If you do not receive your notification by the end of the day on January 20, please contact us.

Please compile all of the following information listed below before submitting your proposal:

  • Register at the submission site (if you do not have an account with EDAS already. If you already have an EDAS account, you can log in using this login page link) with complete name, title, organization, address, phone and fax numbers, and email address, and biographies of each presenter
  • Please be advised that the Program Committee will allow only two (2) submissions per lead “author”, though an “author” can be listed in additional slots more than once.
  • Title of presentation (limit of 120 characters)
  • Presentation Teaser / Abstract (10-25) words for inclusion in the conference schedule at a glance publication
  • Presentation Description and Goals (up to 1000 words for inclusion in the conference proceedings book). Please provide a longer description of the presentation.
    • For research presentations please including a brief, concise description of context, questions, methods, results, conclusions, and a discussion/interpretation.
    • Workshops should be designed with specific, identifiable learning outcomes with in-class opportunities to support collaborative and/or interactive group activities.
  • If you are submitting to a proposal as the presentation type “Research Highlights and Trends in Innovation”, be sure to upload your manuscript (as a .doc or .docx file) to section labeled, “Research Paper (for Research Highlights and Trends in Innovation submissions)”.
  • Program track to which topic relates
  • Who might benefit from the presentation? (e.g. name target audiences for attendees–administrators, faculty, training professionals, instructional support, technologists, design thinkers, students, etc.)
  • Session Type:
    • Conversations that Work 
    • Education Sessions
    • Emerging Ideas
    • Innovation Labs
    • Research Highlights & Trends in Innovation
    • Workshops
  • Media to be used and audiovisual equipment needed (if any). Note: The following standard audiovisual equipment will be provided in each room: data projector equipped with a universal VGA cable to accommodate both PC and Macintosh platforms, an Internet connection, and a screen. Note: Presenters should plan to provide their own computer equipment or other specialized equipment.

Helpful Tips:

  • Register for your (free) user account on www.onlinelearningconsortium.org. Having a user account will enable you to upload your final presentation to your session page if you proposal is accepted for the conference.
  • When developing your title choose keywords that describe the presentation content. (The system will limit you to 120 characters.)
  • The Presentation teaser/ abstract should contain a maximum of 10-25 words.  This abstract is published in the schedule at a glance.  When developing your presentation description and goals (100 to 1,000 words), please make sure you identify how you plan to engage the audience. This can be accomplished through a number of techniques including small group moments, interactive question and answers, audience contribution, interactive handouts, games, partner exercises etc.

When developing your presentation abstract, description and goals, keep in mind they should:

  • Be concisely written, accurate, self-contained, and coherent
  • Use a clear and direct writing style with active voice rather than passive
  • Give a clear statement of what participants will learn from this presentation
  • List what materials—slides, handouts, web links—will be provided during the presentation, posted on the conference web site, or submitted to the conference proceedings
  • Give participants a good idea of the content and format of your presentation
  • Persuade the proposal reviewers and conference attendees that you are going to present something unique, valuable and engaging

Please make sure you check your work for grammar, spelling, and punctuation. Keep the abstract short and to the point. Since a broad audience will view your abstract you should spell out all acronyms. Also keep in mind that all information submitted through the online system will be used verbatim to generate the web agenda and any conference publications. Please make sure that your information is accurate and carefully edited. This includes information about you and your co-presenters.