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2019 Session Formats
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Main Conference Submissions may choose from the following five types of formats:

Concurrent Sessions are sessions that present research, theory, concepts, and practices. Concurrent sessions are 45 minutes long.

Shared Concurrent Sessions  are sessions that present research, theory, concepts, and practices.  Presenters in these sessions will split their time with one or two other presentations. Two sessions approximately 20 minutes in length or three sessions approximately 12 minutes in length will share a 45 minute time slot. Topics may be in the same area.

Roundtable Discussions provide an opportunity to discuss research in progress, research issues, programs, theory in practice, or other relevant topics with a small group in an informal setting.  These sessions are 45 minutes in length and several roundtables will share one room.

Poster Presentations provide an opportunity to present and discuss one main research theme, program, practice, or relevant topic in an informal setting, somewhat like an exhibit hall or information fair. A good poster session centers on one main theme, presents useful information, and stimulates discussion. The poster session is approximately 60-90 minutes in length. Presenters prepare a display that captures their topic and ideas in easily understood printed text and graphics. Presenters may use a tabletop display, or create a 30"x40" (maximum size) board for posting. These sessions should be well organized with an informal blend of presentation and dialogue.

Fast Formats are sessions that provide a concise and fast-paced presentation no more than 7 minutes in length. The presentation slides must be timed to fit within the 7-minute time frame as well as submitted prior to the conference. 4 – 6 presenters will share a 45-minute time slot. Presenters can address all issues related to adult and continuing education in an informal and stimulating environment. Images are encouraged within the presentation.

CDLT (Commission for Distance Learning and Technology) PreConference Sessions may choose from the following two types of formats:
  • CDLT PreConference Only:  Concurrent sessions (individual and teams) are from 20 to 45 minutes in length.  Discussion and Q&A with attendees is required.  Audio-visual equipment provided at no charge.
  • CDLT PreConference Only:  Fast Formats are sessions that provide a concise and fast-paced presentation no more than 7 minutes in length. The presentation slides must be timed to fit within the 7-minute time frame as well as submitted prior to the conference.  4 – 6 presenters will share a 45-minute time slot. Presenters can address all issues related to adult and continuing education in an informal and stimulating environment. Images are encouraged within the presentation. Audio-visual equipment is provided at no charge.

CPAE (Commission for Professors of Adult Education) CoConference Sessions may choose from the following two types of formats:
  • CPAE CoConference Only: Emerging Issues for Faculty in Higher Education OR Research & Theory sessions are 45-minute concurrent sessions.
  • CPAE CoConference Only: Professional Development Workshops are 90-minute sessions and should be facilitated and organized as hands-on, active, and applied.

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