Abstract submission portal now closed. The conference program will be launched on or before 14 December.
Individuals and organisations are invited to submit an abstract to deliver a 30-minute oral presentation; a poster presentation; or a workshop presentation which addresses one or more of the conference topics. The abstract should be no more than 300 words and outlines the aims, contents and conclusions of the presentation. Abstracts should not include tables, figures or references.
All proposals will be reviewed by the program committee. Presentations will be selected to provide a program that offers a comprehensive and diverse treatment of issues related to the conference theme. Authors will be notified by e-mail of the outcome of their abstract.
- Abstracts close: 16 November 2018
- Notification to Presenters: 30 November 2018
- Presenter Acceptances Due: 7 December 2018
- Draft Program available: 14 December 2018
- Presenter registration due: 14 December 2019
- STAAR Awards close: 1 February 2019
- Early Bird Registrations Close: 8 February 2019
- Full Papers for Non-Peer Review: 8 March 2019
Oral presentations will be of 30 minutes duration (20 minute presentations and 10 minute discussion). The abstract should outline the important points of the presentation and highlight the content to be communicated. It may outline the aims, methods, relevance, results and conclusions of the work, research, project or case study. Papers not selected for oral presentation might be given the option of poster presentation.
Poster presentations are visual displays of material to be presented and constitute an interactive and communicative medium, usually combining text and graphics information. Posters may be on any topic relevant to the conference themes. Posters will be displayed in the exhibition area and for the duration of the conference. It is expected that presenter should be available during meal breaks to discuss it with conference participants. Specific information regarding size and mounting requirements will be provided with the notice of acceptance.
Poster presenters are entitled to the discounted speaker registration.
Workshops will require an interactive format to facilitate active learning, such as discussion, activities, small group role plays. Workshops will be delivered for 90 minutes. The format should focus on offering participants an interactive information session. Presenters will be entirely responsible for the workshop facilitation.
Submissions should include an outline of the workshop objectives:
- Who should attend
- Structure of workshop
- Intended outcomes