CFP: Session Formats

When submitting your proposal, you must also select a session format. Below are the session formats, description, and requirements for the 2019 conference.

FORMATDESCRIPTIONDURATIONREQUIREMENTS
WORLD CAFE
A table format arrangement to discuss a question or a topic
World cafe is an interactive and informal way to share activities in small groups with a wider audience in an open space. This means that there will be a lot of conversation at the same time and therefore noise, a lot of noise. Table leaders need to be aware of these features, and manage the transitions among tables and find effective ways to engage participants in discussion. For further information about the format, please see http://www.theworldcafe.com/key-concepts-resources/world-cafe-method/ 60 minutes Your contribution might be linked to a project that you have just started or plan to start. You may even seek collaborators. As a table leader, you will host your table for 60 mins but the delegates you work with are expected to change every 15 minutes (3 rounds of conversation in 60 minutes). At the end of the World cafe you will be asked to share the main takeaways with the rest of the large group. Therefore you are required to describe in your proposal the outline of the session and the elements you aim to explore through discussion.

Your proposal should describe:
• intended topic
• goals
• outline
• in what way the topic is innovative and/or
• complementary to other contributions resources and materials that will be used
ACTION LAB
Hands-on, action-oriented sessions
The Open Education Action Lab is intended to train participants, engage them in thoughtful discussions, provide opportunities for feedback, and incubate new projects and ideas. Sessions could take the form of:a workshopa brainstorming discussiona demonstrationa participatory how-to session. 50 minutesAs an Open Education Action Lab leader, you are expected to define a specific, hands-on topic. You may even seek collaborators. You are required to detail in your proposal the outline of and the intended outputs of the session along with materials and resources needed to implement the action lab.

Your proposal should describe:
• intended topic
• goals
• outline
• in what way the topic is innovative and/or
• complementary to other contributions resources and materials that will be used
POSTER
Large printed information sheets aimed at giving an overview of the topic/project covered
Posters are intended to be self-explaining and will be on display for the entire duration of the conference. Special poster sessions will be organised so that poster presenters can engage in conversation with delegates. All posters will be considered for the Best Poster Award voted by conference attendees; award winner(s) will be announced on Day 3 of the conference, just after the final keynote.Not applicable (poster presenters can show their projects during coffee breaks, lunch breaks or upon request)Your proposal should describe:
• intended topic
• goals
• outline
• in what way the topic is innovative and/or
• complementary to other contributions resources and materials that will be used
PECHA KUCHA
Speedy conference presentations based on 20 slides, 20 seconds for each by one or more authors, followed by Q&A
Presentations can be based on work in progress, research findings or experimental work. For more information about the Pecha Kucha format, please see https://www.pechakucha.org/faq 6 mins and 40 seconds Your proposal should describe:
• intended topic
• goals
• outline
• in what way the topic is innovative and/or
• complementary to other contributions resources and materials that will be used
PRESENTATIONPresentations can be based on work in progress, research findings or experimental work. Presentation proposals should include a full description of what will be presented. Please note that only a limited number of presentations will be accepted to the conference, in order to facilitate better opportunities for interaction, engagement, networking and collaboration among conference participants. We encourage you to consider alternative session formats such as Pecha Kucha or World Cafe15 minutes + 10 minutes discussionYour proposal should describe:
• intended topic
• goals
• outline
• in what way the topic is innovative and/or
• complementary to other contributions resources and materials that will be used

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