• Individual papers

    Individuals can submit papers which will be allocated to an appropriate panel session, usually of three papers. We will supply a chairperson for these panels. Papers must be no longer than twenty minutes. For guidance, this would normally mean a paper of about 2,500 words in total. You may submit only one proposal.

     

    As well as your personal details, you will be asked for a paper title and abstract (max. 2000 characters).

  • Panels

    We strongly encourage the submission of pre-formed panels of usually three but occasionally four papers, along with a pre-assigned chairperson.

    • Papers in a three-paper panel must be no longer than twenty minutes each. This would normally mean each paper should be about 2,500 words in total.
    • Papers in a four-paper panel must be no longer than fifteen minutes each. This would normally mean each paper should be about 2,000 words in total.
    • If you would like to propose a double panel (two panels on the same topic to run consecutively) you may do so. Please submit each panel separately, giving them the same name but number them in the order in which you would them to run (For example, ‘Sewers and Sewerage 1’, ‘Sewers and Sewerage 2’).

     

    As well as personal details, you will be asked for:

    • Panel title
    • Brief description of the proposed panel (max. 2000 characters)
    • Name and contact details of the proposed panel chairperson
    • Name and email address of each speaker
    • Title and abstract for each paper
  • Roundtables

    A roundtable is a more informal session in which several speakers deal with a topic followed by extensive audience discussion. Each panellist may wish to begin the session with a short, introductory address; this should last no more than five minutes.

     

    As well as your personal details, you will be asked for:

    • Roundtable title
    • Brief description of the proposed roundtable (max. 2000 characters)
    • Name and contact details of the roundtable chairperson
    • Name and email address of each speaker
  • Alternative format sessions

    We encourage proposals for sessions in original and alternative formats. These may take any form considered appropriate for the conference. Previous examples have included demonstrations, interactive workshops, and debates.

     

    As well as your personal details, you will be asked for:

    • Session title
    • Brief description of the session (max. 2000 characters)