Category Archives: Abstracts

Call for Papers – Deadline 27 October

This is a friendly reminder that abstracts can be submitted until 27 October 2017 for the 13th International Conference of the International Society for Third Sector Research (ISTR) in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 10-13 July 2018.
Conference theme: Democracy and Legitimacy:  The Role of the Third Sector in a Globalizing World
Please click on this link to read the full call with instructions for submission: CALL FOR PAPERS 
We look forward to seeing your abstract for Papers, Panels, Roundtable, and Posters



Have you sent your paper to your moderator?

Today is the date authors are asked to submit their papers to their session moderators.  This is so that they will have ample time to review your research and develop relevant discussion questions for the session.

As a reminder, please send your papers directly to your moderators.  You can find their contact information in the ISTR database.

Get the ISTR Conference App!


The ISTR Conference is mobile with an event app for your smart phone or tablet!

Download the app at: on an iPhone, iPad or Android device (not a desktop or laptop). You will be taken to the correct app store. The url is case sensitive.

• Find sessions by theme, speakers and day
• Access addresses and maps at your fingertips
• Find restaurants in Stockholm
• Follow the event on twitter at #ISTR2016
• Plan your own schedule
• Catch notifications during the conference
• Enjoy!




Conference Program Posted

At long last, the final schedule for paper, panel, and roundtable sessions is available on our website!  Please click here to see when your session will take place.  Please note that we have made every attempt to honor special requests that we submitted to us in advance and will not be entertaining additional requests at this time.

Additional information regarding contacting your moderators by June 10 to share your final papers will be provided shortly.

In the coming weeks we will also be sharing more information about the plenary and special sessions, opening and closing receptions, and information for how to download the conference app so that you can have all of this information and more at your fingertips.  Stay tuned to this blog to keep up to date on the latest conference developments.


ISTR Author Registration Deadline – March 18

If you plan to present a paper, panel, poster, or roundtable at the ISTR Conference in Sweden then you MUST register for the conference by March 18.  Why?  Because those that register by March 18 will have their presentations scheduled and their names and abstracts printed in the ISTR Conference program.

Those that register after March 18 will not be scheduled to present. And, the price is higher after March 18. So why wait?

And as a reminder, in order to register for the conference you need to be a paying member of ISTR (not a non-paying affiliate).

Here are all the links you will need.

Membership rates

Membership registration

Conference Registration

Registration Subsidies Available

A friendly reminder that the deadline for submitting applications for registration subsidies is coming up on February 15.

ISTR will offer a limited number of registration subsidies. These subsidies will allow researchers to attend the 12th International Conference for a fee of US $150.

Members from countries on this list and PhD students are encouraged to apply.

Click here to download the form.  Please note that you must be a member of ISTR and must submit a copy of your CV to apply.

The deadline for submitting the form is February 15, 2016.

Questions? Let me know!

registration subsidy email

The results are in!

Notice of acceptance/rejection of abstracts for the conference were sent out this week.  If you submitted an abstract and did not hear from us then it might be because your email has been entered incorrectly into our database.  We’ve seen a few cases already.  So, first thing, log into the ISTR website and see if your profile is up to date.  After that, send us an email and we’ll help get notice sent to the right place.

Next step is to register for the conference.  As a reminder, you must be a member of ISTR to register for the conference.  Register before March 18 and save yourself some $$.

And if you are planning to apply for some of the limited registration subsidies we will offer, remember to do so before February 15.  Here’s the form.  We especially encourage people from these countries to apply.

Congratulations to everyone – we received a very high number of submissions and are thrilled by the incredible volume of work you are all producing.  Whether your abstract was accepted or not, we hope you will join us in Stockholm and contribute to the discussion.