2023 Submissions



International School Choice and Reform Conference 2023


Please use the links below to submit your proposal.

DUE DATE: All submissions are due by 5 PM ET on Wednesday, August 31, 2022.

Notification of proposal acceptance or rejection will be sent by Monday, October 3, 2022.

  1. General Information

The eleventh annual International School Choice and Reform Conference (ISCRC) will bring together researchers, policy specialists, practitioners, and organization leaders from around the world who are interested in school choice and education reform. The conference will be held January 13 – 16, 2023 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

The focus of the conference is on how school choice practice and policy shapes education, including the roles of various stakeholders, such as parents and teachers. Of particular interest are the connections between choice, autonomy, equity, and effective education. The conference encourages empirically-based papers that use strong quantitative, qualitative, or mixed methodological approaches, as well as theoretical and philosophical analyses connected to choice. We particularly welcome presentations that are critical as well as supportive of school choice. Papers focusing on school choice and reform outside of the United States or those with an international comparative emphasis are highly encouraged.  To get a sense of sessions that occurred in 2022, the previous program is available here.

  1. Session Categories

Conference submissions can take one of three forms: single paper submissions, research panels, and critical conversations and networking sessions, selected through this open call for submissions and a peer review process.



We strongly encourage submission of proposals that take advantage of the diversity of conference participants, both internationally and by sector, and that stimulate broad rather than technical discussions. Examples might include:

III. Guidelines for Content and Submission of Proposals

To submit a proposal, please fill out the appropriate google form linked below:


If you have any questions, please contact us by email at schoolchoice.conference@gmail.com

All submissions are due by 5PM ET on Wednesday, August 31, 2022. Notification of proposal acceptance or rejection will be sent by October 3, 2022.

Questions about proposal submissions may be directed to the Program Committee: Angela Dills (akdills@wcu.edu); Tommaso Agasisti (tommaso.agasisti@polimi.it); Ian Kingsbury (iansethkingsbury@gmail.com); Dany Shakeel (danish.shakeel@buckingham.ac.uk); or Angela R. Watson (awatso43@jhu.edu);

Additional details on conference announcement, registration, and hotel accommodations may be found on our website, ISCRweb.org

Travel grant information will be available in the Fall.