The XVIIth International Congress of Slavists will be held in Paris, France on August 28–September 1, 2023.
At the International Congresses, papers are presented in a variety of formats in a series of simultaneous morning and afternoon sessions, each session moderated by a chair.
The International Congress of Slavists has five formats in which contributions are presented: (1) plenary papers, (2) session papers, (3) block papers, (4) round table presentations, and (5) written submissions (scripta).
- Plenary papers are typically longer contributions presented in plenary sessions by a small number of eminent specialists selected by the Presidium following nominations from the chairs of the various national committees. Plenary speakers are given 40 minutes each.
- Session papers are single papers grouped into sessions by the host committee according to broad theme. Speakers are given 20 minutes each.
- Thematic block papers are single papers grouped into a thematically linked block panel, all coordinated by a single individual. A thematic block should consist of 3–8 participants, including the chair, who typically functions as moderator. The presentations may be in any languages, but there may not be more than 2 participants from the same country in a single thematic block. Thematic blocks consist of an opening 20-minute presentation, followed by 15-minute presentations.
- Round table presentations are shorter reports on a narrowly construed theme with considerable audience participation anticipated. They are coordinated by a single individual. Speakers are given 10 minutes each. The Composition of a round table panel must also be international, representing at least four countries. The participants on a round table do not count against the quota of any member country. Accordingly, the number of round tables allowed at the Congress is limited.
- Written submissions are individual papers published along with those of the active delegates of a particular national delegation, but not presented orally at the Congress because the author has alternate rather than delegate status.