Call for Poster Presentations Proposals
The theme of the 2017 IASWG International NYC Symposium is Group Work in Challenging Times: Creative Strategies for Facing Change. This symposium offers a multitude of possibilities to share your knowledge:
Submissions can be submitted in English, French, German and Spanish, and may also be presented at the Symposium in these languages. Acceptance of submitted proposals (and notification of presenters) will be determined by March 2017. All presenters must be members of IASWG, and all must register for at least the day of their presentation.
Presenter Guidelines & Resources
Thank you for your willingness to present on a topic in the field of group work to the IASWG diverse membership. Your expertise and commitment to further the profession's body of knowledge are a key component of how we advance the goals of our Association.
Membership & Registration Requirements
Lead Presenter Requirements
It is the lead presenter's responsibility to inform any co-presenters of any pertinent information such as the schedule, membership, and registration requirements. The lead presenter is the IASWG's contact person; all correspondence related to an educational session will be routed through them.
Poster Presenter Requirements
All confirmed lead presenters and co-presenters must register for symposium by the deadline designated by the associated IASWG’ contact person. Co-authors may be recognized for their contributions to poster presentations, but only registered presenters will be allowed to attend the Symposium. Non-registered authors and contributors cannot present in any capacity. To learn more about poster presentation guidelines and recommendations, click here.
Overview of Presentation Sessions
Audiovisual (AV) Equipment
Workshop and paper presentation rooms have the following equipment available:
Handouts and PowerPoint Presentations
We highly encourage you to email your presentation materials, including handouts, to firstname.lastname@example.org to be shared in the Resource Library to provide attendees with the opportunity to electronically access and download the information. Attendees who wish to print hard copies of your handouts will then have the option. If you choose to provide printed handouts for your session, we recommend printing 25 copies.
Communication Guidelines for Presenters
IASWG is proud to be a multinational, multicultural organization. The annual IASWG symposium is primarily conducted in English, but we ask presenters to be aware that many participants are using English as a second language. It is especially important, then, to ensure that presentations are accessible to everyone. Our general communication principle is one of inclusivity – to make sure that your presentation speaks to everyone and can be heard by everyone.
Therefore, we ask you to please adhere to the following Communication Guidelines:
Room Locations and Set-Ups
Most rooms will have moveable chairs with attached desks. All rooms with have two medium-sized tables for presenters. Rooms will be arranged in row seating. If you move the chairs during your session, please return them to rows after your presentation. A volunteer will be present in the room to assist with the room arrangement.
Rooms (361, 365, 369, 375, 379, 383, 388, 461, and 475) fit 30 to 40 individuals. A map to the 3rd floor of Global Center, where most presentations will take place, can be found here and look like the below images:
Photograph & Video Content Ownership
IASWG will use photographs and video taken during events to promote the association and future events. By presenting an educational session you provide IASWG with the unrestricted right to use photographs and videos at its discretion for this purpose.
Register now for the 2017 IASWG NYC Symposium.
Submit your Symposium Poster Presentation Proposal by March 15th. Click here to learn more.
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