STEPS IN SUBMITTING THE PROPOSALS
Submission steps for Demonstrations, Workshops, Research Papers, Round Tables, and Poster Sessions.
Step 1– Title Choose a title that will be clear to the intended audience, and limit it to a maximum of nine words. Capitalize only the first word, proper nouns, and acronyms, do not put the title in quotation marks. Example: Music and movement for kindergarten and the primary grades.
Step 2– Abstract One requirement of the proposal form is to provide an abstract that will appear in the program book, alphabetized under the first presenter’s last name, if the proposal is accepted. The abstract helps convention participants decide which presentations will be most appropriate to their concerns and needs. The abstract should adhere to the following guidelines:
- It should not exceed 100 words. Information provided after word #100 will be deleted.
- It should be written in the third person, future tense (“The presenter will begin by… She will then…”).
- It should avoid all references to published works.
- It should be carefully edited and proofread.
- It should be written to draw the most appropriate audience to presentation
- It should adhere to the specific guidelines.
Step 3– Biographical Statement In a maximum of 50 words. Information provided after word #50 will be deleted. Give your first name, family name, institutional affiliation, and relevant activities or publications. Degrees are normally listed, and titles such as professor are not capitalized. You can generally omit “currently”.
Step 4– Summary One-page summary of the presentation content, equivalent to one – A4 page summary; 1.5 line spacing; Arial 11. This summary is the only part of the proposal seen by the referees. Make sure that the best format (e.g., research paper, demonstration, etc.) has been selected and that the material outlined can be covered in the allotted time.
Summary Content description for each type of presentation/proposal
(a) Demonstration: central purpose and description of what will be demonstrated.
(b) Workshop: statement of goal, synopsis of the theoretical framework, precise description of tasks to be performed.
(c) Research Papers: synopsis, including central and supporting ideas.
(d) Poster Session: main ideas to be presented and description of the visual display.
Summary Writing Guidelines
(a) One-page summary of the presentation content, equivalent to one A4 page summary, 1,5 line spacing, font Arial 11.
(b)The presentation’s purpose and point of view are clearly stated.
(c) Familiarity with current practices and/or research is evident.
(d) The contents have been carefully edited and proofread.
(e) Do not state presenters’ names on the summary form.
Deadline for submissions: Sunday, March 3, 2019