We are currently accepting submissions to the Horizons conference.

Please see the complete Call for Papers here.

This event, held in-person in Vancouver, Canada with virtual engagement options, aims to take up questions such as:

  • How fundamental social transformation can be centred through community engaged research;

  • The possibilities and limitations of community engaged research in times of crisis; 

  • How community engaged research can bring together participants, stakeholders and policymakers around protracted social and ecological issues; and,

  • How arts-driven community-engaged research can aid in understanding possible future horizons of social transformation.

We welcome traditional academic research presentations and panel discussions. We also welcome work occurring outside the academy, such as arts- or community-based work whose form and approaches may exist beyond conventional academic disciplinary traditions. If you are a community advocate, artist, or workshop facilitator, please feel encouraged to submit, or get in touch for more information.


Please reach out to Alicia Massie at, Conference Coordinator, for more information or if you have questions.

Please note all COVID-19 considerations for Canada, British Columbia and Simon Fraser University here.

We will be using Oxford Abstracts for submissions, please click here to logon and submit your proposal

Please note our submission deadline has been extended. All submissions must now be submitted through Oxford Abstracts by December 3rd at 11:59pm PT.

For all submissions, please include the following information:

  • Session title.

  • Name; institutional affiliation; position or title; degrees and granting institutions; email address; and phone number.

  • Brief (2-3 sentence) professional biography.

  • Audiovisual needs, if any.

  • Special accommodations, if any.

For paper presentations: Please submit a 250-300 word abstract describing your work and how you intend to present it at this event, including 3-5 keywords to assist in panel/thematic organization. Presentations will be allocated 20 minutes each.

For panel proposals: Please submit a 1-2 page proposal including a 250 word description of the panel topic/theme as well as a 150-200 word description of each participant’s presentation, including all biographical and contact information as listed above. Panels will be allocated up to 90 minutes each.

For artistic presentations: Please submit a 250-300 word description of your artistic work, including relevant video, audio or visual elements. We will reach out individually to inquire for further details as needed. Please note limited technical support will be available.

For participatory workshops/round-table discussions/other sessions: We encourage non-traditional presentations that might not look like academic paper presentations. If you would like to facilitate a workshop, discussion, or other type of session, please submit a 250-300 word description of your idea, including the names and affiliations of any co-facilitators, and any required materials or supports. To ensure we are able to effectively peer-review your proposal, we will reach out individually to inquire for further details as needed.

Submission deadline: 

Date: December 3
Time: 11:59pm PT

All submissions must be submitted through Oxford Abstracts.