EDRA49 CFP Requirements
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Pre-conference Intensives

Wednesday, June 6, 2018, is reserved exclusively for intensives — other presentation types are not scheduled for this day. Intensives are half-day (4 hours) or full-day (8 hours) sessions devoted to an in-depth exploration of a single topic or theme and use a variety of formats (e.g., presentation, charrette, working session) to engage varying numbers of attendees. This year, we encourage mini design charrettes. The charrette session should focus on actual design projects with diverse group of stakeholders coming together to exchange ideas and solve problems in an organized format.

Submission requirements: One summary abstract, individual presentation abstracts from each of the presenters, four learning objectives, and presenters’ biographies. The word limit for abstracts is 300 words. Submitters must indicate if the proposal is a full-day or half-day session.

Individual Presentations: Abstracts and Papers

Individual presentations should focus on original scholarly or professional research that has not been published or presented elsewhere. Probability of acceptance is improved if a full-length paper is submitted; however, 300 word abstracts will also be accepted. Full papers must be submitted by the October 2, 2017 deadline will be considered for inclusion in the conference proceedings; if only an abstract is received by that date, only the abstract can appear in the proceedings.

Abstract submission requirements: One abstract, four learning objectives, and one presenter biography. The word limit for abstracts is 300 words.

Papers submission requirements: One abstract, one full paper uploaded as a Word doc, four learning objectives, and one presenter biography. The word limit for abstracts is 300 words. Both the abstract and the full paper are required as part of the submission.

Papers must adhere to the following guidelines in order to be accepted for consideration:

  • The limit for full papers is 14 pages, double-spaced at 11-pt. font size, including all references, tables, figures, and illustrations.
  • All images, references and citations should be embedded in full papers.
  • Papers must be reviewed and proofread so that they are publication-ready.
  • Papers must be formatted according to American Psychological Association guidelines (see http://www.apastyle.org/).
  • Submissions must made as MS Word document (.doc, .docx) or .rtf files.
  • Author names or identifying information must not appear in the body, footer, or header of the document or in any hidden areas of the document, such as MS Word’s document properties section.

Papers over the allowable number of pages and that do not follow the spacing and font size requirements will be automatically disqualified for review.

Group Presentations: Symposia, Workshops, Professional Development Tutorials

A group presentation is traditionally a panel of two or more individuals that address a topic of major importance in the field of environment and behavior. The chair organizes the presentation and is responsible for submitting the proposal, organizing the group session, moderating the session and leading the discussion.

Symposia

Symposia typically provide a forum for emerging conceptual and methodological issues or a critical discussion of exploratory research and work in progress. These presentations should extend the state-of-the-art of the topic they address, and discussions should be well moderated at a professional level of discourse.

Submission requirements: One summary abstract prepared by the organizer, individual presentation abstracts from each of the presenters, four learning objectives, and presenters’ biographies. The word limit for abstracts is 300 words.

Professional Development Tutorials

Professional development tutorials (PDTs) are interactive sessions focusing on a specific topic. PDTs should be designed to collaboratively explore a particular research or practice construct, or deliver an educational tutorial on a particular advanced design, method(s), or practice concept. An individual or a team may propose a PDT or Workshop, provided one individual is the team’s lead or organizer.

Submission requirements: One summary abstract prepared by the organizer, individual presentation abstracts from each of the presenters, four learning objectives, and presenters’ biographies. The word limit for abstracts is 300 words.

Workshops

Similar to the PDTs, workshops are also interactive sessions focusing on a specific topic. Workshops may be designed to collaboratively explore a particular research or practice construct; or workshops may be used to deliver an educational tutorial on a particular advanced design, method or practice concept.

Submission requirements: One summary abstract prepared by the organizer, individual presentation abstracts from each of the presenters, four learning objectives, and presenters’ biographies. The word limit for abstracts is 300 words.

Mobile Sessions

Mobile sessions are in-situ EDRA sessions in which the group travels to and interacts with a site of interest.

An individual who is interested in and capable of leading and facilitating a unique educational experience at a particular site proposes a mobile session. Local site tour guides may be employed as appropriate.

Submission requirements: One summary abstract, four learning objectives, and presenters’ biographies. The word limit for abstracts is 300 words. Submissions in this category must also include an estimate of expenses and proposed expenses.

Display Poster Sessions

Consider a poster session if your work lends itself best to a visual representation, or if you do not wish to make a formal presentation in front of an audience.

Posters should represent in-progress research or finished research that lends itself to visual presentation, and/or research-informed design projects. In these sessions, the presenter stands near their poster or exhibit and discusses its content or design with nearby conference attendees. Poster presentations are an appropriate outlet for professional or student studio design work, policy studies or visual research.

Submission requirements: One summary abstract detailing the topic and design methodology, four learning objectives, and presenter biography. The word limit for abstracts is 300 words.

To expand the educational reach of accepted display poster, authors of accepted proposals will be required to upload an electronic copy of their display poster file as a PDF with a minimum resolution of 200 DPI by December 1, 2017. These will be posted on the website and used in conference publicity.

Authors of accepted posters will bring a 24x36 pre-printed poster. Posters can be in either landscape or portrait orientation. At the close of each interactive session, presenters will remove their posters.

EDRA Shorts

EDRA Shorts are a presentation option designed to offer informal content to conference attendees in an engaging, abbreviated presentation. Each presentation should be a 6-minute visually-oriented presentation (slides, video, animation, etc.) that responds to a particular topic area or research construct.

Submission requirements: One summary abstract detailing the topic and design methodology, four learning objectives, and presenters' biographies. The word limit for abstracts is 300 words.

EDRA Virtual Shorts

EDRA Virtual Shorts are a new presentation option designed to offer informal content to conference attendees in an engaging, abbreviated presentation. Each presentation should be a 6-minute visually-oriented presentation (slides, video, animation, etc.) that responds to a particular topic area or research construct.

Accepted submissions will be presented as videos during virtual short sessions. Submissions must be must be uploaded as MP4 files by December 1, 2017. These are not interactive presentations; the presentation will be viewed and discussed on site.

Submission requirements: One summary abstract detailing the topic and design methodology, four learning objectives, and presenters' biographies. The word limit for abstracts is 300 words.

Graduate Students Workshops

The graduate student workshop is designed to provide a forum for graduate students to present and discuss their ongoing research with senior mentors in environment-behavior design research. The purpose of the workshop is to strengthen and further thesis/dissertation work, as well to support the development of networks for young researchers, both with senior researchers and with other graduate students.

Submission Requirements: A short application form submitted online, including four learning objectives and presenter biography. An expanded (5-page) research summary is due at a later time from accepted presenters.

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