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Guidelines for Proposals

Please note that in line with the TERNZ philosophy of being collaborative and developmental, all abstract submissions are group reviewed and non-blinded. All abstracts will be available in the conference proceedings. 

Important Dates

Call for Abstracts: 1 July

Abstract Submission Deadline: 13 September (now closed)

Abstract Review Complete: 30 September 

1. Pre-conference workshops and Special Interest Groups

These will be 2 to 3 hours, and expressions of interest should be sent to the conference convenors asap, deadline 31 August

2. Submission of abstracts for parallel sessions (55 minutes)

Submissions need to include:

  • Title
  • Authors
  • Description of research and significance of topic (300 words max)
  • Description of how the session will be run (200 words max)


The reviewers are looking for evidence of participant involvement and relevance to their learning.

Recommendations for inclusion in parallel sessions will be made by the reviewers, and the final programme structure will be decided by the conference organising committee.

3. Posters/research and teaching showcase

The reception on the evening of Wednesday 23rd November will include exhibition items such as research and teaching examples and posters. We would like to encourage anyone who has recently undertaken either research or teaching using original or engaging approaches to submit their ideas for inclusion in the exhibition. Submissions can be in the form of a poster, a display or a technology-based showcase.

Presenters are strongly encouraged to reconceptualise their work creatively to incorporate a) active learning approaches and b) interactive engagement with display and presenter. The submissions will be displayed during the reception and subsequently in the social spaces where participants circulate.

There is no limit to the number of submissions in this category, but presenters must specify whether they require technical support or other resources. Participants will be asked to vote for their favourite poster/showcase, and the winning display will receive a prize.

The format for the abstracts is the same as for the parallel sessions, i.e max Title, Authors, 300 words describing the research and significance of the topic (200 words describing how the session will be run is not required). 

Download the Abstract Submission Template (Posters and Parallel Sessions)


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