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2017 Annual Conference CFP
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Call for Proposals

AAEEBL Annual Conference

July 24-27, 2017

Portland State University


We are looking forward to our first annual conference on a university campus, and we hope you can be a part of it!  Use the form below to tell us how you can contribute to the upcoming Annual Conference.  The instructions below describe the different questions in more detail.  Please note that all presenters with accepted contributions must be members of AAEEBL (see this page for more information if you have questions).  


Important Dates

March 1, 2017            Proposals Accepted

March 15, 2017          Presenters Notified 

TBA                            Early Bird Registration

TBA                            Hotel Block Deadline




Instructions for the Proposal:


There are five contribution options for this year's conference, which are described below:

  1. Workshops: AAEEBL workshops are intended to enhance hands-on skills and broaden the perspective of the attendees perspectives on ePortfolios at the Annual Meeting. Workshops should be interactive and designed to introduce a rigorous framework for learning a new area or to provide advanced training in an area. Submissions will be selected on the basis of the facilitator's description of the learning activity, participatory design of the session and the proposed workshop facilitation, alongside its contribution to the overall conference program and AAEEBL mission (2 hours)

  2. AAEEBL Ignite: An AAEEBL Annual Ignite presentation is part of a 1-hour session where 8 “igniters” provoke and open dialogue with the community through a fast-paced and image-only PowerPoint presentation. This 5-minute (20 slides advancing every 15 seconds) “ignite” should focus on innovative teaching ideas, creative project processes, and/or developed project outcomes that explore the SIGs.  

  3. Concise papers: An AAEEBL Annual concise paper provides a forum for discussion of key directions related to one of the SIGs in research, informed practice, works in progress, reports on specialized topics, pilot studies, or brief reports on innovative practice in technology-supported teaching and learning (25 minutes). Selected concise papers will be invited by the committee to develop the concise paper proposal into a symposium or panel presentation. Full and concise papers are blind peer-reviewed according to rigorous academic standards. 


    Poster Presentations: This year the posters will be a focus for the AAEEBL community of practice to learn about a range of projects, case studies, and research and development initiatives that explore opportunities for conference participants to discuss the SIG topic with presenters. To extend our learning at the AAEEBL Annual, we invite all presenters to consider also presenting their findings proposed for a concurrent session at the poster session.  Posters should emphasize the problem, what was done, and why the work is important to the community.  Please note that any proposed session that cannot be accommodated within the program as proposed, will be automatically considered for the poster session.

  5. Corporate posters and demonstrations: We invite our AAEEBL corporate partners to share, demonstrate and discuss your company’s products, services, developments, applications and research, while informing the audience of your future directions, gaining feedback, and establishing contacts (2-hour session to be shared among vendors, an informal event with a circulating conference-wide audience)


You'll also be asked to choose from among three Special-Interest Groups, listed below, that will help to organize and identify small communities within AAEEBL that have similar interests and goals:

  • Practices and Pedagogies

  • Research

  • Technologies


In addition to the abstract for your presentation, you will also be asked to prepare short answers to these questions so we can identify inter-track themes:

  • What are the big ideas or central questions that you will address during your session? (50-75 words)

  • What are the learning objectives for session attendees?  (50-75 words)

  • What engagement strategies will you use for audience participation?  What will they take away from the experience? (50-75 words)

For more information about submissions or using the submission system, please email the conference committee chair Ellen Zeman.



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