Round table

During a round table you will get the opportunity to have an in-depth discussion on one or two central issues of your research. To make it easier for the participants to take part in the discussion, you have to make a hand-out of your research. The hand-outs are intended to support a short 5 to 10-minute presentation and should contain the following points:

  • Problem statement: What is the problem statement and why should it be studied? It is also possible to include certain illustrations, graphs or numbers if this contributes to the clarification of the problem.
  • Round-table questions: One or two specific questions (relevant to your study) you want to present to the participants.

After the short presentation, there will be ample time for discussion.

Presenters should prepare handouts for the other participants but NOT a PowerPoint presentation. Please note that you are required to bring your own copies (approx. 10) of your handout for the participants.

No computer, beamer or screen will be provided in order to guarantee the interactive discussion format of the round table sessions. You can use the handouts to support the discussion, but make sure your hand-outs are not too lengthy. Try to make them clear, structured, concise, and attractive. Avoid long texts and use diagrams, graphs, and/or tables to visualize your information effectively.

Send in your paper and abstract

The presenters of a Round Table presentation are asked to send in a short paper of their presentation (max. 2500 words in APA style, including references) to Caroline Vonk before February 1st, 2020 Also, send in a short abstract (max. 300 words). We will use your abstract on this website to inform the ICO Spring School attendants about your presentation. The paper itself will only be send to your discussant and the chair of the session, and will not be used in any publications concerning the ICO ISS2020.

Duration of a round table presentation and discussion

total duration: 30 minutes:

  • presentation: 5-10 minutes
  • group discussion: 20 minutes

There will be 2 round table presentations per session of 1 hour.