iLRN 2020 Practitioner Stream

The Practitioner Stream of the conference is for those who wish to present at the conference without publishing papers in the conference proceedings. Submissions are refereed on the basis of a 1-to-2-page* proposal. The proposal will NOT be published in the conference proceedings or submitted to IEEE Xplore. However, short descriptions of the sessions will be included in the conference program.

Practitioner presentation types

  • Oral presentation: In order to make the best possible use of the virtual conference medium, iLRN 2020 will adopt a “flipped” model for oral presentations whereby presenters are asked to pre-record a video describing their work in either video abstract or PechaKucha format for attendees to watch before attending the relevant live session, freeing up the bulk of the session time for interaction and audience questions. (Instructions and guidelines for the preparation and uploading of these videos will be made available in due course.) Presenters will be grouped together into one-hour sessions based on topics, with 3-4 presenters scheduled per session. During the session, each presenter will be asked to give a 3-minute “flash talk” supported by a single slide or other visual aid recapping the main ideas from their video, and in the remaining time they will take part in a moderated discussion with the other presenters as well as with attendees, facilitated by a Session Chair.
  • Poster: A poster is a single image containing a visual display of the presenter’s work that will be shown in the Posters & Exhibitions area within the virtual conference venue. Presenters are expected to station themselves by their posters and engage in dialogue with conference delegates about their work during a designated poster session. Poster presenters may also optionally create a pre-recorded video of no longer than 7 minutes in length to complement their poster. (Instructions and guidelines for the preparation and uploading of these videos will be made available in due course.)

Proposal guidelines

Proposals should be 1–2 pages* in length and contain the following sections:

  1.  Short Description: A maximum 300-word summary of the proposed presentation or poster (For the conference program)
  2.  Purpose: What topic or issue will your presentation or poster address? Why is it important and/or relevant?
  3. Target audience: Who is the target audience? Why would they be interested in your presentation or poster?
  4. Audience engagement: How will you engage and encourage interaction with your audience?
  5. Outcomes:What will the audience learn or gain? How will this benefit them, their students and/or their employers?

Note: There is no need to use a specific template for Practitioner Stream proposals, since they will not be published in the conference proceedings.

*These are strict page limits, and all figures, tables, references, as well as any other front or back matter (e.g., abstracts and appendixes) are included in the limit. Exceptions cannot be made.

Important Dates – Practitioner Stream
  • FINAL extended proposal submission deadline: April 19, 2020
  • Notification of review outcomes from late submission round: May 7, 2020
  • Final versions of Practitioner Stream presentation/poster abstracts due (for conference program only): May 23, 2020
  • Presenter registration deadline: May 23, 2020
  • Pre-recorded videos, poster files, and other presentation materials due (depending on session format): May 31, 2020
  • Conference opening: June 21, 2020

Proposal submission

Proposals should be saved in PDF format and submitted via the conference’s online submission system http://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ilrn2020. Please select the track that best suits the topic of your paper—either the Main Track or one of the Special Tracks (labeled with “ST”), the system permits you to create either an Academic or Practitioner Stream submission. Please note that submissions cannot be accepted via email.

Registration requirements for presenters

All presenters in the Practitioner Stream must register for the conference. They may do so at the Practitioner rate, provided they are not listed as authors on any Academic Stream papers.