Tick as appropriate.
Please provide a short and full abstract in the boxes below.
Individual paper submissions focus on presenting findings from research relating to any one of the conference themes. They can include multiple authors/presenters, but focus on one specific topic. The conference organising committee will group together 3 or 4 individual papers in to paper sessions. Abstracts for individual papers should cover the following: context; research question(s); research method(s); research findings; policy, practice or academic implications.
Panel submissions brings together a group of presenters under a common theme. It is the organiser’s responsibility to identify and coordinate all panel members, including the chair. The organiser is free to decide on the exact format of the panel session, but they typically consist of three or four speakers presenting on the given topic, followed by an open discussion between the panel members and audience. Abstracts should be submitted by the panel session organiser, and must provide a title, an overview of the topic to be discussed by the panel, and the name and contributions (brief summary) to be made by each individual panel member. Submissions must have the approval of all panel members prior to submission.
Workshops provide the opportunity for more interactive sessions. It is the workshop-lead’s responsibility to decide upon the exact format, to coordinate any contributors, and to facilitate the workshop discussion. Abstracts should be submitted by the workshop-lead, and must provide a title, details of the workshop topic and anticipated format. If the workshop involves contributions from other speakers, full details must be provided within the abstract submission.
Please provide the name of any authors in the box above. For panels/workshops please include the names of any co-presenters or co-convenors.
Please provide the title of your paper, panel or workshop in the box above.
Please provide a 100 word summary in the box above. This will appear in the conference programme if your proposal is accepted.
Please provide a 300-500 word abstract in the box above. This will be used to review your proposal and to decide whether it should be accepted.
To help us organise the conference streams, please indicate which of the above themes best fits your paper or panel. Do not worry unduly if you feel that none of the themes fit perfectly; this will not impact whether or not your proposal is accepted as part of the conference. Please just pick the best theme available.
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