Discussion Paper Sessions (DS)

Session General Structure:

A Discussion Session provides an opportunity for constructive conversations around one major theme in a friendly round table setting. Attendees are invited to participate by listening, observing, and actively contributing to the discussion ensuing with presenters and Chair during the discussion segments of the session.

Each session is consists of 5/6 promising research papers that are in various stages of development. You will present your own research and also be prepared to discuss the research of all other presenters in your session.

The Chair of your session is also expected to provide further constructive feedback on the future development of each abstract and provide oversight of the ensuing session discussions of each abstract as well as manage the timing of the session.  During each discussion segment for each abstract, the Chair is expected to engage all presenters as well as the conference attendees present.


Presentation Guidelines:

During the session, you will present a 10-minute summary of your paper. To aid your presentation and stimulate discussion, please distribute copies of your presentation to all session’s participants. Your Word/presentation document needs to include, depending on your stage of your research, and include: Leading question, Literature Overview, Methodology, Results (if any), Discussion, Contributions, Limitations. 

You and other presenters will participate in a 20-minute interactive discussion of each research abstract/presentation led by the Chair. The attendees in the audience are invited to participate in this discussion segment.