Guidelines for speakers and presenters

Conference guide

A conference guide for panelist can be consulted here.

Submitting your paper

All speakers and presenters must submit their paper by August 15th, 2018 to

  • Text : 7 to 9 000 words, including tables, charts, figures, notes and bibliography. Please use Times New Roman, font size: 12 for the text, summary and quotes, and Times New Roman, font size: 10, for the footnotes.
  • Page setup : double spacing, justified, positive first line indent : 1,25 cm.
  • References : please use the north american system “author, date, page” (inside the text). Detailed references are listed in the bibliography at the end of the text.
  • Margins : Margins should be of 2,5 cm on all sides, with a page setup in « US letter ». Pages will be numbered on the upper right corner – none on the first page.
  • First title : no indent, bold, font size 12, numbered with a roman numeral.
    Example : I — Titre et II — Titre
  • Second title : no indent, not bold, numbered with a capital letter.
    Example. : A — Subtitle
  • Third title : no indent, italic, not bold.
    Example : Title level 3
  • Footnotes : Footnotes are content footnotes. Footnotes are numbered continuously, without a break; the detailed footnote is on the same page as the footnote mark.

If you are a panelist

Each panelist will have 12 minutes to present his or her paper. We will be able to show PowerPoints, please do not forget your CD or USB key.

If you are on a workshop

You will have 7 minutes to present your feature arguments. The emphasis here will be more on discussion and debates. Therefore the facilitator who will have read your papers prior will be conducting the discussion.


If you are scheduled for the poster session

The poster session will be displayed throughout the conference. A cocktail will be held afterwards. This poster session is meant to be a social and an intellectual event. The Raoul-Dandurand Chair will provide tables, bulletin boards and thumbtacks.

Poster Requirements

All poster presenters are expected to write a paper. Please have copies of your paper available at your table. DO NOT mount the text of your paper as a “poster,” even if you feel compelled to do so.

Poster Guidelines

Divide the contents of your poster into appropriate sections, such as: title, author and affiliation; abstract; methodology; data; results; and conclusions. Include each on a separate sheet (or sheets) of paper. Headings above each poster section should indicate its contents and identify the appropriate sequence for viewing the poster by clearly visible numbers, letters or arrows. Use a font pitch of no less than 16 for your text, since most viewers will be standing at least three feet away from a poster. Use larger lettering for the poster’s title, author and institutional affiliation. (At least an inch high.) Avoid fonts that utilize script or are difficult to read. If hand lettering is required, use felt-tip black ink. Written material should be concise. Save unessential but helpful or interesting secondary points for discussion with your viewers. Graphs, charts and tables are particularly eye-catching at poster sessions. Your printed conclusions should permit observers to focus on a concise statement of your central findings that lends itself to informal discussion. Neutral or grayish poster or matte board is easier on the eyes than a bright color. (But do we really want 360 neutral and gray posters?) A mailing tube or portfolio case is recommended for transporting your poster. A notepad may prove helpful in elaborating further upon your poster or for taking names and addresses of people interested in your research.

Source: 1999 APSA Website

The size of the billboards is 4 x 6 feet.

If you chair a panel

You will be able to access your panel bios from the links included in the program on our website. We will send you the papers by email. We are aiming at an environmentally friendly and (almost) paper-free conference.

Each panellist will have 15 minutes maximum and somebody from the Raoul-Dandurand Chair will assist you and indicate when time’s over. You will introduce the panel in five minutes and you will be guiding the (short) question session after all the panellists have spoken.