There are several types of participation in the 3rd World Congress of Transdisciplinarity, either individually or collectively: lectures, round tables, symposiums, micro-conferences, posters. Proposals for cultural, artistic, and spiritual activities** are welcomed, such as exhibitions, performances, meditation sessions, yoga, and rituals.

Proposal must be sent to the online manager via website no later than December 31st, 2019 (UNDER CONSTRUCTION OPEN SYSTEM CONFERENCE)

They, with no exception, will be submitted to a selection process held by the Academic Program Committee. The accepted proposals will take part of the Congress Program. The results of the evaluation will be announced as of January 20th , 2020.

** In this event, spirituality is considered in a broad sense.

1. Lecture papers

Participation consisting of 20 minutes of exposition and 5 minutes for discussion. The presentations can be individual or collective (maximum of two participants). Once the proposal is approved, the Academic Program Committee will organize the presentations in round tables depending on the central themes.

To present a proposal for a paper, an abstract should be sent specifying the following: research questions, objectives and theoretical-methodological approaches.

The extension of the summary is a maximum of 800 characters spaces included, 12-point Arial font with 1.5 spacing, in a single paragraph with no more than 5 keywords

2. Round tables

A round table brings together four papers to discuss a topic related to the thematic areas and sub-themes, where each speaker will have 20 minutes of exposition. At the end of the speakers’ participation, 20 minutes will be allocated to open the discussion to the public. The round tables are created by the Congress organizers considering the central themes; however, it is possible for a coordinator to propose the holding of a round table.

Participants must submit a summary of their paper, summarizing the topic that is addressed, including an introduction, body of the topic and conclusions. The extension is no longer than 800 characters with spaces, 12-point Arial font with 1.5 spacing, in a single paragraph and no more than 5 keywords. When a table is proposed, the coordinator must submit a summary with a maximum of 1200 characters spaces included, 12-point Arial font with 1.5 spacing, in addition to incorporating the summaries of the participating works in an extension of the summary to a maximum of 800 characters with spaces, 12-point Arial font with 1.5 spacing, in a single paragraph and no more than 5 keywords. Table duration: 1.45 minutes.

3. Symposia

The symposia are proposed by a coordinator who gathers 4 to 6 participants to discuss, analyze and deepen on a problem related to the central themes. The objective is for each participant to take part in the debate giving their point of view and presenting theoretical-practical presentations on transdisciplinarity. This means that not only the theory is addressed, but also the applications of transdisciplinary epistemology.

The coordinator should submit a general symposium summary of 1600-character spaces included, with 12-point Arial font and 1.5 spacing, and should incorporate the summaries of the participating papers with an extension no longer than 800 characters with 12-point Arial font with 1.5 spacing, in a single paragraph and no more than 5 keywords for each summary. Depending on the number of participants, each speaker will have between 15 - 20 minutes of exposition, and at the end, 20 minutes for further discussion. Duration of the symposia: 2 hours.


Similar to a regular conference, the microconference consists of the presentation of a synthetic and in-depth proposal, related to an important problem of transdisciplinarity. This modality implies the complete exposition of an organized theme: presentation, body and conclusions. Duration: 20 minutes.

To propose a microconference, the title, a description of the subject in no more than 800 characters with spaces, 12-point Arial font with 1.5 spacing, should be included in a single paragraph and no more than 5 keywords, in addition to the general information of the speaker.

5. Poster

The poster has the objective of sharing knowledge and information about transdisciplinary work, through graphic experience. Contributions, methodology or results of transdisciplinary work must be presented clearly and concisely.

Sending of a document containing the following aspects: objective, justification, methodology used and results, all this in no more than 800 characters spaces included, 12-point Arial font with 1.5 spacing, in a single paragraph and no more than 5 keywords. When accepted, participants must send posters in an electronic file JPG format, at 150 dpi resolution and at 50% scale of the original size. Posters for the Congress must be: 60 cm by 90 cm. If interested, a digital video no longer than 3 minutes in .mov format can be attached to expand information about the presented research. To do this participants must leave a blank space of 4cms by 4 cm for the inclusion of a QR code in the lower right corner of the poster.

6. Cultural, Artistic, Spiritual activities during the congress

Individuals and groups of creators of any type of culture, arts, crafts, design, and religion can participate. The creations should be related to the central themes proposed in this call. These activities are open to any field of cultural production; artistic discipline related to the plastic, visual and sound arts, to design and crafts; and to spiritual practices. You can present a work or a set of works under the same title whether physical, digital or electronic or the combination of them.

Send the project title and a conceptual description (no more than 800 characters spaces included, 12-point Arial font with 1.5 spacing, in a single paragraph), plus the technical sheet or description of the features, as well as photographs of the work or works to expose. If it is a digital piece, video or sound, you must attach an internet link for the organizers to view it during the selection process. Aesthetic criteria related to the creation field will be considered. It will be important to take into account the viability of the exhibition of the works in the spaces and times that the congress can offer.


The works will be presented in the modalities described above (lectures, round tables, symposia, micro-conferences, posters and artistic-cultural activities) and, in all cases, the following information should be sent:

  • Títle
  • Name of the author or authors
  • Central theme and sub-topic in which you wish to participate.
  • Summary of the proposal (the extension depends on the participation modality).
  • Five key words.
  • Curricular review of the author or authors of maximum 150 words per author, with the following data: institutional affiliation, email, telephone (international code included).
  • Format: PDF
  • All abstracts must be sent via the website's online manager.
  • Languages: Abstracts will be accepted in Spanish, Portuguese, French and English.
  • It is mandatory that proposals have not been previously published nor are undergoing consideration processes for other conferences, or colloquiums.

NOTE. For a proposal to be considered, it must have all the requirements.

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Important dates

Submission of proposals:

Submission of proposals from September 20 to December 31, 2019.

Due to the continuous demand for registrations, the deadline is extended to March 31, 2020

Communication of acceptance of proposals:

As of February 1, 2020.


From February 1 to March 31, 2020