Submissions for TEMC 2021 will open soon

Share your experience and your work with a presentation at TEMC 2021

The Call for Abstracts for the 2021 even will open soon. In curating the program, the TEMC Program Committee will seek to build a program of linked discussions through the sessions.

Abstract authors may be asked to re-frame or further develop their presentation; or explore a collaborative presentation with an author who has submitted a similarly themed abstract.

For those who submitted an abstract to the postponed 2020 conference, submissions will be considered for the 2021 program.

Check out the below options for types of presentations we are looking to have included in the 2021 Program.

Opportunities for presenting

  • HEd talk

    • Higher Ed talks (HEd) talks are a 15 minute spoken presentation (including question and answer time)
    • Mirroring TEd talks, these presentations are devoted to the spreading of ideas in the form of a short, powerful presentation
    • HEd talks are intended to be highly interactive with participants and stimulate discussion
    • Whilst the TEMC Program Committee will seek to group HEd talks by sub-themes, we also welcome suggested groupings from colleagues exploring an idea from different perspectives
  • Workshops

    • A 45 or 90 minute session where workshop presenters will provide participants with the opportunity to develop and learn new skills or where there is a maximum opportunity for dialogue and debate with a small audience
    • Workshops may include a presentation combined with activities, interactive group or individual work
  • Concurrent Sessions

    • Concurrent sessions provide an opportunity to explore a topic in depth as sessions are 45 minutes long. This timing should include allowance for interaction with the participants through either question and answer or group discussion.
    • We would encourage those electing to use a concurrent session to explore the best way of engaging with your audience.
    • Preference for concurrent sessions will be given to abstracts which are submitted by groups, particularly by colleagues across institutions or organisational divisions
  • Panel Sessions

    • Panel sessions are also 45 minutes in length and may include three to four speakers or more, each of whom talks for a short period of time on a shared theme
    • Panels will nominate a facilitator who will build on the individual presentations and work with the panel to dissect their viewpoints and leads a broader conversation with the audience
  • Digital Posters

    • Capture attention with a short, video presentation which will be played on screens throughout the venue over the course of the conference
    • No more than three minutes, digital posters are designed to showcase an innovation, idea or project
    • The format can be a simple presentation or animation but should preferably be more than a PowerPoint presentation
    • All video presentations submitted, while having sound, will need to be captioned to ensure maximum audience exposure
    • Expect that, if selected, your video will play several times over the course of the conference across the venue
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Presenting safely

Precautions and guidelines for presenters at TEMC 2021 will be communicated with speakers closer to the event based on the information provided by the World Health Organisation and the Queensland Government closer to the event date. The organisers are working with the venue to ensure presenters will be able to present safely.

Successful abstracts will…

  • Be no more than 400 words, not including presenter details
  • Be interesting, topical and challenging…
  • Clearly state the aims of the presentation and how this relates to the sub-theme, or themes, being addressed
  • Abstract authors should represent a higher education institution. If the subject is based on a case study or project, and includes a commercial entity, the representative from the higher education should be the lead author and presenter.
  • Answers listed questions relating to
    1.learning outcomes for those attending
    2.type of presentation proposed; HEd talk, concurrent session, workshop, etc
    3.preferred learning environment for your presentation – collaborative space, lecture, workshop or other format
  • A personal biography for up to three presenters (a maximum of 50 words per person). This is to include the affiliation of each presenter, including ATEM, TEFMA, University, College, Government Department or Commercial employer
  • Be submitted by the closing date

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