Types of Presentations

Presentations may be made in a number of formats, as listed below. You must indicate the proposed format in your submission. The Conference Committee may negotiate the proposed delivery format with the speaker.

  • Individual Papers (20 minutes)
    Individual paper proposals provide an opportunity to present original contributions to the research, theory, and practice in relation to Indigenous and minoritized language revitalization. Submissions should clearly indicate the importance of the proposed topic to conference themes.

    Upon acceptance, individual papers will be organized into panels of three or four by subject. Individual presenters will have 20 minutes to deliver the content of their individual papers, allowing 10 minutes at the end of all the presentations for questions and answers.

  • Panel Presentations (90 minutes)

    Individuals or institutional sponsors may propose to organize a panel of presentations on a related subject, with each presenter offering a perspective on the topic.  Panels may include a chair/moderator, three or four presenters, and a discussant. Each presenter will be allotted 20 minutes to deliver his/her paper, allowing 15 minutes at the end of the panel for commentary by a discussant, and 15 minutes for questions and answers.

    Panel proposals must include information on all proposed participants and must indicate that they have been contacted and agree to participate. The individual submitting the proposal will be the sole contact person regarding the panel.

  • Roundtable Discussions (60 minutes)

    Individuals or institutional sponsors may propose to organize a round table discussion on a topic related to conference themes. Like panels, roundtable discussions are coordinated by an organizer/moderator and offer different perspectives on the proposed topic. However, rather than focusing on the presentation of individual papers, presentation time for each discussant is limited to 5-7 minutes. The majority of the session is devoted to dialogue between the discussants and the audience.

    In the best round tables, the speakers are aware of each other's work and views, and they refute or support those views in their own talks, there is substantive interchange, as well as the chance to go in-depth very quickly. They are time-efficient and encourage audience participation in the discussion.

    Proposals for roundtable discussions must include information on all proposed discussants and must indicate that they have been contacted and agree to participate.  The individual submitting the proposal will be the sole contact person regarding the roundtable discussion.

  • Interactive Workshops (60 minutes)

    In workshops, presenters spend a short amount of time on the delivery of the pedagogical concept, theory or model, and the majority of the session is devoted to direct, hands-on participation by the attendees. Workshops are organized to address a theme, discussion is informal and interactive, and papers are not presented.