Presentation Formats

Oral papers

A 15-minute oral presentation highlights the main themes of the research, viewpoint, or educational project. Three presentations will be grouped by sub-themes in a 60-minute session. A 15-minute interactive period of discussion will follow the presentations.

Note: A computer (PC) and a Power Point projector will be available.

Poster presentation

A poster presentation highlights the main themes of the research study or educational project. Posters will be grouped by themes and sub-themes and will be presented in an exhibition hall for the duration of the Congress. One specific session will allow author(s) to present their posters and interact with other Congress participants.

Note: The max size portrait is A0. Instructions concerning logistics will be provided to presenters further ahead.

Round table papers

Round table paper sessions provide an excellent opportunity for interactive presentation styles through a 40-minute session. These sessions can provide more intimate opportunities to share work and to get to know other Congress participants. Individual presenters are assigned to numbered tables in rooms where interested participants may gather for discussion with the presenter about his/her paper or project. This format is particularly appropriate for presentations addressing topics best pursued through extensive discussion. These discussions will be held in English, French or Spanish.

Note: There will be power point projectors available.


60-minute workshop sessions are organized by a team of facilitators responsible for the content and the dynamics of the activity. Participants will be invited to explore an issue, contribute to the construction of a collective project, experiment with a pedagogical strategy, or carry out other collective tasks. A brief overview of the issue and objectives will be presented, after which the major part of the workshop will be devoted to interactive discussion to enable participants to bring their contributions to the table.

Note: Only a limited number of workshops will be accepted by the Program Committee.

NGO forum

In this forum, NGOs will present their programs, projects, and productions. A space with a table will be offered to each NGO, where presenters will interact with Congress participants.

Note: This forum is not for selling of products or services.
Note: The will be no electric facilities for this type of presentation.

Other side events

There will be a possibility to arrange other side events like group meetings, organization meetings, country meetings that could be closed for a special group or open to the Congress participants. If this is of interest to you, please contact the conference secretariat,