We are pleased to inform you of a Call for Papers in preparation for next year’s Practitioner Seminar.
CALL FOR PAPERS – Practitioner seminar
31st October 2020 – deadline for submission of papers.
The next INQUIRE Practitioner Seminar will be held during the last week of January 2021. We are tentatively planning a one-day in person event in the City of London but, due to the uncertainty created by the COVID-19 pandemic, this may have to turn into an online event. We will reassess later in the year whether or not the event can be in person, but speakers will be given the option to participate remotely if they so wish.
If you expect to come in close to the deadline, it would be helpful to have an expression of interest and provisional topic as early as you can make it.
One or two external practitioners have also expressed an interest in presenting, but INQUIRE sponsors will have priority.
Guidelines for speakers
The criteria to be applied in selecting papers are as follows:
1. Innovation and academic rigour are good but "so what?" is crucial. The focus of the presentation should be on the practical relevance of the results rather than on the methodology itself.
2. Existence of a paper (in due course if not now) is good, but only slides or equivalent are essential. These will be needed 10 days before the seminar for copying etc. However, the more detail on the presentation that can be provided, the better the chance that it will be selected.
3. Presentations must not under any circumstances be sales pitches.
4. Some of the more analytical papers will have an academic discussant (as we had at the last seminar). However, we would also encourage the submission of more general practitioner-oriented papers.