September 2017: Call for Submissions
October 23, 2017: Submission System Opens
January 22, 2018: Submission Deadline
June 28 – 30, 2018: Conference Dates
The submission deadline for International MOBTS is January 22, 2018. To submit a proposal, go to the submission website. To complete your online submission, you will need the following information:
Although there are different session formats, all MOBTS sessions are expected to engage participants, either in an activity demonstration or in discussion or debate. As you prepare your submission, please keep this in mind. Reviewers will want to be able to understand from your submission how you will actively engage participants in your session.
Regarding manuscript preparation, your session submission for all session formats should adhere to the following General Preparation Guidelines:
An Activity/Exercise session is an opportunity to share with colleagues a classroom activity or exercise that you have used successfully to demonstrate, introduce, or otherwise engage students in a management topic or topics. These sessions should aim to demonstrate how participants can use and debrief the activity/exercise in their own classrooms, and provide them with the instructions and materials for doing so.
Activity/Exercise sessions can be 30, 60, or 90 minutes in length. You will be asked to indicate the applicable classroom style (face-to-face, online, either) and course level (undergraduate, graduate, either) for the activity.
Manuscripts for Activities/Exercises should adhere to the 2000 word limit (excluding abstract, figures, tables, references, and appendices) and generally follow the structure outlined below. This structure is adapted from the Management Teaching Review (MTR) format for Experiential Exercises.
A Roundtable Discussion session is an opportunity for participants to engage with other participants in lively discussion on a topic relevant to management teaching and learning. Although the focus of the discussion might shift depending on participants who are gathered for the discussion, a good roundtable should have a clear focus and well-researched agenda. The goal of roundtable discussions can vary from brainstorming solutions to a problem, debating a controversial topic, or generally discussing a classroom or management issue.
Roundtable Discussion sessions must be 60 minutes in length. In the past, some roundtables have taken place in the evening hours. So, be aware that evening sessions are a possibility with this format, depending on program schedule constraints. However, past conferences have seen very lively evening roundtable discussions!
Manuscripts for Roundtable Discussion sessions should adhere to the 2000 word limit (excluding abstract, figures, tables, references, and appendices) and generally follow the structure outlined below.
A General Discussion session is an opportunity for colleagues to discuss with one another how to integrate a diverse set of ideas of the chosen topic, current issues being faced in the classroom, research, or academia in general, or any number of a broad range of topics and concepts. For example, a session organizer might bring together multiple colleagues to present a series of activities around a particular teaching topic (e.g. team formation) or management issue (e.g., conflict management). Or a session organizer might facilitate a discussion on a particular teaching topic. The purpose of the general discussion session is to allow participants to organize a collaboration of multiple presenters on a topic that will be of interest to participants.
General Discussion sessions may be 30, 60, or 90 minutes in length.
Manuscripts for General Discussion sessions should adhere to the 2000 word limit (excluding abstract, figures, tables, references, and appendices) and generally follow the structure outlined below.
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