Please use the following form to register your 2017 International Conference contributions.


Nature of contribution(s)

  • Round table: Oral presentations of research or issue for approximately 10 minutes, as a basis for extended dialogue of an additional 20 mins, and an opportunity to meet colleagues with similar interests.
  • Workshop: For delegates who want to work with others in the workshop, e.g. to explore their research in progress or to examine a professional problem.  This may involve examining a methodological issue, the nature of the concepts involved, or some other aspect of the research or professional problem.
  • Paper: Completed research papers should be in the range of 4000-6000 words. The style of the paper, referencing etc. should follow conventions established in the IPDA Journal (Professional Development in Education). Notes for Contributors are available on-line.

General information

Delegates wishing to submit a paper, roundtable or workshop for inclusion at the conference will need to submit an abstract for consideration by 19th October 2017. Those submitting papers should submit the full paper by 3rd January 2018.

Papers, roundtables and workshops will be grouped by themes as these emerge for conference paper sessions and for conference proceedings. Please make sure that your submission addresses the main conference theme.

Conference Proceedings will be published electronically and available from the IPDA website in 2018. If presenters wish to revise the paper they have submitted as a result of feedback from their presentation at the conference, they may do so and will need to submit the revised version by 3rd January 2018. Workshop and Round Table presenters may choose to submit conference notes of 2-3,000 words for inclusion in the proceedings and also need to submit these by January 3rd. The Conference Proceedings, edited by Helen Mitchell and Roger Levy, will also include all conference abstracts.  Alternatively, presenters may wish to have their paper considered for publication in IPDA’s journal, ‘Professional Development in Education’ (pdie), in which case they should go to the journal website and follow instructions for authors and for online paper submission.

Sessions normally last 30 minutes.

A double session may be requested, e.g. for particular types of workshops.

Potential contributors should complete and e-mail this form to Roger Levy, by 19th October 2017.

Conference Registration

Papers are accepted on the understanding that the presenting author will complete the conference booking process immediately following notice of acceptance. Co-authors are of course also invited to register as conference delegates. Discounted rates are on offer.

The email addresses of conference contributors will be included in the Conference Programme and Proceedings unless you request otherwise.


Presenters are asked to bring 20 copies of their paper.

Booking your conference place

This can be done using the on-line booking form or by downloading the booking form from the IPDA website and e-mailing it  to Coleen Jackson, IPDA Hon. Treasurer at

The committee have set a limit of 90 persons for the conference so please book as early as possible to guarantee your place.

Submission form

Please complete the following form for each submission you would like to make. Alternatively you can download the 2017 conference submission form and return it by email to

Conference Submission Form

Please complete all fields.


Authors (with preferred titles)

Affiliation of each author

Title of presentation

Email address of author

Abstract (maximum 150 words) plus up to 3 references. The abstract should use the following headings: focus; research approach/innovation; key findings and significance. The abstract should follow the conventions established in the IPDA Journal (Professional Development in Education), including the reference list format – see

Equipment required (Screens, data projectors and laptops will be available in each breakout room. Please indicate if any other equipment is required.)

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