Abstract Submissions for Early Childhood Learning and Development Conference 2019 have now closed. Thank you to all those who submitted abstracts, you will be notified of the status of your abstract on Monday 19 November 2018.

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION KEY DATES

Call for Abstracts Open

Thursday 23 August 2018

Call for Abstracts Close

Friday 19 October 2018

Acceptance Notification

Friday 23 November 2018

Author Registration Deadline

Monday 14 January 2019

Program Uploaded to Website

Tuesday 15 January 2019

 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR PREPARING AND FORMATTING YOUR ABSTRACT

  • Abstracts must be submitted using the eOrganiser text field.
  • Abstracts must be submitted in English. Your abstracts must be print ready.
  • Maximum number of words is 350.
  • Do not include the title of your abstract or author names and affiliations in the document or keywords (abstract body only). These will be automatically populated on the final abstract document based on the details you entered into the relevant sections in the abstract submission site.
  • Use standard abbreviations only. Within the body of the abstract, when using abbreviations spell out the name in full at first mention and follow with the abbreviation in parenthesis. Abbreviations may be used in the title, provided the name in full is outlined in the body of the abstract.
  • It is the responsibility of the submitting author to ensure that the submission has been approved by all authors.
  • The Organising Committee will not be responsible for any errors published.

 

CALL FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS

Abstract submission is a two-step process. Please follow the instructions carefully to ensure your submission is uploaded into the portal correctly.

STEP 1: Create an author account

Firstly, you must create an account to upload an abstract. To begin, please click here to access the eOrganiser submission portal. Click the “Create an Author Account” link and enter your contact details. These details are required to create the account. Once you have created an account within this portal you can upload your submissions.

STEP 2: Submit your abstract

Once you have logged into the abstract submission portal, click the ‘Submit’ button to access the submission page. You will be required to provide the following details prior to uploading the abstract file:

  • Indicate your preferred presentation type.
  • Enter your paper title in the ‘Paper Title’.
  • Enter your abstract in the text field.
  • Answer the below questions
    • What do you feel is the biggest challenge within the Learning and Development Sector?
    • How does your abstract align to your selected theme?
    • Who do you feel your audience will be?
  • Add any additional emails to the email correspondence box (any email addresses entered here will be included in the correspondence emails that are sent to you).
  • Enter the name and organisation of all Co-Presenters and Co-Authors.
  • Ensure you indicate the presenting author(s) for the abstract and include a brief biography, the biography should be no more than 100 words.
  • Select your chosen theme.

 

GENERAL POLICIES AND REQUIREMENTS

  • All abstracts must contain original work of the presenting author(s).
  • The presenting author must submit the abstract.
  • Abstracts must be submitted to the Conference Managers via eOrganiser by Friday 19 October 2018.
  • Abstracts will not be accepted via fax, email, mail or USB/CD.
  • All fields on the online abstract submission form must be completed.
  • Acceptance of abstracts for presentation at the Conference will be on the basis of committee selection.
  • All presenting authors will be required to register and pay for the Conference by the author registration deadline of Monday 14 January 2019 to ensure that their abstract(s) are included in the final program.
  • It is the responsibility of the presenting author to ensure that the abstract is submitted correctly.
  • After an author has submitted their abstract, they must check their submission to ensure the document has been uploaded correctly. Authors can check their submission by clicking on the viewing option in the submission form.
  • The Conference Managers will not be held responsible for abstract submissions not received via the website or for submission errors caused by Internet services outages or other unforeseen events.

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

 Each abstract will be assessed according to the following criteria:

  1. Relevance to a Conference.
  2. Relevance to the professional context of delegates.
  3. Potential to contribute to the body of knowledge.

 

NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTANCE

 Notification of acceptance will be sent via email to the submitting author by Friday 23 November 2018. Acceptance or otherwise is at the discretion of the Organising Committee whose decision is final. All presenting authors must register and pay to attend the Conference.