We are accepting submissions for the inaugural Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Competition for the International Association for Conflict Management (IACM) virtual conference, July 12-14, 2021. 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 live Novel Session, which will be presented at this summer's virtual IACM annual conference, will feature the five top-rated submissions. Each of the five finalists' submissions will be presented followed by a panel discussion featuring the five presenters.
Professors Deborah A. Cai (Temple University), Michael A. Gross (Colorado State University), Jennifer Parlamis (University of San Francisco), Laura Rees (Queen's 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®. Current students should be in the final stages of their graduate program so their work is ready to present, with sound conclusions and impact from their research. Recent graduates (less than a year post-graduation from the time of the submission) are also eligible. Questions may be directed to any member of the review team:
Logistics of the Competition:
Virtual Competition Rules:
Videos must meet the following criteria:
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.
Judging Criteria: At every level of the competition, each competitor will be assessed on the judging criteria listed below. Each criterion is equally weighted.
Comprehension and content
Engagement and communication
Send submissions to IACM3MT@gmail.com no later than May 10, 2021 (11:59 pm, Eastern Time zone). Submissions received with a date/time including May 11, 2021 or later, will not be included in the competition. The decisions of the adjudicating panel are final.