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Submission of Proposals for LK7 Conference Using Ex Ordo System

We are delighted that you were interested in submitting a proposal to the Living Knowledge 2016 conference. The final deadline for submissions was January 7th 2016 and notification of acceptance took place in February 2016. The deadline for early bird registration was 31 March 2016.

Guidance Notes for Proposal Authors

We encourage those submitting proposals to focus on one, or maximum two, proposals, rather than spreading their energy more thinly across multiple proposals. We also welcome proposals which the presenters plan to disseminate further after the conference. To maximise the opportunities for people to present and interact, a range of formats are available. Priority will be given to proposals that have a strong interactive element whereby delegates and presenters have an opportunity through dialogue or other interactive methods to learn, share, exchange and develop their ideas, expertise and practice.


In conference evaluations, a common criticism is the lack of opportunity to participate and that too much time was spent on presentations so please ensure the opportunity for active participation is maximised.

Accepted presenters may be requested to focus on a specific aspect of the proposal during their conference presentation for coherence and suitability for the conference and its participants. Also, those submitting presentations may be invited to transfer to an interactive poster presentation or other format, in the interest of making the conference as inclusive as possible, and balancing different formats. If you would like to showcase a student report at the conference (and have the student contribute as a co-presenter) but you don’t know for sure yet which project will be of a suitable quality, please briefly describe the projects under consideration.

Your Proposal Submission in Ex Ordo

Your proposal for the conference is made up of an abstract (description of the session) inputted at Step 2 followed by your responses to a series of questions in the ‘Additional Info’ section (in Step 5) linked to the reviewing criteria. It would be expected that submissions for the longer formats would be more detailed.

    For your abstract of 100 to 150 words, please provide a description of the interactive session that is planned. Ensure that any lessons learned or challenges encountered are noted. If you would like to include an image / picture, please use the ‘Add attachment’ button. If you are proposing an Interactive Creative format, please make sure that you discuss what makes your session particularly creative. If you are proposing a Problem-solving session format, please make sure that you discuss the specific challenge / need that will be explored.

    You will then be prompted to respond to a series of additional questions.

Topics / Thematic Stands

For step 4 of the submission process, if your proposal is relevant to more than one of the thematic strands, please choose the MOST relevant one. If none of the strands specifically suit your submission, please choose the nearest applicable strand.
Note that your submission will be recorded as ‘pending’ until all sections are complete and that you can edit or withdraw a submission up to the deadline of January 7th 2016.

Further Information on Formats

At present, timings for each format are presented
as a range to allow flexibility for scheduling LTTC photothe programme once proposals have been reviewed and accepted. Presenters will be given adequate notice in advance of the conference of the time allocation for their interactive session.

Workshop 45-90 minutes length
Discussion panel 45-90 minutes length. Please specify the number of panel participants
Collaborative presentation 15-25 minutes length, including interaction
Round table 45-90 minutes length
Problem-solving session 45-90 minutes length
Poster discussion session 2-5 minutes’ presentation, followed by interaction
Ultra-short presentation followed by interaction Pecha Kucha (7 minutes) /Gasta (5 minutes) /Practice exchange (3 minutes) /Oral byte (5 minutes) /Flipped session (5 minutes)
Interactive creative format the maximum time available is 90 minutes