Submission Guidelines for 2016 Conference

How to Submit a Paper

1. Make sure your paper is in an acceptable format. We can accept papers in Microsoft Word, Rich Text Format (RTF), or Adobe Acrobat (PDF).

Presentation formats include

A. Refereed academic papers Conference presentations will be 15-20 minutes in length. Accepted refereed abstracts will be published in the conference digital proceedings. Submissions must include maximum two page, single-spaced abstract including: Title, Introduction, Literature, Method, Findings/Results, and Conclusion. References should be included but do not count towards the page limit. B. Student poster presentations A student poster session will take place during the conference. Accepted abstracts will be published in the conference digital proceedings. Students are invited to submit a one page, single-spaced abstract for a poster featuring completed or proposed research. References should be included but do not count towards the one page limit. C. Presentations 15-45 minutes presentations in concurrent sessions D. Professional development workshops 60-90 minute workshops providing delegates with interactive opportunities to engage with the research material E. Panels 60 minute sessions where 2 or more speakers present on a topic F. Roundtable discussions 45 minute roundtable discussion on a project, initiative or study related to the conference theme

OPTION 1: Guidelines for refereed paper and student poster submissions

In a file separate from your abstract submission please include the cover page with title, author(s)’ contact information and include up to 5 key words and a brief statement of how the paper topic contributes to the theme of the conference. NOTE: Refereed abstracts should be stripped of all identifying file information so that authors cannot be identified. In Word for Mac this can be done under the Word menu > preferences > security > remove personal information from this file on save. In Word for PC this can be done under the File menu > prepare for sharing > inspect document > inspect > remove all document properties and personal information.Questions about paper and student poster submission should be directed to: Nicole L. Vaugeois, Ph.D. Phone: 250-753-3245 Local 1-2772

OPTION 2: Guidelines for Presentations, Professional Development workshops, Panels and Roundtable sessions:

Submissions must include a brief statement on how the presentation(s), workshop topic, panel or roundtable discussion relates to the conference theme and addresses a research need. The submission must also indicate which presentation format (concurrent session, workshop, organized panel, or round table) is preferred, and the length of time requested. All submissions must include a short description (approx. 300-500 words) of the session along with a brief (5-line) biography of the presenter(s).Questions about presentations, workshops and panels should be directed to: Angela Trunzo Phone: 204-954-1983