Call for proposals: will be open from 14 June 2021 – 20 September 2021

Call for proposals is open from 14 June (08:00 PDT) to 20 September (23:59 PDT) 2021

This IMPAC5 Proposal Submission Guide provides you with the necessary information to electronically submit your proposal. You are invited to submit a proposal to present either in person or virtually during IMPAC5. Proposals must clearly align with IMPAC5’s goals, themes and cross-cutting streams, respect IMPAC5’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement, and are encouraged to be applicable and engaging in their presentation to a wide range of participants.

You are invited to submit a proposal based on the formats described below. To ensure a diverse and rich program, we will not be accepting multiple proposals from a single individual. Please limit your submissions to one per person.  We are expecting a high volume of proposal submissions. In the spirit of fairness and to ensure the expression of multiple voices throughout the program, selected speakers will be permitted one opportunity to present during the Congress.

Call for proposals is open from 14 June (08:00 PDT) to 20 September (23:59 PDT) 2021.

All proposals must be submitted before this deadline to be considered. No extensions will be granted.

Proposal submissions will be assessed by a team of independent reviewers representing a broad range of experience and knowledge. Based on established criteria, reviewers are responsible for selecting the best submissions to enable the development of a rich, inclusive, innovative, and engaging IMPAC5 program for both in-person and virtual attendees. Due to limited time slots, it may be necessary to restrict the number of proposals accepted.

To assist in the acceptance of your proposal you are strongly encouraged to carefully review the ‘Proposal Selection Criteria’ and IMPAC5’s goals, themes and cross-cutting streams to ensure the proposal aligns with all requirements. A ‘Final Submission Checklist’ is provided for each session format to confirm all information is provided.

You have 2 choices in designing your proposal submission:

  1. You may submit an individual proposal that aligns with one of the following formats:
    • Speed Talk
    • Symposium
    • E-poster
  2. You may submit to lead and co-ordinate either a Symposium or Knowledge Sharing Session.

Those who submit a proposal must acknowledge and agree to IMPAC5’s Code of Conduct at the time of submitting their proposal.


Join us in Vancouver in June 2022