Pre-Conference Workshops: (Tuesday June 17, 2014):
Pre-Conference workshops are intended to be literature-informed, practice-oriented 3-hour or full day sessions. They must feature opportunities for active learning, full participant involvement. Typically these sessions are designed in ways that afford participants the opportunity to experience, learn, use and reflect upon new techniques or to further develop theories and practice in teaching and learning that are related to the conference theme.
Concurrent Sessions: (Wednesday June 18 to, Friday June 20, 2014)
Short interactive workshops (50 minutes)
These literature-informed, practice-based workshops may demonstrate particularly significant and innovative practices, curricular transformations, or research-based insights into practice. Proposals must include details on the ways in which participants will be engaged in meaningful activities and discussions around the topic.
Panel Discussions (50 minutes)
Panels provide an opportunity to present different points of view on a topic or issue related to the conference theme. Each panelist will have time for a short presentation followed by a question and answer period. To allow 15-30 minutes for discussion with the audience, panels should have no more than four members. A panel moderator is recommended. Proposals should include the names of panel members and an outline of the discussion plan (e.g., one or two points per panelist). This outline should be included in the session abstract and will be used by reviewers to help evaluate the proposal.
Research paper presentations (25 minutes)
These sessions provide an opportunity to share basic and applied research findings that are related to the theme of the conference. It is recommended that presenters plan to entertain questions and confine the formal presentation to 15-20 minutes.
Pedagogical Speed-Dating (20 minutes)
Less formal than other types of concurrent sessions, this format is ideal for either spreading the word quickly about new innovations in teaching and learning related to the conference theme or for seeking input from colleagues on new projects or inquiries. This fast-paced roundtable format will take place at the same time in one large room. Within one concurrent timeslot, presenters are expected to present/facilitate their session three times in a row, allowing delegates to sit in on three different table discussions. Each table will accommodate 8 to 10 individuals. Given the shortness of time, resource handouts (as appropriate) are recommended. No audio-visual equipment will be provided. We encourage delegates to collaborate in preparing their proposals and partner with colleagues to present to their peers, recognizing the synergies and professional development opportunities that come through an integrated, collective process.
Facilitated Poster Sessions
Poster sessions are a way to share information and delineate research results, explore innovative and effective teaching strategies or contribute to theory-building in an interactive way. Although posters should be self-explanatory, presenters must be present during the poster session. All poster contributions will be immediately eligible for consideration for the Pat Rogers Poster Prize.