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Call for Abstracts (Talks / Posters)

Abstract submission open for 2020 Materials Education Symposia

Delegates at the Poster Session at CalPoly in 2012Talks and poster sessions allow educators to share ideas and resources for materials-related teaching. Talks and posters can be on any topic related to the teaching of materials. There is no restriction based on particular approaches or the use of any particular resources.

Talks are typically 25 minutes long, including Q&A. There is no requirement to submit an accompanying paper, although we do request that presentation slides can be shared with attendees after the meeting.

Poster presenters will each be allocated one minute in the poster teasersession during the main Symposia. This popular feature provides an opportunity to introduce yourself, your poster, and your teaching interests to all participants before the poster session begins.

Speakers and poster presenters will be invited to join the presenters' dinner.

Submission Process and Upcoming Deadlines

Symposium Abstract deadline (talks) Abstract deadline (posters) Submit your abstract
12th International, Cambridge, UK Oct 4, 2019
Feb 14, 2020 Submission Closed
11th North American, Pittsburgh, PA, USA Feb 29, 2020 May 30, 2020 Talk abstract »
Poster abstract »

Abstracts should be no more than 300 words and ideally contain the following:

  • Background and motivation
  • What was done? Methods used and why?
  • Results, i.e., include some evidence and analysis.  What was found? 
  • Conclusions and significance, including wider application

Review process

Abstract submissions are reviewed by the Advisory Committee, made up of educators from leading universities and materials organizations. You will be advised of acceptance within one month of the abstract deadline.

Information For Poster Presenters

Once your poster has been accepted, please prepare your poster. Please also prepare a single slide which summarizes your work. This will be used during the 'Poster Teaser' session.

  1. The posters should be a maximum size of A0 (841mm x 1189mm or 33.1in x 46.8in).
  2. Portrait mode is preferred (as opposed to landscape mode).
  3. We will have the backing boards and the poster pins, so all that people will need to supply is the poster itself.