Call for Papers

February 2021: Decolonizing the Conference Format: Call for 5-7 Minute Videos of Presentations, Posters or Art

Deadline: January 10, 2021

AAPLAC’s February Prelude to Tucson will feature two guest roundtables, video galleries, and two days of interaction on February 18 and 19, 2021. The Association welcomes submission of pre-recorded 5-7 minute videos offering presentations, posters or art. We invite any inventive use of the form to convey your message.

February Video Gallery and Social Circle: AAPLAC’s mission is to facilitate and strengthen study abroad, intercultural exchange and global learning among Latin American, Caribbean and US institutions of higher learning and organizations, and therefore, we hope to make participation in our Prelude to Tucson virtual conference as inclusive and easy as possible. We are soliciting short video submissions (5-7 minutes) from around the Americas on a range of topics. These topics fall into a few broad categories:

  1. Art, in Any Medium, Addressing the Topic(s) Below
  2. Racial Repression, Resistance, and Education for Social Justice
  3. Indigenous and Native Nation Initiatives
  4. COVID- 19 Challenges and Opportunities
  5. Experiential/Service-Learning and Student Exchange
  6. Borders and their Function in a National Security Economy
  7. Broad-Based Assessment: Outcome Assessment

Videos can be conceptualized in innovative or traditional ways, as either a fully thought out academic submission (poster or presentation), as an inventive means to rethink academic and artistic communication entirely, using the medium to decolonize the conference format, or an opportunity to network or workshop an idea for the larger in-person annual conference in Tucson in October. We extend a special invitation for submission of artistic pieces in any form on the themes above. Because conversational networking and serendipitous connections are a traditional strength of any AAPLAC conference, accepted videos will be made available to all conference attendees in a gallery that allows for asynchronous response via video or text as well as a synchronous Zoom social circle on one day of the Prelude to Tucson virtual conference. That event will feature select video presenters and allow conference participants to meet and interact.

Videos and artistic pieces can be submitted in English or Spanish. On submission, AAPLAC will ask for brief bios, video titles and credits, and permission to use the videos online through the conference and social media.

AAPLAC believes in inclusivity and hopes that a wide range of individuals (or groups) will join us via this call for video submissions. This opportunity is perfect for all categories of participants: researchers, NGOs, faculty, or students. Because submissions will be anonymously reviewed, it also provides a solid resume or CV building opportunity.

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Submit Your Video for February 2021

Accepted formats are .mov, .mp4, and .webm.

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