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EECERA 2018 Organising Committee are delighted to introduce a 4th proposal type to allow speakers even greater choice and flexibility in the way they wish to present and discuss their research.
On top of the existing proposal types – an individual paper presentation, a paper submitted as part of a self-organised symposium and a poster, we invite presenters to also explore and submit proposals for a short talk.
For more information about each of the proposal types, please see below.
1. Poster presentation: Combining text, graphics and opportunity for dialogue with author. - For those who want to maximise the visibility of their work and network. Selected posters will be displayed during the designated poster symposium(s), giving poster presenters an opportunity to engage in a conversation with delegates who will be circulating around the exhibits.
2. Self-organised symposium: Traditional short presentation with discussion, in group of three (self-selected). For those who want to work collaboratively on a theme or issue and test out/get feedback on their work. Groups propose to organise 3 papers and a moderator around a common theme as a full session of 80 minutes including discussion. For a self-organised symposium one abstract has to be submitted for each of the three papers presented.
3. Individual paper presentation: Traditional short presentation – 20 minutes including built-in time for discussion. Individual papers will be grouped into larger symposia by theme (scientific committee selected). - For those who want to make collaborative links to others on a theme or issue and test out/get feedback on their work.
The three proposal types above have to correspond with the conference theme and one of the strands. When submitting your proposals for one of the above, you will be asked to enter the following information:
  • The title of the presentation
  • The type of the presentation
  • The name/s, institution/s and email address/es of the presenter/s and co-author/s (for multi-authored papers, please indicate which authors will be presenting)
  • Mailing address and e-mail address
  • A 250-word abstract addressing each element specified on the submission form:
    • Research aims
    • Relationship to previous research works - reference to existing literature and how it underpins your study
    • Theoretical and conceptual framework
    • Paradigm, methodology and methods – all three elements must be addressed
    • Ethical considerations – outline of concerns and how they were overcome
    • Main finding or discussion
    • Implications, practice or policy
  • Five keywords

4. Short talk: This 10 minute long address delivered without notes or slides is based on the concept of the TED-style presentation approach; concise and simple, it is an ideal presentation for those who want to pitch a new, often personal, thought provoking idea, issue or approach. Only the best short talk presentations will be selected and clustered in groups of 6.
The short talks should be personal and narrative, about a topic the speaker is knowledgeable about and feels deeply passionate about. Any superfluous information is taken out of the speech for the sake of time. Every second counts in this short 10 minute address. Speakers choosing this delivery type should take the listeners on a journey, telling a story, evoking the imagination of the audience. Each group of 6 will have additional 20 minutes at the end of all the talks to take questions.
Short talk proposals have to correspond with the themes of EECERA Special Interest Groups (SIGs). When submitting your proposals for a short talk, you will be asked to enter the following information:
  • The title of the presentation
  • Your name, institution, country and email address(es)
  • A 250-word abstract setting out
    • The chosen issue
    • The personal rationale for choosing this issue
    • Key elements in the content of the presentation


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