Late-breaking News

As usual, when the peer-reviewed portion of the Balisage program is scheduled, we will reserve a few slots saved for late-breaking news presentations.

Proposals for late-breaking presentation slots must be received at [email protected] by June 4, 2021.

In order to be considered for inclusion in the final program, your proposal message must supply the following information:

  • The name(s) and affiliations of all author(s)/speaker(s)
  • The email address of the presenter
  • The title of the presentation
  • An abstract of 100-150 words
  • A paper, a draft paper, or enough of a paper proposal that the conference committee can understand the work and the contribution of this paper to the conference as a whole
  • If any part of this material has already been presented or published, please tell us when and where
  • An indication as to whether the presenter is comfortable giving a conference presentation and answering questions in English about the material to be presented
  • Your assurance that all authors are willing and able to sign the Balisage Non-exclusive Publication Agreement ( with respect to the proposed presentation
  • Your assurance that the authors will provide the following materials for publication in the conference proceedings:
    • a paper (or a short paper summarizing the main points of the paper) on or before July 16, 2021.
    • your slides or conference visuals by August 13, 2021

In order to be in serious contention for inclusion in the final program, your proposal should be either: a) really late-breaking (it happened in the last month or two), or b) a paper, an extended paper proposal, or a very long abstract with references. Late-breaking slots are few and the competition is fiercer than for peer-reviewed papers. The more we know about your proposal, the better we can appreciate the quality of your submission.

Please feel encouraged to provide any other information that could aid the conference committee as it considers your proposal, such as a detailed outline, samples, code, and/or graphics. We expect to receive more proposals for late-breaking presentations than we can accept, so it's important that you send enough information to make your proposal convincing and exciting. (This material may be attached to the email message, if appropriate.)

The conference committee reserves the right to make editorial changes in your abstract and/or title for the conference program and publicity.

Encore Presentations

We are also calling for offers to repeat previously given papers as fill-ins when the regularly scheduled presentations fall through. For details see: Call for Encore Presentations