Presentation formats

You may present once only during the symposium. If members have any questions about the suitability of a proposal, please contact the Program Chair and ask for assistance. Colleagues are advised to bring alternative modes of presentation delivery if using PowerPoint, DVD, and so on, in case of unexpected technical failure on the day of presentation.

Individual presentations. The Program Committee will group presentations from individual members. Each presentation is allotted 20 minutes inclusive of all illustrations, audio-visual media or movement examples, plus 10 minutes for questions and discussion. There will be no deviation allowed from this time allotment. A 20-minute paper is normally around 5 pages of 12-point double-spaced type. Please submit a one-page abstract (about 300 words) outlining the content, argument and conclusion, its relation to the symposium theme you have chosen to address, plus a brief list/or statement of sources, if appropriate, on a second page. Please include the type of illustrations to be used in the presentation, such as PowerPoint, DVD, video (including format), and so on.

Media presentations. Media presentations should be no more than 20 minutes in duration. Your presentation should engage critically with the media (video, CD, DVD, and so on) and key material for viewing should be pre-selected. It is essential that your presentation address one of the two themes. Please submit a one-page abstract (about 300 words) outlining content, argument and conclusion, the relevance of the media presentation to the selected theme, plus a brief list of sources.

Panels. The Program Committee encourages presentations in the form of panels: sessions that are entirely planned, coordinated, and prepared by a group of people, one of whom is the responsible coordinator. Proposals may be submitted for panels consisting of three, four, or five presenters and the structure is at the discretion of the coordinator. The total length of a panel will be one hour including time for questions. The proposal should indicate the overall purpose, the role of the individual participants, and the commitment of all participants to attend the conference, including a short summary (one page) of the panel members, and an abstract for each individual paper, as described under Individual Papers above, to be sent together. Each panel proposal will be accepted or rejected as a whole.

Roundtables. We also encourage presentations in the form of roundtables. These are sessions that are entirely planned, coordinated, and prepared by a group of people, one of whom is the responsible coordinator. The aim is to generate discussion between members of the roundtable each of whom presents questions, issues, and/or material for about 5 minutes on the pre-selected unifying theme of the roundtable. The following discussion, at the coordinator’s discretion, may open into more general discussion with the audience. The total length of a roundtable will be one and a half hours inclusive of all discussion. Proposals may be submitted for a roundtable consisting of up to 10 presenters, and the structure is at the discretion of the convener who will chair the event. The proposal explains the overall purpose, the role of the individual participants, and signals the commitment of all participants to attend the symposium. Each roundtable proposal will be accepted or rejected as a whole. The choice of topic is open, but priority may be given to those proposals that address one of the two symposium themes.

Film/DVD/ presentation. At the discretion of the Program Committee, new films/DVDs of longer duration than those that can be accommodated in a media session, as described above, preferably related to the symposium themes, may be proposed for viewing. The Program Committee will inform delegates proposing such material of the possibilities of inclusion when drafting the program. Individuals desiring to do such a presentation should send a query to both Program and Local Arrangements Chairs.

Student presentations/current research. Welcomed are short presentations from students and new or old members whose subjects may or may not relate to the themes. These presentations may take the form of either (a) an 8-minute presentation inclusive of any illustrations, or (b) a poster. Please indicate clearly which mode of delivery you intend. For either category, please supply a brief statement of your subject, noting if it relates directly to either of the themes, a selected resource list, statement of methodology, and theoretical perspective. The whole should be no more than one page, although the list of resources may be additional.

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