October 14-16, 2015
Miami, Florida

Conference Program

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The full and final conference program is now available! Download it here,
and be sure to double check your presentation time (some times have changed
very slightly).*A hard copy of the program will be provided to you when you
check-in at the registration desk.*



SSEA 2015 – Presentation Guidelines

Instructions for Paper Session Chairs


Each Paper Session is scheduled for 90 minutes and includes five papers.

Paper sessions must be organized as follows:
2 minutes for introductory comments by the Session Chair
15 minutes per paper presentation, including any questions following each presentation
13 minutes for discussion at the conclusion of the five scheduled papers

All presenters should send final versions of their papers to their Session Chair
at least ONE WEEK prior to the conference. Chairs should load all presentations
on their laptop and connect the laptop at least 5 minutes prior to the session.

Each presenter should also bring his/her own presentation on a memory stick/flash
drive, as a back-up.

All presenters should send a brief (1-2 sentence) bio to their Session Chair so
that the chair can provide introductions prior to each presentation.

Session Chairs should print, bring, and use 5-, 3-, and 1-minute warning cards to
provide presenters with information about time remaining.

Instructions for Symposium Chairs

Each Paper Session is scheduled for 90 minutes and includes four papers or three papers and a discussant.

It is up to the discretion of the Symposium Chair on how to divide the time between the presentations, but there must be at least 15 minutes reserved for discussion at the end of the session.

All presenters should send final versions of their papers to their Session Chair
at least ONE WEEK prior to the conference. Chairs should load all presentations
on their laptop and connect the laptop at least 5 minutes prior to the session.

Each presenter should also bring his/her own presentation on a memory stick/flash
drive, as a back-up.

All presenters should send a brief (1-2 sentence) bio to their Session Chair so
that the chair can provide introductions prior to each presentation.

Session Chairs should print, bring, and use 5-, 3-, and 1-minute warning cards to
provide presenters with information about time remaining.

Instructions for Poster Presentations

The dimensions of poster boards are 6’ (width) x 4’ (height).

At the conference, poster boards will be numbered. Please post your poster on the corresponding poster board. Your number will be in the program book. Please use the number listed in the official version of the program book that you receive at the conference.

NOTE: Poster presenters should bring with them and plan to use pushpins to hang posters. Presenters are responsible for putting up and taking down their posters in a timely manner.

Instructions for Moderators of Discussion Sections


Each Discussion Session is scheduled for 90 minutes and includes three panelists and a Moderator.

The session should be allocated 60 minutes for discussion among the panelist and 30 minutes for discussion with the audience.

Discussion Sessions should not include individual presentations from the panelists, and use of Powerpoint slides is strongly discouraged. Rather, the Moderator should prepare a series of questions to be posed to the panelists for discussion. No less than a month prior to the conference, the Moderator should provide the panelists with the questions (between 4-7 questions) so that the panelists have sufficient time to prepare their remarks.


 

Invited Program

The 2015 conference theme, Expanding Emerging Adulthood, will be represented in the following invited sessions:

Keynote Speaker: Brent Roberts, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA, Emerging Adulthood in a Lifespan Perspective

Presidential Address: Seth Schwartz, University of Miami, USA, Unanswered Questions about Emerging Adulthood: An Agenda for Moving the Field Forward

Special Event: Interrogating Emerging Adulthood: Jeffrey Arnett in the Hot Seat. Turning the tables on the typical academic examinations, three talented emerging scholars—Monique Landberg (University of Jena, Germany), Maria Wängqvist (University of Gothenburg, Sweden), and Dalal Katsiaficas (University of California, Los Angeles, USA)—will challenge Jeffrey Arnett and his theory of emerging adulthood, posing questions about the nature and generalizability of emerging adulthood.

Master Lectures

Carolyn M. Barry, Loyola University Maryland, USA, Religiousness and Spirituality
Margherita Lanz, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Italy, Family Relationships
Kate C. McLean, Western Washington University, USA, Narrative Identity
Oliver Robinson, University of Greenwich, UK, Quarterlife Crisis

Invited Panel Presentations

Susan Branje, Utrecht University, The Netherlands, Personality Development
Adriana Manago, Western Washington University, USA, Globalization, Media, and Identity
Gail Ferguson, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA,
Acculturation around the World