Organized / Special Sessions

Organized Session Submissions

Submissions closed (Deadline: 12 March 2024)

If you missed the deadline and are interested in submitting an organized session proposal, please email us at for consideration.

Organized sessions (also known as symposia) offer the opportunity for attendees to organize a series of presentations related to any of the conference themes.

Organized sessions can be organized as coordinated paper presentations, roundtable discussions, panel discussions, workshops, or other formats to convey your research. Speakers are scheduled according to the organizer’s preferences. Organized Sessions are scheduled to run concurrently with other conference sessions.

Organizers of all types of sessions will be responsible for:

  • Being the primary point of contact with the Pathways Conference Planning Committee.
  • Completing the Organized Session Submission Form and submitting that sheet with the session proposal on Ex Ordo.
  • Identifying and inviting their session participants, ensuring that they have uploaded their abstracts to Ex Ordo and that those abstracts have been noted as being a part of that Organized Session, and ensuring that they are registered for the conference and will attend the Organized Session.
  • Serving as the chair (or designating a person to chair) for each symposium.

Session Organizers are responsible for identifying and inviting their session’s participants. Organizers are encouraged to seek a geographically and intellectually diverse group of participants. We strongly encourage all organizers to identify contributors whose work will allow for comparisons across different theoretical or disciplinary perspectives, methodological approaches, and geographic and cultural contexts.

Submission Guidelines

Full abstract submission instructions are available on the Ex Ordo submission site (you will be required to set up an account before submitting an abstract). These instructions will walk you through the submission process.

Please follow the instructions carefully and include all requested information. All submissions must be in English. Please be aware, that participants will not be allowed more than one oral presentation but may be listed as a co-author of several abstracts.

If you have trouble submitting your abstract via the website, please e-mail us at and we will work with you.

Organized Session Acceptance

You should receive an email receipt from the system after you submit your session. All accepted submissions will be notified by 7 May 2024. If your session is accepted, then the presenting authors will be required to submit their PowerPoint files no later than 11 October 2024. Instructions for PowerPoint submissions are found at the end of this document.


All presenters must register for the conference no later than 7 June 2024 or must let the conference organizers know why they cannot register by that date. Presentation slots are limited and cancellations prohibit others from presenting their findings, so please be considerate.


Those who are selected to present will be required to submit their PowerPoint files no later than 11 October 2024. We recommend uploading early. You will be able to make revisions to your presentation by logging into your online account up until midnight Mountain Standard Time on the 11th.

The conference language is English so all the abstracts and presentations must be in English. Each presenter will be allotted 15 minutes (12 minutes to present and 3 minutes for questions). Some sessions may have additional discussion time available. If you are in an organized session and the session lead has given you different instructions, then please follow those instead.

Pathways Europe 2024 Cohosts:

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Spanish Research Council (CSIC) logo
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University of Cordoba, Spain (UCO) logo