Proposal submission has closed!

 Proposals are welcomed for the following events:


Detailed information on each proposal type can be found by clicking on the relevant link below.  



• The proposals will be sent by electronic means only (online form) 
• Detailed information on each proposal type and the relevant PROPOSAL TEMPLATE can be found by clicking below on the relevant link
Abstracts should comprise a brief but informative description of both the content and method of presentation. Abstract length should be a maximum of 200 words
• During the online submission process, you must fill in all the required text fields with the submission details - Fields that do NOT have an asterisk are OPTIONAL - and also upload a file with all details included in order for the submission to be considered valid.
• The official language of presentation in the conference is English. We recommend that submissions will be in English.
• Authors are asked to state which conference theme relates best to their presentation and indicate this during submission (you can choose 1).
• Each author may participate in the conference as a main author in a total of two presentations of any type. There is a limit of three presentations in which one could participate as a co-author.
• At least one author from each accepted submission will be required to make an early registration in order for their contribution to be included in the conference programme.
• Accepted proposals will be published in a book of abstracts (electronic format).


dates & deadlines!

Proposal Submission Deadline: February 25, 2024
Proposal evaluation results:  March 15, 2024
Early Registration: June 1, 2024
Preliminary Programme announcement: June 2024


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In a Symposium, professionals come into dialogue, pooling together their knowledge and views about a theme or specific issue. They provide an opportunity to examine this topic in depth from multiple perspectives.

Symposia consist of 3 to 4 short presentations, and a collective discussion to enhance presentations, and is thus an integral part of this session format. Therefore, each Symposium has a chair/organizer and/or a discussant.

We encourage conveners to bring together contributors from different countries or institutions. The emphasis is not on paper reading, but on dialogue, drawing connections, raising questions, highlighting issues, and utilizing audience participation.

The conveners of symposia should submit an abstract for the proposed symposium as well as for each individual presentation. They must name the discussant on the proposal form, as well as the names and affiliations of all individual authors of presentations. Please note that every participant must register individually if the symposium is accepted.

Duration: The duration of each symposium is scheduled for 90 minutes: 3 x 20 minute presentation and 30 minute discussion or 4 x 15 minute presentation and 30 minute discussion..

*Prepare your symposium proposal using the SYMPOSIUM PROPOSAL TEMPLATE

Workshops offered by one or more experts in a particular area constitute one of the core events of the conference, and are informative interactive sessions in which the participants are engaged in demonstrations, hands-on activities and/or discussion, based on research or practices.

They provide the context for an experiential, interactional and a “learning through doing and sharing” event. We particularly welcome creative workshops that operate on new formats, encouraging active and varied participation.

Workshops are usually addressed to a limited number of participants, to best serve their interactional feature. Please indicate the maximum number of participants.

Please note that every participant must register in order for the workshop to be included in the program.

Duration:  Workshops may have a duration of 90 or 45 minutes (i.e. a session may include one 90-minute or two 45-minute workshops).
The Scientific Committee may suggest a different duration or format for a submitted workshop during the review process.

*Prepare your workshop proposal using the WORKSHOP PROPOSAL TEMPLATE

Oral presentations are related to recent development in the main theme of the conference, referring to research study or professional practice, and/or development of tools and methodology.

In order to make discussion more relevant as well as encourage further collaboration, the scientific committee will group oral communications by theme.

Duration: The time allocated for each presentation is 15 minutes followed by 5 minutes questions/discussion. Four oral presentations are grouped together around a theme in one session [total session duration 90minutes].

Please note that every participant must register in order for paper to be included in the program.

*Prepare your oral communication proposal using the ORAL PRESENTATION PROPOSAL TEMPLATE

The poster session is a forum to foster interactions among researchers and practitioners. Poster presentations will give attendees at the conference an opportunity to learn informally about new and innovative work in progress and ongoing research.
- posters presenting research results and case studies will be available to be viewed at all times during the conference.
- posters will be grouped by theme, and a special session will be organized for researchers to present if they wish (optional) their work in a creative and brief format.

Preparing the poster
- Posters should be approximately 92cm (36 in) wide x 122 cm (48 in) high. (TBC)
- The authors are responsible for posting and removing their posters from the specified area. Posting material will be available from the Conference Technical Secretariat.
- We recommend that presenters have a 2-page handout in English to provide to interested delegates.

In reviewing the posters originality, significance, quality, and clarity will be considered.

At least one of the accepted poster authors is required to attend the conference and present their work during the poster session. 

*Prepare your poster presentation proposal using the POSTER PROPOSAL TEMPLATE

Presenters propose the format (e.g. film, play, game, exhibition, dance, storytelling or other) in which they wish to present, and specify the time, space and equipment requirements.

• Open format submissions aim to enhance the conference’s scientific programme with different, unique and "out of the box" presentation formats.
• Duration depends on the format of the submission, with a maximum duration of 90 minutes.

*Prepare your open format proposal using the OPEN FORMAT PROPOSAL TEMPLATE


The proposals received will be evaluated by two independent reviewers based on the following elements according their type of presentation:

• Relevance to the conference title and themes
• Quality with respect t to ideas grounded in scientific research and/or practice
• Innovation with respect to content ideas and/or progressive approaches
• Impact the proposed research/ideas are expected to have on the target audience
• Clarity with respect to the use of English

It is noted that in cooperation with the main author the scientific committee bears the responsibility of adapting the type of proposal to fit best into the conference programme.

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