Our themes for this conference are:
- Inclusive life transitions
Work that has or is supporting inclusive educational transitions and wellbeing; and inclusive life transitions and well being; What is the evidence? What is best practice? What innovation is required?
- Inclusive Spaces
Work that has or is supporting inclusive communities and spaces. Consider the physical, environmental, cognitive, cultural, emotional, creative and social space. What is the evidence? What is best practice? What innovation is required?
Generally, paper sessions are not interactive. Delegates expect to receive information from the presenter(s); and then to have an opportunity to ask questions, and perhaps, if time allows, to engage in some discussion arising out of the paper.
Posters should be considered a snapshot of your work intended to engage colleagues in a dialogue about the work, or, if you are not present, to be a summary that will encourage the reader to want to learn more. They also allow you to present preliminary findings or explore a project/study that may not yet be complete.
There is a session each day for delegates to view and speak with poster presenters. The posters will be on display in the foyer of the Dalhousie Building. The poster will be left up for the duration of the conference so after your presentation, you may wish to leave contact details for those who were unable to attend the session, in any case include your email details on the poster itself.
Posters require to A1 (594 x 841 mm). You are free to choose landscape or portrait orientation. Visual impact is important and you are encouraged to include colour images and background. Poster abstracts will be printed in the delegate packs for the conference.
Please note that we have no facilities to print your poster – it needs to be sent or brought to the venue.
Workshops are intended to share experience and develop practice. They should be structured to engage participants in dialogue or activities and presenter input should be kept to a minimum.
These sessions are aimed at promoting collaboration and participation, and should allow participants to demonstrate some aspect of practice that is relevant to encouraging significant change. It is intended that this then stimulates wider discussion about how learning about practices for change can be facilitated and accelerated. Sessions might include demonstrating a tool, practice, process, game, or exercise of some kind. This might be a small aspect of a wider process used to encourage change. Sessions will be 1 hour long and will need to cater for between 10-40 individuals. The rooms available for these sessions will have plenty of wall space and moveable chairs and tables.
We suggest that some time in the session be devoted at the end to reflect on the relevance of the practice to transformation and to draw out relevance and key learning of the session in the context of the conference.
We would encourage you to be radical and offer insights that may, in some way, help accelerate thinking about promoting inclusion and transforming lives. These may be unusual conceptual insights, contributions from the less than usual disciplines that provide a different way of thinking, or contributions that provide radically new ways of looking at contemporary challenges. Contributions may or may not be based on empirical studies.
Audio Visual Facilities
The rooms we are using for parallel sessions are all teaching rooms at the university and all have audio visual facilities. You can bring USB stick, or your own laptop which we can connect to the screen.
The rooms are usually in groups of tables with about 6-8 chairs. A typical layout can be seen at https://www.dundee.ac.uk/roombookings/catalogue/dalhousie1g05/