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搜集 Sōují (Gathering)
Open Call for Presentations and Papers


Under this segment, PanACEa will shine light and reflect on research and on-ground lived experiences of the aroace community in Asia. A fixed number of slots are assigned for presentations during the Conference. We invite people from all backgrounds and identities to apply. Students, researchers, academicians, and also activists, members of the queer community and social organisations as well as collectives from the asexual and aromantic spectrums - there is room for everyone. 


We have slots for Video Presentations and Live Interactions at the conference. We also hope to publish an e-journal of all the entries that get shortlisted. 

Do look through our selection process and conference themes. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to write into us on

Application Process:

Participation is welcome from all individuals, regardless of gender, ethnic consideration, identity and background. However, preference will be given to those who identify as being on the Ace Spectrum and/or are of Asian heritage. Please read our diversity statement for more details and do not hesitate to write to us for any clarification: 


The overarching theme of the conference is:

The Asexual Spectrum and the Asian Identity. 

You can find details on the themes here. 

The Process:


Fill this form: Deadline 15th October 2021, 11:59 pm IST

The form will ask you for some basic details and an abstract or synopsis of your work (300 words or a 1-2 min video). The abstract must be in English or accompanied by an English translation/transcript.


Our Research Panel will review the abstracts and selected participants will be informed by the 20th of October 2021


Final presentations (audios or videos) will then need to be sent in by the 24th of October 2021, 11:59 pm IST


There is Room for Everyone


As people who live at the intersection of several identities, we know acutely what it means to be excluded. To be held at arm’s length by gatekeepers and gaslit out of our own experiences. And thus it is our firm resolve to make PanACEa: Asia Asexuality Conference as diverse, inclusive and vibrant an event as we can. Our conference is open to everyone from Asia and Asian diaspora irrespective of language, culture, religion, ethnicity, race, age, gender, sexuality, SOGIESC, physical and mental health and ability. We are working to make our words suit our actions and putting together systems and resources to empower our participants and foster a community of thinkers and doers who can help us forge a welcoming and authentic experience at the conference. 


If you would like to help us build a more equitable world, where all voices find listening hearts and minds, do fill out this form and help us learn. Together we all grow better.