Formats

The Conference on Postsecondary Learning and Teaching offers session formats of varying time-length and interactivity. 

Session Formats


90-minute interactive sessions

These workshops provide a forum for collaborative interaction and discussion of ideas. These sessions may be designed to critically examine topics, explore issues and develop strategies related to the conference theme. Workshop proposals should clearly indicate intended outcomes and how participants will be engaged and actively contribute to the session.

45-minute interactive sessions

These sessions provide a focused opportunity for delegates to interactively present and facilitate dialogue and discussion on a topic or issue related to the conference theme. For example, presenters could share highlights of research findings, showcase a best practice or profile an initiative or partnership. All presentations should include opportunities for discussion and dialogue.

25-minute roundtable discussions

Concurrent roundtable discussions will occur at different tables in one room on topics or projects that can be facilitated through a short discussion. Round table discussion facilitators should set a context and provide ideas and information to shape a rich dialogue. Facilitators will host the same roundtable discussion with two different groups during the one-hour event. Audio-visual equipment will not be required.

Digital poster presentations

A digital poster is an electronic presentation of a research or topic. Digital posters can be static, like a conventional academic poster, or dynamic and interactive. They will be displayed on a 55” touch screen. Digital poster presentations provide an opportunity to visually communicate and share practices, research findings or early-stage research projects relevant to the conference theme. Authors will be present during the digital poster session to engage interested colleagues in discussion, and may wish to provide a handout that further elaborates on the poster. Digital posters can be interactive. Building upon the theme of this conference, students must be involved as active contributors in the development of the poster and included as authors. During the Best Poster Awards, conference delegates will vote for the best poster. Prizes for the top three posters will be awarded.