The 25th annual meeting of the International Society for Research on Identity will be held as a pre-conference meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence. The meeting will take place at the conference hotel (Hilton Minneapolis) from 1:30-4:00pm on Wednesday, April 11, 2018. For information about the SRA conference and hotel accommodations, please see the SRA website at For more information about the ISRI pre-conference, please visit the ISRI website at

Poster Submission Overview

The Program Committee invites submissions for posters for the 2018 conference. Poster proposals should address key issues of concern to identity researchers and theorists. ISRI is an interdisciplinary organization and strongly encourages submissions from all relevant fields. This year we have two poster formats: (1) traditional posters, and (2) “Ask-a-Question” posters. 

Read the directions carefully and pay close attention to the instructions while you are preparing your proposal(s). Improperly prepared proposals will NOT be reviewed. If you have questions, please contact the program committee chair, Sara K. Johnson,

Poster Submission Process

Monday, December 11th, 2017: The submission portal will open.

Monday, December 18th, 2017: Rolling review of proposals will begin. Please note that poster submissions must be in the required format to be reviewed. Following this date, notification decisions will be sent out within two weeks of submission (for example, if you submit your poster on Wednesday, December 20th, 2017, then you can expect a decision by Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018.

Monday, February 12th, 2018: The submission portal will close.

Monday, February 25th, 2018: Notifications regarding proposals submitted on February 12th, 2018 will be sent to authors.

Ends on February 12, 2018

Traditional posters include submissions focusing on empirical results or theoretical and pedagogical topics related to identity. All methods appropriate to the discipline, the data, and the issue under study are acceptable (including small sample, single subject, and descriptive designs). For empirical submissions, preference will be given to submissions with completed data analysis (due to space limitations), but submissions should summarize data already collected and must include sufficient report of data analysis for reviewer evaluation.

Ends on February 12, 2018

New this year! Do you have a question about your identity-related research that you would like to hear other people’s opinions about? You can submit an “Ask-A-Question” poster. These posters involve an overview of an identity-related research situation leading to an unanswered theoretical or methodological question.

The poster must include a description of the research situation leading to the question as well as potential options that the presenter is considering. Poster session attendees, including experts in the field, will engage presenters in discussion about these questions and provide advice about potential solutions. The questions should not have a single, simple answer, but instead they should prompt numerous potential answers that can be compared. Submissions for this format should provide a brief overview of the research that leads to a question to be posed to attendees. The submission should provide preliminary consideration of some potential answers. 

Potential question formats include but are not limited to:

What are the alternatives to [commonly used method] for analyzing data about [some aspect of identity]?

How can I ask parents about their children’s identity development?

Should I use X measure, Y measure, or a different identity measure?