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Call for paper(#LASCon2017)

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Increase your visibility throughout the P4PE Events Conferences and Seminars by becoming an event speaker. P4PE issues Calls for Speakers for its education events, and a volunteer task force vets speakers based on subject matter expertise and other criteria on this page.
Learn more about Call for Speaker opportunities by clicking the events below.

P4PE Call for Speakers Process
P4PE issues specific Calls for Speakers for each education event it produces both physical and virtual events.

The Call for Speakers clearly identifies:

  • Target audiences
  • Learning objectives
  • Education delivery methods
  • Event structure
  • Possible topics

P4PE empanels a Conference Development Task Force, which for each conference is comprised of member-volunteers who demonstrate subject matter expertise and competencies in education program development. The task force identifies elements within the Call for Speakers (listed above), then review the proposals, vet the speakers, and make final topic and speaker selections. Task force members work with the selected speaker throughout the session development process to ensure compliance with the stated objectives and to avoid overt commercialism.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES AND EDUCATION MISSION

Continuing professional education is best accomplished in a setting that encourages dialogue, discussion and debate both formally within the sessions and informally.
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HOW TO SUBMIT A PROPOSAL

Potential speakers must complete an official P4PE session proposal form for each proposed event and topic (click the events with open calls for speakers below).
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HOW SPEAKERS ARE CHOSEN

BENEFITS OF SPEAKING

SPEAKER EXPENSE
REIMBURSEMENT

IMPORTANT DATES

SUGGESTED FOCUS AREAS

SESSION FORMATS

SAMPLE REQUIREMENTS & SUBMISSIONS

CO-ORDINATED/RESPONSIBLE DISCLOSURE

REVIEW BOARD & CONTENT
SELECTION

PRESENTER EXPECTATIONS

ADDITIONAL EVENT
INFORMATION

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

LEARNING OBJECTIVES & EDUCATION MISSION

Continuing professional education is best accomplished in a setting that encourages dialogue, discussion and debate both formally within the sessions and informally.

P4PE seeks innovated session proposals that not only speak to the technical issues, but also provide context.

Speakers should offer real-world examples, “war stories”, case studies, successes and failures, examples of actual tools and working papers used (including mapping to P4PE frameworks where appropriate), and insights on emerging issues. Sessions should be designed to encourage interactive audience participation by including small group discussions, exercises and other activities to interject energy and promote dialogue.
P4PE is not looking for lectures, but rather innovative and exciting sessions. P4PE expects learning objectives for proposed sessions to reflect actions and abilities the attendees can employ from participating in the session. The learning objectives must be clear and measurable. Learning objectives need to complete the following sentence: “After completing this session, the participant will be able to…”.

The speaker must provide additional resources such as bibliographies, white papers, relevant articles, tools, guides, sample programs and other information that extends the learning beyond the session and adds value to the event. Presentation material including additional resources is subject to quality review by the Conference Development Task Force and must be ready in its final form approximately 4 weeks prior to the event. Please carefully consider if selected as a speaker whether you would be able to comply with the deadline.

Industry-specific sessions are welcome to make guidance more specific. Proposals from a team or a panel are encouraged in order to share multiple perspectives on a topic. Speakers are expected to have read and be familiar with portions of P4PE thought leadership that are relevant to their presentations. Speakers should consider how presentation content supports Professional Continues Development knowledge objectives.

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HOW TO SUBMIT A PROPOSAL

The session proposal form serves to document the speaker’s vision of the proposed session and how he/she intends to treat the various issues of the topic.
To learn more The Conference Development Task Force can only make its speaker selections after a comprehensive review of the session proposal documentation and bona fides. It is important to include a full biographical sketch and detailed list of speaking engagements.

Each of the pages above contains a link to "Submit or Manage Your Paper." After clicking the link you are prompted to log in. If you do not have an existing profile, please create an account.

  • All written papers must be submitted in Word 2007 or a more recent format.
  • A confirmation letter will be emailed upon receipt of the draft paper.
  • The submission of the proposal does NOT guarantee acceptance as a speaker.
  • A blind review of the draft papers is conducted by the members of the Technical Program Committee using the established rating criteria. Particular attention will be paid to those submissions that present the results of improvement based on sound systematic process.
  • Sessions will normally be for maximum 30 minutes in length including five minutes for questions and answers.
  • Each session will have a session moderator. All moderators will report to the chairperson of the Technical Program Committee. The session moderators will be responsible for introducing the speakers and ensuring their compliance with the Congress guidelines and time schedules.
  • After approval of acceptance of a paper, no further revisions will be accepted from the authors.
  • Presentation will be allowed in Power Point format. Power point presentations should be sent by the lead corresponding author at the time of the final manuscript submission.
  • The deadline of the Power Point submission accompanying a written paper is: April 30, 2017. The power point slides must have prior approval from the Technical Program Committee Chair.

Send speaker proposal to info@p4pe.co

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HOW SPEAKERS ARE CHOSEN

Proposals are reviewed by a Conference Development Task Force comprised of P4PE member-volunteers who demonstrate subject matter expertise and competencies in education program development.
. The task force members vet the potential speaker, not the speaker’s company or organization. P4PE expects the speaker to honor his or her commitment to present the proposed session at the subject event.

The proposals are evaluated in whole or in part on the following criteria:

  • Subject matter relevance and timeliness
  • Clearly stated learning objectives and purpose
  • Practical application of material
  • Technical accuracy
  • Context of the issues including real-world case studies, examples, and stories
  • Potential for audience interactive participation
  • Speaker presentation skills and experience
  • Speaker subject matter knowledge and expertise
  • Speaker industry leadership
  • Education focus devoid of overt and covert commercialism
  • Overall quality of the written proposal

All submissions are received through the email:info@p4pe.co

The papers are sent out to independent, subject matter experts for blind reviews and the scores are based on the following questions looked into by reviewers.

  • How well does the paper relate to the overall conference theme and whether it fits the unique perspective or add anything of value to the congress attendees.
  • How well is the paper written, is the purpose clearly stated, concise and informative?
  • How much is the originality, overlap with other sessions, timing of the subject matter described and covered in the proposal?
  • Does the paper make genuine contribution to the existing body of knowledge?
  • What are the strengths and deficiencies of the paper, can it be improved in the short time notice given to authors to make it acceptable?
  • How is the paper relevant to the congress theme, does the title match the contents?
  • Is the proposal free of commercialization?
  • Are the speaker’s credentials complete and their resume demonstrate excellent working experience in the identified technical areas?

NOTE: Once your papers are approved, you are advised to register for the conference.

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BENEFITS OF SPEAKING

An international professional organization with more than 5,000 previous attendees in more than 5 countries, P4PE is a leading provider of knowledge, certifications, community, advocacy and Professional Development education, for HR Profession , Management & Leadership and Entrepreneurs and lately Digital Literacy. P4PE education is recognized throughout the industry. Speakers associated with P4PE education events are similarly recognized as industry leaders and subject matter experts.

  • All selected speakers receive a complimentary registration to the event (not including optional workshops).
  • Speakers receive a commendation letter and a plaque where applicable
  • Speakers gain increased visibility throughout the P4PE international community.
  • Speakers and their companies and organizations are included in promotional information sent to regional and international constituents via hard copy brochures and other marketing material, the P4PE web site, press releases and other publicity outlets.
  • Speakers have the opportunity to network with peers and other professionals at specifically designed points throughout the event.
  • Speakers can prove their value, expertise, knowledge and acumen by presenting relevant and timely subjects in an effective manner, often leading to business development.

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SPEAKER EXPENSE REINBURSEMENT

P4PE is a for-profit organization serving the HR Professional and business managers/leaders communities. Most speakers and their companies recognize the importance of being part of P4PE’s education events and embrace a philanthropic spirit by funding travel and lodgings. P4PE education events provide speakers the opportunity to demonstrate their expertise, knowledge and experience, as well as to network with constituents for business development purposes. In appreciation for all the hard work and effort, P4PE offers a full complimentary conference registration (not including workshops) to all speakers. In addition, P4PE recognizes speakers and their companies as “conference supporters” in conference literature distributed to delegates.

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IMPORTANT DATES

Call for Papers Opens: June 31, 2017
Call for Papers Closes: Oct 1, 2017
Notification to Authors: by end of Sept, 2017
NOTE Terms are subject to change.!

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SESSIONS FORMAT

TALKS: 15 and 30-minute presentations (traditional presentation format)

Three formats for paper submissions

There are three style and format of paper submission that are accepted:

  • One in the written format similar to those found in published journals consisting of charts, graphs, tables, etc (see for example, a sample made available in the Download Tab),
  • The second is the Power Points formats only
  • The third is the poster format.

It is understood that your submitted material has not been nor will not be published elsewhere prior to our conference.

  1. Submitting proposal in Power Point Format only
  • You must submit a one or two-pages (max) written summary of your presentation followed by Power Point slides.
  • Both of these will be used as the primary source for reviewer’s scores leading to the selection of your paper. Any examples/applications presented must support the topic of the proposal and be in relationships of theory and practice that it is supposed to cover.
  1. Submitting in poster format

This year we’re accepting poster format submissions. Posters should be 4' x 8'.

Poster presentations are an excellent way to showcase your work and research, in a visual and engaging way. They are often accompanied by handouts. This allows the poster itself to only cover the most important details in brief, drawing the viewer’s attention to the core of your message, and delegates the details and bulk of the text to the supplements.

Things to keep in mind when creating a poster

  • Send us a summary of your project (in half a page or so) to get a go-ahead from our Technical Program Committee. Then, start preparing to submit your material in two stages – a draft copy by the deadline of Sept 30, 2017 and its final version by Oct 31, 2017.
  • The desired size is 4' x 8'.
  • Keep your text as brief and focused as possible, and try to cut out as much unnecessary detail as possible. The poster itself is there to highlight the most important parts of your work, but all the tiny details behind it belong in the supplementary handouts.
  • Your most important text should be large enough to be visible from two metres away.
  • The poster should be organized so that viewers are led logically through your content.
  • The most important information should be prominent and brief, so that most viewers understand it within half a minute or so. You can provide more detailed information with handouts and by answering questions.
  • Any illustrations or graphics should be simple and prominent.
  • Try to stick to neutral colours that don’t clash.
  • When considering the layout of your poster, keep in mind that the most important information should come first, and not last as a conclusion. Each subsequent section of information should back up your point succinctly.
  • Consider organizing your information in columns — maybe three or four — underneath your main title. Make sure to leave some whitespace between sections, as this keeps the poster from looking cramped, and draws the viewer’s attention to your message.
  • Be mindful of the fonts you choose. Avoid fancy calligraphy-style fonts and stick to ones that are easier to read. You might also wish to stay away from Comic Sans, whose whimsical character may be at odds with a serious topic. Match the font to your tone, and generally avoid using more than three fonts.
  • Make sure all your relative pictures and graphs are captioned and labelled.

    Paper Tittle:
    The title of paper should be in maximum 50 characters. The title is often the only thing participants use to decide on attending your session. Thus, your paper title must immediately communicate the session content.

    Number of written pages:
    Maximum of 15 typed pages. When selected for publication in a special issue journal, please note that your paper will go through a second round of blind reviews per the instruction of the publishers after the conference.

    Biography:
    Provide your short introductory bio for each presenter with a maximum of half page. This will be used to introduce you to the audience, so please keep it very short.

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    SAMPLE SUMBIMISSIONS & REQUIREMENTS

    Click here to see samples of accepted submissions that received positive reviews.
    • Submissions may only be entered by researchers/speakers (no submissions from PR firms/marketing representatives).
    • P4PE does not accept product or vendor-related pitches. P4PE will disqualify any product or vendor pitch.
    • P4PE will disqualify incomplete submissions; complete your submission in its entirety.
    • Your submission should clearly detail the concepts, ideas, findings, and solutions a researcher or speaking team plans to present.
    • Submissions that highlight new research, tools, vulnerabilities, etc. will be given priority.
    • Individuals may submit more than one proposal but each proposal must be submitted via a separate submission form.
    • Each submission must include detailed biographies of the proposed speaking team.
    • Submitters will be contacted directly if Review Board members have any questions about a submission.
    • If you have any questions regarding your submission, please email them to info@p4pe.co

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    REVIEW BOARD & CONTENT SELECTION

    The P4PE Review Board is comprised of 24 of the industry's most credible and distinguished professionals and thought leaders throughout various areas of the professional community that P4PE serves. The Review Board advises P4PE on its strategic direction, reviewing, and programming conference content and providing unparalleled insight into the research community.

    P4PE strives to deliver one of the most empirical content selection processes in the industry. All submissions are vetted thoroughly by the P4PE Review Board. Each submission is reviewed for uniqueness, overall content expertise, and accuracy before any selections are made. Through the course of this dynamic review process, P4PE Review Board members will frequently ask researchers for clarity on any areas of question in their submission(s) – whether it be about the uniqueness or audacity of claims made. The best submissions come with academic-grade papers, proof-of-concept code, and/or video demonstrations of the work done. Of note, P4PE does not support pay-for-play TALKS. The P4PE TALKS are, and always have been, independently selected based on quality of content and area of expertise rather than sponsorship.

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    ADDITIONAL EVENT INFORMATION

    Please visit P4PE.co/events for previous conference archives, information, and talks. Updated announcements about P4PE Conferences will be posted to newsgroups, mailing lists, and the P4PE website when available.

    P4PE reserves the right to rearrange speakers, workshops, change program contents or schedules and is not responsible for any typographical errors. Any lecture or presentation session may be cancelled or instructor or presenter may be changed or dropped off at the discretion of the Organizing Committee.

    We reserve the right to change or modify our Terms, dates and/or content of this page at any time without prior notice.
    All authors whose names appear on the published final papers list will consent to be bound by a license agreement that allows P4PE to:

    • Include their papers in the Conference Proceedings
    • Sell their papers as single reprints
    • Include their papers in other journals and publications

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