Submit a proposal

The call for proposals closed at midnight GMT on Monday 12 March 2012.

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Whether you’ve been involved in ALT for years, are new to the learning technology domain, or are an experienced practitioner, supplier, funder, policy maker, researcher, writer, or presenter from other fields, please take the time to review the call and guidelines below. With your help the 2012 ALT Conference can be a truly outstanding, influential, and enjoyable event internationally.

Categories of submissions

We welcome submissions of two broad types:

1. An abstract of up to 450 words describing either a Short Paper (20 minutes), Short Presentation (10 minutes), Symposium (60 minutes), Workshop (60 minutes), Demonstration (30 minutes), or a Hybrid (60 minutes). All abstracts will appear in the online Conference Abstracts Handbook.

2. A full Proceedings Paper of up to 5000 words, for publication in the peer-reviewed Conference Proceedings of ALT-C 2012, together with a 450 word 'long abstract' (which will appear in the online Conference Abstracts Handbook), and a 200 word standard abstract.

Calls and Guidelines

Provided below are links to comprehensive documents for you to refer to prior to writing or submitting a proposal, and for you to make use of during the subsequent editing process if your proposal is successful. Please read the relevant information carefully.

Call and Guidelines for the submission of Proceedings Papers
2012 Proceedings Paper template
Call and guidelines for abstract-based submissions, namely: short papers; short presentations (PechaKuchas); symposia; workshops; demonstrations, and hybrids

Key dates

  • Calls and Guidelines issued November 2011
  • Proposals accepted from mid January 2012
  • Submissions close on 12 March 2012
  • Presenters' registration deadline 26 June 2012
  • Earlybird registration deadline 3 July 2012
  • Registrations close on 17 August 2012

Outstanding and Best Proceedings Paper Awards

All presented proceedings papers are considered by ALT for an Outstanding Proceedings Paper Award. To receive this award, the judges have to agree with the statement "This paper presents work that strongly advances the field of learning technology". [If there is no agreement on the words "strongly advances" then the judges may make a Best Proceedings Paper Award.]

Best Short Presentation Awards

All accepted short presentations are eligible for the Best Short Presentation Awards, one voted for by the conference delegates and the other subject to a wider online voting community.