Education conferences

What is an academic conference?
"An academic conference or symposium is a conference for researchers (not necessarily academics) to present and discuss their work. Together with academic or scientific journals, conferences provide an important channel for exchange of information between researchers" (Wikipedia, 2016, ¶1).

Why attend an academic conference?
In his article: The great benefits of attending academic conferences Otero-Iglesias identifies the following benefits:
  • Writing abstracts take practice
  • Get your name and work known within your academic field
  • Learning from others
  • Networking - research partnerships, funding opportunities, and job prospecting

Types of conference submissions

"Conferences are usually composed of various presentations. They tend to be short and concise, with a time span of about 10 to 30 minutes; presentations are usually followed by a discussion. The work may be bundled in written form as academic papers and published as the conference proceedings" (Wikipedia, 2016, ¶2).
Types of submission may include; abstracts, full papers, virtual papers, poster presentations etc. However, the requirements for how to format the various types of submissions and how to submit them will vary. Make sure you read the submission guidelines for authors for the conference you wish to attend. 

Examples of conference submission formats:
  • Abstracts
  • Brief / Full papers
  • Virtual papers
  • Poster presentations
Examples of information for authors:

Educational conferences

This section provides links to some Australian and International conferences related to education.

How to develop a research paper

Academic research papers have a basic underlying structure. The structure may vary slightly across disciplines, however, within the social sciences field a research paper commonly consists of the following parts: 
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Poster presentations

What is a poster presentation?
"A poster is a static, visual medium that you use to communicate a key idea related to your research: it presents that idea in verbal and graphic ways" (Curtin Humanities 8th Graduate Research Conference
The following resources will assist you to plan, design and create a conference poster.
Example conference posters