I have two calls for abstracts sitting in my inbox for social marketing conferences in 2008 - one ever reliable and one claiming the 'world' title.
The 18th Annual Social Marketing in Public Health Conference, to be held 18-21 June 2008 in Clearwater Beach, FL, invites abstract submissions to be considered for oral presentations. The deadline for submissions is 4 January 2008. The content should demonstrate the application of social marketing to health behavior change and improvement of public health and community health practice. Abstracts may describe contributions to theory, completed work involving social marketing, or work in progress that will be substantially completed by June 2008. Information for abstract submission.
The 1st World Social Marketing Conference, to be convened in Brighton, UK 29-30 September 2008, has issued its call for abstracts for the academic program.
We encourage submissions from all disciplines, from all parts of the world, on all topics related to social marketing. We are interested in empirical or theoretical contributions to social marketing, whether quantitative or qualitative. We do discourage case study submissions; because the conference has a practitioner track, we would encourage case studies to be submitted in that track.
Participants have two options for submission: Complete paper submissions and working paper submissions. All submissions will be evaluated in a blind peer review process. Accepted complete paper submissions will be scheduled for oral presentations. Accepted working paper submissions will be scheduled for poster sessions.