Herdsa 2009

Guidelines for Workshops

Refereed abstract
80-120 minutes (no more than quarter of time in presentation)

Acceptance will be on the basis of an abstract (500 word max).

A workshops is an integrated, interactive engagement between the presenters and the audience.  The focus of the disucssion is a clearly identified topic that reflects an emerging issue in policy, practice or research and the presenters need to clearly outline the topic's signfiicance to the conference theme.  The abstract will make links to literature in order to show the standpoint from which the session will be presented.  The abstract must clearly describe the presenters focus and involvement.  It must also identify how the presenters will engage with each other and with the audience (eg describe the format of the session and set out the strategies which will be used to ensure audience participation).