Guidelines for submission of abstracts 

Proposals for papers and other types of presentation should be submitted in either English or French on the proposal form and sent to by 7 June 2017. 

The proposal form is available to download below.

Potential presenters must submit:

  • An abstract of your presentation of up to 300 words
  • A short biography of the presenter  (or presenters) of up to 50 words 
  • If appropriate, indicate whether the abstract is based on ongoing or completed research
  • Ensure that the context of your abstract is clear, such as the country or region of focus, the level of education addressed, the type of research etc.
  • We encourage authors to have their abstract proof-read before submission.
  • Please avoid using an overly long title for your presentation.

Criteria for selection of abstracts 

The selection of proposals will be made by the Conference Programme Committee. In order to be considered for selection in the conference programme, proposals must meet the following criteria:

Relevance, showing a clear link to the central conference theme and chosen sub-theme

  • Originality
  • Evidence-based
  • Clarity, coherence and organisation
  • Potential for audience interaction/involvement.
  • Conference Programme Committee decisions on the selection of abstracts will be communicated to presenters by 11 July 2017.


Deadline for submissions:                                                                            7 June 2017

Notification of acceptance will be communicated by:                                   11 July 2017

Deadline for presenters to register and confirm their participation:             22 September 2017

The conference:                                                                                           27-29 November 2017


Download the full Call for Papers and Proposal Form below. 

See also