May 10, 2019 : Deadline for submission of proposals
June 28, 2019 : Approved parallel session speakers are notified
July 12, 2019 : Deadline to confirm participation in parallel sessions
July 19, 2019 :Selected and accepted sessions are posted on CAIE website
HUBS OF KNOWLEDGE AND INNOVATION: SYNERGIES FOR DEVELOPMENT
The Conference of the Americas on International Education (CAIE) is an essential forum for stakeholders in higher education that fosters fruitful dialogues and debates, directed at the advancement of the internationalization of higher education.
CAIE provides a unique opportunity for decision makers and professionals in the field of international education to exchange and examine current paradigms, emerging trends, shared challenges, alternative models and public policies related to this sector while prompting meaningful contacts and institutional collaboration.
The CAIE organizers invite you to submit parallel session proposals that inspire a thought-provoking conversation on any of the conference’s subthemes, either by suggesting new initiatives, establishing links to related current issues, trends, challenges or good practices. Proposals that engage speakers from varied academic, professional, and geographical backgrounds are particularly encouraged.
The CAIE Colombia 2019 conference subthemes are:
Research and Knowledge transfer: Innovation for Development
Redesigning Higher Education: Learning for Innovation
International Partnerships: Platform for Sustainability
Social Synergies: Sustainability, Equity and Inclusion
To find out more about the conference subthemes, please click here.
Sessions should last 1h 15min with an additional
15 minute Q&A / discussion period
Minimum of three speakers, where one may also act as a moderator or else, a panel of three speakers and a moderator without a presentation
It is possible to submit individual proposals. However, any proposal that does not account three confirmed (and duly registered) speakers may be merged with other approved proposals on a related topic.
The accepted proposals, including the merged parallel sessions, will be posted on our online program.
Speakers shall split the allotted time equally among the merged proposals (i.e. one session with two speakers and a second session with one speaker must be given equal time) and consider a 15-minute period for Q&A / discussion.
The organizing Committee advises all presenters to use their time to deliver their presentation and avoid including institutional information or corporate references that may distract from their intervention.
Relevance to the general theme
Does the proposal relate in a meaningful way to the main theme of the Congress and/or any of the identified subthemes?
Innovation and Originality
Is the proposal presenting a new perspective or insight on the chosen subject?
Is it reporting on ground-breaking programs?
Proposing innovative approaches?
Speakers / Panelists
Does the session bring together a panel of speakers from diverse academic/professional/geographical backgrounds?
Is there a clear rationale behind the choice of speakers and their participation in this session?
Speakers’ professional profiles and/or background
Are the speakers recognized authorities in their field?
In the case of graduate students, does the proposal offer new or relevant information related to internationalization or the Congress’ themes?
Please note that the organizers of the CAIE Colombia 2019 are unable to offer financial support to parallel session speakers. All travel, accommodation and registration costs must be covered by the participants.
The Secretariat is available to prepare confirmation letters (upon request) for any duly registered delegate taking part in a parallel session.
The proposals for parallel sessions must be sent through our online system. Please be sure to keep a copy of your proposal (e.g. in a separate Word –or other- file) before you input the information onto the online system!
You must provide the following information:
Name, position, and contact information of the session moderator
Name, position, and contact information of all session speakers
Title of the session (max. 15 words)
Session abstract (max. 150 words) General outline of the session, topic(s) that will be addressed and how they relate to the selected Conference subtheme
Proposal (max. 500 words) A detailed description of the session outlining the objectives, content, and audience for the presentation. State why the presentation is relevant to the audience and what the audience will take away from the session
Logistical and audio-visual requirements: Video projection equipment will be available in all Conference spaces. The Conference organizers will strive to adapt the session setting to the specifications given. However, the Committee cannot guarantee that all requirements will be met
Language of the presentation: Parallel sessions may be carried out, and proposals may be submitted, in any of the four official languages of the Conference: English, Spanish, French or Portuguese.