Guide to Annual Conference Submissions
NOTE: All presenters are required to register and pay for at least one day at Conference.
Scroll down for information about the process to follow for each different type of submission.
Forum: An interactive stream of presentations. Usually the Forum Chair organises a panel of experts to make presentations on a set topic, followed by discussion time. A forum will run for a minimum of half a day.
Symposium: Consists of several individual papers on a similar topic. Presenters may submit a complete symposium with an identified Chair, a list of presenters and proposed timeframe. Or, individual paper submissions are allocated to a specific symposium by the Academic Chair. A symposium will run for a minimum of half a day but can run for the whole conference.
Individual Papers: Presented on various topics. Usually 30 minutes with 20 minutes presentation time and 10 minutes for questions. Individual paper submissions are allocated to a specific symposium by the Academic Chair.
Poster Sessions: Offer presenters an opportunity to display research findings in a visually stimulating format. Posters will be displayed throughout the conference.There will be no scheduled presentations but poster presenters are free to discuss their posters with interested delegates. Click here for more poster information.
PeArLS: Personally Arranged Learning Sessions: These are new to the NZPsS Conference and consist of small group workshops which allow those who are developing ideas to tap into the wisdom and experience of others. Sessions are allocated 30 minutes. To maintain an interactive forum presenters should spend no longer than 10 minutes defining their topic and its context, then open the session up to audience discussion (ideally approx 12-20 people). Suitable material for PeArLS would include current professional issues, research ideas, new initiatives, work in progress or common problems for psychologists.
Mini-workshops: Educational activities in which specific learning objectives are achieved through the active (not passive), involvement of participants. These run concurrently with the conference programme for 1 to 2 hours. Please use the Abstract Submission form.
Workshops: Educational activities in which specific learning objectives are achieved through the active (not passive), involvement of participants. This year the Society has allocated a full day for workshops on Friday 6 September 2013.
General - please read and complete all sections of the on-line submission forms carefully. It is particularly important to include contact email address and phone number (and to inform the office if these change after you have made your submission). Symposium and Forum organisers are also asked to include other presenters contact details where they are known. All submissions will be reviewed by an Academic Review Panel and you will be notified of the outcome of this process.
Forum - Submissions for complete forums can be sent by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org by the forum organiser. Include background information about the forum topic, any preferred day/time, and full contact details for the forum organiser as well as contact details for the proposed presenters & forum chair.
Symposium - Submissions for a symposium can be sent by email to: email@example.com by the symposium organiser. Include a symposium title; specify the subject area; any preferred day/timeslot and full contact details for the organiser, and chair (where the details are known). Details for each presentation will be required as for individual paper submissions. Submissions can be sent via email (as one file) by the organiser (this enables the organiser to be familiar with the content of each paper before they are submitted) or separately by each presenter using the online abstract submission form (please ask presenters to specify the title of the symposium).
Individual Papers & Posters & PeArLS & Mini-workshops - use the on-line Abstract Submission form on the Society's website. Follow the links from the "Annual Conference" page. If you encounter any problems with the on-line form send your submission by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Workshops - To make a submission for a conference workshop please complete the Online Workshop Proposal form or print the PDF Workshop Proposal Form available here and return to: NZPsS Conference, PO Box 4092, Wellington or fax to 04 4734889.
All other enquiries to the Conference Coordinator(email@example.com).