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Frequently Asked Questions

EADI CEsA General Conference 2023: Towards New Rhythms of Development, Lisbon, 10-13 July 2023

General Information

The conference is a joint partnership between EADI (European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes) and the CEsA Centre for African and Development Studies at the University of Lisbon.

The Lisbon conference aims to illuminate the various causes and manifestations of shifts in global relations, inequalities, and forms of exclusion, and to explore and map alternative ‘new rhythms of development’.

Where exactly will the conference take place?

The conference will be hosted within the premises of the ISEG (Lisbon School of Economics & Management) at the University of Lisbon.

Location: ISEG - Rua do Quelhas 6, 1200-781 Lisbon, Portugal

Yes, the conference is organised in a hybrid way to give the maximum flexibility to participants. This means that presenters and participants will be able to present/participate either online or in-person. Sessions will take place physically at the conference venue and be live-streamed via Zoom.

To stay up to date with the latest news, you can subscribe to our newsletter here, follow our twitter account here (and the conference hashtag #NewDevRhythms) and check for regular updates on the conference website here.

We seek to provide spaces for discussion, engagement, sharing, and co-creation among conveners, contributors and participants. For that reason, the conference gives room for a variety of different panels and sessions:

Seed Panels

  • Are included in the open call for abstracts (opens in October 2022)
  • Provide a platform to present work in progress and/or innovative ideas
  • Do not necessarily require the submission of a full paper

Harvest Panels

  • Are included in the open call for abstracts (opens in October 2022)
  • Provide a space to present completed research and research findings

Workshop sessions

  • Limited number of participants, with prior registration
  • Not included in the call for abstracts

Roundtable sessions

  • Bring a panel of experts to reflect on a given topic
  • Not included in the call for abstracts

Paper Management

The call for abstracts will open on 17 October 2022. You will be able to submit an abstract to a given panel at the conference through the conference management software Conftool (more information below on Conftool). Your abstract will then be reviewed and you will be notified on 27 January whether your contribution is accepted or not.

Important deadlines:

  • 17 October 2022: call for abstracts opens
  • 18 December 2022: call for abstracts closes
  • 27 January 2023: notification of acceptance/rejection of abstract

Conftool is the conference management software that is used for this conference. Through Conftool you can submit a contribution, and at a later stage manage your profile and register for the event.

More details on how to create your account and submit a contribution will be available before the call for papers opens.


Yes, everyone attending the conference needs to register. This also applies if you are attending the conference without taking part in a panel. To register, you will need to create a Conftool account.

Details on registration will be made available early 2023 on this FAQs page.

The conference fee and exact details about the registration process will be published soon on this FAQs page. The deadline for early bird registration will be on 5 March 2023, and by that date you will also have to confirm whether you are attending in-person or online.

Bursaries will be available for selected participants in the Global South. More information will be made available on this page in due time.

Travelling and staying in Lisbon

Yes. The conference organisers do not provide packages which include accommodation. You need to take care of booking accommodation yourself.

Important note: Lisbon is a very touristic European city, particularly so in summertime. We therefore strongly advise that you look in advance for a suitable accommodation, given there can be issues of availability and high prices if you book last minute.

We suggest you browse the website of the Tourism Office here to familiarise yourself with what can be done in the city.

To the main conference site

To the call for panels

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