THE SURVIVALIST MOVEMENT: PREPPING FOR DESTRUCTION
Call for Presentations
Often called doomsday preppers, survivalists are found throughout the world, readying themselves for the end of life as they know it, whether by natural disaster, major economic decline, the crumbling of their country’s infrastructure, or a large-scale global disastrous event such as nuclear war. Regardless of the event, the survivalist movement has grown in popularity, evident by the number of blogs, magazine articles, television shows, podcasts, and websites offering survival tips and gear.
International Interface welcomes the input of academics, educators, health professionals, manufacturers, business owners, bloggers, parents, performers, social scientists, writers, and anyone interested in discussions related to The Survivalist Movement.
We welcome presentation proposals that include topics such as:
The History of Preparedness
Surviving a Natural Disaster
Living off the Grid
Effects of Disasters on Everyday Life
The Business of Survival
The Psychology of the Survivalist Movement
Clean Food and Water in Disastrous Situations
Zombie Apocalypse Movement
Surviving Nuclear War
Construction and Survival
Working Together to Survive
Rebuilding after Disaster
Economic Disaster Survival
Migrating to Survive
Urban vs Rural Survival
Academic Courses on Survival
and many more…
What to Submit: Up to 400 word abstract. Submission Deadline: May 5, 2017.
Where to Submit: In the subject line, please place the word ABSTRACT and email your abstract as an attachment (.doc, or .docx only) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Peer Review Process:
All abstracts submitted are double-blind peer reviewed using the following method. Office personnel responsible for opening email will open your attached abstract, recording your abstract title, your name, and your contact information in a password-protected spreadsheet. Your abstract will be assigned a review number. The review number has no bearing on the review process other than for the purpose of identification of your paper after the double-blind peer review process is completed. The abstract document you submitted will then have your name, and any identifying information (address, email address, work address, etc.) removed from the document. The original document is then added to a password-protected folder accessible only by office personnel and the conference moderator. The conference moderator will notify all members of the review team of the availability to review your abstract. The abstract is then emailed to the first two sub-committee members to respond. The reviewers will have seven days to review the abstract and submit a completed abstract review form, via email, to the moderator. The moderator will then notify you of the findings of the reviewers via email (sent from the same email address you used to submit the abstract), either inviting your participation, or if rejected, you will be given a copy of the review form for your records. There are two types of abstract rejections: The first is a hard reject in which no further submission attempts may be made for this conference. The second type is a soft reject in which the abstract submitter is invited to revise the abstract and resubmit. Specific instructions will be given to you if a soft reject reply is given. All resubmissions are considered by two new reviewers using the same double-blind peer review process. The new reviewers will be made aware that it is a resubmission, but the abstract’s first review will not be forwarded to the new reviewers, making this new review independent of the former review. If rejected a second time, no revised abstract will be accepted.
Multiple Delegates / Authors of One Abstract:
Each abstract is considered independently, however, if there is more than one delegate listed on the abstract as contact or author, team fees will apply if the abstract is accepted. Only one presentation per team is allowed, however, up to five team members may participate in the presentation from different locations.
Submitting More than One Abstract for Consideration:
You may submit up to three abstracts. Each abstract is considered independently and is considered an independent request to make a presentation at the conference. If more than one abstract is accepted, fees for each will be billed, however, a 40% discount will be applied to all abstracts billed after the first accepted abstract which is billed at 100%.
The Reservation Process:
If your abstract is accepted for presentation at the conference, the email you receive will contain a link to a form that must be completed. All applicants are required to complete the form and return it via email by the deadline (stated below).
International Interface will host your virtual conference. There is no software or app to download; all you need is the link to the conference which you will receive in an email when both the reservation form and payment has been received. To make a presentation, you must have a webcam (or camera on a phone or tablet). Participation via telephone is available at no extra charge except for any long distance fees that your telephone service provider may charge to you. International Interface will not make provisions for equipment and all participants must provide their own equipment in order to participate. International Interface will not be responsible for any additional service charges that your Internet Service Provider or telephone service provider charges and any fees that the delegate may incur for those services are the sole responsibility of the delegate.
You only need to have a reliable internet connection, a microphone and speakers or headset to participate. You may participate from any location that provides these services (café, library, etc.). Prepare to log in at least 15 to 20 minutes before the scheduled start time to iron out any technical issues you may have.
Cancellations and Refunds:
Cancellations must be received in writing via email sent to email@example.com. You must give us the title of the conference, your full name and contact information, the title of your presentation, and the reason for your cancellation. All cancellations will incur a 25% service fee. Cancellations received before 11:59 pm on April 10, 2017 will receive a full refund of the remaining 75% of paid reservation fee. Cancellations received between April 10, 2017 and April 30, 2017 will receive a 50% refund of remaining fees paid. Cancellations received between May 1, 2017 and May 31, 2017 will receive a 25% refund of remaining fees paid. No cancellations will be refunded from June 25, 2017 forward.
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