The Local Organising Committee (LOC) invites proposals for Pre-Conference Workshops.
The LOC invites proposals for Pre-conference Workshops that offer a unique opportunity to delve deeper into specialised subjects, introduce new tools and techniques, and engage with a select audience of motivated participants. We encourage you to submit workshop proposals that cater to various skill levels and foster active learning experiences.
Submissions will be accepted until Monday 9 October 2023. More detail on submitting a Pre-conference Workshop proposal can be accessed here.
Pre-conference workshops will be held at the Crawford School of Public Policy at the Australian National University on Tuesday 6 February 2024. AARES are grateful to the Crawford School of Public Policy for hosting us.
Submissions will only be accepted via Oxford Abstracts: Submit here
For the submission process, you will be asked to provide the following:
Title and Presenter Details
Pre-Conference Workshop Description (500 words or less)
This description will appear in the Conference Program. You may wish to prepare this description by addressing the following:
- Workshop Objectives: What are the main objectives of your workshop? What do you aim to achieve through this session?
- Workshop Focus: What specific topics or themes will be covered in the workshop? What tools, techniques, or software will be introduced or explored?
- Relevance and Need: What skills and/or knowledge gaps might this workshop address within the society?
- Target Audience: Who is the intended audience for your workshop? What level of expertise or background knowledge do you expect from participants? How many participants are you anticipating (and whether there is a maximum capacity for your workshop)?
- Learning Outcomes: What do you expect participants to take away from the workshop? What skills, knowledge, or insights will they gain?
Pre-Conference Workshop Format and Presenter Roles (500 words or less)
Describe the workshop format, and the presenter roles and topics. This will not appear in the Conference Program. The duration of a Pre-Conference Workshops is usually half a day, or a full day. Please specify the intended duration of your workshop. You may wish to prepare this more in-depth description by addressing the following:
- Workshop Chair: Identify the workshop chair or moderator responsible for facilitating the session.
- Format of the Session: Specify whether the workshop will be a hands-on experience, a series of presentations, a discussion panel, or a combination of these formats.
- Presenter Roles and Topics: Clearly define the roles of each presenter during the workshop. Specify whether each presenter will lead a specific section, participate in a panel discussion, or have other responsibilities. For each presenter, list the specific topics they will address during the workshop.
Pre-Conference Workshop Funding and Sponsorship (500 words or less)
The LOC will offer complimentary pre-conference workshop registration for presenters making substantive contributions in workshops. Please detail any additional request for funding to support attendance of presenters in the workshop (e.g., complementary conference registration, travel expenses, accommodation). The LOC cannot guarantee availability of funding to support the attendance of presenters. Requests are most likely to be successful where the proposed presenter is considered to be an event 'drawcard', and where the request for funding is modest. Outline any opportunities for sponsorship of the session. This is particularly relevant where funding is requested to support presenter attendance. It is the responsibility of the session organiser to seek sponsorship, but please liaise with Nikki Dumbrell from the 2024 AARES LOC to exclude the possibility of multiple requests to the same potential sponsor.
Pre-Conference Workshop Promotion Strategy (optional, 500 words or less): Proposals that have a well-developed strategy for marketing their event will be warmly received.