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Call for Proposals

Submission Deadline: January 20th 2019 at 11:59 pm EST


The Symposium consists of presentations in a variety of formats, alumni, and faculty panels representing each of the Department of Education’s four graduate programs. Included are professional development workshops, keynote speakers, a networking reception and a few planned surprises! And, it’s free to attend!

Before submitting, read the guidelines that follow.

Click here to submit your proposal

*Submissions and presentations may be in either English or French.

Theme for the 2019 Graduate Symposium in the Department of Education:
Education for Empowerment: Uplifting Voices

Date: March 23, 2019

Submission Guidelines


This is an interdisciplinary graduate symposium that invites participants from across Canada and around the world. We welcome proposals exploring the complexities of educational theory and practice in a broad range of contexts whether academic, social, political or cultural.

We invite proposals from all areas of education and related disciplines including, but not limited to:

  • Adult Education
  • Educational Technology
  • Applied Human Sciences
  • Exercise Science
  • Applied Linguistics
  • Child Studies
  • Art Education
  • Psychology
  • Early Childhood and Elementary Education
  • Sociology
  • Educational Studies

Works-in-progress, design projects, and alternative presentations are welcome. Please review the proposal requirements that follow. If you have any questions about eligibility and the submission process, please contact us via email at gsde.doe@concordia.ca.

Proposal Requirements


Please include an abstract (150-250 words) that conforms to the APA citation guidelines.

Abstracts

Literature reviews, class projects, and action research are encouraged. All abstracts will be peer-reviewed and those that are most closely aligned to the following guidelines and criteria will be selected.

Guidelines:

Submission of abstracts for all formats should address the following:

(a) Purpose

(b) Perspective(s) or theoretical framework

(c) Educational importance of the study

If applicable:

(d) Methods and data source(s)

(e) Results, conclusions and/or interpretations

Evaluation Criteria:

  • Relevance to the conference theme
  • Relevance to the field
  • Evidence of a theoretical or conceptual framework and links to prior research
  • Clearly stated research design (for empirical studies)
  • Organization and clarity

Presentation Formats


Please review the presentation formats below carefully and select the presentation format that best suits your work.

In-Person Presentations

Presenters can propose to give a 15-minute presentation of an academic research paper or project. This will be followed by a 5-minute question and discussion period, which will be facilitated by a moderator.

Participants who wish to present in an alternative format (e.g., workshop, artistic exhibition, performance, etc.) should email us directly at gsde.doe@concordia.ca to specify any special requirements they may have.

Please be sure to include your equipment/space needs on the submission form.

* Works-in-progress and demonstrations are welcome; however, an abstract with a clear scope and session goals is required. Students in the thesis proposal stage of their work are strongly encouraged to choose this format.

Virtual Presentations

Presenters will be given 15-minutes to present an academic research paper or project via Skype. This will be followed by a 5-minute question period, which will be facilitated by a moderator. Individuals who are interested in presenting at the conference from universities outside of Montreal who are unable to travel are strongly encouraged to choose this format.

Poster/Multimedia Informal Showcase

Presenters will prepare a printed poster (see dimensions below) or bring a tablet or laptop for a multimedia presentation that showcases their academic work. For example, multimedia presentations can be in the form of an interactive learning project like a website or other digital platform.

Posters (printed) and digital stations will be set up for 60 minutes throughout the lunch break and conference attendees will browse and interact with the presenter and presentations.

Presenters should be prepared to explain their research in 3 minutes or less and to respond to questions.

The posters should be 3 feet x 4 feet or 36″ x 48″ and the tablet or laptop can be your own or borrowed from the Concordia library (if you are a Concordia student). Presenters will be expected to remain next to their poster during poster presentation time (see tentative schedule here)

Please be sure to include your equipment/space needs on the submission form.

An abstract with a clear scope of this media or poster project is required. Please see the abstract guidelines at the beginning of this document.

* This format is recommended for works-in-progress, websites, and demonstrations; however, an abstract with a clear scope and session goals is required. Students in the thesis proposal stage of their work are also strongly encouraged to choose this format.

Please complete the submission form.

For more information about presentation formats, scheduling, volunteer opportunities and more, please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions section or contact us by email at gsde.doe@concordia.ca.