Call for Papers


Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit proposals for individual papers, lecture recitals, or group presentations (20 minutes + 10 minutes for Q&A), panel discussions (4×10-minute communications followed by 20 minutes of Q&A), or posters (A3 Poster + 7-minute lightening presentation – ideal for undergraduate and masters student research) on the following and other topics related to conducting.


– Leadership, power and authority

– Critical approaches to pedagogy and mentorship

– Verbal and non-verbal communication

– Critical views on repertoire and programming

– Enterprise, responsibility and accountability

– The rehearsal and performance process

– Students, amateurs and professionals

– Historical views

– Gender

– Race

– Aesthetics of conducting

– Health and wellbeing

– Views from the podium

– Movement and gesture


Please submit as follows via email attachment to including name, institution (if applicable), email address and AV requirements

  • Individual Presentation/Recital: A 200-word abstract and 200-word biography
  • Group Presentation: A 200-word abstract and 200-word biography for each presenter
  • Panel Discussion: A 300-word topic proposal with overall rationale, a 200-word Chair’s biography, and a list of panellists who have agreed to participate.
  • Poster: A 200-word abstract and 200-word biography

Deadline for the receipt of abstracts is Monday 25 November 2019 (midnight GMT) Notification of acceptance will be sent by the end of December.