Present a Volunteer Paper | Now closed...sorry!
You are invited to submit an abstract for possible presentation on the program in a volunteer session. Abstracts will be blind reviewed by a screening committee member and decision emails will be sent in early November. All paper presenters will be expected to provide comments on the other papers in their session to ensure that everyone receives constructive feedback on their research.
Step 1: Register to attend and pay paper submission fee
Step 2: Submit an abstract. Link to submit is located on your user profile. Only registrants who've paid a conference paper submission fee may access the submission portal.
Information needed for abstract review committee:
Paper presenter's name, professional affiliation, e-mail address, academic degrees held; same information for all coauthors.
Paper title and paper topic area (three appropriate codes from the JEL Classification System).
Abstract of 350 words or less including a statement of the research or policy question and the contribution made by the paper; as well as method(s), model(s) and, if applicable, relevant data including time frame and geographical scope.
Payment of paper submission ($50 for WEAI members, $75 for non-members) and registration fees are required prior to submission of your abstract (see Registration tab for applicable fee). Hint: Join now and save -- plus you'll be entitled to a journal submission fee waiver for your conference paper if submitted to EI or CEP within six months after the conference. It's a win-win!
Only research at the graduate level and above will be considered for volunteer sessions. Alternatively, undergraduates are welcome to coordinate with an advisor to organize a session featuring undergrad research papers.
Your complete paper will not be submitted to WEAI, but will be circulated to your fellow session participants one month prior to the conference. Paper and slides can be shared via upload to the conference platform prior to the conference.
Questions? Contact [email protected].
Serve as a Chair or Technical Host
Based on feedback received from the first virtual conference, we need your help to provide added support for the volunteer sessions by serving as a Session Chair or Technical Host. Presenting virtually is a new experience for many of us, adding a new level of complexity to a conference presentation. Volunteer sessions will benefit from having non-presenters serve as Session Chairs and Technical Hosts:
- Session Chairs will coordinate communications before and during the conference serving as a liaison with WEAI for session scheduling and discussant assignments.
- Technical Hosts will aid with configuring and hosting the session on Zoom or MS Teams, will assist presenters with screen sharing and a practice run, if needed, and will provide time prompts during the session.
Volunteer to serve as a Session Chair or Technical Host at the time of your volunteer abstract submission. If you are interested in serving, but are not presenting a volunteer paper, please email [email protected] with your fields of expertise and time zone from which you will be joining the conference.