Call for Papers | AIESEP International Conference | June 8–11, 2016 Laramie, Wyoming, USA


Submitting Abstract Proposals

Welcome to the 2016 AIESEP International Conference, “Blazing New Trails: Future Directions for Sport Pedagogy and Physical Activity!” Our team is working hard to develop a high quality scientific program for conference participants who will be attending from around the world. We are looking forward to hosting you at our 2016 AIESEP International conference in Laramie!

On November 1, 2015, you will be able to submit your abstract proposal by clicking on the link located at the bottom of this page. In preparation for abstract proposal submission, information about the program structure, the conference sub-themes, and presentation types are provided below.

Program Structure and Presentation Types

The 2016 AIESEP International Conference program will consist of keynote presentations (by invited speakers), oral paper presentations, poster presentations, and oral symposia presentations. All abstract proposal submissions must be written in English and presented in English. Those submitting an abstract proposal must select from the following three presentation types:

    1. Oral Paper Presentation
    2. Poster Presentation
    3. Oral Symposia Presentation

The scientific committee will evaluate the abstract proposals for all presentations and all authors will receive confirmation of acceptance or rejection by March 1, 2016. All submissions will be evaluated through a blind review process.

Conference Sub-themes

When submitting an oral paper, poster, or oral symposia presentation, you will have to indicate which one of the following five conference sub-themes best fits your abstract proposal submission:

    1. The role of physical education in the promotion of physical activity in the public health agenda.
    2. Professional development for the enhancement of teacher and coach knowledge and practice.
    3. Social responsibility and culturally responsive practices in physical education, sport, and physical activity.
    4. Pedagogical practices in physical education and sport.
    5. Policy and curriculum innovation in physical education, sport, and health promotion.

Description of Presentation Types

Oral Presentations

The purpose of an oral presentation is to introduce the audience to the most important and interesting points of a research study. All oral presentations will be programmed according to the conference sub-themes. Each presenter will be provided with a strict 15-minute presentation time slot, 12 minutes to present followed by 3 minutes of question/answer. The scientific committee will provide a chair for each session who will be responsible for maintaining this timeline. Oral presentation abstract proposals must adhere to the following headings/structure:

    1. Authors
    2. Affiliation
    3. Introduction
    4. Methods
    5. Results
    6. Conclusions
    7. Max 5 References

The maximum number of words per oral presentation abstract proposal is limited to 300 (title, authors and affiliations not included). Upon acceptance of an oral presentation, the authors will bring their powerpoint presentation on a jump drive (USB) which will then be uploaded to the room computer. To avoid errors, the file on the jump drive containing the presentation should be saved with the name of the presenter and the date of the presentation. Presenters are encouraged to have a written paper of 4000-6000 words for distribution during the oral presentation.

Symposia Presentations

The Symposia presentations provide the opportunity for a 90 minute session with 3 or 4 papers on a related topic or theme being presented. Symposium proposers are encouraged to nominate a discussant and must nominate a chairperson. The title of the symposium, plus the name(s) and affiliation(s) of all participants in the session, including the chair and discussant, and an overview of the whole symposium of no more than 300 words must be submitted using the normal abstract submission process. Each of the individual symposia abstracts must be sent to the scientific committee once the decision on the symposium acceptance has been made. The symposium overview abstract must include title and adhere to the following headings/structure:

    1. Introduction of the topic or context and/or mapping of the literature
    2. Aims of the paper(s) or research questions and/or focus of inquiry
    3. Research findings and/or contribution to the field
    4. Relevance/alignment to congress theme(s)

Poster Presentations

Posters presentations provide a unique opportunity to give conference participants a general idea of a research project being conducted and an occasion to discuss the research project in detail with individual or smaller numbers of participants whose interests are close to your own. A poster presentation serves as a source of information, conversation starter, advertisement of your work, and summary of your work. An effective poster presentation is focused on a single message, lets graphs and images tell the story, uses text sparingly, and keeps the sequence well-ordered and obvious. All authors must adhere to the following headings/structure when submitting a poster presentation:

    1. Authors
    2. Affiliation
    3. Introduction
    4. Methods
    5. Results
    6. Conclusions
    7. Max 5 References

The maximum number of words per poster presentation abstract proposal is limited to 300 (authors, affiliation, and references not included). Poster presenters are encouraged to have a one page handout for distribution during the poster presentation. It is the responsibility of the author to ensure that the poster presentation is correctly prepared. The maximum dimensions of the poster are as follows: width 48 inches/120 centimeters by height 48 inches/120 centimeters. Posters must be printed in English and be easily readable from a distance of a yard/meter. Posters must be installed by presenters in the allocated space at the start of the conference and remain for the duration of the conference. Presenters are expected to attend their posters during the allotted poster sessions as the sessions are intended to be interactive so presenters should be prepared to discuss and answer questions about their presentations. The AIESEP board members will be present in the allotted poster sessions to evaluate posters for the best poster award.

Click here to access the Abstracts submission website

Abstract Submission Opens November 1, 2015 and ends January 16, 2016

Click here to go to the Conference Homepage.

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