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Submissions for LSGSC 2023 are now closed

We invite 500-word abstracts (not including references) describing academic works, (e.g., works-in-progress, designs, theoretical frameworks, literature reviews, preliminary findings, and final results) related to learning sciences topics, questions, designs, and research. The key goal of these sessions is to build community by generating rich discussions and quality interactions among presenters and attendees at the conference. This year all presenters must present in person, but we will allow virtual attendance of Keynote sessions and Faculty panel sessions during the conference.

This year, to encourage participation and to help offset the costs of attendance, we will be offering two $300 awards for early submissions. If you submit prior to June 1st, 2023, your submission will be included in the drawing for the awards.


Anonymized abstracts should not include author names or institution affiliations, be no more than 500 words and no more than two pages total (including title, figures, tables, and references), and submitted in both PDF and Word formats.

You will also submit:

  • 3-5 relevant keywords

  • 1-3 relevant topics from a provided list in EasyChair

  • A brief statement related to the status of the work e.g. step in the research / design process or program milestone

  • A brief statement related to feedback desired e.g. aligning research methods to questions or writing tips. These are meant to frame reviewer feedback and enable constructive feedback relevant to the authors’ work.

Due to the increasing numbers of submissions each year, each first author is limited to one submission. Further, in an effort to build community around the conference, all first authors will be asked to review at least 2 abstracts. All properly formatted accepted abstracts will be published in the LSGSC 2020 conference proceedings.

Forums and Workshops

These session types involve audience participation!

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Last year the LSGSC introduced forums, and we want to keep them going! They are different. Much like us, Forums don’t quite know what they are, but they’re giving it their all. Forums are our attempt to break out of the mold of what a typical conference presentation is. Have you always wanted a community discussion on making learning tech more equitable, or to have a poetry slam with LS folks you only ever see at conferences? We encourage this and value it! With a Forum, you will get 45 minutes to do something LS-related. The facilitators may discuss research, but the intent of a forum will be on participant engagement and discussion.

Wild Ideas

Wild Ideas are research questions, theoretical frameworks, study designs, and instructional designs that are still in the works or involve ranging into new waters. Wild Ideas invite the audience to build on, question, and critique with the presenter(s), allowing conference attendees to generate stronger ideas together.


Wild Idea proposals should include a 250 word abstract which includes a focal question or concern the presenter(s) would like to discuss with attendees. Wild Ideas do not count in the one proposal limit for first authors.

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Workshops are interactive presentations. They may focus on devices, systems, or techniques such as games, software, or novel research methods. Or they could be centered around an activity or experience. With a workshop you will get 45 minutes to let everybody work on something LS related. 

Workshop proposals should include a description of the focal device or activity along with the expected impact and setup requirements (including participant device requirements such as computer/smart phone/etc.).

Research Presentations

We accept three formats of research presentations

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Research Talk

Papers, works in progress, practicing that proposal, defense, or job talk? These sessions will be 20 minutes with 10 minutes for questions/discussion. They follow the more traditional research presentation format used for larger conferences and are a great way to get experience.


Research talk proposals should consist of a conventional research abstract, with a literature review, methods, findings, and discussion (for works in progress, please indicate this in the beginning and then include what you have and what you are looking to get feedback on through the presentation).

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Lightning Talks

This is a quick, interesting, and memorable way to talk about your work. Practice for a three-minute thesis competition, practice for that quick elevator pitch or job interview, or have fun explaining your work in a unique way!


Proposals should consist of a conventional research abstract, with a literature review, methods, findings, and discussion, but be sure to keep it short; 500 words is the limit, not the goal!

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Posters will be another way to present research in the conventional conference format and are particularly good for works in progress. We hope posters will facilitate open discussions among participants related to a topic of interest. Posters should be no larger than 46 inches by 46 inches.


Poster proposals should consist of a conventional research abstract, with literature review, methods, findings, and discussion.

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