Important: Read everything below before making a submission.
Short presentation 20 minutes
Long Presentation 45 minutes
Topic Talk 12-minute session repeated with different groups of participants
The Innovative Topic Talk consists of three 12-minute sessions, with 6 minutes for speaking, and 6 for group discussion. Participants move to different speakers for each session. You can choose the Topic yourself, which can be a talk on a theory in brain studies, or a poster about something in brain studies, your research, or a book/podcast/video review.
Proposals will be vetted by a committee. Since the focus of this conference is how brain sciences can help us become better teachers, please consider these points:
- All participant presentations will be done on the second day: Sunday, June 21.
- Preference will be given to selecting presentations that include some information from brain sciences (psychology, neuroscience) and is relevant to language teachers. For advice on how to do this, see our including brain science tips here.
- The brain likes “hands-on” or “mouths-on” segments (i.e. opportunities for doing or discussing), so 45-minute lectures without audience participation (such as a short activity or discussion) are less likely to be accepted. Here are some presentation tips we have prepared.
- The long or short presentation slots can be used for individual talks, workshops, or panel discussions. They do not have to be on original research.
- Researchers and novice presenters are encouraged to sign up for a Topic Talk. This format is ideal for newcomers who don’t feel ready to do a longer talk. Veterans, who prefer a small group discussion format, are welcome too.
- When submitting a proposal, go to the submissions help page to make sure your proposal fits our requirements. Do not submit for someone else.
- You can update your submission at any time before vetting.
Presenters must Pre-Register
Important! If your proposal is accepted in the Main Call, please register and pre-pay for the conference as soon as possible. Presenters not registered by April 15 might have their presentations cancelled.
You can add (and remove) co-presenters at any time until the registration deadline. To add a co-presenter you need to know the email they used to log in to the special proposal page. Thus someone who has not registered for the conference cannot be added as a co-presenter. Submit your proposal anyway and simply add them later. Co-Presenters who do not register and pre-pay for the conference will be automatically removed.
Commercial Presentations Policy
If a commercial presentation (advertising a textbook or product for sale) is judged to match the conference theme, it will be accepted, but it must be submitted as a commercial presentation.
Information on Rooms and Equipment
Each presentation room is equipped with a Windows computer, projector, or a monitor to display your presentation. All rooms have a (short) VGA cable to connect to the projector/monitor, and rooms that use a monitor also have an HDMI cable. All adaptors for Macs must be provided by the presenter. Limited Wi-Fi will be available in the presentation rooms.