Presentation Proposals

The deadline for submissions has passed.
Notification of acceptance: February 2017

The conference will be accepting proposals in the following categories:


For recent conferences we have had a paper format in which presenters are required to submit an original research paper in advance of the conference and present and discuss its findings at the conference. We will select submissions based on proposals and the authors of accepted proposals are required to submit their final and complete papers by March 24, 2017. All papers will be eligible for publication consideration in an edition of IASSIST Quarterly. In addition, one paper will be selected as best paper with a prize of one free registration for a future IASSIST conference.

Individual Presentation

Typically this format is a 15-20 minute talk ideally accompanied by a written paper. If your individual proposal is accepted, you will be grouped into an appropriate session with similar presentations.


You may propose an entire session with a set of presenters and topics, or a “deep dive “into a specific resource or concept. The session proposal can take a variety of forms (e.g. a set of three to four presentations, a discussion panel, a tutorial (with less substance than a pre-conference workshop), a discussion with the audience, etc.). If accepted, the person who proposed the session becomes the session organizer and is responsible for securing speakers and a chair.  Please note the names of all speakers must be included in the proposal.

Posters or Demonstration

Proposals in this category should identify the message being conveyed in the poster or the demonstration.

Pecha Kucha

A pecha kucha is a highly visual presentation that consists of 20 slides shown for 20 seconds each. Presentations in this category are timed and speakers are restricted to seven minutes. These are not your typical conference presentations. Since the slides progress on a timer, speakers must fill the time for each slide exactly and not go over.  We encourage you to check out for more information.


BoF session are informal meetings around topics of interest, without any pre-planned agenda or speakers. Their content and attendance is dependent on the mood of conference attendees.
*Topic suggestions will be collected shortly before and during the conference.

Other Formats

Session formats are not limited to the ideas above and session organizers are welcome to suggest other formats.

Submit a Proposal

To submit one or more conference proposals, please use the online submission form linked from the Proposals home page. A separate submission is required for each proposal you submit.