Submissions

Abstract submissions closed on January 15, 2018. Decisions will be announced by March 1, 2018.

  • The Organizing Committee will put out an invitation for proposals for symposia and posters on October 15, 2017. All submissions will be refereed.
  • Submissions will be accepted beginning November 1, 2017. The deadline for proposals is January 15, 2018. Decisions will be announced by March 1, 2018.

Author Guidelines

Abstracts should have a maximum of 250 words.

Presenting author limit – Please note that individuals are limited to two 1st author roles in total. “1st author” refers to actually presenting in a symposium or poster session.  Exempted from the 1st author count are chairs who do not present, symposium discussants, non-presenting coauthors, and invited symposia.

Poster Guidelines

Please ensure your poster will fit on a board that is 4ft high by 4ft wide.

You will be assigned a numbered poster board, which will be displayed in the Market Hall of the Thistle Building (this is located on the ground floor of Thistle Building – https://development2018.files.wordpress.com/2018/04/development2018-brockuniversity-campusmap-final.pdf). Your poster number is the number listed by your name in the conference program (i.e., if you are listed as poster number 1 on a given day’s poster session, then please locate the poster board labelled 1 in Market Hall on that day).

Presenters can set up their poster in the hour before their allotted poster session. Posters should be taken down in the hour following the allotted poster session.

 

On the submission page you will be prompted to enter your submission in the following order:

  1. Select a keyword
  2. Enter all authors and author affiliations for presenters involved in the poster
  3. Indicate if the first author is a graduate student
  4. Enter poster title
  5. Upload abstract file (maximum of 250 words and limit of 1 figure/table per abstract). Incomplete files will not be considered. Please note that all files must be in PDF format.
  6. Enter name of corresponding/first author
  7. Enter email of corresponding/first author

Symposium Guidelines

Length: A symposium is 90 minutes with 15 minutes allotted to each presenter and 15 minutes for audience questions. There is a maximum of 5 presenters, which may include 5 presenters, or 4 presenters and 1 non-author discussant.

Note: Because of space limitation, it is possible that a symposium submission will be accepted as a series of poster presentations. In such cases, the posters will be adjacent to each other to offer authors and readers the advantage of the thematic organization.

 

On the submission page you will be prompted to enter the symposium submission in the following order:

  1. Select a keyword
  2. Enter all authors and author affiliations for presenters involved in the symposium
  3. Enter symposium title
  4. Upload one abstract file with a summary of the symposium and all of the separate abstracts for each talk (maximum of 250 words and limit of 1 figure/table per abstract). Incomplete files will not be considered. Please not that you can only upload ONE document and files must be in PDF format.
    1. Enter title of each talk
    2. Indicate if the first author/presenter is a graduate student for each talk
    3. Enter authors for each talk
  5. Enter name of corresponding/first author
  6. Enter email of corresponding/first author

REMEMBER: CLICKING THE “SUBMIT” BUTTON WILL SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACT. PLEASE ONLY DO SO WHEN YOU ARE FINISHED YOUR SUBMISSION.

Authors who submit to this conference agree to the following terms:
a) Authors retain copyright over their work, while allowing the conference to place this unpublished work under a Creative Commons Attribution License, which allows others to freely access, use, and share the work, with an acknowledgement of the work’s authorship and its initial presentation at this conference.
b) Authors are able to waive the terms of the CC license and enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution and subsequent publication of this work (e.g., publish a revised version in a journal, post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial presentation at this conference.
c) In addition, authors are encouraged to post and share their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) at any point before and after the conference.

Privacy Statement

The names and email addresses entered in this conference site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this conference and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.