You are invited to submit work for presentation at ICP2022

The ICP Conference Organizing Committee is excited to showcase Lightning Talk Panels and Poster Sessions that are a little different from “business as usual” – That is why you will see that the abstract submission instructions (a) allow a 500 word abstract; (b) ask you to answer a series of targeted questions (e.g. “describe the bottom-line conclusion from your presentation in 1-2 sentences”; “tell the listener what your ideas/results/conclusions suggest for moving forward”). 

All accepted presentations will be published in an online ICP2022 Proceedings that will be published after the conference.

Lightning Talks

Lightning talks are 5-minute, pre-recorded oral presentations that will be organized into panels addressing ICP2022’s 5 themes:

  • Climate Justice
  • Health and Human Rights
  • Gender Equality
  • Decolonization/Indigenization
  • Displaced Peoples.

The goal of these talks is to provide a “conversation starter” – to present your work to generate discussion and interaction. Talks may propose an idea or an area in need of research, or may discuss a single study or series of studies of original research. Talks may be accompanied by up to 5 Power-Point slides. Each talk should begin with a 1-2 sentence statement of the author(s)’ central point or question.

Lightning Talk sessions will include a live online moderated discussion. Lightning Talk Submission Requirements (link).


Posters are text/graphical presentations that will be available online for participants to view. Poster authors will be able to interact with conference attendees in scheduled “zoom rooms” to promote interaction and discussion.

Posters can be on any topic.

Posters can describe an idea or area of research, present methodological innovations, or present original research.


Submission format: Submissions are made online. When you click the green “submissions here” button you will be redirected to the “ConfTool” registration site. All submitters need to register for an account on ConftTool for abstract submission and conference registration.

The submission form requires name, affiliation, and email of all authors, a maximum 300 word abstract describing the lightning talk or poster content, and a maximum 50 word summary for the program. You should select relevant conference themes and keywords for your presentation.

After acceptance:

  • Posters need to be submitted as a single document in landscape orientation, letter size or A4, saved as a PDF. Many presenters choose to make their poster as a PowerPoint slide and then save this slide as a PDF.
  • Lightning Talks need to be recorded (via iPhone, zoom link, or other video format) and uploaded on the submission site

All Materials are uploaded through the ConfTool site.