Call for Papers for the 31st Annual Conference
Charlotte, NC

Deadline for Proposals
July 15, 2024

Submit proposals to Dr. David Keehn

We welcome the submission of proposals for breakout session presentations at this year’s AYME Conference. This is a wonderful opportunity for your work to stimulate the thinking of others in the field while receiving valuable feedback from colleagues. We encourage papers which explore topics related to teaching, leading, and working with the next generation, in particular, those that are of an interdisciplinary nature, reflect your context, and/or your research base, be that theological, historical, philosophical, quantitative, or qualitative.

Of particular interest are proposals that speak to the conference theme:

Designing for Transformation:
Educating Toward an Encounter with Christ & One Another

Proposals may be for one of four presentation formats, the first three of which will be featured in 50-minute time slots:

  • Research Papers: a paper to be presented and discussed. All accepted papers MUST BE SUBMITTED electronically in full NO LATER THAN SEPTEMBER 15, 2024. Papers will be posted for reading on the AYME website prior to the conference. Any papers not received by the due date may not be presented at the conference. We encourage you to seriously consider this when applying.
  • Collaborative Engagement: an opportunity for a small group of scholars to work together to promote discussion around a particular topic related to the theme. The format can be varied (e.g., panel, dialogue, professional development, interactive workshop, embodied process). The number of these will be limited and we will privilege proposals that bring together multicultural perspectives.
  • Book Highlight: an opportunity for current AYME members, who have published a scholarly book, to offer insights on their newest publication. Only books that have been published since the last conference will be considered. Only one breakout session will be dedicated to this; if there are multiple interested authors, they will be grouped together.
  • Posters: an opportunity for scholars working on research in process to visually share their work via a poster. Authors will have the opportunity speak informally with conference attendees about their projects. High traffic spaces at the conference will be dedicated to the posters exhibits.