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At this time, we anticipate that this special topic meeting will be taking place on-site in St. Louis, MO. Therefore, all presenters will be expected to attend in person. While in St. Louis, SRCD will be following all CDC and state/local guidelines regarding COVID-19. The conference hotel, Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark, has also instituted Hilton CleanStayprotocols to ensure a safe experience for their guests.  

The submission site is open!

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Submission deadline: December 13, 2021, 8:00pm EST 

Innovative Submission formats include:

Plenary Submission

Are you already doing research that cuts across paradigms and methodologies and want to share the benefits, challenges, and best practices for doing this type of research, along with your most integrative findings? Submit for a presentation among the plenaries. These presentations will provide exemplars and models of integrative multi-sector, multidisciplinary research, while also catalyzing new research. For example, a plenary submission would describe research that is already integrating community-based or community participatory research with neuroscience and/or biological sciences or research that is integrated in a research-practice partnership that cuts across diverse research methodologies. These are examples. There are countless possibilities. If accepted, your presentations will be organized by topics into plenary panels. Because of the integrative nature of this type of research, more than one presenter can be proposed (e.g., presenters reflecting the multiple disciplines or sectors). Plenary Panel sessions will be 90 minutes, with each talk averaging 15-20 minutes.

Join a Working Roundtable

Are you interested in developing new collaborations across sectors, theoretical orientations, or methodologies? Submit your research findings and ideas to share with others who have similar interests in developmental processes or outcomes, but from different disciplinary and/or methodological lenses. Submit the research ideas or findings from your current research that you believe will be of most interest to others and the type of research you think would benefit from your research. For these submissions, you will present your findings in an accessible way that allows for deep discussion and integration among others with common interests. You can submit as a team or as an individual submission. The conference organizers will construct roundtables based on commonalities among submissions. Further, conference organizers might request that these presentations be exhibited as brief video clips, posters, discussion boards or other interactive and engaging modalities. Working Roundtable sessions will be 110 minutes.

Policy, Practitioner, and Funder Submission

Are you working directly in the field as a practitioner, or in the policy arena? Do you have ideas about what practitioners and policy want and need from a more integrative developmental science? Are you a funder who is looking to shape the next generation of research in the developmental sciences? These submissions will pose the most pressing issues for which more integrative developmental sciences could provide insight and describe how their sites are focused on or interested in a stronger connection between science and practice. Further, Policy and Practitioner Submissions may express an interest in becoming a collaborative site for integrative research that may be developed at the conference. Presentations will average 15-20 minutes.

Individual Poster Presentation

Do you have findings you want to be part of the discourse but are not ready to commit to a working roundtable?  A poster presentation may be right for you. These are individual, free-standing research presentations. They are the appropriate format when material can be explained briefly, is suited for graphic or visual presentation, and/or the presenter would benefit from high levels of interaction and discussion. Poster presentations will be organized by topic and/or sector. Posters presentations will occur in conjunction with the Working Roundtables to maximize interactive discussions among attendees who share common interests but different disciplinary, methodological, or theoretical lenses. Posters will be visited by attendees 30 minutes in advance of the Working Roundtable.