Call for Proposals

The Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA) invites practitioners, researchers, and educators to join us at the 52nd annual conference JUST ENVIRONMENTS to collaboratively rethink how environmental research and practice may serve as a foundation for change and justice. EDRA52 will take place in Detroit, Michigan, UNESCO City of Design, and online through a hybrid format.

The EDRA52 Detroit Conference Committee invites you to submit your work and participate in the 2021 conference. As you plan for submission, please read the full Call for Proposals.

NEW Submission Process

To begin a submission, click on the 'Begin a Submission' button under the submission type. You will be directed to EDRA where you will either:
Log in with your existing EDRA membership account
OR
Log in by creating a NEW member or non-member account

Once you have logged in/created a new account you will be redirected to this page where you may start a submission by selecting a submission type below.

We encourage submissions in the following THEMES:

  • Framing Just Worlds
  • Building Just Communities
  • Sharing Just Resources
  • Creating Just Societies
  • Supporting Just Movements
  • Designing Just Places
  • Accessing Just Technologies

We recognize that EDRA is home to a broad and diverse range of work and welcome submissions from across all disciplines and professions to represent the full variety of issues that are encompassed by environmental design research.

We look forward to receiving your submission, and to seeing you in Detroit + online!

KEY DUE DATES*

August 14, 2020 Call for proposals released: https://www.edra.org/edra52
August 24, 2020 Submission portal opens
October 1, 2020 Due date for all Intensives, Abstract (Individual and Group Presentation), and Full Paper
November 10, 2020 Notifications for Abstract and Paper acceptance
Early Bird registration opens
Due date for Digital Media Shorts and Mobile Sessions
December 18, 2020 Abstract and Paper revisions due (required only for those with the initial decision of Acceptance Pending Revisions)
Graduate Student Mentoring Workshop application due
Due date for Poster Abstract
January 29, 2021 Final round of notifications for Abstract, Paper, and Poster Abstract
Notifications about acceptance to Graduate Student Mentoring Workshop
February 26, 2021 Regular registration begins/Early Bird registration ends
Due date Mentor applications for Graduate Student Mentoring Workshop
March 15, 2021 Final date for presenting authors to register for the conference for the session to be included in the EDRA52 program
April 26, 2021 Due date Poster digital copy
Due date All virtual materials (session pre-recorded presentations, Digital Media Shorts)
May 19-22, 2021 EDRA52 Just Environments Conference in Detroit, Michigan + online

*All dates are intended as 11:59PM Pacific Standard Time (GMT -8)

Begin a submission to the following:

INDIVIDUAL PRESENTATIONS: ABSTRACT
Deadline for New Submissions: Thursday, October 1, 2020  11:59PM PST

INDIVIDUAL PRESENTATIONS: PAPER
Deadline for New Submissions: Thursday, October 1, 2020  11:59PM PST
SAMPLE Paper Template  (click to download)

GROUP PRESENTATIONS: SYMPOSIA
Deadline for New Submissions: Thursday, October 1, 2020  11:59PM PST

GROUP PRESENTATIONS: WORKSHOPS
Deadline for New Submissions: Thursday, October 1, 2020  11:59PM PST

GROUP PRESENTATIONS: PRACTITIONER/RESEARCHER COLLABORATIONS
Deadline for New Submissions: Thursday, October 1, 2020  11:59PM PST

INTENSIVE SESSIONS
Deadline for New Submissions: Thursday, October 1, 2020  11:59PM PST

MOBILE SESSIONS
Deadline for New Submissions: Tuesday, November 10, 2020  11:59PM PST

DIGITAL MEDIA SHORTS
Deadline for New Submissions: Tuesday, November 10, 2020  11:59PM PST

POSTERS
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, December 18, 2020  11:59PM PST