Call for Proposals: Webinars and Other Online Events

Due to the impossibility of holding an in-person conference, CALT pivoted in the spring of 2020 to organizing online events.[1] CALT is now soliciting proposals from Canadian law teachers for additional webinars or online events on topics related to legal education. These events will be part of a CALT webinar series, to run through the summer and fall of 2020 and possibly into the 2021 calendar year.

For events included in the series, CALT will provide publicity (through its website, mailing list, and other channels) and assume responsibility for the technical aspects of hosting the meeting (registration through Zoom, etc.). CALT would be glad to consider partnering with other academic or professional organizations in order to co-host particular events in the series.

Proposals should address a unified theme, and be designed for a total duration of 60 to 120 minutes, including activities and/or discussion. Sessions may be in one of three formats: panels (successive individual presentations); workshops (with active learning and participatory approaches aimed at capacity building); or, roundtables (interactive discussion and exchange). Other formats may be proposed.

Proposals should be contained in a standalone Word document (i.e. not in the body of en email) that is no longer than 2 pages and must provide the following information:

  • Session title;
  • Brief description of session topic (100-200 words);
  • Identification at least 3 presenters, including a session chair;
  • Session format (panel, workshop, roundtable or other);
  • Titles of individual contributions (for panel format);
  • Brief description of session content and roles (for workshop or roundtable);
  • Brief biographical information for each contributor (including institutional affiliation and position title or program status);
  • Identification of partner (co-hosting) organization, if any;
  • Proposed duration;
  • Preferred dates, if any.

Please send all proposals, in Word format, as well as any suggestions or expressions of interest, to <[email protected]> no later than Tuesday 30 June 2020.[2] The CALT Conference Committee will review all proposals and make selections based on timeliness, rigour, anticipated interest of CALT members, and potential for interactive exchange and learning impact.

If a proposal is selected, members of the CALT Conference Committee will contact the persons making the proposal to agree upon a date and time. The Committee may request additional information and modifications.


[1] CALT has historically organized an in-person annual conference. CALT’s efforts in the realm of online events began with two “roundtable” events in June 2020 on the theme of “Law Teaching and Learning in a COVID Context” (an English event on June 2, 2020, as well as a French event, organized in collaboration with the Association des professeures et professeurs de droit du Québec, on June 17, 2020). More details about these past events, including videos, are available on the CALT website.

[2] Proposals received after 30 June 2020 will also be considered on a rolling basis.

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