We are no longer accepting proposals. You may submit a Poster or a Flash presentation until March 2, 2020.
We invite contributions on contemplative practices within the higher education setting that have not been presented elsewhere. Suggested areas include, but are not limited to:
If your proposal is accepted, each presenter must register for the conference. The conference does not pay presenters honoraria, reimburse expenses (e.g., travel, lodging, or copying), or waive conference registration fees.
Submissions may be one of the following forms:
Regular Paper - 45 minutes.
This type of presentation includes one paper or talk (preferably not read to the audience) on a focused topic and 10-15 minutes for audience questions and discussion. Research questions/hypotheses should be clearly articulated and address the important questions. Significance of the problem should be justified. The purpose, goals, and expected learning outcomes of the session are clearly stated. It is suggested that authors involve the audience through an interactive activity.
A Panel - 45 minutes.
The panel should contain at least 3 panelists. This type of session includes brief opening presentations (5-7 minutes) from individual panelists on a selected topic and then discussion among those same panelists. An essential differentiation is a panel focuses on panelists’ presentation/interaction, while a roundtable focuses on presenter-audience interaction. 10-15 minutes should be set aside for audience questions and discussion. The submission should contain a detailed description of the session that clearly explains the relationship to contemplative practices and format for the session. The session description should clearly explain how the session would benefit attendees.
A Roundtable - 75 min
A roundtable should consist of 4 or more participants who have a topic to explore. The roundtable presenters begin by making brief (3-5 minute) opening remarks about a selected topic, and the bulk of the session is interaction with the audience. An essential differentiation is a panel focuses on panelist presentations/interactions, while a roundtable focuses on presenter-audience interaction. There is no need to set aside time for audience questions and discussion because roundtables are audience-interactive throughout the session. The submission should contain a detailed description of the session topic that clearly explains the relationship to contemplative practices and how it will benefit the audience.
A Flash Presentation - 45 minutes.
Flash presentations are brief, spoken presentations accompanied by visual resources that complement the presenter’s talk. Each presenter will give a 2-3 minute presentation on a topic on which they are working. There will be a short discussion period at the end.
A Practice - 45 minutes.
A Practice session should include only brief remarks as context and then focus on audience members learning to do something in a participatory way. Almost all of the period must be given over to group participation. The description of the practice should be grounded in a framework based on literature and contains references for the materials/information used to design the practice.
A Student Session - 45 minutes.
These sessions focus specifically on students as their audience, and they can take many forms. Key elements include student-specific content, engagement appropriate to students, and an overall session design that accentuates student interests. These sessions clearly state how they will involve student participation and/or target student's audiences.
Poster sessions are designed to allow summaries of research and scholarship through engaged, individual conversation. The poster should include all relevant information, brief presentation/discussion by the presenter (1-2 minutes), and then informal discussion. These will be on display throughout the conference with presenters available for questions during a scheduled conference time. This is a great opportunity for student presenters.
Consider maximizing the impact of your presentation by:
It will be published on the UVa website: https://texts.shanti.virginia.edu/content/contemplation
This paper will not be peer reviewed.
Submission Deadline - Monday, December 2, 2019
- Please email your submission to Juliet Trail: Juliet3190@gmail.com
All submissions must be formatted in the following manner:
All submissions must include:
SUBMISSION REVIEW PROCESS
The conference committee coordinates the peer-review and selection process of all submissions.
Submissions will be evaluated according to all of the following criteria:
Research questions/hypotheses are well articulated and address important questions and relationships. Submission includes at least a statement regarding preliminary findings of at least a portion of the work.
A panel session should clearly identify the issue(s) addressed, their significance to the conference mission, and the expected outcomes. The description should explain what each panel member is contributing.
A roundtable session should clearly identify the issue(s) addressed and their significance to the conference mission. The description should explain what each roundtable member is contributing.
A flash presentation should give a brief description of the topic. It should explain its relevance to the conference mission.
Session description clearly explains the contemplative practice to be covered and format for the session. Practice is grounded in a framework based on literature and contains references for the materials/information used to design the practice.
Research questions/hypotheses are well articulated and address important questions and relationships.
Student session should clearly indicate how students are involved.
The submission should provide evidence that it is new, innovative, and makes a substantive contribution to the conference mission.
Session description should clearly explain the details regarding why the session will benefit attendees.
Acceptance notifications to the corresponding author will be emailed to everyone by January 6, 2020. It is vital that your submission includes a valid email and daytime phone number.