We are pleased to inform you of a Call for Papers in preparation for next year’s Practitioner Seminar.
CALL FOR PAPERS – Practitioner seminar
31st  October 2019 – deadline for submission of papers.
The next Practitioner Seminar will be held on 28th January 2020 and will be hosted by Goldman Sachs at their offices in the City of London.
Submission materials
If you are interested in presenting, please send your abstract/summary and if possible supporting materials such as a paper by 31st  October 2019 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
If you expect to come in close to the deadline, it would be helpful to have an expression of interest and provisional topic as early as you can make it.
One or two external practitioners have also expressed an interest, but members will have priority.
Guidelines for speakers
The criteria to be applied in selecting papers are as follows:
1.      Innovation and academic rigour are good but "so what?" is crucial. The focus of the presentation should be on the practical relevance of the results rather than on the methodology itself.
2.      Existence of a paper (in due course if not now) is good, but only slides or equivalent are essential. These will be needed 10 days before the seminar for copying etc. However, the more detail on the presentation that can be provided, the better the chance that it will be selected.
3.      Presentations must not under any circumstances be sales pitches.
4.      Some of the more analytical papers will have an academic discussant (as we had at the last seminar). However, we would also encourage the submission of more general practitioner-oriented papers.