GPRM Session Types, Abstract Guidelines, and Submissions

 Abstract submissions were due October 3, 2021 (no extensions)

Session Types

Virtual: Thursday, October 14

  • Poster:
    • 80-minute session
    • With abstract submission, presenters should upload a digital file of their poster, which will be visible in the session gallery before and after the meeting
    • Via Zoom—each poster presenter will have their own breakout room for audience interaction
  • Paper:
    • A series of individual, 20-minute presentations
    • 4 or 5 presenters per session, with an optional discussant
    • 80-minute session
    • Via Zoom

In-Person: Saturday, October 16

  • Poster
  • Paper
  • Organized workshops and panels
    Contact Becky Buller to coordinate


  • The rooms within the Nebraska Innovation Campus Conference Center are equipped with a computer with internet access, projector, and recent laptop model cord hook-ups.
  • Standard audio visual in every room includes: free conference wireless; projectors, microphones, and podium/lectern; standard lighting package in auditorium; and HDMI, AppleTV, and ChromeCast connectivity.


  • Each abstract is limited to 250 words.
  • Abstracts must describe the presentation's purpose, methods, and conclusions.
  • Do not use bulleted lists, underlining, boldface type, italics, subscripts, or superscripts.
  • Do not include any codes for justification, hyphenation, line height, line centering, margins, spacing, fonts, page centering, page numbering, suppression, or tabs, in your abstract.
  • Do not include your name, affiliation, phone number, or e-mail address in the body of the abstract.


  • Your abstract will not be edited; you are responsible for any spelling, grammatical, and typographical errors.
  • Use the active voice for your abstract and presentation.
  • Transmit your research results clearly and concisely, avoiding jargon.
  • All abbreviations should be spelled out in the abstract text.


  • May be compound (such as "political geography").
  • Should generally be nouns instead of adjectives or adverbs.
  • Must be separated by commas.