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Submissions 2018

Submitting an abstract to present

ATSIMA invites submissions from representatives from Community, Education and Business sectors. There are two main submission processes 
for the two types of presentations:

  1. General presentations

  2. Research presentations
All presentations are in 2 x 30 minute blocks. In the first block, each presenter will have 25 minutes to present their work with 5 minutes for questions from the audience. Each block is followed by a 30 minute What are the messages session. For this session, the presenter will be ask to leave the room while the audience reflects on the presentation and distills the main points from the presentation. The outcome of the What are the messages session will inform the conference report. See program or details.
1. General presentations
General presentations can be given by any of the three main sectors: Community, Education and Business. The presentations can be narrative/story telling in nature and where possible have evidence that supports your story and your view on quality learning and teaching for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.
General presentation category will also include the Teaching Practice Sessions where educators can demonstrate particular pedagogy that has the potential to improve the educational outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. We encourage presenters to not only demonstrate pedagogy but also discuss the theory/idea that sits behind the lesson. Note that all levels of education are welcome to present innovative pedagogy.
For general presentations, the minimum expectation is an abstract (maximum 200 words) that summarises your presentation. A template is provided here. We encourage presentations that specifically explore the range of issues around quality teaching and learning in mathematics education for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander learners.
We would also like to encourage participants who are giving general presentations to write a conference paper on the presentation as per the template below. Conference papers written in this category will be included in our conference proceedings as a non-refereed conference paper and will be considered for inclusion in a special edition of a journal as a non-refereed paper.
2. Research presentations
Research presentations are aimed at researchers from Universities and other research institutes. Research presenters will be expected to complete a conference paper by the deadline below and will undergo a double blind refereeing process.
The maximum length of a research conference paper is 6 pages (including references) and needs to comply with the template below. All research conference papers will be included in our proceedings and, after the conference, authors will be approached to extend their paper for a special edition in a refereed journal.

Why should I present

 Presenting at the ATSIMA conference is an excellent way to share experiences, network with others and be part of a growing collaboration between Community, education and business

 Presenting at ATSIMA18 is an outstanding professional development activity. By presenting at the conference, you not only meet others who share in your professional passions, but also establish your own professional credibility and leadership 

 ATSIMA18 provides an opportunity to report on and celebrate the improvements you have achieved whilst collaborating and networking with others across education sectors, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities and business and industry

 ATSIMA 18 provides you with the opportunity to meet Community leaders, educators, business leaders and researchers and build your own professional network

 ATSIMA18 delegates come from diverse education, Community and business backgrounds thus providing presenters who are aspirant leaders the opportunity to become better known in these fields

 Showcase your organisation’s best practice around mathematics and STEM education for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students

✓ Build your knowledge base

✓ Learn from others.

Submission deadlines details

  1.  General Presentations
    Abstracts are due on Thursday 31/5/18. Early abstracts will be reviewed as they are received. It is preferred that Conference papers are received prior to the conference, however if required they can be submitted by 31 August 2018.

  2. Research Presentations
    Conference papers are due on 31 August 2018.
Please send your submission to the Conference Secretariat at


The abstract template is provided here

The conference paper template is provided here. 

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