Call for proposals: Deadline Extended to October 20, 2021

A. Individual Proposals

You may submit an individual proposal that aligns with one of the formats described below (Speed Talk, Symposium, E-poster)  

1. Speed Talk (10 minutes/speaker)

Speed Talks are 10 minutes in duration and allow participants to highlight their stories, projects and experiences on a particular Congress theme. A speed talk provides the audience with a rapid overview, allowing an informal discussion among presenters and the audience.

Your speed talk will be part of a 60-minute session that will feature 4 presentations, followed by a 20-minute ‘Question and Answer’ period. The time limit will be strictly enforced to keep the agenda on time and facilitate movement between sessions

2. Symposium (15 minutes/speaker)

Symposiums are moderated sessions consisting of a series of 15 minute presentations from speakers of diverse backgrounds and expertise, collectively addressing a broad suite of topics related to the Congress themes. Symposiums will be allocated ample time for discussion and audience engagement to facilitate knowledge sharing. Each 60 or 90- minute session will include 3 to 5 speakers, led by a session moderator. Symposium timeslots are limited, therefore accepted proposal submitters may be asked to deliver under a different format.

If you are submitting an individual proposal to be part of a Symposium, IMPAC5’s Program Committee will coordinate the session. See below if you are interested in leading a Symposium.

3. E-Poster (10 minutes/poster)

Electronic posters (E-posters) facilitate the sharing of stories, knowledge and information, in a succinct way, within a short time period. Your E-poster will be organised into a 60-minute session to allow the opportunity for each presenter, at a designated time, to speak for approximately 6 minutes, followed by a 4-minute ‘Question and Answer’ period.

E-Posters should be concise and image oriented and will be displayed on a screen. PRINTED PAPER POSTERs will not be accommodated. Information related to the technical formatting requirements for the creation and display of e-posters will be shared at a later date. Generally, e-posters should avoid the use of too much text and all visuals should be of professional quality and be clearly legible from a short distance.

B. Lead and Co-ordinate a Symposium or Knowledge Sharing Session

You may submit to lead and co-ordinate either a Symposium or Knowledge Sharing Session, as described below. 

1. Symposium (60 or 90 minutes, 15 minutes/speaker)

Symposiums are moderated sessions consisting of a series of 15 minute presentations from speakers of diverse backgrounds and expertise, collectively addressing a broad suite of topics related to the Congress themes. Symposiums will be allocated ample time for discussion and audience engagement to facilitate knowledge sharing. Each 60 or 90- minute session will include 3 to 5 speakers, led by a session moderator. Symposium timeslots are limited, therefore accepted proposal submitters may be asked to deliver under a different format

As the session lead of a Symposium, you will provide the title and description and organize a panel of 3 to 5 speakers within a 60 or 90-minute time frame. It is essential that these sessions provide ample room for discussion and use creative approaches to engage participants, who should be given the floor to share their knowledge and know-how.

NOTE: You will be submitting a proposal as the session lead, however, each individual speaker listed for your session is also required to submit an individual proposal and must identify the name of the session lead and title of the session.

2. Knowledge Sharing Session (90 minute sessions)

Knowledge Sharing sessions (e.g., workshops, Knowledge Cafés) are led by one or more facilitators or instructors and provide the opportunity for focused, topic-specific dialogs, direct learning, and building the capacity of participants through interactive approaches to address practical solutions relevant to IMPAC5’s themes and streams. They can accommodate up to 50 participants over 90 minutes, however, both the registration numbers and timelines could be modified depending on the proposed session.  

As the lead, you will provide the title and description of your session; the names of each individual who will be supporting the delivery of your session; and identify the minimum/maximum audience size you can accommodate.

Knowledge Sharing sessions will require pre-registration prior to the start of the Congress. You are welcome to describe and submit alternate formats to best facilitate the sharing of experiences and knowledge while respecting the 90-minute timeframe.