Conference theme: Educators as Designers: A Practice-Research conversation
Six presentation formats will be available for our 2023 conference! Check them out below.
An individual talk consists of a brief summary communicating the “lessons learned” from practice or research. Each session is a collection of three (3) individual presentations. The goal is to present innovative practices or methods, research findings, etc.
Each presenter is asked to prepare a PowerPoint (or equivalent) presentation for their 15-minute talk. Presenters are asked to be attentive and respectful of their time allocation to allow all talks to have an equal amount of time.
A Session Chair introduces the topics and the presenters (2-5 mins); a Talk (presented by the main author or authors) is allocated a total of 20 minutes (15 mins presentation, 5 mins for Q&A); (optional) a Discussant brings the presentations together and helps to identify a common message (8-10 mins).
A symposium consists of 3-5 individual presentations organized around a single theme, focusing on “why we do it” and the theory behind it. Symposium can be interactive and may consist of a panel discussion or be devoted to activities such as discussion among the presenters and discussants.
This presentation format is reserved for special cases and should be selected only if the presenters/authors have an important topic they wish to present or discuss as a group.
The session begins with the Session Chair (Moderator) introducing the symposium. After each presenter gives their talk, the session concludes with a Discussant who expands on the topic and describes how the presentations collectively add to the field.
Posters consist of graphical displays that provide opportunities for discussion and explanation of experiences and/or materials. It is a good idea to make a number of handout-sized copies (about 20) of the poster to distribute to interested parties.
The typical poster is made on poster paper, poster size 120 x 90 cm (48 x 36 inches). Information on the poster should be self-explanatory and feature key ideas.
Presenters set up their posters on the poster boards in a large hall ahead of the assigned time period; presenters have informal individualized discussions with small groups throughout the 90- minute time slot, generally during the lunch period.
Roundtable formatted sessions provide participants with maximum interaction and exchange of ideas among presenter(s) and participants. Typically, the presenter(s) at the physical table, sets the stage for the discussion with a brief overview, then facilitates the discussion between the focal topic and the participant’s contributions. While not essential, roundtable sessions may provide in situ opportunities to build knowledge together resulting in new insights which may be documented by the group and used as the starting point for future discussions –– long-tail knowledge building.
A large room with 3 to 4 tables set apart so that participants can move to other tables if they wish to take part in other conversations. Note that 3 to 4 roundtable sessions take place within the same room.
75 mins. Note, the participants may move from table to table so presenters will need to be sensitive to how they use the time if the participants change.
Workshop-formatted sessions provide participants with clearly defined aims and/or outcomes for the engagement with a focal topic/tool/technology/etc. Typically, they are facilitated by an individual or a group, presentations are brief, thereby providing adequate time for interaction, discussion and/or generation of a tangible artifact.
A large room that allows participants to work together and/or move freely between stations.
35 mins each, including summary discussions and/or Q&A. There will be two mini-workshops (one after the other) in the same room and the same 75 min time slot.
Demonstration / Performance Showcase
Demonstration/Performance showcase formatted sessions provide opportunities to illustrate, use or experience a particular technique, tool or method around a focal idea emerging from practice or research. The objective is to deepen understanding of how this practice and/or research fits into instructional practice or student learning.
A large room that allows participants to move freely between stations.
75 mins. Note, the participants may move from one demonstration/performance so presenters will need to be sensitive to how they use the time if the participants change.
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