Call For Papers

Thank you for wanting to submit a speaker proposal for The Image Conference Vancouver at Douglas College on Thursday 23rd and Friday 24th April, 2020. The Image Conference will be the pre-conference event to the main BC TEAL Annual Conference.

We would appreciate it if you would take a moment to read through these speaker guidelines to help you, us and the delegates get the most out of the conference.

The deadline for proposals is 27th January 2020. The Conference Proposal Selection team will be in touch to confirm whether or not your proposal has been successful. Once you have been accepted to speak, you will receive a provisional acceptance email.

Prospective speakers for the conference are kindly asked to submit proposals for talks or workshops – title 9 words maximum, abstract 50 words maximum and detailed description for reviewers 200 words.

All proposals must be related to the use of images in language teaching and learning. Topics can include:

  • images
  • video
  • film
  • gaming
  • art
  • mental imagery
  • virtual reality and
  • augmented reality.

Proposals should be chosen in line with the following presentation categories:

  • Workshop (45 minutes, including questions): A workshop is a session in which there is active audience participation via the experiencing and discussing of tasks provided by the presenter.
  • Talk (45 minutes, including questions): A talk tells the delegates something about teaching English through images.

Please also submit your bio-data (50 words).

Are you speaking on behalf of a publisher or institution?

If so, please make this very clear! Delegates are likely to be disappointed if a session they attended based on the description in the abstract turns out to be an advertisement for a publication, product, or course. The submissions of speaker proposals for commercial presentations are welcomed but, if you are basing your presentation either in part or in full on a newly or recently published material, you should clearly say this in your abstract.

Is the information in your abstract clear?

Be explicit about whether you are offering a talk, a commercial presentation or a hands-on workshop. We want to be sure that when delegates register for sessions, they can do so on the basis of accurate information.

You can download these guidelines image_conference_vancouver_guidelines_for_speakers.

You are welcome to submit more than one proposal and submit to both the Image and BC TEAL Conferences.

Please submit your proposal to the Image Conference on Thursday 23rd and Friday 24th April, 2020 by completing this form by Monday, 27th January, 2020. If you would like to submit a proposal proposal to the BC TEAL Annual Conference on Friday 24th or Saturday 25th April, 2020 complease complete this form by Monday 27th January, 2020