Abstract Submission

Dances with Experiences

As authoethnographers, citizens of many countries and tribes, peoples and communities, we share a vision that through the telling of our individual and collaborative stories and through the sharing of our own lives we bring into focus how world events impact actual lives.

Our contributions voice poverty, exclusion, mental health and illness, communion, social justice, creativity, growth, activism and hope. We invite you to join the conference to share your work and experiences, or/and to contribute to the conversations and support the work of others.

In additional to individual submissions we welcome collaborative pieces.

You might also consider a “themed panel” where 4 or 5 presentations offer contributions around a particular subject area.

For themed panels we ask that one person submit the titles, institution/affiliation, and abstracts together as one submission to Jessie Ip. 

Please contact Jessie Ip to discuss your requirements or ideas for a panel.



We welcome traditional academic read papers, as well as installations, dance, music, poetry, films, messy text, collaborations and multimedia presentations.

You are welcome to create and submit your own panel with colleagues, or select one to join.

This year we also have a “poetics please” session around the conference theme of Dances with Experience. If you wish to be included in this please put “poetics please” at the top of your abstract when you submit. Poems should be no longer than 3min.

Should you wish to discuss your ideas or if would like some advice to help guide you as you prepare and plan, please contact Jessie Ip,


Please take the following into consideration before submitting your abstract.

  1. The word limit for abstract is up to 200 words, (reviewers will stop reading at 200)
  2. We review on a rolling basis allowing authors to receive notification regarding their submission within two weeks of submission.
  3. If accepted your contribution will be scheduled into the draft programme and information will be available on the ‘sneak preview’ page of this website.
  4. If you have not received notification from the conference committee within two weeks of submitting your abstract please contact Jessie, the conference administrator jessie@sofiacentre.org.uk
  5. If your abstract is accepted, and you intend to pre-record your submission, we require you to either send an Mp4. file, or a link to YouTube/Vimeo before the 1st June 2022.
  6. Live presentations, papers of all kinds are welcome.

Abstract submission is now open

To submit your abstract or artist statement, please complete the following form (which includes your name, contact details & affiliation). If you are unsure about how to describe your work or experience problems submitting it,  please contact the conference administrator jessie@boomerang-project.org.uk

Please note All participants are required to register for the conference before being included in the final programme. 

  • Please submit your proposals as soon as possible to secure your place in the programme. We will read and review your contribution based on the first 200 words used.
  • We use a “rolling review” process and attempt to review abstract and provide authors/presenters feedback/outcome of the review within two weeks of submission.
  • Should you not hear from the conference committee within three weeks of submitting your abstract please contact us.