Frequently Asked Questions

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About the Conference

What does RWL stand for and what is it all about?

RWL is short for Researching Work and Learning. Find out more about our history, evolution and audience.

What’s the best way to find out what’s happening with the conference?

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Will the conference be in-person only or will there be a virtual component?

There will be aspects of both. Primarily, the RWL12 conference will be held in-person, on-site at the University of Toronto (Canada). However, in response to the pandemic as well as in order to expand the accessibility of the conference to those facing other barriers generally, there will be a smaller virtual component (approximately 20% of the papers presented) in the form of online presentation sessions. 

What happens if there is a schedule change?

In the event that we need to reschedule the conference at any point, the RWL12 Executive Organizing Committee will give advance notice and where applicable refund registration fees. However, the RWL12 Conference will not otherwise be responsible for any penalties or additional costs related to canceling or rescheduling conference attendance.

What if my plan for attendance changes due to COVID-19 related travel restrictions after I have registered for the conference?

We will refund your registration fee should governmental restrictions banning your travel to Toronto (Canada) make it impossible for you to attend the conference. Simply contact us to make this request.

Is the conference location accessible?

The University of Toronto is the host site for the RWL12 conference and is fully accessible according to Canadian governmental regulation. If you have additional questions or concerns please contact us.

When will travel and accommodation information be made available on the conference website?

Travel and accommodation information will be posted on our website no later than February 1, 2021. In the meantime, general information on travel and accommodation can be found here.

I will need a visa to attend this conference. Can you send me an invitation?

Yes. Authors of accepted proposal submissions will be emailed a formal invitation to present at the RWL12 Conference along with the notification of acceptance. This invitation will be emailed to you as a PDF file on institutional letterhead. If through no fault of your own you are unable to acquire the visa after payment of registration fees, please contact us to arrange for refund of your registration fees if applicable.

Submission of Proposals

Are proposal submissions subject to blind-review?

Yes. All proposal submissions are subject to blind review. Description of types of proposal submissions are available here.

 Is it possible to simply attend the conference without submitting a paper proposal?

Of course. Please note that all attendees must register and that registration rates will apply.

If I have submitted a paper, panel or poster proposal, when should I register for the conference?

We recommend registering for the conference as soon as possible following acceptance of your proposal.

Conference Registration

When will I find out about registration fees?

Registration fees and related information will be posted on our website on September 1, 2021.

I am a student. Will there be discounted fees for me?
Yes. RWL12 registration fees feature a discounted student rate.

Conference Materials & Participation

I am facing barriers to in-person participation in the conference. Will there be the option for participating remotely/online?
Yes, on a limited basis. The RWL12 conference will remain primarily an in-person event. However, a smaller number of opportunities for remote/online presentation (approximately 20% of the program) will be offered, directed toward those facing pandemic-related or other barriers to participation. Further details will be provided within the conference proposal submission system. 

My proposal is accepted. When is the deadline for uploading my paper?
The deadline for uploading your materials is May 15, 2022. Please note other important dates and deadlines as well.

My proposal has been accepted. What date/time is my session?
A complete program inclusive of times and dates of all sessions and events will be posted to the conference website no later than July 1, 2022. This information will also be provided to registrants upon check-in at the conference event itself.

Will there be Conference Proceedings?

An electronic copy of the Conference Proceedings will be provided to registrants on a thumb-drive upon check-in at the conference event. Those registrants participating in the conference remotely/online only, will be provided a weblink through which a copy of the proceedings may be downloaded.

I am a student. Will I be automatically eligible for consideration for the RWL Best Student Paper Award?

To be eligible for the RWL Best Student Paper Award you are required to confirm your status as a registered student at the time of submission of your paper. Please note that to be eligible the paper submission must be either sole-authored by the student or lead-authored by the student.

Last updated: 14 April 2021