Annual Conference (CESS Ohio 2020)

CESS has held an annual conference hosted by universities across North America since 2000. The Annual Conference regularly features up to 70 panels and attracts approximately 300 scholars from around the globe.

In 2020, the 21st CESS Annual Conference will be held at Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, from October 15-18, 2020.

In 2021, the CESS Annual Conference will be held at Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.

Conference Host
Call for Proposals and Proposal Submission
Conference Rules and Guidelines
Conference Logistics
Next Steps If Your Proposal Is Accepted
Travel Grants
Registration
Program
Travel, Accommodation & Local Information
Keynote Speaker
Pre-Conference Workshops
Key Dates and Deadlines

Conference Host

More information coming soon.

Call for Proposals and Proposal Submission

Proposals for panels and individual papers can be submitted in early 2020. The call for papers and details about how to submit your proposal will be provided here in due course.

Conference Rules and Guidelines

Before submitting a proposal, please view CESS’ conference rules and guidelines.

The working language of the CESS Annual Conference is English. However, we will consider proposals for panels (not individual papers) in languages other than English. Please see our Conference Language Policy for details.

Conference Logistics

Conference venue: TBC

Panel locations: TBC

On arrival: All delegates must come to the Registration & Inquiry Desk on arrival.

Internet and printing: TBC

CESS 2020 on social media: The conference hashtag on Twitter is #CESS2020. Find CESS on Twitter @CESS_news and on Facebook at facebook.com/groups/cess.info.

A pdf version of the conference program will be uploaded here shortly before the start of the conference. All delegates will receive a print copy at registration.

Next Steps If Your Proposal Is Accepted

Proposal outcomes will sent by email; the date will be noted here in due course. If your proposal is accepted for inclusion in the conference program, congratulations! Your next steps are:

1. Ensure you are an active CESS member, a requirement for all those who present at the conference. If you are not currently a member, you can (re)join by paying the invoice you were emailed (for those who were members in 2019) or joining as a new member.

2. Register for the conference by the presenter registration deadline of September 1, 2020

3. If you need a letter of acceptance from CESS, log into Cocoa, then, after confirming your contact details, select the “A” button next to your paper title.

4. Visa invitation letters can be requested from the host institution, Ohio State University. Details will be added here in due course. Visa invitation letters will only be issued to presenters; non-presenting delegates and family members of presenters are not eligible for a visa letter.

If you have any accessibility requirements, please contact CESS by July 31, 2020. Given the size of the conference and the complexity of the timetabling process, we are not able to accommodate any additional scheduling requests.

Please contact CESS as soon as possible if you can no longer attend the conference.

Travel Grants

Travel grants for presenters at CESS 2020 are being offered. Please see the travel grants page for full details.

Registration

Registration for CESS 2020 will open in May 2020. Non-presenting delegates are welcome to register right up to the start of the conference.

If your proposal is accepted, you must register by the presenter deadline of September 1, 2020. Any presenters not registered by this date will be removed from the conference program.

Program

The online program will be available from June 2020. This allows you to view an search the program in multiple ways:

  • View all the panels, organized alphabetically by panel code (e.g. ANT = Anthropology, HIS = History).
  • Search for a presenter by name.
  • Search the program by e.g. keyword, name, institution.
  • See the schedule for each day.

Travel, Accommodation & Local Information

This information will be added in 2020.

Keynote Speaker

This information will be added in 2020.

Pre-Conference Workshops

Pre-conference workshops will be offered again at the CESS 2020 Annual Conference. Visit the pre-conference workshops page for more information.

Key Dates and Deadlines

Call for proposals opensTBC
Deadline for proposal submissions AND travel grant applications (two separate processes)TBC
Proposal outcomes communicatedTBC
Conference registration opensTBC
Travel grant outcomes communicatedTBC
Preliminary conference program published
(Online program will be continuously updated from this date)
June 2020
Early bird registration deadlineSeptember 1, 2020
Presenter registration deadlineSeptember 1, 2020
Printable conference program publishedTBC
Deadline to send paper to panel membersTBC
Pre-conference workshopsOctober 14-15, 2020
Annual ConferenceOctober 15-18, 2020