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A session is designed to provide a quick, engaging forum for the exchange of ideas around a specific topic. The chair briefly introduces the speakers and stimulates the discussion of different viewpoints among speakers and participants.

You can propose a session that lasts either:
30 minutes: A quick introduction or update on a key topic followed by audience discussion
60 minutes: More time for audience interaction and in-depth, thought-provoking presentations discussing hot topics, innovations, reflections and best practice

Sessions can be done in various formats including panel sessions, roundtable group discussions or a mixture of both. Please feel free to be creative and suggest new formats and tools to engage your audience, eg debates, audience question-led sessions, interviewer and interviewee sessions, poll-taking sessions, gamification, etc.

Sessions are assessed based on the following criteria:
• Quality of content
• Relevance to the field
• Diversity of speakers
• Innovativeness

Panel and roundtable sessions

When are they held?
14–16 September 2016

Who can participate?
All conference participants.

What does it cost?

All sessions are included in the conference participation fee on a first come, first served basis. There is no additional fee to be paid or additional registration required for those who wish to attend any sessions.

Who is involved?
One chair who is in charge of facilitating the session, and two speakers who share their viewpoints and engage in a discussion. It is recommended that approximately one third of the session is dedicated to questions and answers, discussions or other formats that encourage audience participation.

>>Download the sample session proposal form

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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