Call for Proposals for the Conference Workshops – we are still accepting proposals for the online option – please follow the link below – we have extended the closing date to end June although we probably need your proposals sooner than that to be able to process them for inclusion in the main programme
The theme of the conference – Expanding the TA Map – Sharing Learning Across Our Fields – was chosen to allow the widest possible range of presentation topics – if it is about TA, then it stands every chance of being included in the programme. We invite all potential presenters to follow their passion and help us to create an innovative and inspiring conference that will significantly expand the TA map.
Please click here to access the system we are using to receive proposals. Your proposal will go anonymously for review to members of the Scientific Committee, and we will let you know the results as soon as we can.
If you are able to show how you have designed your session for online presentation, that will be very helpful but it is not essential. We have plenty of volunteers who will help you with that process if you are not familiar with it. They will also be helping the participants.
Please note that we will be issuing a Presenter Contract which will include:
- that presenters agree that, subject to the consent also of their participants, and subject to the presenter retaining the intellectual property of the material and the material being suitable for access by others, their sessions may be recorded (audio or video) and that such recordings may be disseminated by the organisers including as a source of conference income
- guidelines on how to present your materials (handouts, powerpoints, etc) in ways that take into account people with different visual needs, and how to present yourself in ways that take into account different auditory needs and potential use of interpreters
- an option to submit a handout for inclusion in the Conference pack for delegates, and/or a more significant paper for subsequent publication (subject to review) in the International Journal of Transactional Analysis Research & Practice ( www.ijtarp.org )
Proposals will be evaluated against the following criteria:
- Does the proposal fit the theme of the conference – i.e. is it about TA or is it linked back to TA if it is a non-TA approach?
- Are the learning goals or objectives of the session clearly stated and relate to TA competence?
- Is the topic of the proposal something that will be interesting to conference attendees?
- How clear and informative is the session description?
- How clear and informative is the description given for the Scientific Committee to consider?
- Based on the above descriptions, how confident do the evaluators feel that the presenter will lead a well structured session competently?
- How does the content and structure of the proposal seem appropriate for the amount of time requested?
- How does the content and structure of the proposal seem appropriate for the size of the audience?
- How does the content of the proposal justify the field(s) specified for the audience, especially if more than one field is proposed?
- How has the presenter addressed any ethical considerations (confidentiality, protection around boundaries etc), especially for topics that might trigger strong reactions?