Call for Papers: Regulations

54th Annual Symposium:
Care of the Professional Voice
May 28th – June 1st, 2025


All abstract submissions will be peer-reviewed and evaluated based on originality, technical and/or research depth, accuracy and relevance to the conference.

Abstract submission opens: September 15th, 2024
Abstract submission deadline: November 12st, 2024 
Notification of Decision: January 31st, 2025


  • Abstracts for oral presentations must represent original work that has not been published  or presented elsewhere.
  • Completed manuscripts are requested at the time of presentation when possible but should be submitted within 60 days following the symposium for publication in Journal of Voice unless other arrangements have been made with The Voice Foundation.
  • The program committee reserves the right to place each paper in the category they feel most appropriate.
  • There will also be a New Investigators Research Forum (2023 Guidlines) for works in progress.
  • The Voice Foundation will review all abstracts submitted and the corresponding author will be notified of acceptance by January 31st.
  • We encourage you to invite colleagues to participate in the conference and submit original research.

Abstract Examples can be found HERE


  • The focus of your workshop should be on a real-time demonstration of your techniques using the audience members, singers, actors, or patients provided. This is not a lecture format. Voice professionals are invited to submit a proposal for a workshop to be considered for presentation at The Voice Foundation’s Annual Symposium. The focus of the workshop should be on the “live” demonstration of your techniques with singers, actors, patients, or audience members. The workshop duration is 50 minutes, and we request that you plan for the majority of the session to be spent in hands-on interaction with the participants. If the abstract submission does not explain how the majority of the time will be hands on, then it will likely not be under consideration.
  • Workshop presenters are limited to presenting two years in a row, after which they must sit out one year.
  • A piano and accompanist will be provided for all singing voice teachers; other presenters may request a keyboard. The workshop should be presented without the use of audiovisual aids such as overhead projectors, slide projectors, or videotapes.
  • All workshop presenters are encouraged to attend the entire Symposium at the
    Westin Philadelphia Hotel (99 South 17th Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania).
  • Unfortunately, we are unable to offer any remuneration or reimbursement for lodging or transportation. 

Abstract Examples can be found HERE

Six Steps to Write an Abstract

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