• Call for Proposals

    CALL FOR PROPOSALS ARE DUE March 3, 2022

    We invite proposals from LIS and RMS students in a variety of formats.

    The following formats are included: 

    1. Sessions for interactive engagement (SIE) 
    2. Posters or Installations
    3. Presentations (Ignite or Pecha-kucha)

    CONFERENCE THEME

    This year the conference theme is "Sustain," making considerations for the stakeholders of our research endeavors. This theme challenges researchers to share and celebrate research containing inclusive and m It is also meant to evoke intersectionality and how this effects our profession, research and our personal life. This theme is not meant to limit proposals, but express how this conference is about the RMIS department coming together as a community and meeting the challenges of the future. 

    SUBMISSIONS

    Students from both the LIS and RMS Programs are invited to submit proposals for all three formats.

    All submissions should contain original work conducted within the past calendar year. However, the work may have been submitted or published elsewhere in the last year.

    Details are provided below:

    Sessions for Interactive Engagement (SIEs)

    SIE’s are workshop-style interactive sessions that engage participants around specific and focused professional or research topics by combining several techniques: brief presentations or demos; small group discussions or hands-on activities; and general discussion/debriefing. Well-prepared and thoroughly planned, these sessions can be effectively delivered in 20-25 min. This conference will be held virtually so please consider this when designing your proposal. 

    Submission Template:

    • Names, affiliations, contact information of all the authors
    • SIE Title
    • 50-word abstract for the conference website and the conference program
    • 200-300 word extended abstract for adjudication, including the following:
      • Intended audience
      • A narrative paragraph providing justification and a rationale for this SIE (Why do you think it’s needed? Relevant? Where are the gaps? Who would benefit? What is the novelty and innovation in what you propose/demonstrate? What are some possible applications in the field of practice or academia/higher education?)
      • Three-four intended take-aways
      • Types of activities included
      • Time distribution for the above activities (plan for no more than 25 min, including discussion and concluding remarks)

    Posters

    Posters are a good way for a researcher or research team to visually display their data and to engage small intimate groups in unstructured presentations. The poster format will challenge authors to be creative in data visualization and dynamic in their ability to present their research and interact with the audience. Posters can be based on both academic research and practitioner research, including course-related projects. Remeber this is a virtual conference so keep that in mind when designing posters. 

    Posters will be uploaded to a Poster Gallery on this site to be displayed.  Participants will be able to either attach a prerecorded lighting talk with their poster or during the conference there will be a panel where conference attendees can as questions and Poster creators will be able to present thier posters. 

    Poster Template – Academic Research and Practitioner Research

    • Names, affiliations, contact information of all the authors
    • Installation Title
    • 50-word abstract for the conference website
    • 200-300-word extended abstract for adjudication, including the following:
      • Objectives or purposes
      • Perspective(s) or theoretical framework
      • Methods, techniques, or modes of inquiry
      • Data sources, evidence, objects, or materials
      • Results and/or substantiated conclusions or warrants for arguments/point of view
      • Scientific, scholarly, professional, and/or practical significance of the study or work
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    Presentations: Ignite Presentation or Pecha-kucha presentations

    Ignite sessions, introduced at the American Evaluation Association (AEA) annual conference in 2012, are only 5 minutes in length. Pecha-kucha presentations last exactly 6 min 40 sec and use a 20x20 slide show (20 slides, each of which is shown for exactly 20 sec). Thus, in either case, the presenter must be prepared to give a structured presentation.  Both formats will challenge authors to present the highlights of their research in a way that informs the audience in a very short period of time and ignites their interest in the topic.  It also trains students in the fine art of giving enticing and brief presentations at peer-reviewed, academic and professional, conferences.

    Presentation Template

    • Names, affiliations, contact information of all the authors
    • Presentation Title
    • 50-word abstract for the conference website
    • 200-300-word extended abstract for adjudication, including the following:
      • Objectives or purposes
      • Perspective(s) or theoretical framework
      • Methods, techniques, or modes of inquiry
      • Data sources, evidence, objects, or materials
        • Results and/or substantiated conclusions or warrants for arguments/point of view
        • Scientific, scholarly, professional, and/or practical significance of the study or work

    REFERENCES

    References should be included (if applicable) at the end of the proposal and are not included in overall word count. To be considered for review, all six elements described above must be addressed in the proposal even if the results, conclusions, or findings are not complete or final at the time of the submission. The proposal needs to address and provide reviewers with an understanding of the results, findings, or applications to date.

    HOW TO SUBMIT

    • On the Submissions page is the submission form. Please fill out form with your name, DU email address, your format type and the abstract. To the form attach your 200-300 proposal as Doc and PDF.  
    • Submissions will be evaluated and selected by the Conference Committee. 
    • Participants will be emailed back by March 1, 2021 whether their proposals have been accepted. 
    • If you have any questions aobut this or trouble submitting please contact: Ellie.Svoboda@du.edu

    TIMELINE

    Tasks Deadlines
    Call for Proposals Open December 1, 2020
    Call for Proposals Close February 15, 2021
    Response from Committee   March 1, 2021 
    Conference Date April 30, 2021

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