Discussion Paper sessions are
90-minutes long and are designed to provide an opportunity for
constructive conversations in a friendly setting. The following
provides some additional information regarding the structure of
Discussion paper sessions consist of 3-4 promising papers that
address a common topic in a roundtable setting. You are expected to
read all the papers assigned to your session and you will be
presenting and commenting on one paper of a fellow participant
(rather than your own). The leader of your session
will provide further constructive feedback on each of the papers
and/or future research in the area. The following is additional
information on your session.
On or about June 1, your session leader will distribute current
versions of all papers among the session participants and inform
them of their tasks. Your major tasks are:
- Read all papers and prepare at least one insightful comment
regarding how each of the papers could be improved or further
developed and/or how they contribute to your own thinking or
- Prepare a 5-minute summary of the paper your session leader assigns to
you and up to 5 minutes of comments. To aid your presentation you
may prepare a poster (bulletin boards will be available on site) or
handouts. Also, please make sure that after the session the focal
author(s) receives a written copy of your feedback.
- Participate in a 5-minute general discussion of the paper led
by the session leader. (Times for this and the other tasks will vary
depending on the number of papers in your session.)
Around June 1 your session leader will send you copies of the papers in your
session. Prior to that time you may post more recent versions of
your paper on the submission website of the Academy webpage.
Several days in advance of your session, please share with your session leader your notes and comments on the paper you will be presenting.
Just as you desire direct and constructive feedback on your work,
we encourage you to offer the same to the participants in your
session, especially with respect to the paper you will be
properties. Please check the program for the
exact location of your session.