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The SAPIENS Early Social Development (SESD) conference will be held in Het Pand (Onderbergen 1, 9000 Ghent, Begium) on the 15th and 16th of September 2022.


The Scientific Program committee kindly invites you to submit your abstract for a talk or poster presentation. We are seeking high-quality and original submissions, which will be reviewed on the basis of the methodology, originality of the work, writing quality and the overall contribution to the field of social early development. We welcome abstract submissions from all areas of infant and child development. 


We will prioritize understudied topics and understudied languages/groups. We welcome research ideas and submissions from early stage researchers which may not contain empirical results yet. 


​All abstracts will be reviewed double-blinded and will be available online after the conference. There is no formal requirements about the abstract regarding the content, however we recommend it includes some background information, methodology, results (if any), and conclusion and/or discussion. ​


All submissions must be written in English, with a maximum of 300 words (excluding citations). Please send abstracts to with "Abstract Submission: Title of the abstract" as the subject line. The email should contain the following information: 

  • Your name

  • Your affiliation

  • Whether you would prefer to give a talk or present a poster

Please be sure to also complete the form under 'Registration'


Deadline abstract submission: 29 July 2022

Notice of acceptance of abstracts: 5 August 2022

Deadline registration submission: 15 August 2022

SESD Conference: 15 and 16 September

Poster Presentations


Size: A0 (841(width) x 1189(high) mm)/ (33.1 x 46.8 in)

Poster should be in PORTRAIT FORMAT, so 1189 mm x 841 mm (46.8 x 33.1 in)


Use large, clearly readable fonts (24 points or larger)


Make sure your poster is clearly organised and easy to understand. We recommend using figures, graphs, and/or charts, and making them colourful.

You can organize the poster as you prefer, but we recommend to present the information:

  • Title: List the title of the project as well as all people involved in the work and their affiliation(s).

  • Introduction: Describe clear statements about the theoretical background and current status of research with respect to your work. Please do not forget to mention your hypothesis and aim(s) of your project.

  • Methods: Explain your experimental design and briefly mention the technique and statistical methods used. Describe characteristics and size of your sample.

  • Results: Describe your results as precisely and brief as possible. Preferably you use graphic images.

  • Discussion: Interpret your results with respect to the literature and include your main conclusions as well as suggestions about how you might continue with your work (i.e. use of other methods, test with another sample etc...)

  • Literature: Cite all the work you refer to on your poster.


POSTER SHOULD BE PRINTED. You need to have your poster printed for the date of the poster presentation. We will provide you with push pins to put up your poster. In case you need anything extra for your presentation, please let us know in advance. 

In case you prefer to print the poster directly in Ghent, here you have one copyshop close to the venue:

TopCopy:  - 09 / 223 48 22 

It has 2 shops, the first one is the closest to the conference venue:

 TOPCOPY: Gebr. Vandeveldestraat 121 – 9000 Gent 

 TOPCOPY GREEN: Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 138 – 9000 Gent

Please remember that you have to send your poster via e-mail at least 24h in advance.

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