Submit an Abstract

Thank you for your interest in presenting at IAIAsa 2019. The contribution of presenters is critical and we value your input greatly. Please sign into the Presentation Portal with your account email address and password. Before you submit a presentation, please read the information on this page to ensure you are ready before creating a new account below.

Please be aware that Presenters will need to be paid up and confirmed delegates by 1 August 2019 to be included on the programme.

You will be required to provide the following information in respect of your registration/abstract submission. The information in the blue rows will appear as provided by you in the abstract booklet.

ID Number  
Date of Birth  
Presentation Title The title of your presentation as you would like it to appear in the abstract booklet
Presenter Name  
Co-Presenter name  

Please provide the name and address of the company or institution you will be representing.
If you are presenting as an individual, please enter ‘Independent’ and your address

e.g. School of Architecture and Planning
University of Cape Town
Rondebosch 7701

Tel No.  
Fax No.  
Email Address  

The Sub-Themes for the 2019 conference are as follows:

  10.  OFFSETS

You will be requested to select the Sub-Themes under which you wish to make your presentation.

Presentation Type

The presentation types are as follows:

  1. ORAL PAPER PRESENTATIONS (15 min, 5 min for questions) Abstract submission deadline: Friday, 26 April 2019; Full paper submission deadline: Thursday, 3 June 2019

    Presenters will deliver papers focusing on innovative or new applications or processes aligned with the themes in the conference programme. Power Point Slide oral presentation, based on a paper that has been prepared and peer reviewed.

    Criteria for selection:

    • Innovative or new concepts, applications or processes illustrating clear and distinct advancement of theory and practice.
    • Aligns with themes and sub-themes of the conference.
    • Abstracts should be a maximum of 500 words.
    • Draft papers will be peer reviewed in order to improve the quality of papers.
    • Abstracts of the Draft papers will be included in the conference programme booklet.
    • Final papers to be available via the conference website.
    • Depending on the volume of abstracts submitted and potential overlap in topics, it may be necessary to direct some submissions to alternative options in the conference programme such as a Lightning Talk or Poster.

      IAIAsa 2019 Format for Papers – Guideline
  2. LIGHTNING TALKS (10 min, 5 min for questions) Abstract submission deadline: Wednesday, 15 May 2019

    The purpose of a Lightning Talk is to articulate a topic in a quick, clear and insightful manner. This allows for presentation on an interesting project.

    Criteria for selection:

    • Abstract of 250 words.
    • Aligns with themes and sub-themes of the conference.
    • Knowledge or expertise in the field or topic of discussion.
  3. FIRESIDE CHATS (Approx 1 hour, in the late afternoon) by invitation only Abstract submission deadline: Wednesday, 15 May 2019

    The facilities at Klein Kariba provide opportunity for small groups to meet (e.g. in a cottage or around a campfire) and have a chat on interesting topics, or projects in an exotic or challenging environment. The facilitator could show a video, slides or tell a story to prompt the discussion.

    Criteria for selection:

    • Abstract or outline of 250 words from the facilitator.
    • Topics must be creative, interesting and lead to inter-active discussions and sharing of stories amongst the participants.
  4. MINI ‘TED’ TALK (10 min) - by invitation only  Abstract submission deadline: Monday, Wednesday, 15 May 2019

    Very engaging take on an interesting topic expose your audience to an issue that they may not otherwise know much about. Alternatively, a great basic idea (that your audience has maybe already heard) with a compelling new argument behind it that challenges beliefs and perspectives, drawing at a larger conclusion.

    Criteria for selection:

    • Overview of talk presented in an abstract of 500 words.
    • Discipline expert.
    • Topic to be interesting and relevant to the conference theme.
    • Clear and concise message.
  5. PANEL DISCUSSION/DEBATE Abstract submission deadline: Wednesday, 15 May 2019

    This involves 5-10 participants on a “panel” with an audience to view. It is a public exchange of ideas, giving experts and audience members the chance to discuss a particular topic. The panel discussions could delve into politics, issues affecting communities and/or academic topics. Presentation can be used if deemed necessary

    Panel and debate participants will also be invited by the programme chairs, based on the topic(s) identified.

  6. POSTER (Duration of the “happy hour” segment.) Abstract submission deadline: Wednesday, 15 May 2019

    Presenter (or group of presenters) will place their posters up during the happy hour segment of the programme and present to viewers who are interested. Presenters to accompany their posters at all times throughout the session and should be able to talk freely on their topic and answer questions from viewers. Ideal for student projects (Masters/PhD) and more creative projects. The conference organising committee will provide mounting boards however researchers will be responsible for any additional material or visual aids necessary for their presentation.

    Criteria for selection:

    • Abstracts (250 words maximum) for Poster presentations for completed or ongoing research related to the conference themes should be submitted on the conference website.
    • Dimensions of the posters to be A0 - A1 size (or similar).
    • Posters to be logical, clear and legible.
    • Illustrations (if pertinent) to be clear and visible.
    • Topics must align with sub-themes.
  7. WORLD CAFÉ (5 mins per table, with total duration of 1 to 2 hours.) Abstract submission deadline: Wednesday, 15 May 2019

    World Café sessions are designed to create a continuous thread of dialogue between participants. In order to encourage the sharing of expertise on a series of topics, each small group will spend 5 minutes at a table with a moderator (i.e. table host), who will record the main points of discussion. Each table will focus on a different, but inter-related, issue or question. As the groups rotate, the table moderator will give a brief summary of the points raised so far, thus allowing the new group to pick up where the previous group left off. Following several rounds of discussions, the key points from each table will be presented to the whole group for a final collective discussion. The goal of these sessions is to maximize group interaction and to promote collaborative learning. Round table discussion format with a moderator.

    Criteria for selection

    • Abstract of 500 words providing an overview of the topic or questions to be discussed.
    • Topic must be conference theme related.
  8. MEETING (Applicable to IAIAsa Management)

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