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CRIEI 2024 THEME: Child, Context, and Systems: Multidimensional Support of Children, Families, and Communities

PROPOSAL SUBMISSION FOR CRIEI 2024 IS CLOSED.

Proposal Due Date Extended: September 8, 2023

GENERAL GUIDELINES FOR CRIEI PANEL AND POSTER PROPOSALS:

  • CRIEI has two types of presentation formats: (1) two-hour panel sessions and (2) poster sessions.
  • All CRIEI panel and poster sessions must be research-oriented and clearly state the research issues to be addressed and/or describe an innovation that extends research, policy, or practice.
  • All CRIEI panel sessions and posters should include some description of qualitative, quantitative, or mixed methods results (preliminary but will be complete by the time of the conference or complete) and/or a description of a novel innovation that has direct relevance to research, policy, or practice.
  • All CRIEI panels and posters should present an innovation of some kind, with innovation defined as either a research project that is theoretically, conceptually, or methodologically innovative, or a research project that describes an innovative approach to policy or practice. 
  • The research or innovation presented in panel or poster sessions should have a primary focus on children from birth through 8 years of age and young children with traditionally marginalized identities, such as children with disabilities, Black and Brown children and others from minoritized populations, and/or children who are multilingual and their families, caregivers, or individuals who support them.
  • All CRIEI panels and posters that present literature review findings must utilize a systematic, rigorous review approach, such as systematic literature review or meta-analyses.
  • All CRIEI panels and posters must promote audience engagement and include specific strategies for encouraging engagement during the panel discussion or poster session.

DESCRIPTION OF CRIEI PANEL AND POSTER SESSIONS:

Panel Sessions: CRIEI panel sessions are 2-hours in length and focus on an in-depth discussion of research issues, challenges, and systemic problems in the field and provide novel solutions, rather than the traditional dissemination of research findings. Panel sessions unite researchers from either multiple (3 or fewer) institutions or studies and often consist of presentations based on a single theme or on different facets of a collaborative research project. Themes may be content-related, methodological, or substantive (i.e., differing perspectives on a topic), and may reflect published research or research in progress. Multiple concurrent panel sessions are held twice each day. A member of the planning committee will serve as a host for each panel session. The host does session host responsibilities (e.g., helps get the session started and keeps time) which is different from a discussant that the panel may identify in their proposal to highlight connections across panelists, raise deeper issues, and facilitate audience engagement. 

The CRIEI executive committee strongly encourages authors from diverse ranks (e.g., associate professor and doctoral student) to work together to submit interdisciplinary, multi-university, innovative, and equity-focused panel proposals for CRIEI 2024. Panel proposals will receive an extra point for each of the following criteria met: (a) includes presenters from at least two different universities, (b) includes presenters at different ranks or involves students, (c) includes presenters from different disciplines or involves stakeholders, and (d) at least one presenter has never presented at CRIEI.

Note: Panel sessions are limited to three presenters and one discussant. The lead author of the panel must have attended CRIEI in previous years.

Poster Sessions: CRIEI posters combine the graphic display of ongoing or completed research or innovations with the opportunity for discussion in an informal setting. There are three types of CRIEI poster sessions:

1. Opening night theme poster session on Child, Context, and Systems: Multidimensional Support of Children, Families, and Communities

2. Student methodology poster session

3. General poster session

Note: Students are encouraged to submit to the student poster session if their poster focuses on methodology; if their poster does not focus on methodology, students may submit a proposal to the other types of poster sessions.

CRIEI PANEL AND POSTER PROPOSAL GUIDELINES:

Panel Session Proposal Guidelines:

  • Panel proposals must limit the number of presenters to 3 presenters and 1 discussant, with the lead author having attended CRIEI previously.
  • Each CRIEI participant may submit more than one panel proposal, but your participation as first author is limited to one panel presentation and one poster.
  • The amount of presentation time per presenter must allow the panel to have at least forty-five (45) minutes of discussion with the audience.

Panel proposals must include:

  • A 12 word title 
  • A 150-word (or fewer) abstract that provides an overview of the panel;
  • One or two keywords or phrases that best describes the proposal: Assessment, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Developmental Delays or Disabilities, Social Emotional Development, Dual Language Learners, Diversity and Equity, Early Elementary, Early Numeracy, Families, Implementation Science, Inclusion, Infant and Toddlers, Kindergarten, Language and/or Early Literacy, Methodological Advances, Multi-tiered Systems of Support, Preschoolers, Professional Development, Program Evaluation, Policy
  • A 300-word (or fewer) description of each panel presentation to be discussed (i.e., 900 total words across 3 presentations), including the following headings and content:
    • Rationale and purpose
    • Description of methods, results, or modes of inquiry
    • Innovation (How does the topic or study demonstrate methodological, conceptual / theoretical, policy, or practical innovation?)
    • Implications for policy or practice
    • Relationship to principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion
    • Methods used to encourage audience engagement (How the panel will encourage dialogue during the 45 min discussion and include specific strategies for encouraging audience engagement)

Poster Session Proposal Guidelines:

  • Poster proposals must limit the number of presenters to 6.
  • Each CRIEI participant may submit more than one poster proposal, but your participation as first author is limited to one panel presentation and one poster.
  • The poster must include discussion questions to engage the audience.

Poster proposals must include:

  • A 12 word title 
  • A 100-word (or fewer) abstract that will appear in the conference program booklet;
  • One or two keywords or phrases that best describes the proposal: Assessment, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Developmental Delays or Disabilities, Social Emotional Development, Dual Language Learners, Diversity and Equity, Early Elementary, Early Numeracy, Families, Implementation Science, Inclusion, Infant and Toddlers, Kindergarten, Language and/or Early Literacy, Methodological Advances, Multi-tiered Systems of Support, Preschoolers, Professional Development, Program Evaluation, Policy
  • A 500-word (or fewer) description of the research or innovation to be discussed, including the following headings and content:
    • Rationale and purpose
    • Description of methods, results, or modes of inquiry
    • Innovation (How does the topic or study demonstrate methodological, conceptual / theoretical, policy, or practical innovation?)
    • Implications for policy or practice
    • Relationship to principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion
    • Methods used to encourage audience engagement (Includes three discussion questions to encourage audience dialogue when engaged with the poster)