The 2018 call for proposals is now open. Every year we seek out current and thought-provoking topics and speakers who can engage their audiences with quality-driven content in lively and informative discussions. If you are interested in submitting a proposal, make sure to check out the EAIE's top tips for becoming a speaker and the EAIE Expert Communities' list of relevant topics. Click on the different proposal types below to learn about each format, the necessary contributor information, assessment criteria and more. Be sure to also read the 2018 Conference proposal agreements and the proposal FAQs.
Conference theme: Facing outward
In today's changing and uncertain political landscape, Geneva makes for the ideal host of the 30th Annual EAIE Conference. Situated in a peaceful, neutralist country that has built strong ties with its neighbouring states without ever compromising its own position, Geneva has an extended history as a home for international diplomacy and collaboration. From the former League of Nations to the United Nations today, there are few places more suited for debating issues of global concern. This year’s theme invites us to face outward into the world, join forces with those who share our vision and engage with those who may have differing view. Way beyond the Palace of Nations, the city’s mountainous landscape reminds us to continue to aim for a brighter future.
Sessions give participants a quick overview – 30 or 60 minutes – of a particular subject. As well as knowledge-sharing, sessions should offer enough room for discussion.
Poster sessions combine graphic and text elements into a poster to display a specific topic. Presenters are allocated a 90-minute slot in which to discuss their work with participants.
Ignite© sessions are a fast-paced first glance at different topics, intended to fire up discussions. Speakers have just five exciting minutes in which to present an idea.
Workshops are a training experience available to conference participants at an additional fee. They should be highly interactive and provide networking opportunities.