Abstract Submissions

CALL FOR PAPERS

The AGOSCI Conference 2019 Organising Committee invites the submission of abstracts for consideration as a poster, short presentation or long presentation/interactive workshop on the following conference themes:

CONFERENCE THEMESE AND SUBTHEMES

THEMES

SUBTHEMES

Building Connections

  • Families, Friends and Partners
  • AAC Teams – Integrating movement, the sense & more
  • Connecting practice across regions

Changing Practice

  • Challenging Traditional Roles & Partnerships
  • AACcessible curriculum for all
  • Taking the leap into adulthood
  • Changing minds & practice through creativity

Building your Practice (Hands on technology and teaching strategy learning forum)

  • Practical technology learning space

 

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION KEY DATES

Call for Abstract Open

29 October 2018

Call for Abstracts Close

8 March 2019

Acceptance Notification

5 April 2019

Author Registration Deadline

28 May 2019

Program Uploaded to Website

1 May 2019

 

ABSTRACT PREPARATION AND FORMATTING REQUIREMENTS

  • Abstracts must be submitted using the text field in eOrganiser (see Instructions below).
  • Abstracts must be submitted in English. Your abstracts must be print ready.
  • Maximum number of words in the main body of the abstract is 250 words.
  • Do not include the title of your abstract or author names and affiliations in the abstract body. These will be automatically populated on the final abstract document based on the details you enter into the relevant sections of the abstract submission site.
  • Use standard abbreviations only. Within the body of the abstract, when using abbreviations spell out the name in full at first mention and follow with the abbreviation in parenthesis. Abbreviations may be used in the title, provided the name in full is outlined in the body of the abstract.
  • It is the responsibility of the submitting author to ensure that the submission has been approved by all authors.
  • The Organising Committee will not be responsible for any errors published.

 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS

Abstract submission is a two-step process. Please follow the instructions carefully to ensure your submission is uploaded into the portal correctly.

STEP 1: Create an author account

Firstly, you must create an account to upload an abstract. To begin, please click here to access the eOrganiser submission portal. Click the “Create an Author Account” link and enter your contact details. These details are required to create the account. Once you have created an account within this portal you can upload your submissions.

STEP 2: Submitting your abstract

Once you have logged into the abstract submission portal, click the ‘Submit’ button to access the submission page. You will be required to provide the following details prior to uploading the abstract file:

  • Enter your paper title in the ‘Paper Title’.
  • Enter your abstract in the text field
  • Add any additional emails to the email correspondence box (any email addresses entered here will be included in the correspondence emails that are sent to you).
  • Enter the name and organisation of all Co-Presenters and Co-Authors.
  • Ensure you indicate the presenting author(s) for the abstract and include a brief biography. The biography should be no more than 100 words.
  • Indicate your preferred theme and subtheme
  • Indicate your preferred presentation type.
    • 90 minute interactive workshop / session
    • 20 minute session
  • Advise if you or any co-authors have any special requirements.
  • Provide permission for your presentation to be used post conference in PDF format.

 

GENERAL POLICIES AND REQUIREMENTS

  • The presenting author must submit the abstract.
  • Abstracts must be submitted to the Conference Managers via eOrganiser by 8 March 2019.
  • Abstracts will not be accepted via fax, email, mail or USB/CD.
  • All fields on the online abstract submission form must be completed.
  • Acceptance of abstracts for presentation at the Conference will be on the basis of committee selection.
  • All presenting authors will be required to register and pay for the Conference by the author registration deadline of 28 May 2019to ensure that their abstract(s) are included in the final program.
  • It is the responsibility of the presenting author to ensure that the abstract is submitted correctly.
  • After an author has submitted their abstract, they must check their submission to ensure the document has been uploaded correctly. Authors can check their submission by clicking on the viewing option in the submission form.
  • The Conference Managers will not be held responsible for abstract submissions not received via the website or for submission errors caused by Internet services outages or other unforeseen events.

 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

Each abstract will be assessed according to the following criteria:

  1. Relevance to the Conference.
  2. Relevance to the professional and/or personal context of delegates.
  3. Potential to contribute to the body of knowledge in the field of AAC.

 

NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTANCE

Notification of acceptance will be sent via email to the submitting author by 5 April 2019. Acceptance or otherwise is at the discretion of the Organising Committee whose decision is final. All presenting authors must register and pay to attend the Conference.