Abstract Submission and Review

How do I submit an abstract?
See the call for papers. The call is open until 15 December 2019. The review process will start soon after. Please read the call before submitting an abstract here.

When will I be notified about the outcome of the review?
The review process will likely be completed 20 December 2019. The results will be sent to the authors by email shortly after.

Can I organise a panel proposal?
If you wish to organise a panel session, all papers must be submitted via the abstract submission system, followed by an additional email to globalgoals@uu.nl to specify the name of the panel chair(s) and which papers you would like to group together, along with the title of the session.

Registration and Payment

Can I register for only one of the two days?
The conference does not offer day registration. In order to ensure coherence of the programme and continuing discussions we encourage participants to attend the full programme.

How can I pay?
The registration fee can be paid via PayPal and by credit card.

Is there extra funding? 
We are unable to provide additional funding or support for scholars to attend the conference.

Is the conference dinner ticket included in the registration fee?
The conference dinner is included in the registration fee for all participants of the conference. However, upon registration we do ask you to indicate whether or not you are joining for dinner, so we know how many people will attend.

Can I bring a plus one to the conference dinner?
If you would like to bring someone else along to the dinner, you can order an additional dinner ticket during the registration process.

Presentation and Papers

Are there guidelines for the presentation?
Depending on the final number of presentations in the panel, each presenter will have 15-20 minutes for presentation and 5-10 minutes for questions and answers. It is up to the presenter whether or not to prepare a PowerPoint presentation.

Are there guidelines for full papers?
Given that this is an interdisciplinary and international conference, participants are encouraged to draw on their own disciplinary or local norms and standards for paper length and format. However, recommended maximum length is 8000 words. The scientific quality of your paper is most important.

Please note that the deadline for submission of full papers is 1 June 2020.

How do I know what day and time I will present?
A final version of the detailed programme will be available shortly before the conference. Please note that the exact time-slot for your presentation may change up to the start of the conference as we aim at coherent panels and will have to adjust to withdrawals and other changes.


Where is the conference venue?
The 2020 SDG Research Symposium will be held at Paushuize in Utrecht, The Netherlands. See the Venue page for more details.

How do I reach the conference venue by different forms of transport?
Please see here for detailed instructions in Dutch and English.


Who can I contact if my question is not answered here?
Please email globalgoals@uu.nl and we will get back to you as soon as possible.


What are the emergency numbers in the Netherlands?
Emergency services: 112
Police (non-emergency): 0900 8844
Emergency line for medical service – national: 0900 1515 – Utrecht: 0900 450 1450
Tourist medical service: 020 592 3355