Created by: Admin
Posted: Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 09:00 / Last updated: Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 14:20

Dear colleagues,

The #CASID2019 Conference ‘Inclusive development? Expanding circles of development research and practice’ (June 5th 7th, 2019) at the University of British Colombia starts tomorrow!

1. Conference Welcome and Opening Panel – June 5th, 08:30-10:00, BUCH A103

Please join us for opening remarks from the CASID board and what is sure to be an engaging opening panel featuring: Furqan Asif, University of Ottawa; April Ingham, Pacific Peoples PartnershipJess Notwell, University of GuelphAjay Parasram, Dalhousie University; and Yara Younis, Simon Fraser University. Morning beverages will be provided.


The CASID Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday June 6th at 15:30 in BUCH  A103. All are encouraged to attend.

3. CASID Banquet

The CASID Banquet will also be held on Thursday June 6th at 18:00 at Local Public Eatery in Kitsilano (2210 Cornwall Ave) and is open to everyone (individual billing, some light snacks will be provided). Please RSVP here.

4. Program

The final conference program is attached. Please double check your panel location. We have made a few changes to maximize our use of the best rooms allotted to us by Congress. No hard copies of the program will be provided but it will be posted on the CASID website so you can access it online at any time during Congress. Thank you for your understanding.

5. Room allocations

CASID's rooms are very close together in Buchanan (BUCH) buildings A and D in the northwest corner of the UBC campus. You can find the Congress 2019 map online here and a PDF on page 18 of the conference program.

6. A/V

Presenting with powerpoint? While not required, all presentation rooms are equipped with a standard A/V package: computer with internet, projector and screen or a display, and DVD playback. Arrive early to upload your presentation and have it ready before the session begins.

7. Panel guidelines

Please check the program if you have volunteered to Chair a session to confirm the time and location. Your job as Chair includes the following:

  • Welcome the audience
  • Introduce the presenters on the panel by name (titles of papers often change so the presenters may wish to provide that information to you)
  • Indicate if there is a change in the order of presentations (sometimes changes are made when people have to leave early, etc. so check with your panelists before the session begins to confirm the order of presentations and notify the audience of any changes)
  • Keep the presenters to a strict time period (evenly divided among them). Each session is 90 minutes. We recommend leaving 30 minutes for questions and discussion with the audience. Divide the remaining 60 minutes by the number of panelists (i.e., if 5 panelists, each should get 12 minutes to present)
  • If two authors are presenting the same paper, it is best to split the amount of time allocated for that presentation in half (i.e., each author presents for 6 minutes for a total of 12 minutes for the presentation)
  • The Chair’s job is to keep the presenters to the time limit. Offer two minute and/or one minute warnings to let the presenter know the time is nearly up.
  • The Chair might also consider a question to the presenters to get a conversation going. Sometimes the question can demonstrate linkages across the presentations and several panelists may respond to that initial question.
  • At the end of the 90 minutes, thank the presenters and the audience for their participation.
  • You may also wish to contact the panelists and request a copy of the papers to review in advance or as a panelist, you may wish to send the Chair a copy of your paper (this is not required). Contact list attached.

8. #CASID2019

If you haven’t noticed already, #CASID2019 is the official hashtag for the 2019 CASID Conference. Please use it whenever you post about the CASID Conference!

9. Congress 2019 Information and Planning your Stay

  • Registration remains open!
  • Registration requires paying Congress fees + CASID conference fees.
  • Additional costs: any other Associations you may be attending + banquet on June 6th.
  • Travel and Accommodation information.
  • See the Congress Program for additional events and programming (Big Thinkers etc).

Please address any questions or concerns to


Kate Grantham
CASID Conference Organizer 2019
Managing Editor, GrOW Research Series
Research Associate, Institute for the Study of International Development, McGill University

Adrian Murray
CASID Conference Organizer 2019
PhD Candidate, School of International Development and Global Studies, University of Ottawa

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