We are accepting submissions for the Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Competition for the International Association for Conflict Management (IACM) conference, July 9-12, 2023, to be held in Thessaloniki, Greece. The 3MT® competition celebrates exciting thesis or dissertation research conducted by graduate students. Developed by the University of Queensland (UQ), the 3MT® exercise cultivates students' academic, presentation, and research communication skills. The competition celebrates graduate students' capability to effectively explain their research in three minutes to a non-specialist audience. We have adapted this Novel Session for IACM from UQ. For the IACM 3MT® competition, suitable topics will fit within the interdisciplinary and broad domain of conflict management and negotiation research. This Novel Session, which will be presented at this summer's IACM annual conference, will feature the top-rated submissions. Each of the finalists' submissions will be presented, followed by a panel discussion featuring the presenters.
Professors Deborah A. Cai (Temple University), Michael A. Gross (Colorado State University), Jennifer Parlamis (University of San Francisco), Laura Rees (Oregon State University), and Ming-Hong Tsai (Singapore Management University) are the organizers of this session. The goals of this novel session are to (1) showcase the emerging scholarship of current and recent graduate students studying conflict and negotiation, (2) reflect principles of interdisciplinary, novel, and engaged scholarship under the wide umbrella of conflict management and negotiation research, (3) advance knowledge and understanding for the practice of negotiation and conflict management, and (4) highlight dialogue between theory and practice particularly among the field's emerging scholars.
Currently enrolled or recently graduated master's and doctoral students in all disciplines whose research fits broadly within conflict management and negotiation are eligible to participate in the IACM 3MT®. Students should be in the final stages of graduate school so they can have sound conclusions and impacts from their research. Recent graduates (less than a year post-graduation from the time of the submission) are also eligible. Previous finalists in IACM's 3MT® competition are not eligible to participate. However, submitters to IACM's 3MT® who were not finalists are eligible as long as they still meet all the above criteria and submit a new video.
Questions may be directed to any member of the review team:
If you are planning on entering the competition, we encourage you to contact a member of the review team to let us know your plans to submit.
Logistics of the Competition:
Videos must meet the following criteria:
Please contact a member of the review team for any accommodations.
To submit, email the organizers at IACM3MT@gmail.com with your first and last name, the title, email contact, and the university affiliation of the presenter along with a link to a downloadable file of your video submission. The video file format must be viewable on both PC and Mac machines without special software (e.g., MP4). Files sent in other formats will not be accepted. Please note: Competitors *will not* be judged based on the video/ recording quality or editing capabilities. Judging will focus on the presentation, especially the ability to communicate research to a non-specialist audience within the three-minute time limit.
The deadline for submissions is: May 1, 2023 (11:59 pm, Eastern Time zone)
Judging Criteria: At every level of the competition, each competitor will be assessed on the judging criteria listed below. Each criterion is equally weighted and has an emphasis on the audience.
Comprehension and content
Engagement and communication
Send submissions to IACM3MT@gmail.com no later than May 1, 2023 (11:59 pm, Eastern Time zone). Submissions received with a date/time including May 2, 2023 or later will not be included in the competition. The decisions of the adjudicating panel are final.