Challenges for Change: A crowd-sourced brainstorming session


Valerie Freeman (Oklahoma State University)

Paul De Decker (Memorial University of Newfoundland)


Many of us, faced with pandemic-related restrictions, have changed our methods of data collection and analysis, but they haven’t always worked out for the better. This workshop invites researchers to go back to the drawing board and share unsolved challenges, partial work-arounds, and attempted solutions to their research related challenges. Contributors will give short presentations of recent work that ended up with unresolved challenges or novel problems. This will be followed by group discussions that focus on brainstorming and collaborative problem solving. Attendees will also have the opportunity to share their own challenges and gather ideas for solutions.

This three-hour workshop will include lightning talks with open discussion of the presented challenges. Contributors will be encouraged to provide supplemental materials about their presentation topic for attendees to explore before or after the workshop. During the final hour of the workshop, attendees can share their own current challenges for open brainstorming and suggestions. If attendance is large, this can be done in small groups (e.g., Zoom breakout rooms). The workshop session will be video recorded for subsequent editing and sharing with the LabPhon community and related researchers.

Please see the schedule for a full list of sessions and talks.


Abstracts due: March 1, 2022

Notification: March 30, 2022

Supplemental materials due: June 13, 2022

Workshop: June 22, 2022