Proposals should be submitted via EasyChair on or before January 31st, 2021.
It is strongly recommended that you read the information on this page before going to the EasyChair portal to submit your proposal.
If you have used EasyChair before, you can log in with your previous EasyChair username and password. If you are a first-time user, you will need to register for EasyChair, by selecting ‘Create an account’. Please save the email address you use, your username, and your password so you can return to EasyChair in the future to change or withdraw your proposal or submit another proposal.
After submitting your proposal, you should receive an email informing you that your proposal has been uploaded.
Here is the information that EasyChair asks you to provide:
- Names of presenters (called authors), institutions, email addresses, and website addresses
- It is recommended that, for each presenter, you leave a tick in the corresponding author box. Information about the proposal and about the conference will be sent to corresponding authors.
- Title of the presentation
- Write or paste in a 250-word abstract describing the presentation. If your proposal is accepted, your abstract will appear in the conference programme.
- List 3 key words that describe the presentation. These key words will help the Programme Committee to group proposals that address the same subtheme or topic.
- Identify the conference subtheme to which your proposal most strongly relates. The subthemes are:
- Literacy in the Early Years
- Effective Literacy Instruction
- Digital Literacies
- Literacy Environments
- Inclusive Practices in Literacy for Diverse Learners
- Lifelong Development of Literacy Skills
- Identify the type of session you wish to present. Options are:
- A Paper Session (The Programme Committee will assign three papers to each 90-minute slot and will also assign a chair, who may be one of the presenters)
- A Symposium (90 minutes; The group presenting the symposium should nominate a chair).
- A Poster (90 minutes; The Programme Committee will assign a chair; poster presenters will be invited to speak for 2 minutes about their work at the beginning of their session)
- A Round Table (90 minutes; each presenter(s) will be asked to describe their work 2-3 times over the 90 minutes as participants circulate around the tables; each presenter will be invited to speak about their work for 2 minutes at the start of their session).
- A Workshop (90 minutes, where participants engage actively with a method, test or computer application; the presenters should nominate a chair from among themselves)
- If you are submitting a symposium or workshop proposal, you are asked to identify a chairperson. This should be one of the presenters whose name you have already entered.
- If you are submitting a symposium are workshop, you are asked to submit a word document or pdf detailing what each presenter will cover (max. 100 words per presenter). This will be used alongside your abstract to evaluate the proposal.
You can return to EasyChair to update or withdraw your proposal or to submit a new proposal, before the deadline of November 1st, 2020 (Click ‘New Submission’ on the top right of the screen after logging in). You can also use EasyChair if you wish to contact the conference organisers. Alternatively, use the email address email@example.com
A Scientific Committee, comprising literacy educators in FELA-member countries, will review all proposals. If you are a corresponding author, you will be contacted about your proposal on or before February 28th, 2021.