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Become a speaker

The EAIE hosts the largest international higher education conference in Europe, providing an open arena for international professionals involved in all aspects of higher education to exchange ideas, learn from best practices, and debate policies and hot topics in the field. Submit your proposals for the 28th Annual EAIE conference in Liverpool today!

What are we looking for?

The Conference Programme Committee (CPC) invites all those interested in international higher education to become actively involved in the 2016 conference programme. The CPC seeks current and thought-provoking topics, and speakers who can engage their audiences with quality-driven content in lively and informative discussions.

The CPC is looking for proposals that: 

    • Link to the conference theme ‘Imagine…’
    • Explore trends and developments in the field
    • Stand out from the crowd with interesting, interactive formats
    • Offer opportunities to really engage with the audience
    • Share best practices and innovative solutions
    • Examine controversial topics that evoke debate and discussion

The EAIE Expert Communities assist the CPC in selecting proposals for the conference. A number of Expert Communities have suggested some current and relevant topics which may help to give you some ideas for your proposal. 

Tips for submitting a successful proposal

To increase your proposal's chances of being accepted, make sure to follow these useful tips:
• Choose a title that is short and catchy.
• Explain how you will be creative and innovative in the delivery of your session or workshop – remember that audience engagement and interaction are key!
• Try to include contributors from various institutions/countries and a variety of viewpoints to score high on diversity of speakers.
• Be clear about the level of your proposal − both beginner and advanced level sessions are in demand.
• Ensure that all contributors (chair and speakers) already have an EAIE account so that you can find them in the system and add them to the proposal.
• Check out the 2015 Conference Programme to see what's been done before.
• Download the sample forms to help you prepare your proposal thoroughly with fellow contributors in advance of submitting via the online process: session, Ignite© session, workshop and poster session.
• Read through the submission information specific to the sessions, Ignite© session, workshops and poster sessions to learn about the format, dates, contributor information, assessment criteria and more.
• Make sure that your proposal is complete and final. Only complete proposals will be considered for review.
• Keep your proposal simple and to the point, but comprehensive!

We also recommend that you read the blog post written by the CPC Chair on how to write a successful proposal. 

Conference schedule

The conference runs from Tuesday 13 to Friday 16 September 2016. By submitting a proposal, contributors agree to be available on all of the relevant dates specified.

Important dates

Call for proposals opens
1 October 2015

Deadline for proposals
3 November 2015


Submitters notified of decision on proposal
Early March 2016

28th Annual EAIE Conference

13–16 September 2016


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