CAIE Ecuador 2015 – The Internationalization of Innovation, Science and Technology: Building an Inter-American Agenda

Date: October 20-22, 2015

The CAIE Ecuador 2015 will feature presentations by over 100 concurrent session speakers.
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Deadlines
April 30, 2015 Call for proposals Deadline
June 12, 2015 Accepted concurrent session speakers are notified
June 30, 2015 Deadline for presenters to confirm
July 15, 2015 Selected concurrent sessions are posted on the CAIE website

Due to the number of proposals received, the Conference Secretariat will notify the selected concurrent session candidates only. For inquiries after the notification deadline, please contact us at caei@oui-iohe.org.

Please note that the organizers of the CAIE 2013 are unable to offer financial support to concurrent session speakers. Travel, accommodation and participation costs are assumed by the participants. The Conference Secretariat is available to prepare official letters confirming the participation of registered delegates in the CAIE 2013.

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Conference Theme: The Internationalization of Innovation, Science and Technology: Building an Inter-American Agenda

The Conference of the Americas on international education (CAIE) is an essential forum for stakeholders in higher education that fosters fruitful dialogues and debates, aiming to contribute to the internationalization and quality of higher education. The CAIE allows decision makers and professionals to exchange and examine various public policies, as well as diverse models, paradigms, consolidated best practices, challenges and the latest trends emerging from the international education sector, while generating meaningful contacts for institutional collaboration.
The CAIE organizers invite you to propose concurrent sessions that create a thought-provoking conversation on the following themes, either by suggesting answers or initiatives, or making links with related current issues, trends, problems or good practices. Sessions engaging speakers from varied academic, professional, and geographical backgrounds are particularly encouraged.

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 Conference Sub-themes

The CAIE Ecuador 2015 concurrent sessions approach the following subjects in order to propose a well-balanced program that includes different approaches and subject matter. The CAIE Ecuador 2015 concurrent session sub-themes are:

Theme A) Strategies of scientific and public policies as well as a systemic vision of innovation, science and technology.

Theme B) Research: applied perspectives for innovation.

Theme C) Environments of Innovation: cities of knowledge, technological parks, neighbourhoods of innovation, etc.

Theme D) Training for research, science and technology for innovation.

Theme E) Cooperative linkages University-Private Sector: new models, new trends and entrepreneurship.

Theme F) Models, paradigm, good practices and indicators on the internationalization of Higher Education.

Theme G) The internationalization of Higher Education as a transversal axis.

Theme H) Internationalization at home.

Theme I) Internationalization of the curriculum.

Theme J) Training for managers on internationalization.

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Concurrent sessions are 1h15 long, plus a 15-minute questions and discussion time. They include a minimum of three speakers, plus a moderator (one of the speakers may act as moderator); teams of up to 5 speakers may present a concurrent session.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Full concurrent sessions (i.e. including a team of three or more speakers) are encouraged. In order to maximize the participation in the CAIE 2015 concurrent sessions, proposals including less than three confirmed (duly registered) speakers may be merged with other accepted proposals on a similar theme. The accepted proposals, including the merged concurrent sessions, will be posted in our online program.  We kindly ask merged concurrent session speakers to share equally the speaking time, based on the number of merged proposals (i.e. one session including two speakers and another session including one speaker will have the same duration), leaving a 15-minute period for questions and discussion.

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  • Relevance to the Conference theme: Does the proposal connect meaningfully to the main Conference theme and to the 10 themes suggested?
  • Innovation and Originality: Is the session offering new insights? Reporting on ground-breaking programs? Proposing innovative approaches?
  • Session composition: Does the session include speakers from diverse academic/professional/geographical backgrounds? Is there a clear rationale behind the choice of speakers and their respective interventions?
  • Speakers’ professional profiles and/or education background: Are the session speakers recognized authorities in their field? (Please note that the Conference organizers welcome contributions from students in relevant fields and will adapt the selection process accordingly.)
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Please note that the organizers of the CAIE 2015 are unable to offer financial support to concurrent session speakers. Travel, accommodation and participation costs are assumed by the participants. The Conference Secretariat will prepare letters confirming the participation of a delegate in the concurrent sessions in order to let him/her obtain the support of their institutions to attend CAIE.

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The concurrent session proposals may be sent through our online concurrent session proposal system. Please be sure to have copy of your proposal (e.g. in Word format) before you complete the information in the online system! 

You will be requested to provide the following information: 

  • Name, position, and full contact information of the session moderator
  • Name, position, and full contact information of all session speakers
  • Title of session (max. 15 words)
  • Session abstract (max. 500 words): It should include a content outline describing the main topic(s) and how they connect to the selected Conference sub-theme, issues or problems addressed, successes and failures, transferability to other contexts, etc. In addition, the goals of the session and the methodologies used should be explained, bearing in mind that the session content and approach should be widely applicable/comparable and draw perspectives based on lessons learned.
  • Logistical and audio-visual needs: Sound and video projection equipment are available in all Conference spaces. The Conference organizers will endeavour to adapt the session setting to the specifications given, but we cannot guarantee that all requirements will be met.
  • Language of presentation: Concurrent sessions may be presented, and proposals may be made, in any of the four languages of the Conference (English, Spanish, Portuguese, or French). Please note that due to logistical constraints, the Conference organizers cannot ensure that simultaneous interpretation will be available, and may not be offered for all languages.
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  • The session moderator and main contact person is responsible for communicating all session information and details with fellow speakers. One of the session speakers may act as the moderator.
  • The selection of proposals will seek balance among the themes and geographical provenance of speakers.
  • The Conference of the Americas on International Education (CAIE) is an international academic forum aimed towards the creation of a common space for the internationalization of higher education across the Americas. Sponsorship opportunities exist for those who wish to present programs and services of products that may support this goal; however, no session presenting services or products will be accepted.
  • The session moderator and main contact person is responsible for communicating all session information and details with fellow speakers. One of the session speakers may act as the moderator.
  • Concurrent session speakers are kindly requested to register as soon as possible to confirm their participation in the Conference. Please inform the Conference Secretariat if one or more speakers in your session are not able to participate.
  • Only complete proposals will be reviewed – proposals with an incomplete abstract will not be considered.
  • The session abstract and title may be posted on the Conference website and/or included in the printed program, either in their original or in a modified format.
  • Please pay close attention to the word limitations (15 words for the title, 500 words for the abstract). Longer proposals will not be accepted by the online proposal form.
  • The final Powerpoint presentations of accepted concurrent sessions need to be uploaded on the  CAIE website prior to the Conference.

Click here  to access the online proposal form. If you are unable to access the form via the link, please cut and paste this link into your web browser:
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When will I be informed regarding the outcome of the proposal selection process?

The important deadlines for proposals are listed here.

Deadlines
April 30, 2015 Call for proposals Deadline
June 12, 2015 Accepted concurrent session speakers are notified
June 30, 2015 Deadline for presenters to confirm
July 15, 2015 Selected concurrent sessions are posted on the CAIE website

How are the proposals reviewed?

The Conference Academic Committee is responsible for the evaluation of session proposals and their recommendation for final selection by the Steering Committee. Each proposal is read by a minimum of two evaluators.

Are concurrent session speakers entitled to a discount on the registration fee?

No discounted registration fees exist for concurrent session speakers. We encourage you to complete your registration as soon as possible to benefit from a preferential registration rate.

One of my co-speakers is not able to come to the Conference anymore. What should we do?

Please inform the Conference Secretariat immediately if one or more session speakers cannot attend the Conference. If the speaker had already paid the Conference registration fee, another delegate may be named to replace him/her without additional charges, by emailing the Secretariat. Please note that a concurrent session that does not include three speakers may be merged with another proposal.

My concurrent session proposal includes less than three speakers and has been merged with another proposal. How can we coordinate the two presentations? How is speaking time divided among us?

The Conference Secretariat will put the contact persons of each proposal in touch with one another, allowing them to coordinate all matters related to the internal organization and structure of the merged concurrent session. Each proposal should be allocated an equal amount of presentation time, regardless of the number of speakers involved.

How can I know in which time slot my session has been scheduled?

The concurrent sessions schedule can be consulted here . The concurrent sessions schedule will be available at the end of August 2015.

One of my fellow speakers is coming to the Conference only to present his/her workshop/concurrent session and will not participate in other activities. Does he/she need to pay the registration fee?

All delegates are required to pay the full registration fee, valid for the whole duration of the Conference.

I am requested to specify my audio-visual and logistical needs. What can I expect from the space I will be presenting in?

All Conference spaces will be equipped with sound and video/Powerpoint projection equipment. The standard auditorium setting is one table for the speakers, and rows of chairs for the audience. The session space may be arranged differently if possible within the logistical constraints of the Conference venue.

I will be using a Powerpoint presentation. Can I bring it on a USB key or should I have my laptop?

It is not needed to bring your laptop to your session, as all speakers will be required to upload their presentation into the projection system upon arrival at the Conference. Please remember that your final presentation should be uploaded on the CAIE 2015 website.

I am planning to distribute handouts during the session. Am I required to bring them to the Conference?

Although printing and photocopying facilities exist close to the Conference venue, we recommend that you bring 80-100 copies of the documents you would like to share during your session.

Will I receive a certificate for my participation as speaker?

The Conference Secretariat provides certificates to speakers upon request, by writing to caei@oui-iohe.org.
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Important – Please verify that you have included the names of all parties participating in the presentation, their affiliated institution, and the official title of the presentation.

 

Presentation Upload

All conference attendees selected to participate in concurrent sessions are asked to upload their PowerPoint presentation (format .ppt) before October 10th 2015. Once your selection has been confirmed, you will receive instructions explaining how and where to upload the presentation.

 

Contact

You can reach the Conference Secretariat at caei@oui-iohe.org or (+1) 514-343-6980 for any inquiries regarding the concurrent session proposals.