Formats of Presentation

Submission to be presented as one of several presentations in a session

Papers

Paper presentations last 15 – 20 minutes, plus some time for questions. They will be scheduled in 90 minute sessions which will normally include 3 papers on similar themes, in exceptional cases, 4 papers may be combined. To find out how many papers your presentation is scheduled with, please consult the online programme and search for you as author.

A paper is submitted by one author plus up to 5 co-authors; 2 of the 6 authors can be listed as presenting authors. 
The submission consists of an abstract (600 words), a methods section (400 words), conclusions (300 words) plus references (400 words).

EERA will nominate a chairperson for each session who will take care of time and manage discussion.

Please plan your presentation in a way to allow some questions within your presentation time. We suggest that you end your presentation with a couple of questions in order to stimulate discusion after the presentation.

NW 13 - Long Paper as Special Submission Format

In addition to standard papers, the "Philosphy of Education" networks offers a Long Paper Submission.
Therefore, you write an extended paper proposal of minimum 2.000 words (excl. references and abstract, 6.000 maximum) and use the “upload contribution”  within conftool for sharing it with reviewers.
The presentation on the whole will last 30 minutes presentation and 15 minutes for discussion.

Video Presentations

Video presentations will be presented as part of a 90 minute interactive session which will include other videos and/or papers and/or posters, with a discussion after the film is shown. The length of the film should not be more than 5 - 7 minutes. Please note that video presentations are short films (live action or animated) not Prezi or PowerPoint presentations. To submit a video presentation, please submit an abstract (not the actual film). Video submissions will be subject to the same peer review process as all other submission formats.

Please note: Video presentations are not distance delivery presentations. Distance delivery presentations are not offered at ECER.

As it is important that the video is in a format that can be played on any laptop, please use MP4.

Once you have been informed of your presentation time, please contact EERA office if you would like to reserve loud speakers. Bringing your own is also an option.

A video is submitted by one author plus up to 5 co-authors; 2 of the 6 authors can be listed as presenting authors. 
The submission consists of an abstract (600 words), a methods section (400 words), conclusions (300 words) plus references (400 words).

Ignite Talk (20 slides in 5 minutes)

EERA invites presenters to submit Ignite-Talks. Contributions handed in as Ignite-Talks undergo the same peer review process as all other submission formats. Preferably, each session will have 3-5 Ignite Talk presentations with a chairperson prepared to engage participants in discussion. In some cases Ignite-Talks presentations will be programmed together with paper and/or poster presentations from the same network.

General Guidance for Ignite-Talks

Ignite-Talks have a fixed format in which presenters need to prepare 20 slides, which automatically advance every 15 seconds. The result is a fast and fun presentation which lasts just 5 minutes.

To keep the time, the presentation software's timer need be set so as to display each slide for 15 seconds before the next slide advances. Images are the key to an effective Ignite-Talk. Try to find images that are illustrations or metaphors of your key points and/or use words-as-images.

A Ignite Talk is submitted by one author plus up to 5 co-authors; 2 of the 6 authors can be listed as presenting authors. 
The submission consists of an abstract (600 words), a methods section (400 words), conclusions (300 words) plus references (400 words).

Posters (ECER)

A poster is submitted by one author plus up to 5 co-authors; 2 of the 6 authors can be listed as presenting authors. 
The submission consists of an abstract (600 words), a methods section (400 words), conclusions (300 words) plus references (400 words)

Posters are graphical presentations which are submitted by one author plus up to 5 co-authors. Posters must be printed in A1 size (594 x841 mm/ 23.3 x33.1 in) in portrait/upright format. Within ECER, posters are presented/displayed in two different ways:

  • in the General Poster Session/Poster Exhibition
  • or in a Network Session.

The decision on which type of session the poster will be presented in is made by the programme committee of the respective network. Authors will be informed in advance when and in which type of session they will present their poster.

General Poster Session/Poster Exhibition

The ECER Poster Exhibition is open from Wednesday morning till Friday lunch. Presenters are asked to hang their poster in the Poster Exhibition Area by 11:00 Wednesday morning.

All poster authors presenting in the General Poster Session must be at the Poster Exhibition Area to present their poster during the lunch break (12:15 – 13:15) on Wednesday. Poster authors should be prepared to explain their research and answer questions to the people who are attending the Poster Exhibition.

Please note: The ECER Poster Exhibition is open for public viewing from Wednesday lunchtime till Friday lunchtime. It is very important that the posters remain hanging in the Poster Exhibition till 12:00 on Friday.

Posters in Network Sessions

The network to which the poster is submitted may also decide to have posters presented within a regular session. This means the poster may be combined with papers, pecha kuchas, videos or other posters. The poster presenters will be expected to give a brief introduction (10 minutes maximum) to their poster and to answer questions. Combining different presentation formats within the 1.5 hours of a conference session has proven to be interesting for audience and presenters and changing between longer (e.g. papers) and shorter presentations (e.g. posters) allows for more variety in the rhythm of the conference sessions. 

Poster authors should hang their poster in the room in which they will be presenting at the latest by Wednesday at 11:00. (this can be done during the breaks between sessions) and leave their poster hanging till 12:00 on Friday.

Submission to be presented as the only presentation in a session

Panel Discussions

A Panel Discussion is a forum for debate on one common theme addressed by at least 3 speakers from 3 different countries. It can list a maximum of 6 authors/contributors. The submission consists of an abstract (600 words) and references (400 words).

Bear in mind that the European/international dimension is very important to the success of your submission. Normally one session (90 minutes) is scheduled for a Panel Discussion and presenters need to nominate a chairperson for their session. Presenters should plan one hour for the presentation and a 30 minute discussion afterwards.

Symposia

Symposia consist of one or two 90 minute conference sessions organised by the submitters. They include a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 4 papers per session plus a Discussant. In order to guarantee a European/international perspective, at least three different countries/national perspectives must be represented within the papers presented in the symposium. The symposium needs to be handed in as one submission with a description of the symposium (up to 600 words) and abstracts for all papers linked to it (up to 400 word abstract per paper).

For the papers in the symposium and for the symposium descriptor references of up to 200 words each should be given. You will also be asked to state 3 - 5 keywords and list presenting authors and co-authors with email addresses and affiliations.

A Chairperson and a Discussant, who can offer a critique of the symposium, need to be named on the proposal. The proposer is responsible for communicating with all contributors and with the EERA Office about the proposal. Four weeks prior to the conference the proposer also needs to provide the discussant with a full set of abstracts of papers within the symposium.

Scheduling of Symposia
Symposia are scheduled throughout the conference. However please note that the last two conference sessions are used as preferred options for symposium presentations.

Symposia with more than 4 papers
When planning and submitting a symposium, please be aware that the maximum number of papers within a symposium session is 4, the minimum number is 3. If your symposium is bigger than 4 papers, you need to hand in the symposium as two parts and indicate in the title of the single parts that they belong together. The parts will be allocated in non-parallel, subsequent time slots. Plan all parts of the symposium according to the ECER guidelines with 3 countries represented in each session and a minimum of 3 papers per session. If after acceptance authors need to withdraw their participation, the organisers may reduce a symposium originally consisting of 2 conference sessions and allocate 1 session only.

Research Workshops

A Research Workshop focuses on methodological topics and may involve practical activity. Workshops are submitted by one author plus up to 5 co-authors. The submission consists of an abstract (600 words), a methods section (400 words), conclusions (300 words) plus references (400 words)

Normally one session (90 minutes) is scheduled for a workshop and presenters will be asked to manage/chair their session.

Submissions to the Emerging Researchers' Conference

General Information

The ERC welcomes paper, posters and Pecha Kuchas as submission formats. Other formats are reserved for central events only, which are hosted by the organisers.

Papers - Emerging Researchers' Conference

Paper presentations last 15 – 20 minutes, plus some time for questions. They will be scheduled in 90 minute sessions which will normally include 3 papers on similar themes, in exceptional cases, 4 papers may be combined.

A paper is submitted by one author plus up to 5 co-authors; 2 of the 6 authors can be listed as presenting authors. 

EERA will nominate a mentor/chairperson for each session who will take care of time and manage discussion.

Please plan your presentation in a way to allow some questions within your presentation time. We suggest that you end your presentation with a couple of questions in order to stimulate discusion after the presentation.

Ignite Talks (20 slides in 5 minutes) - Emerging Researchers' Conference

EERA invites presenters to submit Ignite-Talks. Contriutions handed in as Ignite-Talks undergo the same peer review process as all other submission formats.  Preferably, each session will have 3 - 5 Ignite Talks presentations with a chair person prepared to engage participants in discussion. In some cases, the Ignite-Talk presentations will be programmed together with paper and/or poster presentations.

General Guidance for Ignite-Talks

Ignite-Talks have a fixed format in which presenters need to prepare 20 slides, which automatically advance every 15 seconds. The result is a fast and fun presentation which lasts just 5 minutes. An example of a research-based Ignite Talk can be seen here.

For keeping the time, the presentation software's timer need be set so as as to display each slide for 15 seconds before the next slide advances. Images are the key to a effective Ignite-Talk. Try to find images that are illustrations or metaphors of your key points and/or use words-as-images.

All ERC Ignite-Talks  will take place in a session room, in front of an audience and the mentor/chairperson. After the presentation, the mentor/chair and the conference participants can ask the presenter questions during a 5-10 minute discussion. Please arrive at the room in good time to set up your presentation on the computer. Please ensure that you set up and practice the 15-second per slide timing of slide in advance of the ERC! A video guide about how to set up the timing per slide in PowerPoint can be found here.

Please note: All Ignite-Talks presentations will take place on Monday.

Posters - Emerging Researchers' Conference

The ERC has Interactive Poster Sessions in which the authors present their poster for 10 minutes in a session room, in front of an audience and the mentor/chairperson. After the presentation, the mentor/chairperson and other conference participants can ask the presenter questions during a 5-10 minute discussion. The required format for your poster is A1 (594x841 mm/ 23.3x33.1 in) portrait format (upright) only. Each poster should include your name and the title of your submission, and submission number. Please arrive at the room in good time to put up your poster. After the presentations, all authors are required to move their posters to a common area for the public poster exhibition and discussion during the coffee break on Tuesday 10:30 - 11:00. Please find further info on the ERC Coffee Break Poster Exhibition below.

Please note: All Poster presentations will take place on Monday. The ERC Coffee Break Poster Exhibition will take place Tuesday morning where poster presenters are also required to be present.

ERC Coffee Break Poster Exhibition
Please note that following the poster presentations, all authors are required to move their posters to the public poster exhibition that will take place during the coffee break on Tuesday morning at 10:30 - 11:00. Information about the location of the ERC poster exhibition will be available from the EERA Desk. Poster presenters are required to stand next to their posters during the Coffee Break Poster Exhibition. Following this, presenters should remove their posters from the boards to take home with them.

Networks

All submissions need to be directed towards an EERA network. Learn more about networks and their scope. 

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