Program guidelines

Conference Theme: Emerging Adults as Change-makers Around the World


SSEA 2017 Presentation Guidelines

Instructions for Paper Session ChairsEach Paper Session is scheduled for 75 minutes and includes three or four 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.

Instructions for Symposium ChairsEach Paper Session is scheduled for 75 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.
Instructions for Poster PresentationsThe dimensions of poster boards are 4' (high) x 8' (long).



At the conference, poster boards will be numbered. Please hang 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 SectionsEach Discussion Session is scheduled for 75 minutes and includes three panelists and a Moderator.

The session should be allocated 45 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.

Please contact coordinator@ssea.org with any questions.