These FAQs will be complemented with information on logistics, programme, and much more soon.

Abstract Submission & Review

How do I submit an abstract?

See Call for Papers – The call is now closed and abstracts can no longer be submitted.

How do I submit a panel?

See Call for Papers – The call is now closed and abstracts can no longer be submitted.

How do I submit an innovative session?

See Call for Papers – The call is now closed and abstracts can no longer be submitted.

How does the review process work?

Please read a comprehensive description of the review process here.

When will I be notified about the outcome of the review?

The review process is completed and notifications have been sent to all authors on 16 April.

Registration & Payment

How do I register for the 2019 Mexico Conference?

Registration is required for all participants, and the number of participants is limited. Check Registration for more details.

The winter school and the taskforce & meeting day require separate registration.

Is financial support available?

No. We are working with partner organizations to raise funds for financial support to early-career participants and participants from developing countries. We expect limited funds to become available and eligible participants will be contacted individually.

Note: There is no need to or advantage in contacting us about this. Eligible participants will be contacted by us.

Is a reduced registration fee available?

There is a reduced registration fee for students and participants from developing countries, and for representatives of co-hosting institutions.

Students (graduate and PhD) must supply a document, such as a student ID or letter of supervisor/university, stating that the student is currently enrolled at a college or university by email to ipo@earthsystemgovernance.org.

The country of residence in a low, lower-middle, or upper-middle income economy according to World Bank classification 2016 is determining eligibility for the developing country rate.

Note: eligibility thus is based on country of residence, not on citizenship.

Eligible for the co-host fee are staff members of the co-hosting institutions of the conference, as well as the speakers of the semi-plenaries organized by the co-hosting institutions.

Can I attend the conference for just one day?

The 2019 Mexico Conference does not have a special day-rate. You are welcome to attend for just one day; however, the full registration fee will still apply.

Note to paper presenters: In order to keep the programme consistent, we cannot accommodate requests to present at a specific day or time

Can I get an invitation letter for visa purposes?

Yes – if you have an accepted paper for the conference. If you do not have an accepted paper, we can only issue the invitation letter after you have registered and paid the conference fee. Please send an email with your full name, date of birth, place of birth, residential address, name of employer, (and the title of your paper if you have an accepted paper) to ipo@earthsystemgovernance.org.

Requests for visa invitation letters from individuals not meeting the criteria above or not including the requested information will not be processed.

Presentation & Papers

Are there guidelines for the presentation?

Depending on the final number of presentations in the panel, each presenter will have 15-20 minutes for presentation and 5-10 minutes for questions and answers. It is up to the presenter whether or not to prepare a Power Point presentation.

The format for Innovative Sessions will be determined by the session organizers.

Are there guidelines for full papers?

Given that this is an interdisciplinary and international conference, participants are encouraged to draw on their own disciplinary or local norms and standards for paper length and format. However, recommended maximum length is 8.000 words. The scientific quality of your paper is most important.

Please note that the deadline for submission of full papers is 15 October 2019.

How do I know what day and time I will present?

A final version of the detailed programme will be available shortly before the conference. Please note that the exact time-slot for your presentation may change up to the start of the conference as we aim at coherent panels and will have to adjust to withdrawals and other changes.

Is there a conference schedule available?

The preliminary version of the programme will be available soon. Room allocations of individual sessions will be published in the full programme.


Conference Publications / Proceedings

There will be no conference proceedings or similar conference publication. Please consider any of the Earth System Governance Project’s publication series, like the Working Paper Series or the Earth System Governance Journal, to publish your conference paper.