CELA 2012

Champaign, Illinois
Wednesday, March 28, 2012


September 29 Abstracts Due
November 14 Abstract Decision Notifications and Manuscript Invitations Sent
December 12 Revised abstracts due
January 31 Full Manuscripts Due
January 31 Deadline for Early Registration

(all presenters are required to register by this date)
Full Paper Manuscript Reviews Returned to Authors
March 19 Deadline for on-line registration

(after this date, on-site registration only)
March 28-31    
Annual Meeting
TBD Final Full Paper Manuscripts Due

More information will be posted soon - please check back.

All first authors must register by the early registration deadline for their abstracts or papers to be published. Final edited Abstracts and Full Paper Manuscripts are to be submitted here no later than Tuesday, January 31, 2012.

Full paper submissions are an option, not a requirement. That is, authors are not required to submit a full paper. Posters should be brought with you to the conference and do not need to be submitted by January 31.

Only authors of successful abstracts will be invited to submit full written papers. Papers will be reviewed via a double-blind peer-review process. In order to be eligible to submit a full paper for review, primary authors are required to be registered and to present their abstract at the conference.


Oral Presentations

Timing: Concurrent sessions typically will feature four (4) speakers during an 80-minute seminar, or three (3) speakers during a 60-minute seminar.  Therefore all regular oral presenters will have a TOTAL time of 20 minutes, including computer set-up, a brief introduction by a moderator, presentation of content, and any follow-up clarification of commentary.  To be fair to all participants, it is strongly recommended that oral presentations be limited to 15 minutes, and no more than 15 slides (if appropriate).  Session moderators will serve as timekeepers and endeavor to balance available time among all speakers.

Technical Support:
Conference-provided projection systems will be available in each of the session rooms. All presenters are expected to bring/share a laptop that can be connected to the projectors with appropriate cables. Both Mac and PC platforms are supported. Some technical assistance will be available in the speaker-ready room. It is strongly recommended that all presenters in a session contact each other ahead of time, to pre-load and test PowerPoint or other digital presentations on the designated laptop(s).

Panel Presentations

Timing: Panel sessions typically will feature four or more (4) speakers during an 80-minute seminar, or three (3) speakers during a 60-minute seminar. The panel moderator is responsible for serving as timekeeper, and to design the structure of the session. Unless at least three panelists are registered for the conference, a panel may be cancelled. A limit of 2 first authored papers may be submitted. Order of authorship cannot be changed after submission.

Poster Presentations

All posters are to conform to the following standard:  pre-printed sheet size limited to 24 inches x 36 inches, either in landscape (horizontal) or portrait (vertical) orientation.  CELA conference organizers will provide each presenter with a pre-cut, 24" x 36" backing board (black "Fom-Cor") for support, alligator clips, and an easel/stand for display.  At the close of each interactive session, posters must be removed by the author.

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS—Posters, Papers, Panels and Workshops

The submission deadline for abstract proposals has passed.

CELA invites proposals for posters, papers, panels and workshops to be presented at CELA 2012, at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Proposals should fit one of the ten regular conference tracks or the conference theme track on Landscape & Values (click 'About the Conference' tab above for a description). All proposals will be blind-reviewed.

Abstracts are limited to a maximum of 400 words. Panel proposals require a full description of a topic, the rationale for its importance, presentation structure, and the names of three to five panelists who have agreed to participate on the panel. Other instructions and criteria for submission are described on the submission site.

Submit an Abstract


Contact Information

  • Registration Questions Only

    Bridget Haas
    Online & Continuing Education
    University of Illinois
    Ph: 217-333-2880

    All Other Questions
    Dept. of Landscape Architecture
    University of Illinois
    Ph: 217-333-0176

Payment Instructions

  • Checks should be made payable to 'University of Illinois' and sent along with a copy of your registration confirmation page to:

    CELA 2012
    Attn: Michelle Chappell
    901 W. University Ave. Ste. 101
    Urbana, IL 61801  USA

    If you would like to pay via wire transfer, you will receive an email with the necessary bank information for the University of Illinois within a few days.

    Once payment has been received, you will be emailed a receipt for your records.

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