Call for contributions

HERDSA Conference 2019

Next Generation, Higher Education: Challenges, Changes and Opportunities

2-5 July 2019. Auckland, New Zealand

Please note: The HERDSA EXECUTIVE AUSTRALASIA have made a decision that full refereed papers will no longer be a format for presentations at HERDSA conferences.

 

Send us your abstract

We invite contributors to submit an abstract for presentations in one of the following formats. Abstracts should align with one or more of the sub themes as indicated on the conference homepage.

Pre-conference workshop

Due on December 7 2018

Pre-conference workshops provide an opportunity to explore conference sub-themes in more detail. The number of workshop slots is limited.

A 300 word proposal must be submitted for consideration by the organising committee. In addition authors will be asked to provide an explanation of a maximum of 200 words showing how the workshop addresses one of the conference sub-themes.

The proposal submitted should address:

  1. Overview of workshop
  2. Target audience
  3. Intended outcomes for participants
  4. Outline of activities

Pre-conference workshops will be allocated 2.5 hours, plus a 30 minute tea break. It is expected that the presenter will integrate activities, questions and discussion throughout the workshop. Abstracts for workshops will be reviewed against the criteria of quality, engagement, relevance and standard of writing.

 

Showcase presentation (refereed abstract)

Due on February 14th 2019

Showcase submissions will be evidence-based and not only outline the initiative or practice being showcased but, equally, provide clear evidence of its effectiveness. Quantitative and qualitative evidence of effectiveness are equally acceptable.

A 300 word proposal must be submitted for consideration by the organising committee. In addition authors will be asked to provide an explanation of a maximum of 200 words showing how the presentation addresses one of the conference sub-themes.

The abstract should address the following:

  1. Background/context
  2. The initiative/practice
  3. Method(s) of evaluative data collection and analysis
  4. Evidence of effectiveness

Abstracts will be evaluated by the conference organising committee. Abstracts for showcase presentations will be reviewed against the criteria of quality, relevance and standard of writing.

It is anticipated that showcase presentations will be allocated 25 minutes which will include 20 minutes presentation and 5 minutes for questions and discussion.

 

Poster presentation

Due on 14th February 2019

Poster submissions will be evidence-based and should outline the background/context and outcomes. Posters allow participants with similar interests to interact by using the poster as a discussion point.

Proposals are to be submitted as a 300 word abstract describing their poster.  In addition authors will be asked to provide an explanation of a maximum of 200 words showing how the poster addresses one of the conference sub-themes.

The abstract should address the following:

  1. Background/context
  2. Research/evaluation method
  3. Outcomes

Poster abstracts will be evaluated by the Conference Organising Committee. Abstracts for posters will be reviewed against the criteria of quality, relevance and standard of writing/presentation.

Posters will be available for viewing for the duration of the conference. An interactive poster viewing session will be held for authors to discuss their poster with other delegates.

Poster guidelines

  • A0 size – 841 mm wide x 1189 mm high, portrait orientation
  • A banner displaying your poster title, name, institution and email address should be positioned at top-centre of the poster
  • Please make it obvious to the viewer how to progressively view the poster. The poster generally should read from left to right, and top to bottom. Numbering the individual panels, or connecting them with arrows may assist readers.

 

Roundtable

Due on February 14th 2019

Roundtable submissions are an opportunity to debate current issues relating to the conference sub-themes in more detail.

A 300 word proposal must be submitted for consideration by the organising committee. In addition authors will be asked to provide an explanation of a maximum of 200 words showing how the debate addresses one of the conference sub-themes.

The abstract should address the following:

  1. Background/context
  2. The issue
  3. Intended outcome

Abstracts will be evaluated by the conference organising committee. Abstracts for roundtable presentations will be reviewed against the criteria of quality, relevance and standard of writing.

It is anticipated that roundtable will be allocated 25 minutes for debate.

 

Symposium

Due on February 14th 2019

A symposium will have a duration of 1 hour to engage in more detail with one of the conference sub-themes. The suggested format is for a small group to present a topic in a 10 minute segment, leaving the rest of the time for questions and discussion.

The group organiser must submit a 500-word proposal for consideration by the organising committee: 300 word must outline the topic and 200 words must detail how the symposium addresses one of the conference sub-themes.

The proposal submitted should address:

  1. Overview
  2. Target audience
  3. Intended outcomes for participants
  4. Outline of discussion format

It is expected that the group will facilitate discussion throughout the symposium.  Abstracts will be reviewed against the criteria of quality, engagement, relevance and standard of writing.

 

Mini workshop

Due on February 14th 2019

A workshop has a duration of 1.5 hours and can be structured as a professional development opportunity to enable learners to engage in more detail with one of the conference sub-themes.

A 300 word proposal must be submitted for consideration by the organising committee. In addition authors will be asked to provide an explanation of a maximum of 200 words showing how the workshop addresses one of the conference sub-themes.

The proposal submitted should address:

  1. Overview
  2. Target audience
  3. Intended outcomes for participants
  4. Outline of activities

It is expected that the presenter will integrate activities, questions and discussion throughout the workshop.  Abstracts for the workshop will be reviewed against the criteria of quality, engagement, relevance and standard of writing.

 

 

 

Submission dates

Contributor submissions open
1 November 2018

Pre-conference workshop submission deadline
23 November 2018
7 December 2018

Contributor submissions deadline
14 February 2019

Contributor registration deadline
10 May 2019

Registration dates

Registration opens
15 October 2018

Early bird registration deadline
30 May 2019

Conference dates

Pre-conference workshops
2 July 2019

Welcome reception and poster session
3 July 2019

Conference dinner
4 July 2019

Conference closes
5 July 2019

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