Information for Presenters

Paper Submissions

Please note that your SPHR15 paper must be submitted in its entirety to the Human Rights Center via email to by Friday, September 18, 2015.

Submission Format

We are still in the process of setting the guidelines for a future publication (in terms of style, overarching theme, etc.); however, it is likely that we will place an 8,000 word limit on accepted papers and ask for the use of in-text citations. Please note that these guidelines are tentative and that such requirements will be placed on papers once they have been accepted for inclusion in the publication.


By registering as a presenter at SPHR15, you grant the University of Dayton the non-exclusive right to archive the title, author(s), and abstract of your paper or presentation ("the Work”), and if you choose to provide it, the full text of the Work, in the University's open-access repository.

Please complete and return the consent form for eCommons via email to by the September 18 deadline. The form for eCommons can be found here (docx).

eCommons is the University of Dayton's open-access institutional repository. It provides a permanent home for scholarly work and is a part of an international network of institutional repositories called the Digital Commons, all administered by bepress, a division of Berkeley Electronic Press in Berkeley, CA.

Checkout SPHR13 eCommons archive.

Book display-marketplace

Throughout the conference, we are providing space for authors to display their books at no cost. If you are planning on having your publications on display, please contact your publisher, and send your display copies and order forms to the HRC mailing address by Friday September 18, 2015 (address located at the end of this document).

Research Presentations

Research abstracts will be available on our mobile-friendly website the week of September 19 for you to browse our concurrent research sessions and choose which one you’d like to attend.

Given the number of participants and presentations, we are kindly asking those presenters who would like to share handouts to bring their printed handouts with them to their research session. We do not currently offer printing services. Thank you for your understanding!


The duration of each research panel is 90 minutes. The number of presentations differs by panel (three, four or six presentations). We recommend 10 minutes per paper, allowing approximately 45 mins for questions and answers. This should give the moderator the flexibility to manage the flow of the conversations.

Conference Venue: Where is the conference venue located?

All events will take place at the University of Dayton-River Campus, 1700 South Patterson Building. The 1700 building is located one mile southwest of the main campus at 1700 Patterson Boulevard across from Carillon Park, on the east side of the street (same side as the Marriott hotel). You will see international flags in front of the building. Here’s a look:

And here’s a map of the main and river campuses:

Where do I enter the building? Where are the classrooms located?

Please enter on the south side of the building next to the parking lot. There are elevators, restrooms and stairs nearby. All the classrooms are located on the second floor.

A customized map for our conference will be available in the program booklet and on our mobile-friendly website for easy navigation.


All conference participants who are driving can park in the designated area for our conference. Signs will be available to usher you in the right direction.

We provide transportation during the conference to and from the conference hotels. A bus schedule will be available at the hotel reception, in the conference program booklet and on our mobile-friendly website.

Classroom Facilities

Our classrooms are equipped with projectors, computers, screens, whiteboards, built-in sound system, and all AV equipment (USB slots, DVDs, cords, etc.) Conference participants will be provided with free wifi passes to access the internet throughout the duration of the conference.

Directional signs will be displayed at the hotels and the conference venue to guide you to the classrooms. HRC staff and conference volunteers will also be there to assist you throughout the conference.


Wireless Internet connection is available free of charge for all registered conference participants.

We hope we answered your questions. Did we miss something? Do not hesitate to contact us. We’re looking forward to your visit!

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