CPPA 2018 Call -- Individual 20 Min Symposiums
4th Canadian Conference on Positive Psychology
Co - Hosted by The Canadian Positive Psychology Association & the University of Toronto, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education
Victoria College, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario Canada
May 23 -25, 2018
Submission for 4th Canadian Conference on Positive Psychology
Thank you for applying to present a 20-Minute Symposium.
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Individual 20 min Symposium Presentation:
Researchers with a scientific presentation on the topic of positive psychology may propose an individual paper. Submissions should include a 150-word biography with a brief summary of the presenter's education and work experience, a 200-word abstract, and an indication of which Conference Themes apply directly to the paper. Your talk should be no longer than 15 minutes There will be 15 minutes at the end of the session where the audience can ask questions of any of the presenters. The conference team will group the individual presentations together into symposia with two other speakers. You will be notified in advance and have an opportunity to coordinate with other presenters before the conference if you wish. If an abstract is not accepted for presentation, it is automatically reviewed for poster presentation.
Speaker Guidelines and Terms of Your Application and Presentation
When you submit this proposal you agree to all terms listed below
1. You must submit the completed Proposal Form by January 14, 2018, 12:00 Midnight (EST).
2. One presenter must be identified as the Principal Presenter and all co-presenters are bound by these Guidelines and Terms of Your Application and Presentation.
3. Data: You must list all co-presenters with their contact information provided on the Call for Proposals form.
Acceptance or Decline
a. All conference follow-up information including acceptance or decline of the proposal and registration code will be sent via e-mail to the Principal Presenter during the week of February 5, 2018 who will then have the responsibility to pass the information on to all additional co-presenter(s).
b. You will be given a presenter discount for the full 2-day registration fee and you must register using the presenter code
Response To The Acceptance
Conference Registration is required to confirm your acceptance, all presenters agree to register for the 4th Canadian Conference on Positive Psychology by February 16, 2018
Exclusive Hotel Rate for Presenters:
Once you have registered for the conference you will receive a special reservation link to the Marriott Courtyard Hotel where we have secured a very limited number of rooms at a special rate available for speakers only. IMPORTANT Notice: May is the busiest month for conferences in Toronto. It is expected that all hotels will be at capacity during May. Rates go up as hotels vacancies go down. Current rates in May 2017 were $280.00. and up per night at most hotels.
Introduction to the Chair, Speaker Relations:
You will be introduced to the Chair Of Speaker Relations, who will be your primary point of contact for the conference from that point forward,
a. All symposium session rooms will be set theatre style, and more flexible seating arrangements for workshops.
b. You will be contacted at a later date with more information about the configuration of your room.
a. You will be provided with a Windows-based computer with Microsoft Powerpoint software, a microphone (in larger rooms) , an LCD projector, and a display screen.
b. You will be asked to bring a copy of your presentation on a USB flash drive to the conference and requested to load your presentation on the laptop at breakfast or lunch time preceding your presentation with the help of one of our volunteers.
c. If you have additional technical or audio-visual needs, we will let you know if we can accommodate you. Internet access is available in all of our presentation rooms.
Bring Your Own Handouts
a. If you wish to provide handouts during your session, please note that you will need to bring your own
b. CPPA will not be able to print these or make additional copies at the conference.
9. The presentation we expect is based on the abstract submitted in your call for proposal submission.
10. Posters will be displayed for a 4ft x 4ft space or 121cm x 121cm space
Marketing and Sales
Let the content and style of your presentation be a wonderful example of the quality of your work and your knowledge in the field but during your session you and all presenters agree not sell or promote any particular product or service. The focus of our conference is to share knowledge for the purposes of education. If you wish to promote your services, materials or products, please contact the conference manager at firstname.lastname@example.org
Unable to attend:
If you are unable to attend the conference, you agree to find a suitable replacement to present the submission as described in your abstract no later than March 23,2018.
13. The CPPA reserves the right to change the date/time of your session but all changes will be communicated to you.
14. The CPPA will not provide honoraria, waive conference registration fees, or reimburse travel and accommodation expenses or any other expenses related to this conference.
a. The CPPA will publicize and promote each session and presenter by posting online the abstract and biography you have forwarded us, and by placing briefer descriptions in the printed and/or online conference program and other marketing materials.
b. CPPA reserves the right to edit abstracts, titles and biographies, make final presentation selections, and take pictures of your session or film your session for posting on our CPPA website and social media.
16. Please note that, although it is not always possible to do so, every effort will be made to accommodate your preferred session choice. All 60-minute sessions should leave at least 15 minutes at the end for question and answer. Please be mindful that the presenter(s) in the session following yours need time to set-up so you should leave the room ready for them according to the end time noted in the schedule.
a. For main conference sessions: In your presentations, In addition to your research findings/ interventions, please provide enriching material that helps the audience connect with the importance and implications of the work, such as take-home messages, theoretical basis, personal anecdotes, dilemmas, discussion questions, and so on.
18. You attest that the material in your presentation is created and owned by you and will not infringe the copyrights of others.
19. The CPPA may promote your session, including anything contained in this application on its website, in a brochure, flyer, social media or a press release; your image may also be used in the promotion of the conference.
20. You agree to make your presentation slides available on the CPPA website in our members-only section of our website.
We look forward to having you present at the 4th Canadian Conference on Positive Psychology. Thank you!
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Biography (education and experience) - 150 Word limit
Biography for conference program (Print-Ready) - 50 Word Limit
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Biography of third presenter for conference program (Print-Ready) - 50 Word Limit
Title of Presentaion
Please enter the names of all co-authors (with their institutions) who collaborated on the research (in addition to the presenters listed above).
Domain of Presentaion
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What audience would be most interested in your presentation
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Positive Organizational Development/ Business
Abstract [Instructions: If you are making a submission in the domain of research, please provide an abstract of 200 words with the following information, organized under the headings indicated: Background, Methods, Results and Conclusions.] [200 word limit -please prepare print ready]
Academic References [Instructions: Please provide at least one scholarly reference that supports your proposed presentation, as our organization emphasizes rigorous research and evidence-based practice:
Our conference theme is "Bridging Canadian Wellbeing" which we see in many different ways: Canadian positive psychology with global efforts, bringing practitioners together with researchers, traditional and positive psychology, researchers from across disciplines who share interests in wellbeing, and more. Please feel free to include how this may apply to your work.
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