Abstract submission is now closed, but we are still accepting submissions for the Elevator Pitch competition and Poster Awards!
We invite presentations of completed research studies, works-in-progress, notes from the field, PhD or Master’s research proposals, unique literature reviews, alternative presentations, theoretical discussions, and submissions to our elevator pitch contest, written in either English or French (in APA style). We welcome submissions from students and researchers across departments at McGill University, as well as those from other universities and research programs. We request that submissions be relevant to some aspect of the conference theme, “Culture and Community in Canada: Education for All” or can be applied to research or practice in education more broadly.
General Submission Guidelines
- All abstracts must be submitted via the Abstract Submissions Portal (Google Form) by Friday February 3, 2017, 7pm (ET).
- Abstracts may be written in English or French, and formatted in APA style.
- You may be a presenting author for one presentation only. There is no limit on co-authorships.
- Preliminary and completed research projects are eligible.
- When using abbreviations and symbols, define each one when used for the first time.
- Tables, figures or pictures are not accepted nor necessary for abstract submission.
- A short 50-word synopsis of abstracts will be published in the conference proceedings.
- Please reply to the acceptance offer email by Monday March 6th to confirm your spot. Presenters are also required to register for the conference. To register click here.
- Submissions should be relevant to some aspect of the conference theme, or broadly applicable to research or practice in education.
Abstract Submission Guidelines
Abstracts must be submitted via the Abstract Submissions Portal. Please review the following information which must be included in the Google Form, which may only be submitted ONCE and cannot be edited. We encourage you to create your submission using Word, and then copy/paste into the relevant sections of the Google Form.
Presenting & Co-Author information: For presenting authors, please provide the following information. The presenting author will also act as the corresponding author regarding the submission.
- Full name
- Email addresses
- For co-authors, please provide information for points 1-3.
Title: Title should not exceed 15 words.
Abstract: Abstracts cannot exceed 250 words for papers, posters, and elevator pitch competitors. Abstracts cannot exceed 500 words for panels/workshops and other formats.
- Include abstract word count.
- Provide 3 to 5 keywords that describe the specific content of your abstract.
- Provide 50-word synopsis to appear in conference proceedings.
Presentation Type: Select your presentation type (note: only 1 first-authored presentation of any type can be submitted; there is no limit on the number of co-authorships.
- Complete the application for your specific presentation type:
- Individual Oral Presentation submissions for 30-minute oral presentations should be under 250 words and include the following: purpose, perspective(s) or theoretical framework, educational importance of the study, methods/data source(s) and results/conclusions (if applicable). *Note: For the Individual Oral Presentation, studies with preliminary results may be prioritized over proposed study submissions*
- Interactive Poster submissions should be under 250 words and include the following: purpose, perspective(s) or theoretical framework, educational importance of the study, methods/data source(s) and results/conclusions (if applicable).
- Panel/Workshop submissions should be under 500 words and include the following: objectives for the session, overview of the presentation, significance of the presented evidence, structure of the session, and length of time required (30, 60 or 90 minutes). Please specify the role of each participant and their topic.
- Alternative Format submissions should be under 500 words and include the following: objectives of the session, overview of the presentation, significance of the presented evidence, and structure of the session.
- Elevator Pitch Competition submissions should be under 250 words and include the following: purpose, perspective(s) or theoretical framework, educational importance of the study, methods/data source(s) and results/conclusions (if applicable).
- Note any special requirements (e.g. data projector, space). Please indicate if you require a laptop (PC laptops can be reserved for your presentation time. If you wish to connect a Mac, please provide an adapter.)
Questions regarding the submissions process can be directed to the Submissions Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Proposals will be reviewed and chosen according to following criteria:
- Relevance to the conference theme
- Significance to the field
- Evidence of a theoretical or conceptual framework and links to existing research
- Clearly stated research design in the case of empirical studies
- Organization and clarity
- Symposium/workshops/elevator pitch contest: evidence of engagement with audience and/or majority vote
Apply for a Student Award!
Applications for Student Awards are completed seamlessly through our Abstract Submissions Portal at the time of your submission, or by email for Poster Excellence & Travel Awards. Please review the submission requirements below before beginning your abstract/award submission. Award applicants must be undergraduate or graduate student first-authors on the submitted presentation. Note that applications that do not follow the instructions may not be included in the selection process.
Research Proposal Awards: The purpose of the student research proposal awards is to identify and support emerging scholars in the field of education-related research and to encourage rigorous scholarship. Studies should be pre-publication and can be proposed or include preliminary results.
We are pleased to announce the allocation of three proposal awards for the 16th Annual EGSS Conference:
- Research Proposal Award (Ph.D.) – $150
- Research Proposal Award (M.A.) – $150
- *NEW!* Research Proposal Award (undergraduate thesis) – $100
Award applications will be evaluated through a blind review process by the Student Awards Committee (comprised of 1-2 faculty members and 1-2 graduate students). Applications will be evaluated based on the submitted abstract and cover letter, according to the following criteria:
- Appropriateness and relevance of topic to the conference theme
- Clearly established theoretical and/or conceptual orientation
- Research design and methodology (if applicable)
- Implications of the findings or conclusions
- Originality of ideas
- Organization and clarity of the application
To apply for a Research Proposal Award, please include a 500-word (maximum) Cover Letter within your abstract submission application addressing the relevance of your proposal to the conference theme and how your proposed research will contribute to the advancement of education-related knowledge.
Deadline to Apply: February 3rd, 2017 @ 7:00pm (ET) (within the Abstract Submission Google Form)
Poster Awards: The purpose of the student poster awards is to promote interest and acceptance of the poster in the dissemination of educational research, to increase the quality of poster presentations, and to acknowledge excellence through visual tools.
We are pleased to announce the allocation of the following poster awards for the 16th Annual EGSS Conference:
- Poster Excellence Award (MA) – $100
- Poster Excellence Award (PhD) – $100
The Poster Excellence Awards will be awarded to an MA and PhD student first-author based on excellence in the dissemination of education research through a poster, as selected by the Student Awards Committee (comprised of 1-2 faculty members and 1-2 graduate students), based on:
- Originality and significance of the research (i.e. research problem, theoretical framework, methodology if applicable, results, etc.)
- Presentation of information (i.e. structure, clarity, readability, correct citations and referencing, etc.).
To apply for a Poster Excellence Award, please submit to email@example.com (subject line: LastName, FirstName – Poster Excellence Award Application) a PDF copy of your poster and a 250-word (maximum) Cover Letter addressing the relevance of your research to the conference theme and how your research will contribute to the advancement of education-related knowledge.
Deadline EXTENDED – you still have time to apply!
Travel Award: We are accepting applications for a student travel award of up to $200 (maximum) to assist presenters from outside of the Greater Montreal Area to attend and present at the 16th Annual EGSS Conference.
- Student Travel Awards (committee selected) – up to a maximum of $200
Students presenting at the EGSS Conference and traveling from outside of the Greater Montreal area for this event are eligible for these awards. Award applications will be evaluated through a blind review process by a panel of EGSS Committee members.
To apply for a Student Travel Award, please include a 500-word (maximum) Cover Letter in the space provided in the Abstract Submission Portal including:
- Where you are traveling from to attend this conference
- The importance and/or value of attending this year’s EGSS conference to your graduate program and your specific field of study
- Your justification of how the award will be used (you can request up to $200, but must include a breakdown of the costs that the award will cover; e.g. $xx for train fares, gas, accommodation, etc.)
Please note that the final amount of the travel award given may be less than the amount initially requested.
Deadline to Apply: February 3rd, 2017 @ 7:00pm (ET) (within the Abstract Submission Google Form)
Elevator Pitch Award: The purpose of the Elevator Pitch Award is to recognize and encourage emerging skills in oral dissemination of academic research in an effective and engaging manner to a broad audience.
- Best Elevator Pitch Award (attendee selected) – $75
Participants in the Elevator Pitch Competition will present the gist of their research in front of an audience in three minutes or less. The presenter who most effectively communicates their research and why it is important will be awarded this prize, based on a majority vote by the audience.
Click here to learn more about the Elevator Pitch competition.
Please note that students who apply for multiple awards (e.g., Research Proposal and Poster awards, Poster and Travel awards, etc.) are eligible to win only one award.