Guidelines for Panel Sessions

Panel sessions are intended to engage attendees in multiple perspectives on a given issue relevant to the theme and scope of the conference. They are 80 minutes in length and the number of panel sessions offered is limited. These sessions are intended to have a broader impact than regular paper sessions, adding value to the TALE 2018 conference experience by enhancing the knowledge of the session participants and helping advance scholarship, practice, or policy in engineering/technology education and/or educational technology.

Panel session proposals of 800-1000 words in length should be submitted via the conference's manuscript management system. They must include the following elements:

  1. Names and affiliations for each proposed panel member (members of the panel are the people who provide different perspectives on the issue being addressed by the panel and are critical to the quality of the panel session)

  2. Aims/objectives of the panel session

  3. Description of topics/subjects/content of the session and rationale for why these ideas are better served by a panel session than a regular paper session (approx. 300-500 words)

  4. Description of the target audience, and why this is of interest to the TALE community

  5. Brief description/abstracts of any proposed papers (if any) from panel members to accompany the panel session. (Note: These papers are to be submitted separately for peer review, but should indicate that they are associated with 'Panel Name'.)


Similar to traditional papers and other proposals for non-traditional sessions, panel session proposals will be peer-reviewed by at least three reviewers.  All panel organisers and presenters are expected to register for and participate in the full conference.


24 Aug 2018         Proposal submission deadline (FINAL EXTENSION)

19 Sep 2018          Notification of proposal review outcomes

01 Oct 2018          Responses to suggestions for modifications or clarifications due, along with preliminary papers to accompany panels,
                              if any (Responses and papers are limited to a total of 4 pages)

08 Oct 2018         Final session descriptions, outlines, summaries and accompanying papers (if any) due

08 Oct 2018         Early-bird and presenter registration deadline

04 Dec 2018        Conference opening

Proposal Submission

Proposals should be saved in PDF format and submitted via the conference's online submission system, Conftool. Please note that submissions cannot be accepted via email.

Important Dates

16 Apr 2018

First-time author OPTIONAL  submission (CLOSED)


15 May 2018

Feedback to first-time authors (COMPLETE)

24 Aug  2018

Paper subsmission deadline (EXTENDED)

17 Aug 2018

Notification of review outcomes


01 Oct 2018

Camera-ready papers due

08 Oct 2018

Early-bird and presenter registration deadline

04 Dec 2018

Conference opening

04 Dec 2018

05 Dec 2018

06 Dec 2018

07 Dec 2018 

Pre-Conf Workshops + Opening + Welcome Reception

Main Technical Program + Conf Dinner

Main Technical Program + Closing Ceremony

Social Program (optional tours)

Bronze Sponsors

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