Information for AAG conference presenters

PRESENTATION TYPES:

1. INTERACTIVE SESSIONS

Interactive sessions are new to the 2018 program and will be offered as concurrent sessions during the AAG Conference.

Interactive sessions are workshop-style sessions which:

  • Must have an interdisciplinary focus with one or more presenters engaging the audience in activities that are directed toward one or more specific outcomes.
  • Have a maximum of three people delivering the interactive session, one of whom will be the session leader.
  • A recommended maximum audience size nominated by the Session Leader and presenter, to assist in planning, if the proposed session is accepted for inclusion in the program.

Session Leaders will be required to submit the details of the proposed session, including:

  • Contact information for all presenters (including first name, last name, email and phone number), along with their abstract and abstract title, co-authors’ names and affiliations.
  • Indication of whether each presenter consents
  • to be contacted by AAG in relation to potential media enquiries.
  • Session title (maximum 10 words).
  • Session Overview (maximum 300 words).

The Overview must include the following sections:

  • Introduction and background.
  • Purpose or aim(s).
  • Overview of activities to be conducted.
  • Expected learning outcomes for audience members.
  • Recommended audience size.

Allocated time for Interactive Session Presentations: 1 Hour

2. SYMPOSIA

⁠Symposia are offered as concurrent sessions during the AAG Conference. They must have a multidisciplinary focus with individual presenters (up to 5) from diverse research or practice groups.

Please note: If you wish to participate in a symposium, you are required to find and confirm the participation of at least 3 presenters.

All submitted symposia will require a confirmed convenor prior to submission. The convenor/ session chair will be responsible for coordinating the submission.

Convenors/Session Chairs will be required to submit the details of the proposed symposium, including:

  • Contact information for all presenters (including first name, last name, email and phone number), along with their abstract and abstract title, coauthors’ names and affiliations.
  • Indication of whether each presenter consents to be contacted by AAG in relation to potential media enquiries.
  • Symposia title (maximum 10 words).
  • Symposium Overview (maximum 300 words).
  • The Overview must include the following sections:
  • Introduction and background.
  • Purpose or aim(s).
  • Expected learning outcomes for audience members.

Please have all information as required above on hand for each presenter in your symposium prior to commencing your submission.

Allocated time for Symposia Presentations & Q&A: 20 minutes per presentation (15 minutes presentation time and 5 minutes Q&A)

3. 15-MINUTE ORAL PRESENTATION

12-minute oral presentation plus 3 minutes Q&A in a concurrent session.

Please note: Time allocated to Q&A in 15-Minute Oral Presentations will occur as a short panel-style Q&A discussion at the end of all presentations in your session.

4. TABLETOP CONVERSATIONS

Tabletop Conversations sessions will run concurrently with other oral presentation types. This presentation style connects researchers, practitioners, policy-makers, advocates, students, early career researchers and other professionals working within all disciplines of gerontology to present their work to a round-table audience.

Tabletop Conversations are designed to promote a laid-back, and interactive presentation style using graphs, charts, and other appropriate props to present the ideas and outcomes quickly, concisely and directly to smaller audiences. This allows for a lively discussion amongst those at each table, just as you’d imagine may take place during a lunch meeting with professional peers.

A unique opportunity for brief presentations, perhaps on new projects or works in progress. It is a chance for presenters to be creative, receive feedback, practice presenting to a small group, and for delegates to network with the members of their table and discuss the topic directly with the presenter.

In response to delegate feedback, Tabletop Conversation sessions will contain fewer presenters and tables to present to in 2018 to maximise the available time spent at each table and the opportunities for deeper discussion about, and insight into presentations.

To further promote conversation and building connections, the time allocated for each presentation will be 10 minutes, allowing for 10 minutes for the table to ask questions and discuss the presentation.

Allocated time for Tabletop Conversations: Presentations and Discussion – 20 minutes
(10 minutes presentation time and 10 minutes conversation)

5. RAPID-FIRE PRESENTATIONS

Rapid-fire presentations were introduced to the AAG Conference program in 2016 and featured again in 2017. In 2018, rapid-fire presentations will be available as a stand-alone presentation format. This means submitters do not have to submit a poster to present in a rapid-fire session.

Rapid-fire presentations involve presenting to audience within a 5-minute timeframe and using a maximum of 5 PowerPoint slides.

Allocated time for a Rapid-Fire Presentation: 5 minutes

⁠6. POSTER PRESENTATIONS

Posters will be displayed for set periods during the Conference with an allocated time for the presenting author to be available for queries. As noted above, poster presenters will still be given the opportunity to opt to present their poster in both the traditional poster presentation format and as a rapid-fire presentation.⁠