There are three separate call for proposals this year:

      1. Call for pre-conference workshop proposals
      2. Call for conference or interactive session proposals
      3. Call for Ignite session proposals

Pre-conference workshop proposal template and submission instructions

Submission deadline is 19 February 2018

Download the pre-conference workshop proposal template (Word document), complete and save on your computer. You will be asked to upload this document ('Choose File' button) as part of the online submission process.

>>> DOWNLOAD the pre-conference workshop proposal template

Make sure that you follow the guidelines for pre-conference workshop proposals as listed here, in particular in relation to the abstract and justification statement before commencing the online submission process.


Conference presentation or interactive session proposal submission instructions

Submission deadline is extended to 15 March 2018

To facilitate the process of your online submission of an abstract for review, the fields that you will be asked to fill in are listed below. Alternatively, download and print an annotated PDF file for your added convenience.

>>> DOWNLOAD the annotated PDF file with instructions

Note: Field names are in bold.

Abstract Title
Maximum of 200 characters: Use sentence case. That is – capital letter for first word, proper nouns, and first word after a colon. For example: Evaluation: The state of play in Australia

Abstract (Text files only)
In this field you are required to include the following:

      1. Your abstract (not more than 300 words). (Mark this section ‘Abstract’.)
      2. Justification statement presents the important concepts and facts to explain the proposals contribution to the conference theme (not more than 300 words), Do not simply repeat what you have said in the abstract. This statement is for the reviewers only and will not be included in the conference booklet. (Mark this section ‘Justification’.)

Note: Since the review is double-blind, ensure that there is no identifying information in your Abstract or Justification statement.

Type
Choose the format of your presentation. Click here for information on presentation formats.

Theme 1
Choose the sub-theme (strand) of the overall theme Transformations most appropriate to your presentation. Click here for information on themes.

No. Authors
Choose the number of authors for your presentation/paper (maximum 10)
Note: you will be required to fill in First Name, Last Name, Organisation, Country for each author. Please ignore the Affiliations field.

Are You Presenting the Submission?  
Yes/No (This field asks if the person making the submission is also going to present.)
 
INFORMATION FOR THE MAIN CONTACT
Main Contact:
Email
The main contact email address

Password
Please type in a password and record it in a safe place for later reference.

Confirm Password
Type in the password exactly as you did above.

Salutation
Ms, Miss, Mrs, Mr, Dr, Assoc Prof, Professor, and etc.

First Name
Your first, or given, name

Last Name
Your last, or family, name

Organisation
Write N/A if you are not affiliated with an organisation

Position
This field is optional


Ignite presentation proposal submission instructions

Submission deadline is extended to 15 March 2018

The Ignite presentation format is being introduced for the first time at aes18. Ignite presentations run for exactly five minutes using 20 slides that auto-advance every 15 seconds – for details on format see here.

The submission process is simple: Provide a title for your talk and a 100 word 'pitch' – and submit via the conference website. Your submission will then be assessed based on relevance to the AES audience.

As an optional extra, your pitch can be accompanied by a video recording of your 5-minute ignite talk. This video will not be shown at the conference and need not be high quality – a smart phone recording is fine. Provide a URL to your video published on either YouTube or Vimeo.

To facilitate the process of your online submission, the fields that you will be asked to fill in are listed below:

Note: Field names are in bold.

Ignite presentation Title
Maximum of 200 characters: Use sentence case. That is – capital letter for first word, proper nouns, and first word after a colon. For example: Global Assessment Scaling: what it is, and an example of applying it with farmer groups.

Abstract (Text files only)
In this field you are required to include the following: A pitch explaining (in less than 100 words) why your presentation is worth watching (Mark this section ‘Abstract’.)

Type
Choose ‘Ignite’

Theme 1
Choose the sub-theme (strand) of the overall theme “Transformations” most appropriate to your presentation. Click here for information on themes.

No. Authors
Choose one (1) as the number of authors for your Ignite presentation.

INFORMATION FOR THE MAIN CONTACT
Use this section to fill in your information and supply the URL to your video.

Main Contact:
Email
The main contact email address

Password
Please type in a password and record it in a safe place for later reference.

Confirm Password
Type in the password exactly as you did above.

Salutation
Ms, Miss, Mrs, Mr, Dr, Assoc Prof, Professor, and etc.

First Name
Your first, or given, name

Last Name
Your last, or family, name

Organisation
Write N/A if you are not affiliated with an organisation

Position
This field is optional

Department
This field is optional

Address and other details
Fill in your contact details.

Video presentation URL
If you are including a video recording of your 5-minute talk, enter in this field the hyperlink to where we can review your video – either YouTube or Vimeo.