-step guide to the registration process.

Important Dates

We welcome the submission of proposals at any time of the year. All proposals will be reviewed within two to four weeks of submission. The dates below serve as a guideline for proposal submission based on our corresponding registration deadlines.

Proposal & Registration Dates

Proposal Deadlines

Advance Proposal Deadline 13 November 2020
Early Proposal Deadline 13 February 2021
Regular Proposal Deadline 13 June 2021
Late Proposal Deadline 13 August 2021

Registration Deadlines

Advance Registration Deadline 13 December 2020
Early Registration Deadline 13 March 2021
Regular Registration Deadline 13 August 2021
Late Registration Deadline 13 September 2021

Submit Your Proposal

Use the button below to submit a proposal for review.