2020 CIC Call for Proposals
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Common Interest Community 

Call for Proposals

Important dates

  • Proposal submission deadline: February 21, 2020 - NOW CLOSED
  • Acceptance notification: March 13, 2020
  • Presenter's registration deadline: April 10, 2020

To apply, click the icon for the session in which you'd like to present. (We suggest first reviewing the additional details below.)




OF NOTE for SYTAR 2020:

The Assessments CIC will not include a call for presenters, as this session will be provided by a small selection of practitioners who have been identified for their work in this area.

CIC 6: Yoga Therapy Assessments 
This CIC focuses on how we as a community are creating yoga therapy assessments that both help define our field and role as an integrative care profession and may help us communicate our work to those in allopathic practice or to help with reimbursement. Read more...


Some changes for 2020! 

The CIC model continues to evolve to provide the best possible experience for participants. In five of the six CICs, speakers will offer 10-minute oral presentations (no slides/PowerPoints) to a circle of community participants.

Learn more about the model for 2020. 


Yoga therapy ideas worth sharing!

As a volunteer presenter, you'll share your successful work, practice, or idea relevant to the CIC’s focus. In return, you meet others who share your interest and receive constructive comments and resources from your peers. All attendees should leave their CIC sessions with many ideas to help them in their own work or stimulate new possibilities. Attendees will also make new professional connections, colleagues with whom to celebrate for the remainder of the symposium and to collaborate with in the future.  


We are seeking well-written, intriguing proposals involving successful yoga therapy ideas or resources worth sharing. All proposals will be evaluated by the session chairs for the specific interest community. Six individuals will be chosen in each category to present their work, with two alternate presenters as backups. All chosen summaries will be published in the conference program guide and later as an online supplement to the International Journal of Yoga Therapy. Proposals are not edited and not subject to change after submission, so please proofread carefully and be sure that your proposal is final


  • You must be a current IAYT member and log in to your profile to submit a proposal.
  • Individual presenters only—no co-presenters will be accepted.
  • Presenters in SYTAR 2020 afternoon or morning sessions are not eligible to submit proposals to the CIC sessions.
  • You may submit up to two proposals (in the same or different categories, except as noted for CIC 4); however, you may only present one. If both proposals are accepted, IAYT reserves the right to determine which proposal will be presented.
  • Be sure to closely review the intended focus of the CIC for which you are applying. Co-chairs will be looking for presentations that support the session's focus. Carefully read the submission instructions for the specific CIC to which you are submitting a proposal.
  • This is a volunteer opportunity for CIC presenters. Your name and proposal will appear in the final program guide, giving you an opportunity to gain experience presenting to your peers and giving IAYT a chance to become aware of new voices! 


  • If selected to present, you are welcome to prepare handouts to share with participants. 
  • All handouts will be posted on the conference website for attendees to access.
  • All handouts must be submitted in legible PDF format to SYTAR Conference Manager by May 18 so they can be uploaded to the conference website by June 1. You will work with your session co-chairs to coordinate submission.

Questions? Contact Us

Want more details on submission content?
Review the accepted CIC Proposals from SYTAR 2019. 


We are pleased to acknowledge the continued support of Matthew Taylor, PT, PhD, C-IAYT, former president of IAYT's board of directors and originator of the CIC sessions, for his continued support and leadership in developing this programming.