Formats of Presentation

New at ECER 2021: Encouraging networking and lively discussions by sharing documents prior to conference

After taking the difficult decision to have ECER 2021 take place online, our next focus was on ways in which we could ensure that ECER 2021 retains the typical “ECER feeling”. Crucial to that feeling are the vital discussions which take place during sessions. In order to facilitate such discussions in this new virtual setting, we will ask all submitters of accepted contributions to upload an additional document (e.g. a pre-recorded audio-power-point, a short paper, a video) prior to the conference. This way, conference participants will have time to become familiar with the material in preparation for the live interactions during the conference. You will receive further details on this in due time.

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

Papers ECER 2021

Paper presentations at ECER 2021 should be planned and prepared for 12 - 15 minutes for the presentation and up to 10 minutes for the discussion. Papers will be scheduled in 90 minute sessions which will normally include 3 papers on similar themes, in exceptional cases, 4 papers may be combined.  Also, sessions may consist of a mixture of papers and other presentation formats (e.g. Posters or Ignite Talks). 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 10 and NW 13 - Long Paper as Special Submission Format

In addition to standard papers, the  NW 13. Philosphy of Education and NW 10. Teacher Education Research offer a Long Paper Submission. For the Long Paper format, please write an extended paper proposal of minimum 2.000 words (excl. references and abstract, 6.000 maximum) and use the “upload contribution”  within conftool to share it with reviewers. The presentation time will be 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.

For 2021, EERA office will update you later in the process on  how to best make your video available during the onine-sessions.

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 an Ignite Talk 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, the Ignite Talk presentations will be programmed together with paper and/or poster presentations.

An 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).

General Guidance for Ignite Talks

Ignite Talks have a fixed format in which presenters 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.

To keep the time, the presentation software's timer needs 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.

Posters ECER 2021

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).

Online Posters
As the posters will be presented virtually on a screen, we ask poster authors to keep this format in mind when creating their poster. We suggest favouring graphics and keywords over long texts and in general making sure the poster is as easy to read on a screen as possible.

All posters which will be presented in the virtual poster exhibition will have to be uploaded to the ECER submission/registration system (Conftool) prior to the conference. Deadlines and guidelines on this will be communicated later in the process. For now, just be aware that you will need to have your poster finalised earlier than in case of an in-person conference.

Poster Exhibition and Posters in Network Sessions

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 Poster Exhibition will allow one to one video chats with poster authors as well as Q/A discussions on each poster on the virtual exhibition page. More details on the online ECER Poster Exhibition will follow.

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, ignite talks, 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. To present the poster during a session, authors will need the pdf version of their poster at hand to show it via screensharing. 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.

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 (each paper has a maximum of 4 authors) per session plus a Chairperson and 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 papers, posters and Ignite Talks as submission formats. Other formats are reserved for central events only, which are hosted by the organisers.

Papers - Emerging Researchers' Conference 2021

Paper presentations  at the Emerging Researchers' Conference 2021 will be restricted to a 10  minutes presentation time, plus up to 7 minutes for questions. They will be scheduled in 90 minute sessions which will normally include 4 papers on similar themes.

We do recommend presenters prepare a pre-recorded presentation either as a video or as powerpoint with an audio track which they can then show during the session in order to guarantee that time limits can be met. More information on this will follow after acceptance emails have been sent out (April).

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 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 discussion after the presentation.

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

EERA invites presenters to submit Ignite Talks. Contributions handed in as an Ignite Talk 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, the Ignite Talk presentations will be programmed together with paper and/or poster presentations.

An 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).

General Guidance for Ignite-Talks

Ignite Talks have a fixed format in which presenters 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.

To keep the time, the presentation software's timer needs 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.

All ERC Ignite Talks  will take place in a 90-minute session, 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 ensure that you set up and practice the 15-second-per-slide timing in advance of the ERC! A video guide about how to set up the timing per slide in PowerPoint can be found here.

Posters - Emerging Researchers' Conference 2021

The ERC has Interactive Poster Sessions in which the authors present their poster for 10 minutes in a session, 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. Each poster should include your name and the title of your submission, and submission number.

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)

Online Posters
As the posters will be presented virtually on a screen, we ask poster authors to keep this format in mind when creating their poster. We suggest favouring graphics and keywords over long texts and in general making sure the poster is as easy to read on a screen as possible.

All posters which will be presented in the virtual poster exhibition will have to be uploaded to the ECER submission/registration system (Conftool) prior to the conference. Deadlines and guidelines on this will be communicated later in the process. For now, just be aware that you will need to have your poster finalised earlier than in case of an in-person conference.

Helpful Tips on making a research poster from AJE - American Journal Experts
These are great ideas but please be aware that ERC posters are all in the vertical (portrait) format.

Networks

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

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