1. General Sessions are 2.0, 2.5, or 3.0 hour sessions composed by the IAPL Executive Committee from individual abstracts for papers submitted under the general conference theme for the year.
    2. Abstracts for General Sessions must relate to the Conference Topic.
    3. General Session Abstracts for Papers are reviewed by the IAPL Executive Committee.
    4. All submissions must be made online at the designated weblink.
    5. Abstracts - 1,000 words maximum.
    6. Abstracts should be a detailed precis of the paper to be given.
    7. Abstracts must include 7 keywords that are central to the paper.
    8. Clear evidence of the paper's relation to the conference theme is required for acceptance.
    9. Papers accepted must not exceed 20 minutes presentation time.
    10. Submitters will be informed by early February (via e-mail) as to whether their paper has been accepted. Submitters should confirm that their e-mail filters include messages from ""


  • IAPL Annual Dues and Registration Fees can be completed online at
  • IAPL Annual Membership Dues for the current year must be paid prior to submitting an abstract for the upcoming conference. Dues year begins January 1st each year. For those joining IAPL for the first time after 1 June in the year prior to the conference, a special discounted two year rate is offered. See details when making payment.
  • IAPL Conference Registration Fees and current IAPL Membership Dues must be paid in advance before a participant's name and paper can be included on the upcoming conference program. Annual membership in IAPL is required in order to register for the upcoming conference.
  • All conference participants must complete payments of IAPL Registration Fees and Membership Dues by February 15th (or the announced deadline).
  • A significant discount is available for current registration fees paid prior to February 15th. Because conference planning includes participant commitments through registration fees, refunds are not possible.
  • General session abstracts (1,000 words maximum) are due no later than the announced paper submission deadline.
  • Online submission of a paper abstract and other details is now the only method for proposing a paper for presentation at an IAPL conference.
  • Notifications of paper acceptance will be sent via e-mail by the end of January or early February -- unless indicated otherwise on the conference pages of the IAPL website.
  • Because of the large number of sessions and participants in IAPL conferences, special requests for particular days or times cannot be accommodated.
  • If accepted to present a paper, each conference participant is asked to make every effort to attend the whole conference and to contribute to the ongoing discussion during the full range of conference sessions.
  • The full conference program will be listed on the IAPL website as soon as it is ready. Consult the IAPL website on a regular basis for updates and new information.
  • Each participant selected for paper presentation during the conference is asked to submit a printed copy and a PC version disk of the paper at the IAPL Conference Registration Desk for possible inclusion in a volume resulting from the conference. The IAPL reserves the first right to publish papers presented at IAPL conferences. See Notes to Conference Speakers for further details.
  • Questions should be sent to Hugh J. Silverman, IAPL Executive Director:


UPDATED: 26-Jul-2012