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 evaluated on the basis of a structured proposal. 

Practitioner Stream proposals will NOT be published in the conference proceedings or submitted to IEEE Xplore®.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

  • Practitioner oral presentation: In order to make the best possible use of the virtual conference medium, iLRN 2021 will adopt a “flipped” model for oral presentations whereby presenters are asked to pre-record a video describing their work for attendees to watch before attending the relevant live session, freeing up the bulk of the session time for interaction and audience questions. The video should be no more than 7 minutes in length and may be in either PechaKucha or another format of the presenter’s choosing.  (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.

  • Practitioner poster: A poster is a single image containing a visual display of the presenter’s work that will be shown in the virtual Expo Hall. 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, in either PechaKucha or another format of the presenter’s choosing, 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 are required to include the following information, which should be drafted in a word processor and then copied and pasted into the relevant fields on the online proposal submission form:

  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?

The length of the entire proposal should not exceed 1,000 words.

Proposal review criteria

Practitioner Stream proposals will be reviewed using the following weighted criteria:

  • Contribution to immersive learning research and/or practice (50%)
  • Originality and/or innovativeness (25%)
  • Presentation style of salient events (25%)

Proposal submission

Practitioner Stream proposals should be submitted via the form below and not through ConfTool.

Registration requirements

All presenters listed on a contribution that is accepted for the Practitioner Stream must register for the conference in order to present their contribution. They may do so at the Practitioner rate, provided they are not listed as authors on any Academic Stream papers.